Langvika to Mostranda Paddling

Paddling along Padleled Vestfold

  • Photo: Oslofjordens Friluftsråd

Essential info

  • Destination: Padleled Vestfold
  • Season: May–September
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Distance: 12.4 kilometers (out‑and‑back)
  • Elevation Gain: 0 meters
  • Duration: 2.5–3.5 hours

About Langvika to Mostranda

The trip to Mostranda takes you between Tjøme’s shoreline and the beautiful islets found nearby. This route through sheltered waters is perfect for paddlers of all levels. 

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

From Langvika, the route heads south along Tjøme’s shoreline. The first exciting area you will reach is the peninsula, Dirhue. As you round this point, you will enter a bay full of islets and small canals. Enjoy paddling through this area and we recommend taking a break on the hill below the Eidene Red Cross Center. Be aware if there is an event happening here.

Continue paddling through the islets and along the coast until you reach the narrow Furusund strait, which takes you into Kolabekkilen bay. This is a very shallow bay and during low tide, it can be quite a challenge. Exit Kolabekkilen and continue paddling until you reach Mostranda camping where you will find a great recreational area and a place to stay the night. We recommend taking a nice break here before returning along the coast to Langvika.

Alternate route
Verdens Ende and the National Park Center, located just 4 kilometers south of Mostranda, are definitely worth a visit if weather and wind allow it. The stretch between Mostranda and Verdens Ende can be very exposed to wind and weather and it it can be difficult to land the kayaks. This is a “blue”-rated stretch, designed for those with more paddling experience.

Amenities

At Langvika you can find:

  • Public restrooms
  • Fresh water
  • Parking

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