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 Færder Lighthouse

Færder Lighthouse is a coastal lighthouse in Tjøme. The lighthouse is located on the archipelago Tristein, three small islands in the outer Oslofjord. It was first lit in 1857 as a replacement of the former Store Færder Lighthouse. The lighthouse was listed as a protected site in 1997.

Færder lighthouse stands watch over the southern gateway to the Færder National Park. This 43-metre tall lighthouse has been in operation since 1857, when it replaced the lighthouse at Store Færder from 1697. The lighthouse is owned by the Norwegian Coastal Administration. You can go ashore here, but the lighthouse itself is normally closed. Work is currently underway to open a coastal cabin at Færder. You can reach Færder in your own boat or by booking the “Færdergutt” shuttle service.

Færderseilasen, also called Færder´n, is a regatta that held on the second weekend in June by the Royal Norwegian Yacht Club. The regatta starts in Oslo for ordinary sailboats and in Son for old yachts. The fastest of the sailboats reach Færder Lighthouse. The endpoint is in Horten. Smaller boats turn around at Hollenderbåen or Medfjordbåen. The regatta is open for any member of the Royal Norwegian Yacht Club (KNS), and boats are placed in classes according to their sailing potential. The trip from Oslo to Færder to Horten is about 83 nm long.

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