If you're looking to spend a lovely summer or spring day on the beach, but feel like getting a little more active - this adventure is perfect!
Not far from the city with being just 1 bus ride away, Bygdøy Sjøbad is one of Oslo's most loved little beaches on the northwest side of the Bygdøy peninsula. It is a sand beach with places to jump in along the water's edge, and there is a diving tower in the middle of the little bay - perfect for families or anyone looking for an enjoyable beach-day destination. The conditions in the bay are often still, so it's the perfect place to stand-up paddle too!
Start your adventure by booking a stand-up paddle board through 4 Elements here: http://www.4elements.no/ , and if you want to, you can book a tour or even a paddling camp! The paddle boards come in bags with travel wheels and straps for your back - so they're super easy to transport if you're catching public transport.
If you're starting in Oslo Central, catch the 30 Bygdøy bus from Jernbanetorget, platform A. You'll approach 5 stops before reaching Kongsgården - get off here. Walk North-West and you'll come to a sign pointing towards Bygdøy Sjøbad. Turn left down this road. 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 a sign directing you to continue walking straight to get to Bygdøy Sjøbad. Carry on down this road until you reach the beach on your left hand side.
Start pumping up your stand-up-paddle-board and enjoy the sunshine whilst keeping active. Remember - try to keep your balance!
To Bygdøy Sjøbad - Bus 30 Bygdøy
Back to city centre - Bus 30 Nydalen
Or alternatively, you can cycle there using either your own bike or an Oslo Bysykkel. But, note that the Oslo Bysykkel stand is at Huk, which means you'll need to walk further to reach Bygdøy Sjøbad if you are dropping off one of these bikes.