Oslo Fjord Sea Kayak Tour – Gressholmen

The Gressholmen Tour takes us from our kayak raft and straight out into the fjord. We will go between the islands of Hovedøya and Bleikøya to Gressholmen, a quaint and historic little island. We will disembark there and take a stroll around the island with the option of visiting a cafe/restaurant, the Gressholmen Kro.

Your guide will provide an optional guided tour of the islands famous historical landmarks, also stopping at a nice swimming beach (where you have time for a dip) and ending at the Gressholmen Kro.

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Price

Adult kr. 990,-
– Half price for youths under 12 years (must be in a double kayak)
– 25% student discount
Duration
4 hours
 Location
See Google map below.
Participants
Minimum age: 10yrs
Fitness requirement: Low – medium.
 Equipment
All included.
Wear clothes to suit the weather conditions. Bring swimming wear and a towel if you want to go swimming on the island.
 Skill level
Beginner; no experience needed.

Are you afraid that you do not have enough experience paddling a kayak? It is not required. This tour is suitable for adventurous families, beginners, as well as experienced paddlers. If you do not completely trust yourself, you can choose either to paddle your own kayak or in a double sea kayak, which is more stable.
 
Anyone under 12 must paddle with another (it can also be the case sometimes that youths over 12 years old will be put in a double kayak) and participants under 18 need permission from their guardians. Do you have questions about age limits? – Please just ask!
 
Practical information
  • Meet up with a water bottle, sun glasses and a smile. 
  • You can store your personal belongings at our base, which will be locked.  
  • Clothing: Shoes that can get wet – clothes that suit the weather conditions. We recommend woollen underwear on cold days. Rain clothes if it’s raining. 
  • Wear waterproof pants/ rain pants if you want to completely avoid any water dripping from the paddle onto your lap.
  • The kayak guides will bring waterproof bags, where you can store food, clothing, or other valuables that you want to bring on the tour. 
  • Have questions about your trip? Ask us – we will answer all your questions, and look forward to taking you on a real kayaking adventure! 

GRESSHOLMEN HISTORY

This little island is the site of Oslo’s first airport during the period 1926-1938.

Christiania’s Shooting Club was also situated on the island, from 1864 right up to 1990. The remains of this are still visible if you you look down by your feet just south of the restaurant.

The restaurant is an old inn built in 1883. It is a fine example of typical Norwegian architecture, painted over with the iconic “Falun Red”, which you will see over all of Scandinavia.

It is also the location of Heggholmen Fyrstasjon, a fire station jutting out of the island towards Lindøya.

 

Meeting point

Utrolig gøy opplevelse å padle kajakk ned Akerselven. Proffe og flinke instruktører. Anbefales på det varmeste.

Katarina Rönning
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Jeg fikk Padletur på Akerselva til bursdag av kjæresten min. Helt super opplevelse. Anbefales!

Geir Skaret
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Sønnen min på 13, hans onkel på besøk fra utlandet og jeg hadde en fantastisk tur ned Akerselva fra Grunerparken ved Mathallen og ut til Operaen. En god opplevelse og en annen måte å oppleve Akerselva og padling på. Anbefales varmt!! MadGoats er gode på det de gjør 🙂

Kåre Ivar Gauksrud
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