Sweden Sports & Outdoors

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Sweden Sports & Outdoors

  • Outdoor Activities

    Stockholm Sports & Outdoors

    I'm not that much of an outdoor person myself but my girlfriend is, so she forced me into joining her onto an outdoor excursion when we were in stockholm. I was a bit reluctant but ended up really liking it! We went on a hiking tour with a guide. The pace was really nice. Not too much to keep up but at the end up the day we did feel like we had...

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  • Football

    Göteborg Sports & Outdoors

    The Gamla Ullevi Stadium (Old Ullevi) is home to three Goteborg football clubs: IFK Goteborg, Orgryte IS and GAIS. The stadium was inaugurated in September 1916. It has a capacity of about 17.000, of which 12.000 places are standings. Unfortunately, the plan is to demolish Gamla Ullevi and to replace it by a new football stadium. Directions: The...

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  • Football

    Malmö Sports & Outdoors

    If your´e in Malmö between march/april to october/november you should go to see the local Soccer Team Malmö FF at the newly built Swedbank Stadium. Malmö FF is the most succesful soccer team in Sweden (although some would argue that Gothenburg is more succesful) with 14 Swedish cup wins and 16 Swedish championship wins. The last time Malmö won the...

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  • Winter Sports

    Stockholm Sports & Outdoors

    From mid November to end of February, you can skate in Kungsträdgården in the city centre and it is open most days. There are also skating rinks elsewhere in the city when proper winter comes and some of the football grounds are watered and freeze, but then you have to know where to go (or check the official tourist site which might give you tips)....

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  • Running

    Göteborg Sports & Outdoors

    The last 28 years Göteborgsvarvet, a half marathon, has been ran in Gothenburg in May. In 2007 there were 40 000 runners who ran the 21,5 kilometers through the center of the city. This is a huge event in the city, and people are standing in lines along the path to watch the people run by. I saw it for the first time this year, and I must say...

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  • Equestrianism

    Malmö Sports & Outdoors

    Famous international horse show in July every year with mainly show jumping (a Nations Cup amongst other things) and showing of young Swedish warmbloods. Great setting in the village of Falsterbo, 30km south of Malmö. For those of you into riding, there are also usually small local show jumping competitions, both for pony and horse, on the beach in...

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  • Globen

    Stockholm Sports & Outdoors

    Saw Djurgårdens play MODO in Oct 04, during NHL strike when most Swedish players came back home to play. Impressive venue. 13k spectators on a Tuesday night! Peter Forsberg was expected to play for MODO, but called off. Had to make do with Tommy Salo, Sedin twins etc! Book tickets in advance through internet suppliers, and collect on arrival.

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  • Sailing

    Göteborg Sports & Outdoors

    This is definately one of the sailing centres in Scandinavia and it shows. Stinking rich people have huge yachts in Långedrag along tram line 11 where the Royal Yacht Club is, and the not so stinking rich who just put everything they own into sailing have their boats just about anywhere else. There are often regattas going on and if you're more...

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  • Skating

    Malmö Sports & Outdoors

    Rent a pair of skates and have fun with your friends either in an atmospheric old square or in the Folkets Park (where you might have to have your own skates). The Lilla Torg rink is open December until well into the new year and the one in the park is at least open around the Winter wonderland time in late December. You can rent skates when you...

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  • Horses

    Göteborg Sports & Outdoors

    Göteborg is the place where World Cup showjumping first started thanks to some entrepreneur equestrians who talked Volvo into helping them. Since the 70s, the Scandinavium arena has been packed with horses and riders every year around Easter. Later on, a whole equestrian fair has been established in the adjacent trade fair which has all things...

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  • Canal pedalling

    Malmö Sports & Outdoors

    If the official canal tour doesn't appeal and the (older) children are restless, why not rent a boat and pedal around the canals for an hour. They can be found at Amiralsbron, a bridge behind Stortorget.

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  • Horse racing

    Malmö Sports & Outdoors

    Along with the French, Italians and Germans, Finns, Danes, Norwegians and Americans us Swedes love trotting (horse and sulky cart) more than most other nations and Malmö has what I consider the best trotting course in the country. It is as big as the ones in Stockholm and Gothenburg but has much more relaxed (read continental) rules which means...

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  • Vasaloppet...

    The Vasaloppet is an annual cross-country ski race, held on the first Sunday of every March...The course covers 90km between the towns of Salen & Mora, in the Dalarna, north-western area of Sweden...The race is named after Gustav Ericsson Vasa, who skied a similar route through Dalarna when escaping the troops of the Danish Christian IIThe...

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  • Swedish Grand Prix...

    The inaugral Swedish GP was held at the 30km, Norra Vram in 1933It turned out to be something of a disaster, with a death of a competitor, serious injuries, & a house along the track being burnt down...The event was not staged again until 1949, this time at Skarpnack, which also staged the event in 1952 - 53The Swedish GP moved to Kristianstad for...

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  • canoeing in Glaskogen

    This is an amazing place to be if you like silence. Here you can live on the rhythm of nature...Lenungshammar is the place where you can hire the canoes. But also bikes and you can stay there on the camping or in a little house... mosquito Spray!! Very important...

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  • Enchanting Tiveden hikes

    Tiveden Nationalpark is one of the smaller Swedish parks but maybe one of the most enchanting ones, one who makes you realise why trolls and elves are a firm part in Nordic sagas. In the leaflet I have read that the idea is to leave the forest “growing back” to a primeval forest and given the humidity due to the many trees and location between the...

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  • Spectacular canyon Skurugata

    This canyon is amazing! I cannot stop to recommend this to anyone interested in hiking and spectacular landscapes. It is not big though, but that does not take the fun away once you are “inside” – you will stop many times and wonder how this all did form. No one really knows, that’s what the leaflet says. I imagined something like a crack due to...

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  • Trotting

    Trotting is a huge sport in Sweden (otherwise mainly found in the USA, France, Germany, Italy and the other Nordic countries). There are courses in the tree biggest cities and several others. See where on the website below. There are several ways to bet both in individual races (winner, 1-3rd place) and in various meeting combinations such as the...

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  • Playing mini golf in Uppsala

    One of the sports suitable to be played by every members of the family when you are having your vacation in Uppsala is mini golf (minaiture golf), an ideal and excellent sport promised to be lots of fun while on vacation! The golf facility is located at Uppsala Bangolfklubb (UBK or Uppsala Miniature Golf Club) just south of the Studenternas IP near...

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  • Watching winter sports in Uppsala

    Studenternas IP (The Students' Athlectic Stadium) is located beside Stadsträdgården (City Park) along the bank of Fyris River in the heart of the city of Uppsala. If you visit the city of Uppsala during the winter months, you may be able to watch some interesting winter sports at the stadium. The stadium used to organise the final of the National...

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  • Nordic walking

    Nordic walking is a popular mode of exercising for the people of scandinivian countries. nordic walking sticks

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  • Hiking the Kungsleden

    In the very north of Sweden is a famous and beautiful hiking trail called the Kungsleden or King's Trail. The Kungsleden is approximately 440 kilometres long and can be divided in several separate parts. (I've hiked parts of the Kungsleden and the underlined words are links to my pages about that particular part of the trail.) From Abisko to...

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  • Sailing and boating

    I have read somewhere that Sweden has more pleasure boats than any other nation per capita and I can well believe that. With the long coastline and 90 000 lakes I mentioned in the fishing tip, it is hardly surprising that people spend a lot of times on water here and any waterside town wanting to attract new residents try to do so with cheap jetty...

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  • Fishing

    Having more than 90 000 lakes, many rivers and a loooong coastline, Sweden has some excellent fishing opportunities. You need fishing licenses for most places but the local tourist offices and/or sport shops can help you with that. Many tourist offices organise package fishing tours (especially in the north where transport is scarce) but you can...

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  • Riding

    Sweden has more horses per person than anywhere in Europe! There are 30 horses for every 1000 people in the country these days, after a depressing lull in the 1960s when the cavalry had mostly disappeared and farming had modernised. Only Ireland comes close to that figure and since many horses are used for trekking, I suppose it is because we are...

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  • Soccer - Football

    As this one Swedish chap told us, Sweden is really into soccer, which really showed in 2006 (a few weeks before the start of the World Championships of Soccer in Germany)! Old and young, men and women really got excited about it!!!Well, to tell you the background of this picture:we did stumble across these people who were participating in...

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  • Icehockey

    During winter, football gives way to the hockey season which is a hard time in Sweden for those who do not like it since it seems to be on telly almost every evening. Personally, I watch the Olympics and World Championships but the problem with hockey is that it has so many OTHER important cups which are also transmitted and which makes it boring...

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  • Gone Fishing

    Sweden is filled with big and small lakes and is surrounded by water. So if you like fishing, don't forget your rod!No matter where in sweden you go, there will be oppertunities for fishing. Just make sure of what rules apply for the lake you wish to fish. For advice on good lakes and the rules where you are, just find the nearest fishing shop or...

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  • Hockey in Sweden

    Visiting an unusual sport activity for Belgian visitors in Sweden - Ice Hockey ! the most popular sport in this part of Europe !The swedish teams are highly ranked in Europe - like this "Modo" team !It is a hard but fair game ! I never had an insight on their clothing but i'm sure they wear good protecting clothes that gives them an atletic...

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  • The most popular in Sweden

    Looking for a good and local popular sport is not that difficult - Ice Hockey !!! Go to the competition and enjoy it - it is so popular and rather unknown in our country ! It is a hard job ! But fairness is still a part of the game !!During a business trip i was invited at a competition of the famous "MODO" team !

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  • canoeing in Sweden

    Sweden os perfect to makw onderful canoe trips.It has many, many canoe centres. where you can find all the information you need. You can hire and buy canoe equipment.They have a camping side and also special canoe islands, where you can camp and make a camp fire. You can bring your own canoe stuff. But you can also rent everyting you need in...

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