Langvika to Stauper Paddling

Paddling along Padleled Vestfold

  • Photo: Oslofjordens Friluftsråd

Essential info

  • Destination: Padleled Vestfold
  • Season: May–September
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Distance: 12.7 kilometers (out‑and‑back)
  • Elevation Gain: 0 meters
  • Duration: 2.5–3.5 hours

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About Langvika to Stauper

This is a short and exciting route to Stauper for more experienced paddlers. Stauper is one of the most beautiful areas of Vestfold’s archipelago. 

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

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 25 kilometers through Tønsberg and Nøtterøy, over to Tjøme island until turning right onto Langvikveien. Continue on Langvikveien for another 600 meters until you reach your destination.

Trail description

The route begins with a short crossing from Langvika over to Hui island. Be aware of boat traffic in this area during the busy summer season. The route then heads south along the island’s shoreline, offering a sheltered and exciting tour among the many islets. When rounding the southern tip of the island, paddle on the southern shorelines of Bukkholmen and Lindholmen islands. It is recommended to take a break at one of the beaches before continuing towards Stauper.

From Lindholmen, the journey heads southwest through more open waters. You will first pass Kongskollen islets before reaching the Stauper islands. On the Stauper islands, you will not find amenities other than an outhouse, found on the southern side of the island and there are very few places to pitch a tent. Return to Langvika along the same route.

Alternative route
Feel free to paddle around Hui and Vakersholmen island on the return trip if you wish to extend your time on the water. This can also be a good option if you wish to paddle through more sheltered waters.

Amenities

At Langvika you can find:

  • Public restrooms
  • Fresh water
  • Parking

Where to stay

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