Bøkeskogen - The Beech Tree Forest - is Norway’s largest and the world’s most northerly beech tree forest. As comfortable walking trails invite you to explore the jewel in the crown in the town of Larvik, you can enjoy the grandness of the forest for miles and miles.
The Beech Tree Forest stretches inwards along the Farris lake, and as you walk you will find small, cosy cabins and unspoilt places where you can enjoy the views and eat your lunch-pack.
The Beech Tree Forest is used all year round for cultural and recreational activities by locals and tourists alike. In mid-May you'll find joy in the light green petals from the beech trees while strolling along the 270 meter long Passion Path, and eventually you'll end up at the square close to the main entrance. If you come here at Constitution Day, May 17th, you will see lots of happy children parading waving their Norwegian flags.
At this square you also find the charming cafe called Bøkekroa, where you can enjoy live jazz every single Friday evening all summer long.
For the historian, there are 80-90 registered burial mounds. You will find the largest Iron Age burial ground in Vestfold and one of the largest in Norway here.
The highest point in the Beech Tree Forest is called "The Bellevue". It is situated in the north-western part of the area. This place gives you an excellent view of the Farris lake, and some good rest for your legs.