Huk, Norway

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Coordinates: 59°53′46″N 10°40′30″E / 59.896°N 10.675°E / 59.896; 10.675

The public beach

Huk is a parkland and a sandy beach (Hukodden) at the furthest south of the Bygdøy peninsula west of the city center of Oslo, Norway.

The area was acquired by Aker municipality in 1921.[1] The bathing beach is divided into a regular public beach and a naturist beach area. The naturist beach is on a shank[2][3] northwest of Hukodden, formerly the garden of the brush manufacturer Jordan.[4][5]

Jens Stoltenberg's second government bought in 2005 a villa with shoreline bordering the public beach at Huk, and in 2006 opened a new public beach there.[6] The villa was later resold but the shoreline is still open for all.[7]

Just off the beach area are sculptures, Large Arch (1963-1969) by Henry Moore[8] and Icarus (1965) and Døhlen by Anne Sofie Døhlen (1967).[1]

The area is accessible by bus number 30 from central Oslo.[9]

Huk as seen from the Oslofjord. Naturist beach left, the main beach and the new beach to the right

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Knut Are Tvedt, ed. (2000). Oslo byleksikon (4th ed.). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. p. 209. (in Norwegian) ISBN 82-573-0815-3
  2. ^ Huk naturiststrand på Bygdøy www,nudist.no (in Norwegian)
  3. ^ Huk Naturiststrand www.oslofjorden.com (in Norwegian)
  4. ^ NRK – Første gang på naturiststrand» NRK (in Norwegian)
  5. ^ Huk & Paradisbukta www.visitnorway.com (in English)
  6. ^ Huk-eiendommen på Bygdøy sikres som friluftsområde Government of Norway Oct 21, 2005 (in Norwegian)
  7. ^ Huk badeplass, Bygdø (in Norwegian)
  8. ^ Henry Moore Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian)
  9. ^ Bus line 30 www.ruter.no 30 Nydalen-Bygdøy](in Norwegian)