Skeikampen has a number of excellent swimming spots, ideal for BBQs, fun and games, and long relaxing days in the sun. There are also numerous mountain lakes along the hiking and bicycle routes.
At Paradis, you can swim in a river pool. The water temperature can rise to a comfortable level, but this will depend on the time of year and amount of sunshine. On long sunny days, the water will be nice and warm in the afternoon. In early summer, the water is often cold in the morning and then warms up a little during the day. Later in the summer, the temperature is more constant throughout the day. The spot has benches and BBQ areas, and is ideal for children. Find the route on Google Maps
The headland below Austlid Fjellstue and the fishing spots for the disabled are the most popular. Beautiful child-friendly surroundings with seating and campfire areas. Varies from sand/gravel to mud underfoot. The water is often fairly warm in this part of the lake. Find the route on Google Maps
Gruva: Gruva offers a combination of fine sand and rocks ideal for diving and jumping. South-east facing, and the sun disappears in the afternoon. Woodland shelter and campfire area. Find the route on Google Maps
The dam: Rausjøen is a dammed-up lake, and has beautiful, child-friendly swimming spots with seating and campfire areas. Fairly shallow, and with gravel underfoot. The dam is ideal for diving and jumping in when the water level is high enough. NB: this must be checked first! Find the route on Google Maps