Bjerkøymoloen to Ulvika Paddling

Paddling along Padleled Vestfold

  • Photo: Trond Glesaaen

Essential info

  • Destination: Padleled Vestfold
  • Season: May-September
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Distance: 11.4 kilometers (out‑and‑back)
  • Elevation Gain: 0 meters
  • Duration: 2.5-3.5 hours

About Bjerkøymoloen to Ulvika

The short and safe route along the coast from Bjerkøymoloen to Ulvika is perfect trip for beginners. Ulvika is a secluded recreational area where you can enjoy a calm atmosphere. There are many beautiful beaches along the route if you need to take a break.

The adventure is part of Padleled Vestfold and the entry point for the adventure is Bjerkøymoloen.

Getting there

From Oslo, follow E18 east towards Kristiansand for nearly 50 kilometers until you reach exit 28 - Fv313 towards Sande N. Follow Fv313 for 8 kilometers before turning left onto Fv319 towards Svelvik. Follow Fv319 for 9.5 kilometers until you reach Bjerkøya on your right, where you will see the parking lot immediately in front of you.

Walk with your kayaks out to the pier and start the paddling route from there. 

Trail description

From the pier, head east along the coastline. After rounding the first small point, you reach Hagasand. This is Sande’s longest beach and is said to be the best swimming area in the north end of Vestfold, with good circulation in the water.

The trip continues north along the coast into Svelvik municipality via several large beautiful beaches, and eventually arriving at Ulvika.

Ulvika is a small and undisturbed bay, south of Bergeråsen, with a sloping lawn and natural beach. The area is a great place for a break, but it is also possible to stay the night here, although your tent may be on a bit of a slope.

After a break at Ulvika, return to Bjerkøymoloen on the same route.


At Bjerkøya you can find:

  • Fresh water
  • Parking

Where to stay

Veslekillingen, a self-service DNT cabin where one can book accommodation


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