Elnestangen - a well-kept secret
Updated: Jan 15, 2020
On sunny days it often becomes crowded on the largest beaches such as Hvalstrand and Sjøstrand. If you want more privacy, Elnestangen might be a good option.
In the mornings it's nice on the southern beach. You'll have a view to Nesodden and towards Drøbak.
Especially in the cold season it is popular to fish from this beach.
At four o'clock p.m. when the breeze comes, you can find shelter on the northern beach. Here you have evening sun till nine or ten o'clock p.m.
If you manage to swim a few meters, you can use a small bathing fleet. The beach on this side consists of the typical slate that is so typical of the Oslo Fjord.
To get from one beach to another, you go through a nice little forest.
On the north side there is a nice lawn that accommodates many families. Here there are also benches and toilets.
In the evenings, you can enjoy the view of Oslo. Often there is a regatta between the islands.
To get from the parking lot to the beach, you have to walk past a music kindergarten in idyllic old wooden houses.
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Excursion of the week: The beaches at Elnestangen.
Suitable for: Best suited for adults and older children. If you hate crowds, this is the place for you. Since the parking lot is relatively small, it is seldom crowded on the beaches.
Tip: Bring swimming shoes.
The beach area has: Pier with ladder. Pebble beaches. Benches. Lawn. Toilets. Garbage cans. It is 200-300 meters from the parking lot to the beach.
Get there: Follow E-18 from Oslo to Drammen. Get off at Holmen towards Slemmestad. Follow Rv 165 until you reach Vollen. After a few hundred meters you reach a crossing where there is a sign for Elnestangen. Follow the signs until you reach a parking lot on the left side.