Swedish winter activities

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Hitting the slopes.
Photo credit: Nina Bakker

Cold and long nights are the first things imagined when the word Swedish winter is mentioned. But winter is also a time for several fun activities.

 

#1 Ski in one of several resorts
Skiing is a popular winter sport and we love to ski in Linkoping. There are a couple of nice spots to catch the thrill in and around Linkoping city. But if you want to have the full experience, you could hit the slopes in the provinces of Dalarna, Jämtland, Härjedalen and Swedish Lapland where there are hundreds of resorts with nice ski facilities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

A reindeer farm. Photo Credit: Aida Selimovic

The northern lights. Photo Credit: Aida Selimovic

#2 Enjoy the eskimo experience in igloos or ice hotels
Winter is the best time to visit the north of Sweden. Home to the world’s first hotel made of ice and snow in the Swedish village of Jukkasjärvi, about 200 km north of the Arctic Circle. The ice hotel is re made in a new guise every winter. Besides the ice hotel, you could visit a reindeer farm and enjoy a dog sled ride. Northern Sweden is also the best place to see the aurora. These northern lights of green, red and purple often dance in the sky on clear winter nights.

#3 Party indoors
If you would prefer to stay indoors to avoid the cold weather, then you could attend one of several parties organized by students or student associations. The popular Kårhuset Kollektivet and Kårhuset Kårallen are places to pin on your Linkoping map. They are the venues for weekly parties.

 So if you decide to study at LiU, you are assured of several fun winter activities.

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