Bjønnes to Ølbergholmen Paddling

Paddling along Padleled Vestfold

  • Photo: Gunlaug Gulvik

Essential info

  • Destination: Padleled Vestfold
  • Season: May-September
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Distance: 8.2 kilometers (loop)
  • Elevation Gain: 0 meters
  • Duration: 2-2.5 hours

About Bjønnes to Ølbergholmen

A route in protected waters to Ølbergsholmen, a perfect destination for paddlers.

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

Getting there

From Oslo, follow E18 east towards Kristiansand for nearly 123 kilometers until you reach exit 44-Ringdalkrysset. Continue onto Hedrum Ravei until turning left onto Gamle Ravei. Stay on this road for 1.8 kilometers. Turn left onto Verningenveien and then continue straight onto Håkestadveien for 4.8 kilometers. Turn right onto Tjøllingveien/Fv303 for a half kilometer. Turn left onto Husebyveien and follow the road for 1.7 kilometers before turning left onto Østbyveien which will take you to your destination at Bjønnes. 

Trail description

From Bjønnes, paddle south and cross over to Langøya island. Paddle eastwards and across to the mainland and follow the coast south to Ølbergholmen. Here, you will find a fantastic beach, large grasslands, and beautiful rock formations. Stretch your legs and enjoy views out to Svenner's lighthouse in the south and Malmøya in the west.

On your return to Bjønnes, head north along the eastern side of Hoppøya, between islands and rocky islets, before crossing back to Larvikslandet. Then follow the coastline northeast back to Bjønnes.

Alternate route
Cross over to Hoppøya and follow the western side of the island.


At Bjønnes you can find:

  • Public restrooms
  • Public parking
  • Fresh water
  • Summertime kiosk

Where to stay


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