Oslo Fjord Sea Kayak Tour – Gressholmen

Our Gressholmen sea kayaking tour takes you from Oslo central city and straight out into the fjord. We will paddle between the islands of Hovedøya and Bleikøya to Gressholmen, a quaint and historic island. Once we arrive at Gressholmen we will disembark and take a stroll around the island with the option of visiting a cafe/restaurant: Gressholmen Kro.

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

Discounts (codes can be used when booking):

  • 25% Akersleva Padleklubb member – contact Akerselva Padleklubb to get your discount code.
  • 15% OsloPass – go to VisitOslo to get your discount code.
  • 25% Student discount code: “MGstudent” – you will be asked to show your student I.D before the activity.

Note: All of our activities can be purchased as gift cards. Just choose the “gift card” option during the booking process.


Adult kr. 990,-
– half price for youths under 12 years (must be in a double kayak)


4 hours


– you can also find the map below


Age requirement: 10yrs +
Fitness requirement: low – medium


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: 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