Find unique places to swimming
Swimming or bathing may not be the first activity you think of when planning a trip to western Norway. But believe it or not, there is a fair chance you will experience nice, warm spring and summer days. And warm or not, isn’t a bath always refreshing?
The beach in Flåm is a safe bet. You might not be completely alone here, but it’s easy to find and there are toilets nearby. The same applies for the beach in Aurland centre.
If you’d like to swim at the heart of the World Heritage site, you can drive to Bakka along the Nærøyfjord. It’s a short detour on the road between Flåm and Myrkdalen. Park across the path to mt. Rimstigen and plunge into the UNESCO-listed fjord. A little closer to Myrkdalen, you’ll find Lake Oppheimsvatnet, here there’s a small beach and a floating pier in Haugsvik at the east end of the lake.
In Myrkdalen, you can enjoy the river and the many mountain lakes. Hiking and swimming go hand in hand on hot summer days, and you’ll have no problems finding a place where you can be alone. You can even find tiny natural beaches to enjoy. If you walk from the chairlift in Myrkdalen to Mørkvesstølen mountain farm, you can take dips in small pools in the river, and in Lake Svortetjødn.