Try out kayaking on the Oslofjord
- Destination: Oslo
- Season: April–November
Sørenga is a fairly new 'city beach' spot near the center of Oslo. It is perfect for catching a quick swim, lying in the sun, diving off the diving board, and chilling in the sun with friends. But, if you're up for something a little more active, Sørenga also has a perfect launch spot for kayaking!
Sørenga extends out into the beautiful Oslofjord, which is where you will be exploring whilst kayaking. You have the opportunity to paddle out to and explore the many little islands within a few paddle's reach or you can experience seeing Oslo's famous 'barcode' from a whole different perspective - the shore-front.
We recommend taking an Oslo Bysykkel from Oslo Central Station. Ride your city bike past the Oslo Opera House, towards Sørenga and drop your bike off at the station called 'Sukkerbiten'. You will see a long pedestrian bridge to your right, which will lead you to Sørenga. At the end of the bridge turn right and follow the water's edge. At the end of the line of buildings take a left turn and continue until you see a 'DNT' location on your left - that is where you will collect your rented kayak.
Alternatively, catch any bus from stop 'Tollboden', platform N and get off at the next stop called 'Bjørvika' and walk South to Sørenga from here.
You can also walk to Sørenga from Oslo Central Station. Simply follow the directions above.
You pretty much have free range of the fjord on a kayak, but please be aware of nearby boats.
If you don't have your own kayak, start your adventure by renting a kayak through DNT Oslo. DNT is Norway's biggest outdoor activities organization. You can either rent a kayak for 3 hours or for 1 day, or you can choose to go on a kayak tour with a guide. For prices and times, please see the website.
If you rent a kayak without a guide, you will need something called a 'våttkort' to show that you have basic knowledge of kayaking. If you don't have one, you can do a short course and get one through DNT too.
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