Swimming Spots in Bø, Midt-Telemark and Nome

Nature conceals many mysteries, and here we unveil some carefully chosen bathing havens in Bø, the Fruit Village (Gvarv), Lunde, and Ulefoss. Feel free to venture out and uncover your own secluded gem in one of the nation's warmest and sunniest locales. For further insights into bathing water quality and temperature, as well as details on the various swimming spots, continue reading below!

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Bathing Water Quality

The quality of bathing water is overseen by individual municipalities. If you're unsure about swimming conditions, contact your local health and environmental authority for guidance.

Bathing Water Temperature

We recommend using services such as yr.no, where anyone can report bathing water temperatures, or havvarsel.no, which provides sea temperatures across Norway.


Swimming Spots in Bø


Enjoy a sandy beach conveniently located next to the parking lot at Lifjell (Jønnbu). Complete with a floating jetty and seating area, it's the perfect spot for a relaxing day. Plus, Lifjellstua is within walking distance, offering food, drinks, and accommodation for a complete getaway experience.

Beverøya Camping

Discover the sandy beach lining the Bø river, accompanied by expansive bathing ponds. Relax on sun loungers, while children enjoy the nearby playground. With convenient access to a kiosk and toilet facilities, your comfort is ensured. Learn more about Beverøya Camping

The Bø River

Municipal bathing area with parking.

Bø Sommarland

Have you arranged your summer getaway yet? Explore Bø Sommarland, Scandinavia's largest water park, offering fun-filled activities for the entire family.

Gullbring Culture Center

Visit Gullbring Culture Center's indoor pool featuring a children's pool, diving tower, and sauna.

Telnessanden Friluftsområde

Explore Telnessanden Outdoor Center, one of Telemark's largest beaches, ideal for families with children. With vast open spaces nestled in forest and mountain terrain, as well as boat rental services, it promises an idyllic retreat. Enjoy the convenience of private parking and sanitary facilities for day visitors.


At Gygrestolen, your efforts are rewarded after trekking 6 km through steep terrain.

Swimming Spots in The Fruit Village, Gvarv

Lystang Camping

Discover Lystang Camping, featuring a small beach equipped with kayak and canoe rentals, as well as sales for boats and fishing licenses. Enjoy the convenience of gapahuk (shelters) and fire pits for your outdoor adventures.

First Camp Nørsjø

Experience the thrill of wakeboarding and water skiing at First Camp Norsjø, along with rentals of canoes, SUP boards, and pedal boats. Refuel at our restaurant and kiosk for a complete day of fun on the water.

Patmos skulpturpark

Immerse yourself in tranquility and art.

Swimming Spots in Lunde


Parking and toilet facilities.


Arrive by kayak or canoe.


At the end of Langen.


Swimming and recreational area situated between Ulefoss and Lunde offers a pleasant beach/lawn area with access to toilets, lifebuoys, and trash racks. Note: The beach may cause swimmer's itch due to a harmless parasite. Swimmers are advised to promptly dry off with a towel after leaving the water and, if possible, to shower soon thereafter.

Swimming Spots at Ulefoss


Located between Lunde and Bø, Norheimstjønna features a pleasant bathing area with a beach and floating jetty. On-site facilities include toilets and litter bins.


Nomestranda is a swimming and recreational area situated between Ulefoss and Lunde. It offers a nice beach/lawn with amenities such as toilets, a lifebuoy, and a litter bin.


Situated 1.6 km from Ulefoss town center, Torsnes offers a bathing area with a diving tower, along with on-site toilets and litter bins. Torsnes guest harbor is also nearby.

Ulefoss guest pier

Just 300 meters from Ulefoss town center, Ulefoss Guest Pier is an idyllic spot with its own beach and facilities including toilets and showers. Additionally, there's an outdoor café offering food and drinks.

Kalvodde recreational area

Situated midway between Ulefoss and Gvarv below RV 36, this location boasts a beautiful sandy beach, along with amenities such as a toilet (outhouse) and litter bin. Ideal for families with small children, the area offers excellent swimming opportunities. However, it's important to note that while there are several swimming spots onsite, they are generally better suited for older children and adults due to more challenging accessibility and shallow depth with pebbles.


Located 4-5 km from Ulefoss guest pier, this popular small pond features a diving tower and is renowned for its favorable bathing temperatures. However, it's worth noting that it's not considered child-friendly.