Guttormsvauen Swimming Spot

A protected beach

  • Activity on beach

    Activity on beach Photo: Oslofjordens Friluftsråd

  • Kids find the beach interessting even out of season for a bath.

    Kids find the beach interessting even out of season for a bath. Photo: Monika Olsen

  • Marehalm coming up through the sanden.

    Marehalm coming up through the sanden. Photo: Monika Olsen

  • Path down to beach

    Path down to beach Photo: Oslofjordens Friluftsråd

Essential info

  • Destination: Ytre Hvaler
  • Season: June–September
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Distance: 2.1 kilometers (out‑and‑back)
  • Elevation Gain: 30 meters
  • Duration: 0.5 hours

About Guttormsvauen

Guttormsvauen is a narrow inlet east of Kuvauen extending far into the mainland, and has undoubtedly once been a strait that had connection with Vauerkilen. Halfway into Guttormsvauen, on the west side, you’ll find a nice shallow sandy beach. Little puddles in the sand make it particularly popular among children. There’s a small grass area at the head of the inlet that has space for a few tents. But remember, it is forbidden to pitch tents closer than 50 meters to the sea.

Getting there

Guttormsvauen is located on Vesterøy. Coming from Fredrikstad, exit from county road 108 about 1 km after crossing the bridge onto the island, first on Lonøyveien, and then on Vauerveien and follow signs for Kuvauen/Guttormsvauen.

Parking: There are free parking on the western side of Vauerveien (county road 473)

The bus stops at Bratte Bakke in the intersection of county road 108 and Lonøyveien (county road 472)

Trail description

From the parking lot at Vauerveien (county road 473), it is 1 km to the bathing area on a nice path through the woods. Well suited for stroller.

Facts

  • Nice protected beach for families 
  • It is allowed to put up a tent her. 

Amenities

There is drinking water and toilets on site.

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