• Vertshuset på Kjønnøya

  • Havparadiset in Hafsund

    Events and rentals all year. Summer season with open restaurant from June until August

    Kjønnøya søndre – maleri ca 1940.

    Vertshuset på Kjønnøya - The Inn on the island of Kjønnøya

    Havparadiset i Hafsund – Vertshuset på Kjønnøya is located in a historic place for naval trade and Fish processing on the Norwegian coastline. History is combined with modern facilities and an inspirational environment.


    We want Kjønnøya to be a meetingplace for our guests, local and cabin residents and visitors. Kjønnøya is open for everybody during the summer season, with restaurant, concerts and good experiences. The rest of the year it's open for conferance, weddings and other events.

  • Restaurant, café og outdoor seating

    The old shop is turned into a restaurant

    The 2019 summer season opens on June 21th.

    The restaurant is open every day.


    Every day from 12.30 our menu consists of a variety of dishes. Thursday until Saturday we serve the week’s special menu at 18.30. Every week has a new chef and a new themed menu. Every dish is locally made, and we aim for affordable prices on food, beers and wines.


    For the early birds there is free coffee served on the pier from 7.30 till 09.00, available for everyone.


    There are concerts every Wednesday at 19.00. Check our Facebook page for updates.

  • Activities 2019

    Check our activity calendar to see special events during your visit.



    26. June: TBA


    3. July: TBA


    10. July: Didrik Solli Tangen


    17. July: Jørn Hoel

    24. July: Louis Jacoby

    31. July: TBA


    7. August: TBA


    Check our Facebook page for details.



    Menu weekends

    21.-22. June. Opening weekend

    Chefs Halvor Nerheim and Stein Åge Hære


    28.-29. June. Maritime theme
    Chef Torgny Schrøder.

    4.-6. July. Asian-Fusion
    Chef Mathias Jonassen.

    11.-13. July. Italian weekend
    Chef Torben Steen Andersen.

    18.-21. July. TBA
    Chef Mari Strand.


    26.-28. July. TBA
    Chef Marius Arsdal

    1.-3. August. French weekend
    Chef Colin August Dahl from Brasserie Chez Colin i Oslo

  • Menu and wine list

    Updated menu and wine list for 2019 will be posted.

    Our chefs use seasonal, fresh ingredients. The restaurant is open every day from 12.30. Thursday to Saturday there is a three-course menu from 18.30. Remember to book a table in advance for the weekend menus. The rest of the week bookings are not mandatory.


  • Conference

    Experiences, professional input and team building in different surroundings

    Conference at Havparadiset

    Plan your next event at Havparadiset if you want an alternative to regular conference hotels. Havparadiset offer a smaller setting with beautiful surroundings.


    We have 22 rooms / 50 beds with good standard. Events can be booked all year and we tailor-make a special arrangement for your group. Some of our offerings are maritime activities, food and wine classes and team building activities

  • Events

    Tailor-made events in beautiful surroundings

    Events, dinners and weddings

    Havparadiset can be a place for your event all year. We house up to 50 people and can accommodate up to 75 people in our restaurant.

    Contact us if you want to tailor-make a wedding, jubilee or event.


    Events can be held in:

    - Sjøboden (up to 20 guests)

    - Skipperstua (up to 25 guests)

    - Vertshuset (up to 75 guests)

  • Accomodation

    Accomodation - available all year around

    We have 7 units: Click on the unit for details

    Residensen: Up to 16 guests.
    7 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, living room, big kitchen og terrasse with sea view.

    Jomfruhuset: Up to 12 guests.
    5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room, big kitchen og garden 10 meters from the sea.


    Loftet: Up to 8 guests.
    3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room, kitchen og terrasse with sea view.


    Hafsund 1: Up to 4 guests.
    2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, living room, small kitchen og terrasse with sea view.


    Hafsund 2: Up to 4 guests.
    2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, living room, small kitchen og terrasse with sea view.


    Kapteinssuiten: Up to 6 guests. (From July 2019)
    3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, living room and kitchen.


    Krambua: Suite for 2 guests.
    Suite: 1 bathroom, mini kitchen og outdoor terrasse.

  • Booking

    Bookings can be made all year. If you need anything special, contact us.



  • New facilities in 2019

    Finishes June 2019

    The aim is to develop better capasity for us and out guests.

  • Activities


    • 4 kayaks 485/515
    • 1 motorboat. Pioner 15 With 15 HP engine
    • 2 big stand up paddleboards
    • Fishing equipment

    Follow us on Facebook for updates on activities



    30 activities in Hafsund and surrounding areas

    10 activities in Hafsund

    Historic walking tour (Sundays)
    Sculptures and art gallery
    Local trails
    Swimming at Hvitodden

    Morning coffee on the pier


    Running trails

    Coffee, ice cream, soda and cake in the café

    A glass of champagne in the sun

    A dinner experience with wine and good friends

    10 sea activites from Kjønnøya



    Stand Up Paddeling


    Fishing for crabs



    Enjoying the archipelago

    10 things within 45 minutes radius by car

    Visit Islands around Langesund
    Skjærgården Badepark
    Hiking at Kyststien, national walks along the coast.
    Golfing at Bamble Golfklubb Telemarkskanalen
    Concerts at Wrightegaarden in Langesund

    Boat trip from Langesund to Helgeroa.
    Follow Ibsens tracks in Skien

  • Contact us

    Contact us on Facebook or below for questions or inqueries.


    Call Havparadiset at +47 40 12 79 00


    Visiting adress is Kjønnøyaveien 215, 3967 Bamble, Norway