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Bakkestranda bathing place

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The Bakkestranda bathing area in Skien is located just outside the center of Skien and is a popular recreational area for the city's residents and visitors.

The idyllic Bakkestranda bathing place is easily accessible on the north side of Lake Hjellevannet near Skien town centre, approx. 5 min. to walk from the center. On nice summer days, this is a favorite bathing spot for young and old alike. Families can safely bring their children here, there are plenty of activities.

Bathing area in Skien with sandy beach
Here you will find a great open area with a large grassy area and a sandy beach. There are great barbecue and picnic options. Here you will find both toilets and a universally designed playground.

Accessible for wheelchair users
The area is adapted for wheelchair users. Here you will also find a wheelchair-friendly playground.

New volleyball net at Bakkestranda
Bakkestranda is under constant development, and now you can also play both table tennis and volleyball here. The activity offers are a foretaste of the development of Bakkestranda as an innovative activity arena.

Floating pier for canoes and kayaks
A new floating jetty has been built for canoes and kayaks.

Check the bath temperature
Now you can check the bath temperature before entering the water. You can find the temperature here: www.skien.kommune.no/badeplasser

The Rat-Wife sculpture
At Bakkestranda, you will see a 7 meter tall sculpture that has been named "Rottejomfruen". It originates from Henrik Ibsen's poem "Little Eyolf". The town's schoolchildren have made the 2,349 eyes that you can see on the sculpture.

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