Unique places to swim
There’s plenty of space for everyone here, so it’s easy to find somewhere to swim that isn’t crowded. You may have to just look around a bit at times. The shore in Flåm is a safe bet. You might not be completely alone here, but it’s easy to find and there are toilets nearby. The river passes through Flåm near to the shore is also popular on hot days, and you can jump off the lowermost bridge if you dare. Otherwise, Badelagunen in central Aurland is another safe choice for families with children.
If you’d like to swim at the heart of the World Heritage site, you can drive to Bakka at the Nærøyfjord. A small detour on the road between Flåm and Myrkdalen. Park at the path to Rimstigen. When you get a little closer to Myrkdalen, you’ll find Oppheimsvatnet, and there’s a shore and a floating pier at the east end of the lake.
In Myrkdalen, you can enjoy the river and mountain waters. Mountain hiking and swimming go together, and you’ll have no problems finding a place here where you can be alone. In Sendedalen at Vikafjell, you can swim from lake to lake through the valley. You can even find tiny natural shores to enjoy. If you walk from the Myrkdalen Express to Mørkvesstølen, you can swim in little pools in the river, and in Svortetjødn just above the farm. There’s a slightly bigger pool in the Myrkdalselva river, under the bridge at Treskjerartunet 3-4 km further down into the valley from Myrkdalen Fjellandsby.