Winterbathing for Dummies (Part Three - The Aftermath!)

Okay, so you did your homework (Winterbathing for Dummies – Be Prepared!) and have been for a skinny dip in the Danish sea (Winterbathing for Dummies – Taking the Plunge!).

So now what? Chances are that you found it scary - but incredibly exhilarating – and are ready for more? Great! But stripping off down at the seaside is only fun for so long. Trust me - been there – done that!

30 January 2012 - a few days before the sea turned to ice!

If you’re determined to keep going for the whole season – which for real Vikings is from November through to April - you’ll most likely want to join a club. A place to change and hang up your clothes (without them blowing off down the beach). Some clubs even have showers, toilets and saunas. But most of all, you’ll just want a place to share your love of this Danish extreme sport with other fanatics!

There is a great overview of Danish clubs, with a nifty little map, at vinterbader.com They’ve also put together a handy list of contact details for the various clubs…you can find that here. But be warned. Winterbathing has become extremely popular the last few years, and most clubs have waiting lists – some of them 6 years long! ;)

28 October 2011 - my friend V bathing in fog

Yep, you don’t have to be a crazy Dane to be a winterbather but it sure helps… See you on the bathing bridge?

Diane :)

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