Bathing in Skellefteå

One of the best things about hot summer days is to take a cooling bath in a lake, in the sea, or simply anywhere outside that has water. We'll guide you to bathing places in Skellefteå, whether they are managed by the municipality or an association. You will find smaller bathing spots in villages, larger bathing places by the sea. Bathing places with toilets, café and other amenities. Bathing places with sand, or with slabs. You will even find temperate outdoor baths and bathhouses for when the outdoor baths do not really attract. Here is something for everyone who is hungry for swimming!

Freedom to roam

The Swedish freedom to roam is fantastic! It makes it possible for everyone to practice outdoor life and move freely and easily in nature, but it also places certain demands on those who visit it. Read more about the possibilities and obligations of the right of public access here.

Swim and bathe safely

Swimming and playing in the water is a fun way to cool off with family and friends during hot summer days. And for it to continue to be fun, there are a few things to keep in mind, especially when you are bathing with children.


Never leave children alone near or in water. Keep an eye out and make sure you are close enough that you can quickly lift the child out of the water if needed.


Help the child feel safe and secure in the water by playing with the child in water when the child is small.


Teach the child to have respect for the water. Explain what can be dangerous and what you must not do:
- Never push anyone into the water
- Never hold anyone underwater
- Never swim under jetties or jumping stands
- Never jump or dive in unknown water


Have children wear life jackets or life jackets when playing near water and on jetties. Also wear a life jacket if you as an adult can not swim.


The 1177 Care Guide's website contains more information on what you can do to increase water safety for both children and adults.

Winter bathing in Skellefteå

Taking a dip in ice-cold water has never been more trendy! Even though we in Skellefteå have been winter bathing since the dawn of time, it's fun that the rest of the world now wants to join in. Put on your swimwear and slip into the icy water yourself. Here, we list tips on places for winter bathing and other things to consider before taking a plunge into the icy water.

Podcast in swedish