Stroll along the soft sands in Jæren, in the Stavanger region.
You can walk for hours. And hours.
Norwegian beaches are not just for sunbathing ...
... they also soothe the soul.
Climb a mountain, and enjoy a bird's eye view of the white sands and turquoise waters of Fjord Norway ...
... before heading back down and sinking your toes into the powdery sand by the sea.
Or venture out to find your very own secluded beach cove in Northern Norway.
Rent a kayak and a guide to get to the best spots!
... or take the family along to one of the many sandy retreats of Southern Norway.
A summer paradise!
This is where summer temperatures can reach the delightful 20s …
... while Western and Northern Norway's beaches are internationally ranked as being among the most pristine and beautiful in the world.
Just remember to pack a warm sweater along with your bathing suit.
Or slip into a wetsuit, like the surfers do!
Many Norwegian beaches are renowned among surfers. The waves are even better in winter!
Or splash through the waves on horseback instead!
But you don't have to venture into the wild to have a refreshing visit to the beach in Norway.
Many Norwegian cities, including Oslo, have beautiful (and hugely popular) urban beaches.
In fact, Bystranda in the city of Kristiansand was the first Norwegian beach to receive the strict eco-label Blue Flag certification.
There are now more than 17 Blue Flag beaches in Norway.
Bring along some local delicacies for the perfect beach picnic. Remember to dress warmly – the beach is open year round!
That is, 24 hours a day under the midnight sun in summer …
... and all through the long winter night.
The beach is the perfect place to catch the northern lights.
Love water skiing?
Why not try some mountain-to-beach skiing?
The sauna boom has also made winter bathing something of a new national pastime.
You can even bring your own sauna to the lake of your choice.
With the world's second longest coastline, and thousands of islands, lakes, and rivers, there is always a beach to enjoy.
Beaches, heated swimming pools, water parks... There's no need to wait until you arrive before finding a place to swim.
See our selection of companies that work hard to make you happy all through your trip.
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