Utö the birth place of Swimrun
Utö is where the whole swimrun movement started and where the first drunken bet was made. It is an island in the southern part of the Stockholm archipelago almost 90 minutes from Stockholm. It is an island with a year-round population and with a great hotel, Utö Värdshus – our home away from home. In the end of May you can detect the beginning of summer, most of the years. Flowers are blooming, the grass is green and trees are coming to life after a long winter.
The island of Utö has been populated for many centuries and was a booming mining community several hundreds of years ago. Lithium was found here for the first time. The island has everything; beautiful forests, cliffs, open pasture land, big hills, rough water and very protected waters.
The weather in this period can really be anything from a nice summer day to a cold, hard day out. Be mentally prepared for the worst and enjoy the best. The water is clear and crisp with some sections around 10 degrees C, therefore none of the swim sections are very long. Dress smart!
You may take the regular ferry to Utö at your own cost (75 SEK one- way). Our Chartered ferry is only for our racers and it leaves Årsta Brygga at 07:30 am on May 20th. Årsta Brygga is 50 minutes from Stockholm via public transport. You will be dropped off at the same point on Sunday at 19:30.
Book all your accommodation with Utö Värdshus. They will have all types of living solutions available for you. Utö Värdshus
ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Weekend Utö – Welcome to the birth place of Swimrun!
Registration for ÖTILLÖ Utö 2018 is closed. Registration for 2019 to be announced