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Helgeroa: Padleled Vestfold

Padleled Vestfold is a network of paddling routes located along the coastline of Vestfold county from Svelvik, in the north, to Larvik, in the south.

Helgeroa is located in the most western part of Vestfold and is a common starting point for exciting paddling trips in a diverse landscape. Helgeroa and the Grenlands-area offer a broad variation of narrow, charming straits and polished coastal rocks on the outside of Langesundfjorden facing Skagerak strait in the south. The area is proud of its self-appointed “best sunsets” of Vestfold county, and once you experience one, it will be hard to disagree. Another great advantage of exploring this area is the ability to combine paddling trips with ferry transport if necessary.

The Grenland area, which is located on the northern point of the Langesundfjorden, is one of Norway's largest industrial areas due to the location along the ocean, which is an important transport route. Grenland harbor is one of Norway's largest, therefore be aware of the shipping traffic that passes, usually via Dypingen, but some vessels enter Helgerofjorden as well.

In Helgeroa there is a possibility for both short-term and long-term parking. The short-term is located in the harbor, while the long-term parking is found a little further away. In the harbor, you will find a useful boat ramp where you are able to launch the kayak as well as have access to fresh water. You are more than welcome to launch the kayaks from the nearby beach as well. A public toilet is located at the ferry port and the nearest convenience store is located in Helgeroa center, about 1 kilometer east of the harbor.

Helgeroa to Stokkøya and Håøya

Padleled Vestfold

Paddling 14.8 km · 3 – 4 hr

Mørjefjorden Loop

Padleled Vestfold

Paddling 12.1 km · 2.5 – 3.5 hr

Arøya Loop

Padleled Vestfold

Paddling 15.6 km · 3 – 4 hr

Helgeroa to Fugløya

Padleled Vestfold

Paddling 12.2 km · 2 – 2.5 hr

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