Indrehavn Loop Paddling

Paddling along Padleled Vestfold

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Essential info

  • Destination: Padleled Vestfold
  • Season: May-September
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Distance: 9.3 kilometers (loop)
  • Elevation Gain: 0 meters
  • Duration: 2-3 hours

About Indrehavn Loop

Paddling within the inner harbor of Horten is sheltered, safe, and well-suited for beginners.

The adventure is part of Padleled Vestfold and the entry point for the adventure is Karljohansvern in Horten.

Getting there

From Oslo, follow E18 east towards Kristiansand for nearly 83 kilometers until you reach exit 33 “Kopstad Krysset” for Rv310 toward Rv310/Rv35/Horten/Svinevoll/Havn/Moss. Follow Rv310 toward Horten for 10 kilometers until you turn left onto Oregata. Continue for another few hundred meters until turning left onto Kommandørkaptein Klincks vei. You will find parking here. 

Trail description

Launch the kayak at Karljohansvern, and paddle westward along the shoreline in Indre havn, the inner harbor. Reverumpa recreational area is the first area worthy of stopping for a break before heading into Drasund bay. During the season it is recommended to take advantage of Løvøya Camping area, to either stretch your legs or to pitch a tent and camp for the night.

After Løvøya, paddle east along the shoreline towards Løvøysund. Here you will find the recreational area with the same name, popular for fishing and scuba diving. The coastal cabin at Løvøysund can be booked for overnight accommodation.

Continue paddling east next to Mellomøya and Østøya, keeping at least 50 meters from land, due to the military regulations. After a short crossing in the inner harbor, and before returning to the starting point, we recommend taking a closer look at the old and stately buildings of the Navy Museum.


At Karljohansvern you can find:

  • Grocery store(walking distance)
  • Parking

Where to stay


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