Vikingarännet in Sigtuna

On Sunday, February 19, it´s time for Vikingarännet, the world’s longest ice skating contest on natural ice. This year Vikingarännet runs in an 80 km circular track, with start and finish in Sigtuna town. 

The first race starts already at 8 am and 1500 skaters are expected to participate. Come and cheer and watch the race from the promenade and the port in the town of Sigtuna.

Starting times:

Vikingarännet 80 km

  • Competition class starts at 08.00 am
  • Exercise class without pikes/poles starts between 08.00-09.45
  • Exercise class with pikes/poles starts between 08.30-09.45

Halvrännet 35 km, starts between 11.30-12.00

Vikingarännet kortis 15 km, starts between 12-12.30

Percussionists from Samba St. Olof will do the warm up on the ice between 11-12 for the participants of the race.

For ice reports and additional information, please visit:

Don´t miss out on visiting Sigtuna town’s shops and cafes during your visit.


Hotel packages:

Hotell Kristina

Rektor Cullbergsväg 1, 19335 Sigtuna, tel: +46 (0)8-592 580 00

Take the opportunity to gear up for the race at Hotel Khristina! They offer a great hotel package February 18 – 19, including a 2-course organic dinner, accommodation in single or double rooms and a generous breakfast.

Price 900 SEK/person

Sigtunastiftelsen Hotell & Konferens

Manfred Björkquist allé 4, 193 22 Sigtuna, tel: +46 (0)8-592 589 00

Sigtuna Foundation Hotel & Conference offers accommodation with a hearty breakfast buffet. On Saturday evening there is a special offer on the dinner menu. Boost your energy with pasta for 195 SEK.

Single room/Dubble room including breakfast 900/1 200 SEK.

And as always, have respect for the ice conditions. The safety of the contestants is guaranteed by the organizers of Vikingarännet in the competition area. Don’t enter the ice without the knowledge of the ice condition, proper safety equipment and company.


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