9 outdoor activities

Girl playing outdoor padel.

Kalmar offers a wide selection of outdoor activities, both for children and adults. Why not try something new?

  • Padel is a sport that has grown rapidly in popularity. Are you a fan of the padel trend? Kalmar offers several venues to choose from. Find one through the usual booking apps.
  • Fishing is possible both along the coast and in various lakes and streams. On the coast, you don’t need a fishing permit for fishing with hand tools, but inland you do need a permit.
  • Golf courses are available at two locations in Kalmar. Both are located in beautiful nature surroundings along the coast. Kalmar Golfklubb north of Kalmar has two 18-hole courses, and Binga Golf south of Kalmar has a 9-hole Pay and Play.
  • Upzone Adventure Park is built in a scenic location at Stensö. In the robust trees are five different obstacle courses of varying difficulty. The courses consist of a series of platforms which you navigate between by climbing, swinging in nets, and balancing along cables. In addition there are exhilarating ziplines to barrel down.
  • Paddling is a perfect way to explore Kalmar from the water, and many of the city’s main attractions are in plain view from there. In the summer, several places provide rental canoes, kayaks, or stand-up paddleboards.
  • Hittaut Kalmar is an orienteering project that runs from May 4 through October 31. With the aid of a map, you can head into the green, and look for checkpoints to tick off.
  • Minigolf you can play at three venues in central Kalmar: Kalmar Parkgolf in the park Vänortsparken, Stensö Äventyrsgolf at First Camp Stensö and Kalmar Minigolfglubb at Ekudden. The venues have seasonal opening hours.
  • Gocart is available at Kalmar Hyrkart, an outdoor gocart track located in Kläckeberga, north of Kalmar. With its 1 013 metres, it is the longest track in the Kalmar and Öland region, letting you floor it at tops speeds of 80 kilometres per hour. In order to drive, you need to be at least 140 cm.
  • Snorkelling is possible at Stensö if you are curious about the flora and fauna hidden beneath the waters of Kalmarsund? The snorkelling trail outside the Flundran bath at Stensö is open to anyone, and apart from underwater plants, there is a chance of spotting pike, eel, perch, flatfish, pipefish, and shrimps.

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