Strandskog beach is an official nude beach located in Bunnefjorden, Norway, just south of Oslo. Bunnefjorden is the central part of the Oslofjord in southeastern Norway, situated east of the Nesodden peninsula. Because the swimming and tanning season in Norway is very short, caused by cold temperatures, it's recommended that travelers plan to take advantage of the sunshine as much as possible.
Considered one of the best nude beaches in Norway, Strandskog is one of the smaller nude beaches and is a nice, partially sandy beach with plenty of privacy.
Clothing is optional here and is considered a "C/O" or "free" beach." Since this is one of the official Norwegian nude beaches, there are public beach facilities available, such as toilets and free drinking water. Norwegians have several similar nude beaches to explore where there is a relaxed attitude toward nudity, such as Huk nude beach, Kollevågen nude beach, and Mauren nude beach.
Directions to Strandskog Beach
Strandskog nude beach is easy to find. To drive to the nude beach from Oslo, travelers should go south on the E18 until they get close to the town of Lian. Then, they should look for a right turn onto Ljansbrukveien, go 1.6 km (1 mi), and turn right on Ingierstrandveien/Fv126. Finally, travelers will go 5 km (3.5 mi) just past house number 98. There are two parking lots available, near Strandskog nude beach.
Using the bus, travelers can get to Strandskog nude beach by hopping on the 907 bus line from Kolbotn station in Oslo to the Prosted bust stop.
There, they can walk 250 m south to their destination.
Enjoy the Beach Like a Local
While this nude beach is known to be less touristy, there are some ways in which the locals explore the Nordic summer. Norwegians tend to enjoy the beach as long as possible during the summer months in order to bask in the sun and enjoy the warm weather while it lasts.
Tanning is also a sport, however, they use suntan lotion for sensitive skin. Similar to Norwegians, Swedes have a large liberal perspective toward nudity and tend to sunbathe topless while on vacation. In fact, according to a 2014 survey from Expedia, more than a quarter of Swedish women have done this.
Bike, Hike, and Bite at Svartskog Park
Nearby, travelers can enjoy the Svartskog Park which is a fantastic place for a walk, hike, or cycling trip. The natural views of the landscape, water, and horizon are great for beachgoers looking for some beautiful views and exercise during the day or evening. The park, located at 1420 Svartskog, Norway, is situated between Bunnefjorden and Gjersjøen in Oppegård municipality, Akershus. The park has various farmlands, large fields, and oak forests. In this area, travelers can discover a wide variety of plants and ponds, which can also be accessed on county road 126 through a car park.
Nearby, travelers can also enjoy the tiny and charming Svartskog Kolonial cafe and grocery store, which has an array of homemade meals from soups to cakes. The eatery is located at Roald Amundsens vei 172, Kolbotn 1420, Norway.