During the summer, Östersund is a real multi-sport city when it comes to outdoor activities.
Terrain running and hiking
Running is a fantastic way to discover a new city. Frösöberget around is a classic, 8 km asphalt with magnificent views over Östersund, the lake and the mountains. Andersön, outside of Östersund, has beautiful paths in the forest along the lakeside. 11.5 km all the way around, families appreciate the 2.1 km trail. Bynäset around is also a popular trail, 7 km following the waters. At Östersund Ski stadium the blue/white marked trail, 4.5 km, is hilly and technical.
Kayaking or canoeing
At Lits Camping & Canoe Center, 15 minutes by car from Östersund, you can get help to arrange a tour that suits you. The scenic surroundings around Håkan river is a fantastic starting point for kayak and canoe tours. Or, why not discover the archipelago in Lake Storsjön. Kayak rentals from Tivars at Norderön Island. In central Östersund you can rent kayaks at Surfbukten and discover the city from the water.
Gym, Yoga and Workout
Yogaskolan offers free yoga classes in Surfbukten on Wednesday evenings from June 26 til Aug 8.
Friskis&Svettis offers of outdoor training at Frösö Strand on Tuesday evenings from June 25 til Aug 7.
Next to Surfbukten there is also an outdoor gym, free to use and a kid´s pump track for bikes and kick bikes.
Several golf courses are within easy reach of the city. Frösö golf course, with amazing views over the mountain area, has 18 holes, an adventure course for kids and a 9-hole pay & play. Storsjöbygden’s golf course, 20 km to the southwest, has an 18-hole course in a scenic, gently hilly and forested terrain. Take the free ferry out to Norderön Golf course. There is an 18-hole pay & play and plenty of activities such as boule, frisbee golf, bicycles and kayaks for hire. www.sbgk.nu | www.ofg.nu | www.spela-golf.nu
Drop by or book an instructor at Östersunds ´new indoor climbing centre. Rope climbing and bouldering, courses and workshops. For outdoor climbing we recommend Frösöberget or Stuguberget.