Arctic Dip – Sauna & Swim
For an invigorating experience, enjoy a sauna in Træna’s oldest house. Then—if you feel like it—jump in the Norwegian Sea!
Immerse yourself in coastal life with this alternating hot-and-cold activity as you go between sea and sauna.
Soak up the steam in a wood-fired sauna in Træna’s oldest building, a boathouse that stands on the shore.
Learn about the boathouse’s history from your guide and receive a unique (and useful) souvenir of the boathouse.
Finish your out-of-the-ordinary heritage experience with a warm fishcake and locally brewed beer, coffee, or other beverage.
Spring, Summer (May 1–September 30)
Level 3: Active - good mobility needed
1 hour 30 minutes
The sauna is a mixed-sex facility. Please bring your swimwear and a pair of water shoes if you have some. Towels are provided. Restrooms are available by the sauna.
This is a heritage experience like no other. In 2016, Træna’s oldest building, a boathouse with weather-beaten walls, was converted into a sauna and meeting place. The building encapsulates Norwegian history, nature, culture, and the charms of coastal life.
From the outside, the rickety boathouse still looks like it has stood for many, many years. Inside is an open meeting room for up to 50 people with a panoramic window, and a wood-fired sauna big enough to hold 10 people.
The boathouse stands on the shore, so it’s easy to go from sauna to sea and back again for an invigorating, hot-cold experience that will leave you tingling!
Hear all about the boathouse’s long history from your guide, who will also join you in the sea if you choose to take an Arctic dip.
Afterwards, receive a towel with a photo of the boathouse printed on it, a warm fishcake, and a locally brewed beer, coffee, or other beverage.