Krøkle to Malurtodden Paddling

Paddling along Padleled Vestfold

  • Photo: Vigdis Askjem

Essential info

  • Destination: Padleled Vestfold
  • Season: May–September
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Distance: 6.7 kilometers (out‑and‑back)
  • Elevation Gain: 0 meters
  • Duration: 1.5–2.5 hours

About Krøkle to Malurtodden

A short paddle tour to the small recreational area, Malurtodden, in the idyllic Røssesundet strait. The route is perfect for a morning or evening paddling adventure.

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

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 25.5 kilometers until turning left onto Ormeletveien. Stay on this road for 6 kilometers over Brøtsø island and onto Hvasser island. Turn right on Oppegårdsveien and follow the road for 1.5 kilometers until you arrive at Krøkle.

Trail description

From Krøkle, the route heads west, following the Hvasser coastline. Because of the small islets and windy weather, the beginning of the trip can be exposed to rougher waves but as soon as you turn north, the route takes you through more sheltered waters.

In summertime, Røssesundet strait can be quite busy, especially on a nice weather day. Stay along the eastern side of the straight along the shoreline and you will avoid the higher speed traffic.

When you reach the northern edge of Hvasser island, paddle west over the straight to Havna Hotel, on Tjøme island. Here you will find the Malurtodden recreational area with a beautiful sandy beach. This is a great place to take a break and stretch your legs. Cross back over the strait and follow the same route back to your starting point.

Alternate route
A trip around Uleholmen island, south of the mouth of Røssesundet strait, is a great addition to either the beginning or end of your kayaking tour. On the north-side of Uleholmen, there is a beautiful beach as well as great places to pitch a tent.


At Krøkle you can find:

  • Public restrooms
  • Parking

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