Sports and Recreation

Playing sports is a great way to get involved in the local community, as the Swedes are highly interested in staying active.

The Swedish Concept of Allemansrätten

Sports and recreation fit well into the Swedish lifestyle. In Sweden, the Right of Public Access, allemansrätten, allows everyone the freedom to roam through public lands, and walk, cycle, ride, camp, or ski as they wish. During wintertime, the Swedes take advantage of this, as the snowy scenery makes a list of icy activities possible – from downhill skiing and snowboarding, to cross-country skiing, ice hockey, and curling.

Join the Stockholm Student Sports Union

DIS subsidizes the cost to join group classes at the Stockholm Student Sports Union, giving you the chance to take part for reduced prices. The Union offers 100 classes within a wide range of sports — gymnastics, badminton, diving, jazz dance, kickboxing, running, soccer, street dance, tennis, and yoga, to name a few!

There is a range of levels, so you can learn a new sport alongside beginners or develop your skills in more advanced groups.

Since these classes are at a union for students, you are bound to meet locals of your own age – a potential way to find your place in Stockholm.

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