Husøy Loop Paddling

Easy paddling around Husøy from Fjærholmen

  • Photo: Vigdis Askjem

Essential info

  • Destination: Padleleden
  • Season: May–September
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Distance: 6.7 kilometers (loop)
  • Elevation Gain: 0 meters
  • Duration: 2–2.5 hours

About Husøy Loop

Kayaking around Husøy island is a short trip in an urban area. Although the island is densely populated, most of the shoreline is accessible to the public. The loop is part of Padleled Vestfold and the entry point for the adventure is Fjærholmen.

Getting there

This adventure starts at Fjærholmen, outside of Tønsberg, a 2-hour drive south of the capital city, Oslo.

Upon reaching, Tønsberg, look for signs towards "Nøtterøy" (Road 308), an island south of the city. After driving across the bridge to Nøtterøy, turn left onto Road 309 towards Fjærholmen and Årøysund.

After about 2.5 km, turn left onto "Føynlandveien" towards Fjærholmen and Føynland. From here, it's only 3 km more on smaller roads towards Fjærholmen. Make sure you follow the white signs towards Fjærholmen.  

Trail description

From Fjærholmen, paddle north along Føynland. Then paddle west through Myrasundet, a narrow strait between Føynønad and Husøy. The strait often times can be shallow, but you will still manage to kayak under the bridge. Upon reaching the water around Husøy, be aware of the boat traffic. 

The eastern side of Husøy is a recreational area, that's perfect for a short break before paddling to Nebba Beach where you can also take a break. Continue paddling towards Føynland, before returning to Fjærholmen.

Alternative route
If you're interested in a longer trip, either paddle around Føynland. Another option is to paddle around Ormø and Torgersøya, where there are many places to pitch a tent. 


At Fjærholmen you can find:

  • A small beach for swimming

  • A campsite with toilets and a small kiosk
  • Toilets
  • Free parking

Where to stay

Fjærholmen is right outside of the city of Tønsberg. You will find lots of overnight options such as hotels or Airbnb's. 


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