Advent dipping has started!

LEIKANGER: Cold air, fine weather and gorgeous water.

1st Sunday in Advent: Torbjørn Hasund (right) and Terje Eggum tested the Advent water in Pilaviki, Leikanger. . Wonderful, they agreed

The fjord swimmers have started the countdown to Christmas. They started at 1pm, Sunday 28 November, the first Sunday of Advent. A beautiful day with the fjord showing its best side. Icy winds prevailed, but that made it all the nicer in the water.

Join in!

The club is loyal to its traditions. Advent swimming is a serious affair. Next week, Fresvik is the venue. There will be swimming in the fjord off the dock at Hege and Dee Cunningham's place on Sunday 5 December at 3 pm.

Their little harbour is perfect for winter swimming, complete with outdoor hot tubs, just 3 metres from the water's edge of the black (and wonderfully cold) Fresvik bay.

Sign up by Friday 3rd December by contacting Øydis on (+47) 932 22 274.

To cover the cost of heating the hottubs, advent bathing at Fresvik will cost 125 kroner per person. Participants are encouraged to bring along some food to grill on the fjordside BBQ too.