ABOUT ÖTILLÖ SWIMRUN UTÖ
Utö is where the whole swimrun movement started and where the late night bet which became ÖTILLÖ was made.
It is an island in the southern part of the Stockholm archipelago almost 90 minutes from Stockholm. Utö has a small year-round population and a great hotel, Utö Värdshus – our home away from home.
Utö used to be a mining community in the turn of the last century where Iron ore and Lithium was mined. You can still see the remnants of this old community in the buildings around Utö Värdshus.
The nature is very typical the Stockholm Archipelago. Beautiful pine tree forests, the landscape formed by the Ice age with soft granite towards the North and broken off faces to the South and with a coast line with lots of inlets and small islands. The land is constant up and down, technical trails and incredible views. The island of Utö is connected with the island of Ålö to the South where you feel alone. If you get a chance to run on the East coast of the island going North from Utö Värdshus you are up for one of our favorite runs in the world.
In the end of May you can feel summer coming on; flowers are blooming, the grass is green and the trees are coming to life after a long winter.
Utö, Sweden, Sweden, 130 56
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