The worlds longest annual skating race on natural ice!
This is a popular yearly ice-skating event held late in January or beginning of February. The start is in Uppsala (80 km) or Sigtuna (35 km) with the finish in Kungsängen (ice conditions permitting).
ICESKATING IN STOCKHOLM
Östermalms IP (Fiskartorpsvägen 2 - next door to Stadion) is open daily and here you can rent ice-skates or try your long distance ice-skates - it is never too late to start! You can try skating on natural ice on lakes around Stockholm such as Kottlasjön on Lidingö or at Hellasgården, but make sure to have the necessary safety equipment with you.
To ice skate on natural ice is a life time experience. It is recommended that you join a group and go with an experienced guide. Check out this website for inspiration: www.iceguide.se
SKIING SLOPES AROUND STOCKHOLM
Ekholmsnäsbacken on Lidingö:
Flottsbroskidbacke in Huddinge:
The following larger ski slopes can be reached within 2-3 hours drive from Stockholm: