We didn’t drive north to have a beach holiday, but we got one. Around 25 - 32°C the whole trip. It rained once, for whole five minutes.
You won’t believe how awesome beaches there are at Lofoten. Crystal clear water and perfect, smooth, white sand. One could easily be fooled the first photo is from, I don’t know, Hawaii, but no, it’s from above the Arctic circle.
And the water? …Well, I swam multiple times in the Norwegian sea.