Sports Tour in Scandinavia
Scandinavia is a very enjoyable for biking. Most of Denmark’s area and southern Sweden is good for you who do not like hills. Bikers’ clubs in most countries publish maps with information in English about local biking routes and camping places.
You can also enjoy sailing in most of Scandinavian countries. Boats can be chartered in major cities and harbors. The most popular routes of this favorite sports are :
The sail south from Stockholm along the Swedish coast to Copenhagen.
Among the islands of Stockholm’s archipelago.
From Copenhagen to the Danish island of Bornholm and back.
South from the Danish island of Fyn, where the sea is studded with many small uninhabited islands.
Up the western coast of Denmark and Norway. The water is cold for swimmers to get numb quickly. The weather can change suddenly and dangerously.
Scandinavia is also the best place for skiing. You can do it much of the year. Snow in northern Sweden and Norway often lasts as late as May. But in winter the temperatures sometimes fall down to -35⁰C ( any temperature below - 10⁰C makes the danger of frostbite great enough to prohibit skiing). So, it is advisable to ski here in fall or spring, when the days are longer and warmer , November and March are good.
One of the best sports to do in Denmark is hiking because it is basically flat. You can enjoy hiking between towns. Local tourism offices have maps of paths and can help plan specific routes.
You can rent horses from riding schools througout Denmark for day or package holidays. You can also rent a covered wagon for an inexpensive and unusual accommodation and transport.
You are welcome to play golf in Denmark. Normally, you are required to have a valid membership card from your own club. You can contact the Danske Golf Union ( Gofsvinget 12, DK-2625 Vallensbæk tel. 4264-06-66)