Where to find Stockholm's best outdoor gyms
Updated 26 Jun 2020
Had enough of lifting weights in a sweaty gym? Stockholm has plenty of easily accessible outdoor gyms where anyone can exercise outside in the fresh air - completely free. Outdoor gyms vary a little in terms of size and equipment, but many of them offer a total full-body workout. You'll often find them in green, leafy areas close to jogging tracks. Below we list the best outdoor gyms in Stockholm for both beginners and dedicated fitness junkies.
Vasaparkens utegymVasaparken, Vasastan
You'll find this outdoor gym up on a little hill in Vasapark, with two connecting platforms and views over the park and Sankt Eriksplan. The equipment - including pull-up bars, horizontal bars, chinning bars and balance stumps - is suitable for all kinds of bodyweight training and suits all levels.
Eriksdals utegymHammarby Slussväg 20, Skanstull/Södermalm
Next door to swimming pool
If you don't feel like sweating it out inside the Eriksdalsbadets gym, you'll find an outdoor gym right alongside it. There are various wooden stations where you can practice weight lifting, situps, bench press, shoulder press, knee squats, lunges and balance. Its location next to the water and esplanade make it perfect for a jog before or after.
Gärdets utegymSandhamnsgatan 64, Gärdet
This popular outdoor gym is outside Kampementsbadet outdoor swimming pool in Gärdet and it has a complete range of equipment in wood. There are stations for pull-ups, sit-ups, dips, monkey bars, bench press, shoulder press, knee squats, lunges and balance training. The gym is illuminated until 10pm and in the summer the pool provides instructions.
Tantolundens utegymTanto strandbad, Hornstull/Södermalm
Train in Tantolunden
Work out near the park alongside the beach swimming spot at Tantolunden. This wooden outdoor gym in leafy surroundings allows users to adjust the resistance. Every station has a sign with information about the various muscle groups you're using and the gym is fully accessible.
Vanadislundens utegymVanadislunden, Vasastan
Modern gym for everyone
The outdoor gym in Vanadislunden is right next to the lower playground by Sveavägen and you can exercise all of your body's seven basic movements here: Pull, Push, Squat, Lunge, Hinge, Rotation and Gait. The equipment is suitable for all kinds of bodyweight training, whether you're a beginner or more advanced.
Kungsholms strandstigs utegymPipersgatan 45A, Kungsholmen
Right around Kungsholmen?
The outdoor gym along Kungsholmen's esplanade (near Pipersgatan) has six different fitness stations with woodchip underneath. Your own bodyweight is used as resistance. Perfect as a compliment to your walk or jog around Kungsholmen.
Björkhagens utegymNackareservatet, Nacka
Don't miss a trip out to Nackareservatet where you'll find Stockholm's first wooden outdoor gym. Practice pull-ups, sit-ups, dips, monkey bars, bench press, shoulder press, knee squats, lunges and balance training. If you want to combine your workout with a jog, the jogging track is right alongside the gym.
Hammarby sjöstads utegymHammarbybacken
Alongside the Hammarbybacken ski slope, you'll find Hammarby sjöstad's wooden outdoor gym where you can work out with pull-ups, sit-ups, knee squats and lunges. Combine a tough workout with a little cardio on the Hammarby slope if you really want to challenge yourself.
Liljeholmens utegymLiljeholmsgränd 15, Hägersten-Liljeholmen
In Trekantsparken, next to Lake Trekanten and the Liljeholmstorgets Galleria shopping centre, is a wooden outdoor gym for all ability and fitness levels. The various parts form an obstacle course you can run through and you can use the steps up to Nybohovsbacken for stair running.
Vintervikens utegymVinterviksvägen 10, Hägersten-Liljeholmen
Close to bathing spot
The outdoor gym in Vinterviken was renovated in 2019 and it's a popular spot among fitness fans. The gym is along the walking track near the playing fields and indoor sports hall. If you fancy a dip after your workout it's not far to the nearby swimming spot.