Sørenga Sjøbad (sea bath) has quickly become a massive favorite for the public of Oslo. As we Norwegians often behave like bears, hibernating in the winter season, whenever there is a glimpse of sun and double-digit degrees, people rush out to the sea bath to enjoy some well-deserved sunbeams. Situated at the end of the new district of Sørenga, it is a nice walk around the area to get to the sea bath. During the summer season, it attracts loads of people on good sunny days and can become a bit claustrophobic, but at the same time a nice place for people-watching.
I prefer to come here in winter, especially early on the weekends. It’s peaceful and quiet. I bring with me a cup of coffee and get close to the water while having an amazing view of the islands and the city-center harbor. Sometimes I have experienced swans stopping by who can even join the local people by engaging in an activity like winter bathing. A refreshing experience indeed.
Sørenga sea bath is also the starting point for my favorite activity in the spring and summer – kayaking. I rent kayaks from DNT at Sørenga and depart straight from the sea bath going into the fjord to explore the islands and water life. A perfect way to experience Oslo.
Sørenga sea bath is reached on foot from the city center. It is open every day from early morning until 22:00, to give the local inhabitants some quiet night’s rest.