How to spend a sporty weekend in Sweden

Tele2 Arena

If you’re a sports fan visiting the Swedish capital, there are plenty of teams worth your attention and time. Stop by an arena, put on your running shoes or spectate while enjoying the best Stockholm has to offer.

Whether you love soccer, running or hockey, make sure to get yourself a ticket to what will prove to be a memorable and heart-racing experience. You can choose to visit an arena, watch your home team or Stockholm’s local teams from a comfortable city setting. Everything is a mere stone’s throw away when staying at the Radisson Blu Royal Viking Hotel, Stockholm.

Warriors on ice

Ice Hockey

The Stockholm based team, Djurgarden, is the most successful Swedish hockey team of all time, and has bred an impressive amount of NHL players. “The Pride of Stockholm” is ready to end the season on a high note in the top ten. They have qualified for the playoffs, which take place after the regular season ends in March. Speed, force and crazy skills await you on this rink.

Meet the Iron Stoves

Stefan Holm - - Djurgarden at Tele2 Arena

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Showing off their skills on the top Swedish tier of soccer is Djugarden IF. The team, also known as Allsvenskan or the Iron Stoves, has 11 national championship titles and four national cup wins. The 2016 season kicks off on April 2, and the team is ready to claim their first championship title since 2005. Get ready to experience the atmospheric stadium at full capacity. This team has the largest and most dedicated fans of any team in Sweden, meaning the stadium will be set to full volume.

Stockholm Marathon

If you would rather participate in the fun, you are more than welcome to join Stockholm Marathon. The 38th edition takes place on June 4 this year and features more than 20,000 participants from all over the world. If you have doubts about whether or not you can finish the race within the six-hour qualifying time, why not stand on the sidelines, soak up the atmosphere and support the runners instead.

Dinner and a show

The best way to really enjoy a sport is in a comfortable chair with a tasty meal on your plate. At Flippin Burgers, you’ll be able to enjoy amazingly juicy meat and a wide selection of tasty brews before or after the game. Another popular spot for watching matches is The Crib by Retro. You will be able to see all your favorite sporting events while savoring everything from nachos to mouth-watering steaks.

Get ready for a weekend full of sporting fun! There are plenty of ways to enjoy sports when in Stockholm and many of the venues are within close proximity either by foot, bus or tram.

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