Swim & hike with a view




Distance from the city

45 min by foot, or
9 min with bus to Byåsen Butikksenter



Theisendammen is loved by the locals! Overlooking the city and a well maintained path that winds 1.8 km around the water, this is the perfect place be on a hot summer day. There is a sandy beach next to the dam with a swimming platform in summer time. Otherwise, the dam wall itself is frequently used as a jumping platform.

Theisendammen is a perfect place for barbecues with family or friends. At the beach area you will find both benches and a public barbecue. Bring your own barbecue charcoal.


Take bus number 11 from Kongens gate and get off at “Byåsen butikksenter” stop. From there it is 5-10 min to walk up to Theisendammen and beach area. Behind the center you will find a path that goes up past the farm. When the road splits, follow the path to the right until you get til the beach area.

From downtown it takes about 45 minutes to walk to Theisendammen. Follow the road along Kongens gate to Ila, just past the “Kafen i Ila,” café, take the first road to the left and follow the fantastic Ilabekken path uphill all the way to Theisendammen.


Suitable for wheelchairs and strollers around the water