A perfect way to spend a very hot summer day/afternoon in Oslo is to jump into the subway line number 3 towards Mortensrud, go down at Ulsrud, walk or bike for 10-15 mintes or less and end up on the rocky shore of this lovely Ulsrud lake. There’s a parking place 300m away from the water if you happen to go by car.
The ‘entrances’ in the lake are displayed all over its shores, so there’s always place for everyone and both kids can play in shallow waters or experimented swimmers can jump from some of the rocks. Better watch where the others already do it though.
If you want to check the water temperatures in the lakes around Oslo, there is this website that provides you with such information. But if there was enough sun that day, the water is absolutely perfect the escape the summer heat.
Few other bonuses besides a lot of relaxing nature beauty to admire, swimming, barbequeing or just chilling by the water is that you can pick a lot of berries in the forests around and bike/walk/run to the Nøklevann Lake, whose biking route is one of the most popular in Østmarka.\
Ulsrud lake | Relaxing | Free
24 hours daily