Outdoor life

In the countryside you will find experiences to stimulate your senses, such as fresh-air smells or amazing vistas to please the eyes. Outdoor activities combine relaxation with action no matter what your preference. Below you will find information on walking, cycling, kayaking and fishing in and around Linköping.

If you want to read more about the beautiful countryside around Linköping or the walking trails, please go into: naturkarten.se. To know what you may or may not do in the countryside you can read more on “allemansrätten” (right of public access) http://www.naturvardsverket.se/Var-natur/Allemansratten/


The Rängen Lakes, Lake Järnlunden, Lake Roxen, Lake Ärlången, Kinda Canal and Göta Canal. All of these are waterways in and around Linköping, offering opportunities for good fishing.

Free angling for private individuals. Note that this applies only to the stretch from Roxen’s estuary to Slattefors Lock.

Fishing in Lake Roxen
For information on fishing opportunities in Lake Roxen visit Roxen’s fish management association’s homepage: www.roxen.nu

Fishing in Svartån River
For information on fishing opportunities in Svartån River visit: www.ostanbackfiske.com

Rängen (Large Rängen and Little Rängen Lakes)
The fishing permit also covers Lake Årlängen, Kinda Canal and Stångån River. Plenty of pike, pikeperch and big bass as well as eel. Sport fishing. § Separate troll fishing card.

Fishing for Crayfish
Fishing for crayfish in the Göta Canal, from Heda Lock to Ruda Bridge. For more information visit: http://www.ljungsbro-sportfiskare.se/

For more information on further fishing waters or more detailed information visit or contact Visit Linköpings Tourist Center on St. Larsgatan, Storgatan 15 (St. Larsparken) tel: +46(0)13-190 00 70, info@visitlinkoping.se

Read more about fishing here: http://www.lansstyrelsen.se/OSTERGOTLAND/SV/DJUR-OCH-NATUR/FISKE/Pages/default.aspx

Canoe and kayak

There are several opportunities to canoe or kayak in Linköping. Town-paddle, take a longer tour with a guide or create your own kayaking package. You can also combine a trip out on the lake with nearby accommodation. Happy amateur or avid enthusiast – everyone is provided for!

Below you will find companies who rent out canoes or kayaks and who also offer accommodation and kayak packages.


Discover Östgöta trails which have a total length of 1400 kilometres – decidedly a varied natural and cultural experience. There are several different stretches, longer and shorter and that offer a variety of landscapes such as plains, canals, oak forests and hilly woodland. See a map and read more about Östgötaleden (trails) here.

Du kan även göra en pilgrimsvandring i heliga Birgittas fotspår. Startar du i Linköping har du en fyra dagar lång vandring med många upplevelser och intryck. 

By Bicycle

In Linköping there is every opportunity to get out on a bicycle. There are good cycle tracks both in and outside the central parts of the city. The cycle tracks lead you out into the terrain and countryside. Below you will find different tour suggestions and you can also collect material from Visit Linköpings Tourist Center which is located in St. Larsparken, Storgatan 15.

If you don’t have your own bicycle there are several companies who rent out cycles depending on your requirements. Here below you will also find cycle hire.