What can you do outdoors in Sweden? The following impressions will give you some general suggestions and tips about outdoor activities in Sweden, from canoeing to spotting moose. We also list the most popular winter activities.
This picture is from a beaver safari on the river Klarälven in Värmland
Kayaking, right in the centre of Stockholm
Cycling in the region of Örebro
Fishing at the river Lagan in Laholm, Halland
Our photo is from a golf course near Gothenburg: Öijared Golf Club in Nääs (between Gothenburg and Alingsås). – Read more: Golf in Sweden
Hiking in Sweden – our picture is from the Tresticklan National Park in Dalsland
Mountain-hiking and climbing
Laponia National Park in Lapland: View from the Kungsleden trail near the Tjäktja mountain pass towards Sälka
Windsurfing on the island of Öland (Haga Park campsite)
Kitesurfing on the island of Öland (Haga Park campsite)
Sailing in Bohuslän on the west coast of Sweden
Bathing and swimming
If you want to relax, you can just take a picknick along and visit one of the many bathing sites that can be found all over Sweden – our picture is from Värnamo in Småland (lake Helgasjön near Rydaholm on the National Road 27)
Our photo above was taken in Värmland – it shows timber rafting on the river Klarälven in northern Värmland
Watching cranes at lake Hornborga in Västergötland
Visting National Parks and Naturum visitors centres
Moose safaris and moose parks
Almost everywhere in Sweden you can go on moose safaris or visit moose parks. In some parks you can even feed the animals.
Virum moose park opened in the spring of 2008 and is run by Kjell and Helene Svensson. The park is located in Vimmerby, Småland.
Sometimes you can even see these animals in residential areas. This picture is from where we live. Read more: Moose in our garden
Moose in our garden
Popular winter outdoor activities include cross-country skiing, alpine skiing, ice fishing, snowmobile rides, and dog sled rides
Photo sea kayaking: Henrik Trygg/VisitSweden; photo cycling: Region Örebro, Bergslagencycling; photo Kungsleden trail: Silke Nordfjäll; photo winter outdoor activities: Jocke Lagercrantz/Bruksvallarna