Around Sandebukta from Skjervik Paddling

Paddling along Padleled Vestfold

Essential info

  • Destination: Padleled Vestfold
  • Season: May–September
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Distance: 12 kilometers (loop)
  • Elevation Gain: 0 meters
  • Duration: 3–4 hours

About Around Sandebukta from Skjervik

A nice round trip in the Sandebukta Bay to Kommersøya island and to Skjervika. Kommersøya is a beautiful island to explore with trails and great beaches. 

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

Getting there

From Oslo, follow E18 east towards Kristiansand for nearly 50 kilometers until you reach exit 28: “Bergsenga-Krysset” toward Sande N. Follow Fv313 for 12 kilometers through Sande and until you reach a sign for “Skjervikbukta” directing you to the left, onto Gamleveien road. Make another immediate left and the parking lot and the big grassy area will be on your right. 

Trail description

From Skjervika bay, head north along the coast for a short distance. Cross the open water over to the eastern shoreline to the small peninsula, Kverntangodden, where Nordre Jarlsberg pier is located. This is a great location to take a break and stretch your legs.

In the summer season, there is a lot of action here and it is recommended to enjoy a longer break and enjoy the atmosphere. In the other seasons, you may have the area all to yourself.

From Nordre Jarlsberg Pier, the route heads south and past a number of small beaches as you head southeast towards Sando. Paddle south across a small section of open water to Kommersøya, an uninhabited island with beautiful cultural landscape and an exciting history. Here, you will find many nice places to enjoy a break and even stay the night, both at Teltsletta in the south and Fantebukta bay in the north.

From Kommersøya, cross the open water to Engenestangen in the west, and then paddle north along the shoreline back to Skjervika.

Amenities

At Skjervika you can find:

  • Public toilets
  • Parking

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