Wild Swimming Picture of the Week: Wild Swimming in Norway


Wild swimming promoted in Norway


Outdoor swimming at Hovden. Along the river Otra, there are many idyllic places to swim or sunbathe. Find your own spot, away from other people.

Swimming is great at Hegni! On nice summer days, water temperatures in the lake of Hartevatn reach 20 °C and above, and the beach is teeming with people. Ice cream, lemonade, etc. are available from the kiosk. This superb recreational area has walking paths, play facilities, trampoline and a beach volleyball court, as well as boats and canoes for hire.


Wild Swimming at Hegni recreation area in Hovden


The Hegni recreation area is located by the lake Hartevatn, approx. 1 km from the centre of Hovden. Here you find hiking paths, playground equipment, trampoline and a beach volleyball court, as well as a kiosk offering a cafeteria menu.


Start your fishing trip at Hegni, whether you prefer to fish from the shore or rent a rowing boat. It is also an excellent starting point for hiking or bicycle trips. Another option is to relax on the beach or take a swim in the lake Hartevatn. More…

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