Årike Fyris. An 8km gravel path from town to Mälaren along the west bank of the river [Hi1].
Gula Stigen. A rougher trail, starts at the hospital, and follows forest and fields to Mälaren [Hi2].
Linnestigen. Stadsskogen to Lurbo (5km) [Hi3].
Lunsen. A large forest that starts at Flottsund [Hi4]. Includes part of Upplandsleden.
Nåsten. A large forest on the western edge of Hågadalen [Hi5].
Hammarskog. A nature reserve 10km from town, by the lake [Hi6].
Flottsund to Morga Hage, along the lake shore [Hi7].
Röda stigen in Vårdsätraskogen [Hi8].
Gamla Uppsala and Tunåsen. Varied walking, viking graves and a museum. [Hi9].
Eriksleden. 7km Pilgrimage from cathedral to Gamla Uppsala. [Hi10].
Lighted tracks in Stadsskogen [Ru1], Norbyskogen [Ru2], Sunnerstaåsen [Ru3] and Vilan [Ru4].
From Flogsta to Vänge on route 72. New bike path from Kvarnbo petrol station. 20km return [In1].
Gamla Uppsala to Storvreta [In2].
From Ulleråker along Vårdsätrav. to Mälaren, back through Nåntuna. 15km loop. [In3]
Årsta to Funbo. 20km return [In4].
Old railway route from Flogsta towards Enköping [Bi1].
Börjegatan to Fiby Urskog [Bi2].
Town to Linnés Hammarby [Bi3].
Town to Ulva Kvarn [Bi4].
Vaksala to Almunge [Bi6].
Gamla Uppsala to Vattholma [Bi7].
Ändes ån. Town center to Librobäck, continue loop to Flogsta. [Bi8].
Gula Stigen [Mt1], Nåsten [Mt2], Lunsen [Mt3], and Sunnerstaåsen [Mt4].
For more tips, see Friluftsfrämjandet's MTB page.
Rock Climbing : Bird Watching : Swimming :
Predikstolen, at the bottom of Hågadalen. 15m high, routes around grade 6 [Rc1].
Dalkarlskärret, on the way to Hammarskog. 8m high, routes from grade 4 upwards [Rc2].
Bouldering in Hågadalen and Nåsten [Rc3].
For details and other areas see Climbing around Uppsala and Uppsala Klätterklubb.
Towers at Övre föret [Bw1], on the river half way to Mälaren, and in Lunsen [Bw2].
Dalkarlskärret, on the way to Hammarskog [Bw3].
For more places, see Upplands Ornitologiska Förening.
Natural beaches at Lyssnaängen [Sw1], Vårdsätraviken [Sw2], and Djupviken [Sw3] on Mälaren, and on the river at Gamla Uppsala [Sw4]. Indoor pools at Fyrishov [Sw5], Centralbadet (Gamla Torget) [Sw6], Gottsundabadet
Bird Watching :
On the river and lake Mälaren. Camp on Flässjan island near Krusenberg, 7km from Sunnersta.
Kayak and canoe rentals from Friluftsfrämjandet in Sunnersta [Ka1], KFUM in Graneberg [Ka2], and Connos Kajak in Vårdsätra [Ka3]. Canadian canoe rental from Fyrishov [Ca1].
There are three clubs in Uppsala, in order of increasing poshness : Uppsala Kanot Föreningen [Sa1], Ekolns Segelklubb [Sa2], and Upsala Segelsällskap [Sa3].
Rent small dinghies and Hobie cats at Wiks Slott (20km from town) [Sa4].
Start from Skarholmen [Wi1].Rent gear at KFUM, Graneberg (Uppsala Windsurfing Club) [Wi2].
Cross-country skiing :
Hågaby to Hammarskog. 10km one-way, take the bus back if you like [Xc1].
The old railway route that starts in Flogsta and heads to Enköping [Xc2].
Lunsen 4km from Flottsund to cabin where you can overnight if you wish. [Xc3].
Gamla Uppsala [Xc4].
Downhill skiing :
If you are very young or desperate, there's a small lift at Friluftsfrämjandet in Sunnersta [Sk1].
Ice Climbing :
By Predikstolen [Ic1]. A 6m high ice wall forms most winters. Rent gear from Friluftsfrämjandet.
Ice skating rinks:
Studentarnas (by Flustret) [Is1], Gränby (indoor) [Is2], and some schools flood their playgrounds.
Ice skate touring :
Sometimes possible on the river, but more often on any of the lakes. Start at Skarholmen for Mälaren [Sk1]. If conditions are good, you can skate 80km to Stockholm. Organised tours on Sundays by Friluftsfrämjandet.
If there is too much snow on the lake, a track is ploughed from Skarholmen to Hammarskog [Sk2].
You can rent skates but not boots from Friluftsfrämjandet.
Ice yachting/Skate sailing :
Mälaren. Contact the boat clubs.
Mail me with suggestions/corrections. Mark Harris