Ringshaug to Karlsvika Paddling

Paddling along Padleled Vestfold

  • Photo: Trond Glesaaen

Essential info

  • Destination: Padleled Vestfold
  • Season: May–September
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Distance: 7 kilometers (out‑and‑back)
  • Elevation Gain: 0 meters
  • Duration: 1.5–2.5 hours

About Ringshaug to Karlsvika

A great paddle tour in open landscape, in a popular area with big and shallow beaches.

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

Getting there

From Oslo, follow E18 east towards Kristiansand for nearly 96 kilometers until you reach exit 35-Gullikrysset for Rv308 toward Tønsberg/Nøtterøy/Tjøme. Follow Fv308 to the east until you reach Fv300. Take Fv300 for 2.7 kilometers to Fv311 for 2.1 kilometers towards Åsgårstrand and then a right onto Ringshaugveien. After a little more than a kilometer, take a final right turn onto Moloveien and you will soon see the parking lot.

Trail description

From Ringshaug beach, you can paddle out and around the point to the north. Here you can paddle along the park area until you reach Ringshaugholmen, the small peninsula. Please be aware that there may be heavier winds in the area, so it is recommended to stay close to land.

After rounding the next small point, you look towards Skallevoldstranda, an elongated and shallow beach. Here it is nice to land to take a break and stretch your legs. It is also possible to stay overnight at the campsite here.

The trip continues along the shoreline to the north through a slightly more urban environment, with beach properties right down to the sea. The next stop is Karlsvika, a large, idyllic and unspoiled bay which is another great place to enjoy a long break before heading back to Ringshaug along the same route. 

Amenities

At Steinbrygga you can find:

  • Public restrooms (summer season)
  • Fresh water
  • Shower (summer season)
  • Parking

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