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Swimming in Magma Geopark

Discover swimming in Magma Geopark

The coastline in Eigersund, Sogndal and Flekkefjord invites you to go for a swim in the ocean. Because of our mild climate there is seldom ice on the sea, so swimming is an option all through the year. In Magma Geopark we have the unique Skadbergsanden. This is the only known Anorthosite beach in the world. You find it at Eigerøy, passing by it in on the way to Eigerøy Lighthouse. There are also beautiful beaches at Hellvik, and close to Brufjell you can find Sandvika, an impressive boulder beach.

There are more than 6000 lakes in Magma Geopark. Due to “Allemannsretten” the public have access to all nature in Norway, including these lakes. Be aware that some lakes are restricted as drinking water, and in the winter you must be cautious near our lakes because of thin ice and dangerous currents. 

In Egersund city we have Vannbassengene. You can follow the signs from Egersund sentrum. This is a popular area for recreation and exercise, and there are also two lakes adjusted for the public to swim and play in the water. There are also access for wheelchairs in one of these lakes.