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Coastal paths in Vesterøya offers 25 km marked trails for walkers. The labeling has come about through voluntary agreements with landowners.

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Coastal paths in Vesterøya offers 25 km marked trails for walkers. The labeling has come about through voluntary agreements with landowners.

On the tip of Vesterøya, we find Folehava Fort.
It was occupied by The German military in 1941, and The German military  authorities called the fort VESTERØEN. Since 1945, the fort has been called FOLEHAVNA wich actually is the name of the beautiful bay with a sandy beach overlooking the fjord of Sandefjord.

After the 2 world war, most of the area was taken over by Coastal Artillery, while some parts were quickly released. The military activity was closed down in 1993.

The outermost part of the area, with the relatively steep slopes down towards the sea is treeless, while the rest of the area has lush vegetation. The highest part of the area is slightly over 20 meters. Views out to sea toward Onsøy and Hvaler Islands in the east. Then ocean southward and toward Svenner Lighthouse and Telemark and Vestfold coast in the west.

Endowed with parking, and if you are interested in fishing, there are many opportunities here. On the way out you passes an art gallery - Gallery Flood which usually also have open on Sundays. For opening hours: www.majaflood.com

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Coastal paths in Vesterøya offers 25 km marked trails for walkers. The labeling has come about through voluntary agreements with landowners. On the t...

Folehavna Fort

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