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-Ringencity you will find Kolmårdens Wildlife Park with the new World of Bamse and the world's best wooden roller coaster, WildFire. In Kolmårdens Wildlife Pael 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, sunbathe, kayak or take a walk in the archipelago.
By the sea the beautiful Göta Canal connects which with its many locks is also lovely to stroll or cycle along. Following the Göta Canal a bit from the Baltic Sea, you will also come to another nice excursion destination in the form of the medieval town Söderköping, only 15 km from Norrköping. Here you can, for example, settle down the canal and buy ice cream at the popular glass 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 indoor swimmin pool at Arena Grosvad.
Right next to O-ringencity at Himmelstalund is the Folkparken, a lush park with adventure golf, 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 smoking 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, as well as Visualization Center C, which offers exciting exhibitions and convictions for the whole family. This beautiful industrialized country 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.