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Introduction to running in Stockholm

Winter can bring lots of snow and ice to Stockholm. Click here to see a map of the bike paths in Stockholm that are cleared first (as of winter 2017-2018).
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Central runs in Stockholm

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.

Östermalm

Take the chance to run in the beautiful Olympic stadium. No other arena has had more world records than Stockholms 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.

Södermalm

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.

Norrmalm

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.

Västermalm

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.

Stockholms Stadion

400m synthetic track
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Lill-Jansskogen 3km

3km very hilly gravel/dirt running route
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Best places for workouts in Stockholm

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.
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Only a short trip from Stockholm

If you want a real challenge you can try the course of Lidingöloppet 30km. 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.

Winter running in Stockholm

Running in a new city in the winter time can be tricky. Bad weather and darkness makes it hard to find good places to run.

Stockholms Stadion, Tantolunden, Kronobergsparken, Humlegården, Solviksspåret and Stora mossens IP has lighting and Lill-Jansskogen 3km and Djurgården is usually usable all through the winter..

Humlegården

Hilly gravel/dirt running spot
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Kronobergsparken

Very hilly asphalt/concrete running spot
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Djurgården

Gravel/dirt running spot with some hills
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Highly rated places to run in Stockholm

Stockholms Stadion, Karlbergs slottspark and Ursvik Xtreme are popular places to run in this area.

Karlbergs slottspark

Gravel/dirt running spot with some hills
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Your favourite running surface in Stockholm

For those who like to run on soft surfaces, these are recommended: Lill-Jansskogen 3km, Långholmen, Around lake trekanten 1.7km, Karlberg 4km and Skeppsholmen.

Skeppsholmen

Gravel/dirt running spot with some hills
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Around lake trekanten 1.7km

1.7km hilly gravel/dirt running route
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If you prefer trails you can check out Elljusspåret Gärdet.

Elljusspåret Gärdet

2km hilly trail running route
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Kristinebergs IP

400m synthetic track
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Hammarbybacken

Uphill gravel/dirt running spot
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Farsta IP

400m synthetic track
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Contributors

Created by Christian Mundt 1 - Team Mundt

Christian Mundt - Coach of several Swedish national marathon medalists
Coach of several Swedish national marathon medalists

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Great running spots in Stockholm

Humlegården | Långholmen | Djurgården | Gärdet | Skeppsholmen | Järva sågspånsloop | Norra Djurgården | Hammarbybacken | Tantolunden | Kronobergsparken


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Running routes in Stockholm

Karlberg 4km | Åkeshov 1.55km | Lill-Jansskogen 3km | Norra Djurgården 3.1km | Short Djurgården loop 5km | Around lake trekanten 1.7km | Elljusspåret Gärdet | Fiskartorpet 2.5km | Solviksspåret | Nationaldagsgaloppen


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Group runs in Stockholm

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Running tracks in Stockholm

Kristinebergs IP | Stockholms Stadion | Zinkensdamms IP | Ängby IP | Stora mossens IP | Spånga IP | Kärrtorps IP | Enskede IP | Västberga IP | Hagsätra IP | Hammarbyhöjdens idrottsplats | Farsta IP | Globen Show all tracks


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Comments on places around Stockholm

Martin - 01/07 -20 (12:21) on Ängby IP
"It's been resurfaced now. In.."
Thomas - 13/03 -20 (16:00) on Stockholms Stadion
"There was a little bit of ic.."
Anonymous user - 05/03 -20 (19:09) on Hagaparken
"The park is definitely usabl.."
Anonymous user - 06/11 -19 (16:08) on Karlbergs slottspark
"The west part of the park wa.."
Anonymous user - 15/10 -19 (13:44) on Västberga IP
"Currently not usable due to .."

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