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.

While studying at DIS Stockholm, you have the opportunity to meet the locals by signing up for various sports teams and fitness centers in Stockholm. Look out for sports associations at the Activities Fair held at the beginning of the semester. Read about the Activities Fair here.