The ever lovely Semsvannet in Asker.

There is a 200 acre lake about 20 minutes drive West of Oslo in Norway that is a favorite place with the locals for walking, sauntering, jogging, running and generally pottering about in the outdoors and yet apart from the odd Polish guy fishing from an old row boat once in a blue moon, the actual lake is unused in the summer and autumn…..

Hmm. Time to find a spot to launch the ‘river pig’. Fortunately I have an old Honda CRV so finding a spot to get down to the water was easy.

I’ll let the photos take over from here….

semsvannet via canoe

semsvannet via canoe

canada geese at semsvannet





semsvannet via canoe or kano

Very relaxing couple of hours!
Stay well

p.s. the winter is a different matter though, and the lake hosts an annual ‘ice festival’ featuring teams of guys (and gals) who’s challenge is to haul ten blocks of ice out after chopping and sawing them from the half meter or so of ice that has formed by late March. Some ‘idiots’ also take a short (very short!) dip in the newly exposed water! Horse and carriage rides are also available for the kids alongside a roaring fire to toast your sausages on sticks. Very weird to see a big fire in the middle of a large lake! Ice insulates as they say…

About Ian

Handyman, humanitarian, inventor, blogger and finally a house husband looking after Cecilia, Julia, William near Hvalstrand in Asker, Norway.
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2 Responses to The ever lovely Semsvannet in Asker.

  1. Ian says:

    Thanks Cindi, it sure is a relaxing place, especially to paddle as hardly anyone actually goes on the water….

    And thanks for the link to Mortens % min video showing Norways finest!

  2. Cindi says:

    I feel as if I’ve been there back in 2006, when I was visiting my now-husband when he lived in Oslo. Your photos capture the relaxation and crisp air. Beautiful images!

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