Update 08.04.22 – The ice track has now closed for the season 21/22! Over 25k people visited during the 17 weeks the track was open and everyone here in the village is super proud of the awesome effort put in by everyone at TAIK. Here’s to next season!
Ice track 2021/22 – The track is 9km long and has been in fantastic condition throughout the winter. We recommend heading out early in the day if you plan to skate on the opening weekend. If you plan to visit us here at Root, we strongly recommened booking a table as we will be full. Happy skating 🙂
If you haven’t tried the ice track in Tavelsjö, you must. Now in its sixth year, the ice track attracts visitors from across Europe and last year was the home to the Swedish National Championships. It’s as wide as a motorway and runs for 10km around the beautiful lake here in Tavelsjö.
Whether you are an experienced skater or a beginner, there is something for you out here on Tavelsjö Isbana. Ice skates can be hired through our bookings widget on this page, and we also have a number of ‘kicks’ that you can borrow for free if you’re less confident on skates. We offer the ice skate hire in collaboration with TAIK and half of the proceeds go towards the upkeep and clearing of the ice track.
The track runs from Root in a 10km loop up to Långviken and then back around past the village.
If you are concerned about going on the ice, at the start of the season the ice is around 20-30cm thick, growing to around a metre. This thickness would be enough to hold several godzillas.
Throughout the season various events take part on the track including a 10km running race called “Frozen Track’ and a long distance ice skating race, both organised by TAIK- the local sports club here in Tavelsjö.
Take a look at our pages on ski touring, cross country skiing, ice swimming and snow shoe walking. Click here for other activities in Tavelsjö this winter