The Wetland Ilene Visitor Centre is located at Ilene Nature Reserve in Tønsberg. Open days with free activities are arranged here, and educational programs are offered for schools and kindergartens. The centre is located in buildings that were once a tenant farm associated with Jarlsberg Manor.
The program for open Sundays can be found on the center's website www.ilene.no/apne-dager. All events are announced on the Centre's Facebook pages.
Schools and kindergartens can receive free nature guidance and educational programs adapted to the school curriculum. Schools and kindergartens can also use the centre on their own by appointment.
The season lasts from mid-April until the school holidays in late June, and from the start of school at the beginning of August and through October. Read more about the programs here: www.ilene.no/skole and www.ilene.no/barnehage
From the centre of Tønsberg you can follow the path ‘Grevestien’ (‘the path of the count’) from the pier to the centre. You can also park at Korten or by the Auli river and follow the path ‘Grevestien’ from there. NB! The road to the Centre is closed with a barrier, and driving to the Centre is only allowed if you are disabled or by appointment. (see map below).
It is possible to rent the Centre. Read more about renting on www.ilene.no/utleie
Welcome to an oasis of adventure!
Barnacle Goose Branta leucopus. "Large herd grazing in front of the bird tower. The bird tower was opened in 1989 and is visited annually by several thousand people."
Photo: Erik Bleken
Here you will find the Visitor Centre at Ilene