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7 places to go swimming

Östersund is located next to the 5th largest lake in Sweden and there are many wonderful spots for bathing whether you would like to hang out at the beach or prefer to dip your toes into a pool.

When the summer is here, the sun is warming and the evenings are longer and brighter, we are many who yearn for a wonderful swim 24 hours a day. Here are 7 swimming tips for you this summer. Choose from hanging out in Surfbukten with jetties, water skiing and relaxing areas, Hara Brygga or the pebble beaches along lake Storsjön at Bynäset or Andersön. At Lits Camping you will find a sandy beach and at Storsjöbadet you can enjoy the pools and adventure. Mayby you feel like having an extra relaxing time and treat your self to a nice while at a spa – then Frösö Park Spa, Gamla Teatern Hamam and spa or Spakliniken got lots to offer.

Surfbukten

Right near the centre centre, you'll find Surfbukten, with a diving tower hangout spots where you can chill out and wakeboarding along a cable.

Right near the city centre you will find Surfbukten, with a diving tower and a number of jetties. Here in Surfbukten you can try water-skiing or wakeboarding pulled along by a power-operated cable, play beach volleyball, go slacklining or just chill out in a hammock and soak in the atmosphere.

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On Frösön

On Frösön at Bynäset, you will find a long shallow bay for bathing, with a stony beach and stunning views of the mountains.

On Frösön at Bynäset, you will find a long shallow bay for bathing, with a stony beach and stunning views of the mountains. The area has som simple services such as an outside toilet, a small kiosk and a barbeque area. Out on Bynäset there are also nice paths for walking, running or cycling. The trail, which is just under 7 km, winds in a varied forest environment along the beaches of Storsjön.

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Andersön

The island of Andersön is a popular destination. It is a nature reserve located 15 km from Östersund.

Andersön is a popular destination. It is a nature reserve located 15 km from Östersund. Along its beautiful stony beaches there are many cosy, long shallow bys where you can enjoy a swim with a view of the mountains, and there are also trails for walking or jogging.

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Lits Camping

At Lits Campsite, there is a lovely sandy beach at Älvlagunen. Here are also 2 stationary jetties and one jettie floating around. Beachvolley plan.

Lits Campsite is located about 15 kilometres from the City Centre of  Östersund.  Here you will find a lovely sandy beach, beachvolley ball pitch and fantastic fishing. You can also hire canoes for a day, a weekend or long trips up to 14 days. You are welcome to visit for a day out on the beach or a canoe trip even if you dont stay at the campsite.

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Hara brygga

At Hara Brygga, Hara pier, people go swimming from the old steamboat pier. Here is a popular summer café with lots of tasty home made buns and cakes.

Hara is a popular place for a  “Swedish fika” and a swim in the lake. Here is also a small bathing bay with pebble beach and grassy areas to relax on.

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Storsjöbadet

Storsjöbadet adventure pools is fun whatever the weather. It has several outside pools, large green areas, a beachvolleyball pitch and a playground.

Inside there is an adventure pool with three water slides, a climbing wall and bubble pools. And the very yungest get their own pool with water slides and a fountain. If you prefer a bit more peace and quiet, then pop inteo the spa for an authentic Aufguss sauna experience.

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Spa

If you are looking for real relaxation, or would like to give yourself an extra special treat, then don't miss a visit to one of oour ralaxing spas.

At Frösö Park Spa you can lower your heart rate and recover in both hot and cold springs and enjoy the various saunas. The spa clinic has spa and massage treatments and the opportunity to enjoy the lovely view from the roof and the sun terrace. Gamla Teatern Hamam and Spa offers Hamam treatments. It has a spa area with two whirlpools, a sauna, dressing room and showers.

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Surfbukten

Right near the centre centre, you'll find Surfbukten, with a diving tower hangout spots where you can chill out and wakeboarding along a cable.

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Bad vid Storsjön

On Frösön

On Frösön at Bynäset, you will find a long shallow bay for bathing, with a stony beach and stunning views of the mountains.

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Andersön

The island of Andersön is a popular destination. It is a nature reserve located 15 km from Östersund.

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Lits Camping

At Lits Campsite, there is a lovely sandy beach at Älvlagunen. Here are also 2 stationary jetties and one jettie floating around. Beachvolley plan.

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Hara brygga

At Hara Brygga, Hara pier, people go swimming from the old steamboat pier. Here is a popular summer café with lots of tasty home made buns and cakes.

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Storsjöbadet

Storsjöbadet adventure pools is fun whatever the weather. It has several outside pools, large green areas, a beachvolleyball pitch and a playground.

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Spa

If you are looking for real relaxation, or would like to give yourself an extra special treat, then don't miss a visit to one of oour ralaxing spas.

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