What's going on during Sportlov?
What's going on during Sportlov?
Norsjö Icekarting. Photographs by Donna Richmond.

What’s going on during Sportlov?

In this guide, Donna Richmond and Vicky Taylor tell us all about Skellefteå activities for the annual Swedish sports vacation, Sportlov. Whether you’re looking for outdoor action and adventures, or fun indoor activities, just make sure to plan ahead!

What's going on during Sportlov?
Norsjö Icekarting. Photographs by Donna Richmond.

Norsjö Icekarting If you want speed and adventure, this is the activity for you. Drive an ice go-kart around a track on the frozen lake and be prepared to have a lot of fun. Whilst it’s not the cheapest activity at 160kr per person for 8 minutes, it is certainly exhilarating. Suitable for both young and old, some of the go-karts have two seats – perfect if you’d prefer to leave the driving to a grown up.

If you are driving from Norsjö, head towards Norsjövallen. Shortly before you get to Norsjövallen (if you drive over the bridge you’ve gone too far) you will see a turning on the left signposted to the campsite. Take this turning and you will see the go-karts on the lake to your left.

Helmets are provided, but be sure to take warm clothes. Check out their Facebook page for opening days and times.

Kim and Morgan, of Norsjö Icekarting.

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Exploratoriet Science Centre Is a fantastic place to take the kids and is Norrland Living’s favourite place to take their twin terrors. For curious kids, a trip to Exploratoriet is a must and it’s a proper buzz for grown-ups, too. Exploratoriet is a space filled with interactive exhibits that you and your kids can experience, explore, and discover new things. Science has never been so exciting.

Are you interested in experiments and chemistry? Make sure not to miss their workshop! Here, you’ll have the opportunity to create Crystal Trees using chemistry. It’s a drop-in session, and it lasts for 45 minutes.

12:00 – 12:30 and 14:00 – 14:30, Chemical Crystal Trees

13:00 and 15:00, Star Show in the Planetarium

Step into the sun and experience this amazing world of stars, planets, and perhaps the occasional moon!



What's going on during Sportlov?
Photograph by Ugur Arpaci / Unsplash.

Hedlunda Husky, a Siberian husky dog-sledding outfit in Överklinten, Robertsfors is a bit special. They offer half-day and full-day tours as well as evening jaunts, during which you might find yourself gazing up at theNorthern Lights. The staff will even train you to drive your own team.



What's going on during Sportlov?
Vitbergsbacken. Photograph by Donna Richmond.

Vitbergsbacken, offers skiing just outside the centre of Skellefteå. Skiing is an all-time classic Sportlov Activity! Take a day and bring the kids to Vitbergsbacken by Skellefteå Camping. There are two lifts, two slopes, one kids’ slope, as well as a Fun Park with jumps and rails.


Also try: Bygdsiliumsbacken skiing, 20 kms south of Burträsk: a great little resort with a cafe with a fab view.


What's going on during Sportlov?
Skogsgläntans 4F-gård, Byske.

Skogsgläntans 4F-gård, offers kids fun with farm animals in Byske.If your kid is an animal lover, Skogsgläntans 4F-gård can be a wonderful excursion, as kids can ride ponies, play with the animals, and learn about nature. There are horses, rabbits, goats, cats, and ducks. Kids truly love this place, and parents love that Skogsgläntans is an engaging, outdoors-friendly day out. Open Monday to Friday,  Free. Ringvägen 20, 930 47 Byske. Visit their Facebook page for opening times and schedule.


What's going on during Sportlov?
The play area at Nordanå. Photograph by Donna Richmond.

Nordanå Kulturcentrum Offers Culture, nature and ice-skating in one place, for a relaxing day out. The Nordanå area is like an oasis in the city with parks, playgrounds, bird ponds and museums to see and relax by. During the winter and early spring, the duck pond is also an ice-skating rink, so bring those skates!



What's going on during Sportlov?
Boda Borg.

Boda Borg Is the place to go if you and your family want a real adventure! Deep under Vitberget, you’ll find this adventure cavern with 49 rooms filled with exciting quests and challenges for you and your kids to solve.



What's going on during Sportlov?
Fun climbing to the top of the volcano at Leos Lekland.

Leos Lekland is a never-ending playground especially for kids ready to play,play and play. There Are jungle gyms, slides, trampolines, ballpools and little sports arenas – this place really does mean never-ending fun. Parents can join in or watch from cosy couches.



What's going on during Sportlov?

Let the kids play in the past at Barnsia at Skellefteå Museum. 

Barnsia is a local historical learning environment for kids. Are your kids 6 years old or younger? Let them explore and absorb the cultural heritage of Skellefteå.



What's going on during Sportlov?

Eddahallen is a brilliant swimming pool complex set just outside the centre of Skellefteå. It has six pools that are suitable for everyone from the very youngest to the oldest, as well as aids and special pools for those who are disabled. In addition to swimming, Eddahallen also offers a sauna and a jacuzzi. Swimming and playing in the pool is a fun way to spend the day for the whole family.



Of course, Sportlov is all about opportunities to move your body. Why not enjoy the outdoors with a day of hiking? Pick a trail, pack some fika, dress warmly and strap on those hiking boots and enjoy the beautiful nature that Skellefteå has to offer.



What's going on during Sportlov?
Try some bowling at Bowlingkompaniet.

Try some old-fashioned ten-pin bowling at the bowl-tastic Bowlingkompaniet. Bowling is a classic if you’re looking for an afternoon or evening of indoor fun. Soak up the atmosphere at Bowlingkompaniet, bowl your heart out and eat some good food. If you want to show off your dance moves, show up on one of the Cosmic Bowling days!



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