City jogging in Stockholm: around Kungsholmen

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Kungsholmen runt

Walking or jogging is a great way to explore a city. In Stockholm I have a few favorite routes. The tour around Kungsholmen was the first run I explored in Stockholm. The tour is about 10 km and because you can follow the water almost all the time, it is also completely flat and easy to navigate. Jogging around Kungsholmen is one of the most popular walking routes in Stockholm.

Jogging round Kungsholmen

I opted for a start at Stadshuset in Stockholm. From here I ran, counterclockwise, around the island. On the north side of the island you follow Kungsholmstranden. A bit further you pass Hornsberg Strand . After that, it’s a little bit more tricky. If you are lucky, there are other runners who follow the same route because a round of Kungsholmen is very popular among the Stockholm joggers. If there is no one to follow, keep to the right.

In practice, this means that you do not walk through the gate on a certain stretch but stay by it as short as possible until you see water again. At Marieberg you have to watch out again. Here you have to run a bit uphill, unless you continue to run on the cliff edge. If in doubt, you can always consult Google Maps.

The last piece is in a straight line to the Town Hall where you pass beautiful gardens on the waterfront. For a change, you can run the opposite direction.

Kungsholmen runt: zicht op Riddarholmen en Södermalm
Kungsholmen runt: zicht op Riddarholmen en Södermalm bij zonsondergang
Kungsholmen runt: zicht op Västerbron

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City jogging Stockholm rond Kungsholmen
29 January 2021
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Ice fishing in Sweden

IJsvissen Granö Beckasin

It appeals to my imagination: ice fishing. I don’t have tons of experience but was able to do it twice already and would like to tell you more about it. The first time I went ice fishing was in Finland. It was not a success. The catch was zero. In February 2020 I had the opportunity to go ice fishing in Sweden. Wondering how we did then?

Drilling a hole in the ice

Handboor ijs

I was staying in Granö Beckasin and took part in the snowmobile tour. On the way we stopped on a lake and the tour guide took out a giant drill. I immediately recognized it from that time in Finland and after the tour guide’s demonstration I started drilling my hole in the ice. It seems simple but you do need some muscle power! For those who prefer a bit of laziness (or for even thicker ice, of course), there are motorized drills in addition to the hand drills. After a while I had a hole where I could put my fishing rod in. Now it was mainly about keeping that hole open and ensuring that it could not freeze up again.

Gat maken in het ijs om te ijsvissen in Zweden

Sea fishing vs. ice fishing

You should know, I am a North Sea wreck diver. Time on board, between the tides, was sometimes spent by fishing. I had no talent, but I sometimes caught a few mackerels. Yet you cannot really compare it with this ice fishing. A much smaller fishing rod is used for ice fishing and you don’t need a boat. You always ice fish with a nylon line. It is “waterproof” and will therefore not freeze. As I saw the tour guide doing it, I carefully moved my rod up and down. My patience was tested because the fish didn’t bite.

Gat in het ijs

Bite!

I was just exchanging my fishing rod (a bit disappointed) for my camera when I heard the other lady of the group shouting that she had caught a fish. The fish just met the minimum size. Obviously, we shouldn’t expect a big fish lunch that day. In the end we caught just enough fish to provide everyone with a small appetizer, haha. Fortunately, the tour guide was prepared and had had taken sandwiches with cheese (and ham – for the non-vegetarians) for us.

IJsvissen
Vis gevangen bij ijsvissen

Dress in layers

Because you have to sit still for a long time to go ice fishing, you should dress warmly enough. Make sure you are not sweaty from the activity you did before, because you will get cold quickly that way. Because we combined it with a snowmobile trip, we had received extra warm clothing from the organization. Thick gloves and a hat are also indispensable.

Have you ever gone ice fishing in Sweden? Curious about your experiences!

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Ice fishing in Sweden
28 January 2021
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Staying at Hotel Liseberg Heden

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Hotel Eden Liseberg

When we went to soak up the Christmas atmosphere in Gothenburg in December 2017, a visit to Liseberg, the amusement park of Gothenburg, was high on our list. We also spent a night in the hotel of Liseberg. Be aware, Hotel Liseberg Heden is not located in the amusement park, but a kilometer away from the amusement park. That’s no problem, but good to know before you book. And although the hotel is within walking distance of the center, it’s located very quiet. The inner gardens add to that.

Liseberg Hotel Heden Göteborg

The hotel feels very family-like and the welcome was very warm. There is wifi, you can exercise in the gym or relax in the sauna. There is a restaurant where you can also find vegan dishes. Breakfast is served here too.

It was pleasant to sit in the lobby of Hotel Liseberg Heden. We sat there the first evening to look at the leaflets and to plan the coming days. Handy to have a space, outside the rooms, to spend time with the rest of the group.

Child friendly

Not tested ourselves, but the hotel offers many facilities for families with young children. There is a playground with a slide, you can borrow board games at the reception, the rooms with family loft have an extra TV, …

Comfortable rooms

Hotel Heden - Göteborg

The rooms are simple but clean and comfortable. There are different types of rooms. From 2 people with the possibility to put an extra bed to the family loft for 4 people.

Practical information

Hotel Liseberg Heden is a cash-free hotel. You can therefore only pay by card. Check-in is from 3 pm but we went there earlier to put our luggage and that was no problem.

Nice to know: on Sundays you can sometimes opt for a late check out at 1 pm.

How do you reach Hotel Heden Liseberg?

If you travel by public transport (tram 2 or 13), Scandinavium is the nearest stop.

If you are traveling by car, you can park in the parking lot of the Hotel Heden Liseberg. This cannot be booked in advance, but with 76 places for 179 rooms, there is a good chance that there will be space. Parking costs 180 SEK per day.

Address: Sten Sturegatan 1, Gothenburg

Book your room

Book your room at Hotel Liseberg Heden.

Hotels in the neighborhood

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In the neighborhood

  • Liseberg
  • Ullevi
  • Gothia Towers

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Hotel Heden Liseberg Göteborg
27 January 2021
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