Cross-country ski in Småland
Cross-country ski in Småland. © Day fotografi

Winter Activities in Småland

Ski, skate, or cosy up by the fire

Welcome to Småland in the winter! You’re spoiled for choice here with the option to enjoy the slopes at Isaberg, discover the icy archipelago at Västervik, or zipline through the snowy treetops at Little Rock Lake.

Sunny day at the hill.
Sunny day at the hill.. © Isaberg Mountain Resort


Isaberg is the largest ski resort in Southern Sweden. It boasts 8 lifts, 11 groomed runs, and varying natural terrain, offering learning opportunities and challenges for green to black skiers. Be sure to ride the Isaberg Fun Line while you’re there. It’s a varied run with boxes, jumps, and rails that offer fun for young and old from top to bottom. The Fun Line promotes learning and balance in an enjoyable environment. For the adventurous, there’s a 1km-long bobsled run. It rushes down the mountain in sweeping turns and breathtaking drops.

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Adventure Starts at Svartbäcksmåla Nybro

With its freshly groomed cross-country tracks, downhill ski runs, and toboggan hill, Svartbäcksmåla in Nybro is a playground for all ages. The warming hut and barbeque area offer an escape from the cold. Or perhaps you’d prefer to use the facilities to rejuvenate before you switch gears and check out the picturesque hiking trails.

Mullsjö Alpine

Mullsjö Alpine area boasts a range of ski runs – from easy kids runs to slopes with gradients of 30 degrees. And, thanks to the 60 snow cannons the resort owns, the snow conditions are always excellent. There are easy descents, more challenging mogul runs, and big jumps for those who dare. Learn more about the open runs and snow status at

Cross-country skiing in Småland.. © Nybro kommun

Hanaslöv – Alvesta’s Ski Resort

There is winter fun for everyone at Hanaslöv! Snowboarders can glide down the groomed runs or practice jumps and tricks at the skills park. For those who prefer flat ground, the 2km-long cross-country ski area is packed with artificial snow, so conditions are always perfect. The resort has a warming hut and barbeque facilities for you to warm up in too. For families with children, the sledging hill offers tons of fun. The Alvesta municipality runs the resort with help from the volunteers at Friluftsfrämjandet and Alvesta’s ski and orienteering club.

Myrebobacken in Ljungby

Myrebobacken is a 250-metre-long downhill ski area where you can ride your skis or snowboard. For snowboarders, the park has a quarter pipe, rails, and a big jump area. When your belly starts to grumble, there’s a warming hut and a barbeque area. Just past Myrebobacken, you’ll find Lake Ljungsjön. In the winter, you can cross-country ski around the lake or even ice skate on it if the weather allows.

Myrebobacken in Ljungby.. © Ljungby kommun

Winter in Västervik’s archipelago.
Winter in Västervik’s archipelago.. © Nathalie Chavez

Adventure on the Ice in the Västervik Archipelago

Fun starts once the water has frozen in the Västervik archipelago! Then, you can lace up your skates and glide on the pristine ice between Horn’s Point and Idö. Don’t forget to pack your helmet and your friends or family!

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Cross-Country Skiing

Småland has many communities and associations with groomed trails for cross-country skiing. You can enjoy the Småland winter landscapes on such trails in Lövhult and Hallby, amongst others. These regions both have ski trails of varying distances that suit beginner to experienced skiers. Bring a picnic basket and enjoy a crisp winter day in Småland.

Enjoy a sunny winter day on cross-country skis.. © Day fotografi

Long Distance Ice Skating at Lake Bolmen

On cold winter days, the ice at Lake Bolmen fills with hundreds of skaters enjoying the conditions and scenery. In the southern tip of Lake Bolmen, the wind often blows the snow off the lake, making the ice perfect for skating. The ice sings as everyone glides over it. In recent years, black ice has formed at the lake – and skaters have travelled from near and far to enjoy it. Conveniently, you can skate to Tiraholms fisk if you get hungry.

Winter hike

Winter hike
Winter hike. © Emma Ivarsson

In Småland, there are plenty of beautiful forests to hike in. In winter, it becomes extra beautiful when the snow has settled like a blanket over the nature. Here is more information about the hiking trails.

Bike year-round

Bike all year-round
Bike all year-round. © Christopher Lanaway

We have the place for you who love to bike. Here in Småland, you can bike year-round! With generous accommodation options that are used to cyclists, you can experience Småland on two wheels all year-round. Here is more information about biking in Småland. Additionally, here is information about bike events year-round.

Zipline at Little Rock Lake
Zipline at Little Rock Lake. © Peter Szabo

Winter Ziplining at Little Rock Lake

Deep in the forest in Småland, you’ll find Europe’s longest zipline. There’s nothing quite like the thrill of rushing through the wintery wilderness while you’re suspended in the air. After you unclip your harness and the adrenaline from your zipline adventure subsides, you can cosy up beside a fire in the barbeque area. There’s also an on-site café which is well worth visiting – because the views are stunning. Bookings are open year-round.

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Moose parks

Virum Moose park
Virum Moose park. © Virum Älgpark

In the forests of Småland, it is the moose that wears the largest crown. Approximately 30,000 moose are estimated to roam the Småland forests, and in the moose parks, moose sightings are guaranteed. The different moose parks offer various experiences. In some, you can feed the moose, while in others, you can go on a safari with your own car. Click here to see the offerings at the various moose parks in Småland.

Winter Bathing

We have plenty of water here in Smaland! There are many places to swim year-round in our lakes and along the coast. Head to your nearest swimming areas for winter bathing and enjoy a fresh experience!

Cold bath
Cold bath. © Felicia Sara Foto

Try ice fishing

Guided ice fishing is available at Starlings in Vimmerby and at Getnö Lake Resort by Åsnen. If you want to fish on your own, you should always ensure that the ice is thick enough and that you have the required fishing license for the area where you are fishing.

Fishing during winter
Fishing during winter. © Hans Runesson

Visit us in the winter

You are welcome to experience Smaland in the winter. Whether you want to glide down mountains, slide across the ice in an archipelago, or experience the snowy treetops from a zipline, we have an adventure for you!