Text by: Team Mundt - teammundt.com
Stockholm is divided into four major boroughs. Östermalm, Norrmalm, Södermalm, and Västermalm (also known as Kungsholmen). These are the best accessible runs for each of them.
Take the chance to run in the beautiful Olympic stadium. No other arena has had more world records than Stockholm Stadion. It is located just a kilometer from the center of Stockholm's nightlife at Stureplan. Behind the stadium is the small forest Lill-Jansskogen where you can find a marked trail of about 3km.
On the opposite side of Östermalm, at the end of the street called Strandvägen, you can pass over a small bridge to the island Djurgården which is one of the most popular areas for running in Stockholm. Follow the canal out and back or loop the entire island and race the big ferries entering Stockholm on the way back.
A popular route starting at Södermalm is running around the water Årstaviken. It is very flat running on Södermalm and rather hilly at Årsta on the other side. You can also follow the water around Södermalm for a flat 10k.
The park Hagaparken is the best spot for running close to Norrmalm. It hosts the only Parkrun in central Stockholm and if you are lucky you might see the Crown Princess and her family who live in the park.
Kungsholmen is another island that is popular to run around. Right across from the canal Karlbergskanalen is the castle and military park Karlberg. It has some trails and a 400m gravel oval.
Stockholm Olympic stadium. (Image source)
The ski slopes Hammarbybacken are barely runnable because of the gradient but rather popular for a tough hill workout. The longest slope is 400m long and descends 85m.
Hammarbybacken (image source)
If you want a real challenge you can try the course of Lidingöloppet. Lidingöloppet is a brutal 30km cross country race that's one of the most well-known races in Sweden. From Lidingövallen it is rather close to the start, the 8k mark, the 20k mark and the finish which makes it easy to run parts of the course if you feel like 30k's of hills are too much.
Another more accessible nice area is Ursvik. It's a 10-minute walk from the subway station Hallonbergen on the blue line and has hilly trails from 2.5km to 15km.
Lidingöloppet. (image source)
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