Beaches of Bygdøy Swimming Spot

Swim at Oslo’s most famous beaches

  • Photo: Lauren Guido

  • Huk Naturalist Beach

    Huk Naturalist Beach Photo: Lauren Guido

  • Huk Naturalist Beach

    Huk Naturalist Beach Photo: Lauren Guido

  • Photo: Lauren Guido

  • Photo: Lauren Guido

Essential info

  • Destination: Oslo
  • Season: June–August

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About Beaches of Bygdøy

The Bygdøy peninsula is home to three main beaches: Huk, Paradisbukta, and Bygdøy Sjøbad. Huk is easily the most popular and it's also the simplest to access, a short walk from the bus stop of the same name. Paradisbukta and Bygdøy Sjøbad require a bit more walking but it's well worth the effort as they are surrounded by beautiful nature. All the beaches have platforms in the water, as well as kiosks, toilets, and outdoor showers.

Huk

Huk beach and park attracts people from all over Oslo on warm summer days. It's located on the southern tip of the Bygdøy peninsula, just 5 km away from the city centre. The water is rather shallow, and there's both grass and sand areas to sunbathe. The water, beach, and facilities are clean and well-cared for. There's even a diving platform on the western side of the beach and a beach volleyball court.

It's the perfect place to spend an afternoon, soaking up the sun, playing frisbee, or even having a picnic. There's a SPAR supermarket one bus stop away at "Ro" as well as two kiosks and Hukodden Strandrestaurant, a Norwegian tapas restaurant.

Paradisbukta

Paradisbukta is a sandy beach on the western side of the peninsula just over a kilometer from Huk beach. You'll find sand and grass areas and it is possible to barbeque. The ocean is really quiet here, providing a calm and relaxing spot for a swim. The area is surrounded by beautiful nature, so it's easy and pleasant to take some short walks.

From Huk bus stop, head up Chr. Frederiks vei. It's an 8 to 10-minute walk and the path is clearly signposted. There is a brown and white kiosk and toilets at the beach entrance.

Bygdøy Sjøbad

Bygdøy Sjøbad and its sheltered sandy beach lies on the north-west of the peninsula. If you're coming from the city, hop off the bus at the Kongsgården stop. Walk back the way you came and you'll come to a sign pointing towards Bygdøy Sjøbad. Following this sign, you will walk past a farm on your right for about 5 minutes, until you get to a shadier part with more trees where you'll find another sign. If you're coming from Huk beach it's about a 25-minute walk, heading north on Strømsborgveien toward Chr. Frederiks vei and following the signed path. Another interesting option is to start your day at Huk beach and then go to Paradisbukta, from there it's just a 15-minute walk to the Sjøbad.

This is an excellent spot to practice stand-up padding due to the calm water. 

Getting there

Bus

From Jernbanetorget, take bus 30 towards Bygdøy. The last stop is 'Huk' and leaves you a short walk from Huk Beach. 

Bike 

If you're cycling from the city center, follow the signs to Bygdøy. Once you reach Frognerkilen, turn onto Bygdøy and follow the signs to 'Huk'. Alternatively, you can use an Oslo Bysykkel (city bike). There is a city bike station called 'Huk' located at the entrance of the park. You can also rent bikes from the Viking Biking stand near the beach. 

Car 

There are a couple of public parking lots just outside the park.


Amenities

  • Toilets (free)
  • Outdoor showers
  • Kiosk
  • Grills

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