Rosanes to Tønsberg City Center Paddling

Paddling along Padleled Vestfold

Essential info

  • Destination: Padleled Vestfold
  • Season: May-September
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Distance: 5.1 kilometers (out‑and‑back)
  • Elevation Gain: 0 meters
  • Duration: 1.5-2.5 hours

About Rosanes to Tønsberg City Center

An urban paddle tour to Norway’s oldest town, Tønsberg. Experience Tønsberg marina from your kayak.

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

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 for 7 kilometers through Tønsberg. Turn left onto Smidsrødveien/Fv309 and after a half kilometer, turn left onto Parkveien. Follow to the end of the road until reaching Rosanes boat harbor. 

Trail description

From Rosanes, the route heads west along the shoreline towards Tønsberg. In this area, you are following the main shipping line, so be aware of significant boat traffic. If you stay close to the shore, there shouldn’t be a problem.

After passing under two bridges you are right in the heart of Tønsberg where you can experience the hustle and bustle of the city and lots of activity in the summertime. After paddling to the end of the piers, cross over the strait and into the western part of the guest harbor. If it interests you, take a break here and grab a bite to eat before returning back to Rosanes along the same route. 


At Rosanes you can find:

  • Public restrooms
  • Fresh water
  • Restaurants(in Tønsberg)
  • Parking


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