O-Ringen Kolmården 2019 will be about more than competitions. Here you invite your friends and family to an exciting holiday adventure with fun activities for all ages and tastes!
With about 30 minutes drive from O-Ringen city you will find Kolmårdens Wildlife Park with the new World of Bamse and the world's best wooden roller coaster, WildFire. In Kolmårdens Wildlife Park you will also meet lots of vibrant wildlife from all the jungles, forests, mountains, savannas and seas of the world.
For the happy swimmer, the coast, archipelagos and several smaller bathing lakes offer beautiful baths after the races. A wonderful example is Arkösund, one of Östergötland's beautiful archipelagos. Here you can experience genuine coastal environments, untouched nature and a vibrant cultural landscape. Be sure to swim, sunbath, kayak or take a walk in the archipelago.
It is beautiful to take a stroll or ride a bike along Göta Canal with its many locks and boats. If you follow Göta Canal, not far from the Baltic Sea you will find Söderköping, a medieval town with cobblestone streets and several historical buildings. It is only 15 km from Norrköping and well worth a visit. Take a walk through the old quarters and later, sit down by the canal with an ice cream from the popular ice cream restaurant, Smultronstället.
Historical experiences are also found at the impressive and interactive Air Force Museum in Linköping and at Nyköpingshus in Nyköping. Even more history will you find on the road from Norrköping towards the neighboring municipality and also the competition arena in Finspång, in the form of one of Sweden's oldest glassworks, Reijmyre Glasbruk. In Reijmyre there is also another historical site worth visiting, namely Häfla Hammarsmedja, a unique 1920s industrial plant. Once in Finspång you will find a fantastic nature with a lot of small bathing lakes and lovely forests in which the first two stages of O-Ringen Kolmården 2019 are being held. In the arena for these stages you can cool down after the race by experiencing the indoor swimming pool at Arena Grosvad.
Right next to O-Ringen city at Himmelstalund is Folkparken, a lush park with adventure golf, a playground, outdoor gym, possibility of frisbeegolf and green areas. With a short walk through the park you reach Norrköping's beautiful Industrial Landscape, an area that lives from a time when Norrköping was a great textile city.
Nowadays, the beautiful industrial buildings house everything from cozy outdoor dining and restaurants to creative companies and concert and congress houses. In the Industrial Landscape, there are also the Museum of Work and the City Museum, both with exhibits well worth visiting. Visualization Center C hosts exciting exhibitions for the whole family as well as dome movies of all kind. This beautiful industrialized area is also the main part of the competition area for the city sprint of the Elite tour, which will be held on the 24/7 2019.