23rd Sweden Offroad Tour 5-22.7 2018. SOT expands to 18 days!


23rd Sweden Offroad Tour goes 5-22.7 2018. Please inform your offroad friends about SOT 2018 map and info on www.swedenoffroad.com from December 1 2017.
 
This year SOT expands to 18 days! We have a sneak start already on Thursday July 5 when we drive new area Offroadbanan (Offroad Track) near city Osby in county Skåne, close to Hässleholm and Hästveda. 
 
SOT is also back to classic SOT Motor Stadium-Hedemora on Thursday July 19. 
 
SOT fee is 300 SEK/35 EURO per vehicle and offroad day. Same price since the start in 1995! Observe that only cash money is accepted. But any currency is accepted. 
 
For the first time you can win 4 new Cooper STT offroad tires worth up to 1500 EURO / 15000 SEK on Sweden Offroad Tour! All driving participants will automatically be part of the lottery. The winner will be drawn just after the tour ends on Sunday July 23. Sponsored by Cooper, http://www.proimp.se
 
Sweden Offroad Tour is Sweden's greatest 4x4 event. On our 20 year anniversary 2015 we set a new record with totally 500 cars, ATV and UTV from 7 countries taking part during the 17 offroad days on 17 different offroad areas, with an average of 50 vehicles per day. Since the start in 1995 totally 7000 4x4 vehicles from 20 countries have participated.

Note that some areas do not allow ATV.  UTV are welcome on all areas except SOT Ekeby-Stockholm and Bergunda-Växjö. SOT Paradiset-Karlshamn and Bergunda-Växjö do not serve food.
 
1600 pictures from SOT 2017 are published on Photos.
 
 

 
18 offroad days - go on and off the tour whenever you want - no pre-registration

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  • 5-22.7 SWEDEN OFFROAD TOUR 2018
  • 5.7 SOT Offroadbanan-Osby
  • 6.7 SOT Mölleröd-Hässleholm (no ATV)
  • 7.7 SOT Sågbacken-Hästveda (no ATV)
  • 8.7 SOT Paradise-Karlshamn (no ATV)
  • 9.7 SOT Boasjö-Karlskrona
  • 10.7 SOT Bergunda-Växjö (no ATV/UTV)
  • 11.7 SOT Ökna-Vetlanda
  • 12.7 SOT Greppek-Oskarshamn
  • 137 SOT Olerum-Söderköping
  • 14.7 SOT Svansta-Nyköping
  • 15.7 SOT Gröndal-Eskilstuna
  • 16.7 SOT Brändåsen-Kumla
  • 17.7 SOT Björnhyttan-Ludvika (no ATV)
  • 18.7 SOT Aspnäs motor track-Säter
  • 19.7 SOT Motor stadium-Hedemora
  • 20.7 SOT Rörken-Uppsala
  • 21.7 SOT Ekeby-Stockholm (no ATV/UTV)
  • 22.7 SOT Sandlycke-Strängnäs
 
SOT 2018 offers totally 18 offroad days and areas on the tour. You can go on and of (and on again) the tour whenever you want. No pre-registration, pay on offroad site, come as you are.
 
SOT is mainly for standard 4x4 vehicles with low gear. You can manage at least 50 percent of the offroad areas with a stock 4x4, even with non-aggressive tires. But there are always more difficult areas and modified 4x4s are of course welcome. 
 
SOT is Sweden’s and one of the world’s greatest 4x4 adventures with totally about 500 cars and ATVs from a dozen countries, with an average of 50 vehicles per offroad day. Since the start in 1995 almost 7000 4x4 vehicles from 20 countries have participated.
 
Because SOT is on 18 different locations you can expect all kinds of terrain; endless forest trails, mud holes, beds of stones, slickrock, sand, grass, water, motocross tracks, ski slopes, etcetera. On most of the offroad areas you must stay on the trails, but they also offer free driving areas. There are small Sweden Offroad Tour-signs from the main roads to the offroad areas.
 
All areas, except Karlshamn and Växjö ,serve food and drink. 
 
 
 

Program 2018

1. Thursday July 5:

  Osby. Offroad: Offroadbanan (Offroad Track), offroadbanan.se , 6 km north west of Osby, just south west of Vanstad, signs from Jonstorpsvägen (Jonstorps road), 56°24'53.1"N 13°59'13.7"E. 5 Jeep Grand Cherokee can be rented for offroad! +46 (0)705-337 200 . Camping: Luhrsjöbadens Camping, by lake Luhrsjön, 3 km south west of Hästveda, by road 23, 12 km north north east  Hässleholm,+46 (0)451-304 15. Hotel: Vita Hästen, +46 (0)725573495, www.vita-hasten.com 

 
2. Friday July 6:
 
Hässleholm. Offroad: Mölleröd, former military offroad area, west of Hässleholm, departure Finja,  56°9'39.7"N 13°42'37.2"E. No ATV. Camping: Luhrsjöbadens Camping, by lake Luhrsjön, 3 km south west of Hästveda, by road 23, 12 km north north east  Hässleholm,+46 (0)451-304 15. Hotel: Vita Hästen, +46 (0)725573495, www.vita-hasten.com
 

3. Saturday July 7:

Hästveda. Offroad: Sågbacken, 500 m south east of Hästveda, by east entrance to Hästveda, 12 km north east of Hässleholm, N 56° 16,718     E 13° 56,388 . No ATV. Large forest with trails, mud holes and free driving area. Partner: sagbacken.egetforum.se . Camping: Luhrsjöbadens Camping, by lake Luhrsjön, 3 km south west of Hästveda, +46 (0)451-304 15. Hotel: Vita Hästen, +46 (0)725573495, www.vita-hasten.com
 

4. Sunday July 8:

Karlshamn. Offroad: Paradise offroad area, by race track Hokabanan (Ö Hoka), 10 km north east of Karlshamn, just north of E22. Departure Karlshamn Ö, N 56°11'52.0   E 14°57'11.7. Beautiful forest hill with leaf trees, lots of trails, granite slopes and swamp. No ATV. No food service. Camping: Kolleviks Camping, by the sea, 3 km south east of Karlshamn, +46 (0)454-192 80.


5. Monday July 9:

Karlskrona. Offroad: Blekinge Offroad Adventure Camp, Boasjö, between Alnaryd/Tving and Holmsjö, 30 km north west of Karlskrona, N 56° 24,452     E 15° 27,118 . Long forest trails with mud holes on a hillside down to a lake. Partner: blekingeoffroad.se. Camping: Skönstavik Camping, by the sea, by E22 departure no 63, Karlskrona V, +46 (0)455-237 00,

 

6. Tuesday July 10:

Växjö. Offroad: Bergunda, former I11 military area, 5 km south west of Växjö, turn off road 23 to Bergunda, pass through Bergunda southwards to Olovstorp where the club has its house and grill place, east of the road, N 56° 50.845', E 14° 45.023'. ALERT! Continue on the gravel road to the new parking area closer to the offroad area. Former large military offroad area with uncountable lots of forest trails and free driving area. Partner: vaxjooffroaders.se . NOTE: Cars must be road legal, no ATV or UTV. No food served but grill will be on fire. Camping Evedal Camping, north Växjö, by lake Helgasjön, +46 (0)470-630 34. 

 

7. Wednesday July 11:

Vetlanda. Offroad: Ökna, 25 km east of Vetlanda, north of road 127, N 57° 25,476     E 15° 26,456 . Large offroad area with lots of forest trails on a hillside. Partner: vetlandaatv.se Camping: Östanåbadets Camping south west of Vetlanda, +46 (0)383-171 77.


8. Thursday July 12:

Oskarshamn Offroad: Greppek, south of the city, by E22, departure E22 Oskarshamn S, cirka N 57° 14.784', E 16° 25.650'. Huge offroad area with free driving everywhere. Partner: solkustens-awd.se. Camping: Gunnarsö Camping, by the sea, just south of the centre, 0491-882 00.

9. Friday July 13:

Söderköping. Offroad: Olerum, 7 km south of Ö. Ryd, 15 km south west of Söderköping, N 58°21'25.9 E 16°15'41.3. Sweden's largest and most varied private offroad area; endless forest trails, open fields, granite mountain, mud holes, technical course. Partner: olerumoffroaders.nu. Camping: Skeppsdockans Camping, 1 km north of Söderköping, by E 22, +46 (0121-216 30.


10. Saturday July 14:

Nyköping. Offroad: Svansta Motorstadion (Motor Stadium), 1 km  from E4, departure 134, E4 east entrance to Nyköping (Pål Ljungs Hage), N 58° 46.780', E 17° 2.009'. Motor arena with free driving in forest plus long moto cross track. NOTE: ALL terrain for driving which means five times larger area than before! Partner: nykopingsms.se .Camping: Strandstuvikens Bad & Camping,  9 km south east of Nyköping, by the sea. Drive towards Centrum (Centre), then Hamnen (Harbour), then Arnö, then signs to Strandstuvikens Camping. +46(0)155 97 810.

 

11. Sunday July 15:

Eskilstuna. Offroad: Gröndal Motor Stadium, 3 km west of Eskilstuna, E20 departure 129 to road 56, SOT-signs from the roundabout. Large free driving area. WGS84 Lat/long: N 59 Grader 25´ 3.12" E 16 Grader 22´ 44.27" Camping: Mälarbadens Camping, by lake Mälaren, north of Torshälla/Eskilstuna.+46 (0)16 34 31 87. 

 

12. Monday July 16:

Kumla. Offroad: Brändåsen, departure 106 at crossing E20/road 50, south of Kumla/Örebro, N 59º 4' 21.95"    E 15º 1' 21.49". Forest trails, open fields, mud race track, technical obstacles., Partner: offroad-trailer.com . Camping: Djupadalsbadets Camping, east Kumla, +46 (0)19-58 86 83. 
 
 

13. Tuesday July 17:

Ludvika. Offroad: Björnhyttan, same parking area as before but new terrain, 7 km west of Ludvika, follow signs to Gonäs, follow Gonäsvägen westward, 60°8'9.6"N 15°2'4.6"E. No ATV. Forest trails.  Partner: ludvikams.se . Camping: Räfsnäsgården, 5 km south east of Ludvika. +46 ( 0)70-380 92 66, (0)70-514 15 06, (0)240-148 15,  rafsnasgarden.se
 

14. Wednesday July 18: 

 
Säter. Offroad: Aspnäsbanan motor track, 3 km west of Säter, N 60° 20.395', E 15° 40.056'. Motor arena with free driving everywhere: forest trails, huge swamp, moto cross tracks. Partner: satersmk.se . Camping: Säters Camping, by lake Ljustern, just south west of Säter, +46 (0)225-509 45


15. Thursday July 19:

Hedemora. Offroad: Hedemora Motor Stadium, by Västerbyvägen, just north of Hedemora, 60°20'21.6"N 15°54'41.9"E . Camping: Säters Camping, by lake Ljustern, just south west of Säter, +46 (0)225-509 45.


16. Friday July 20:

Uppsala. Offroad: Rörken, Uppsala MK motor stadium, 6 km north east of Uppsala, by road 288 on north side. N 59°55'30.2 E 17°45'10.8. Huge offroad forest area. Safety rules: There will be a technical safety inspection of participating vehicles. Cars must have tin roof or roll cage. Open cars or only roll bar are not allowed. ATV drivers must have flag pole on vehicle, helmet and back protection, no passenger on ATV. For technical rules in Swedish see: http://smkuppsala.se/offroad/rorken/tekniska-regler-for-bilkorning-pa-rorken

Due to maximum insurance the price for driving at SOT Rörken-Uppsala is higher than normal. We have lowered the fee to 200 SEK and extended the driving time with 4 hours to 8 PM to compensate for this. Car: Fee: 200 SEK + Insurance 150 SEK = 350 SEK. ATV: Fee: 200 SEK + Insurance 300 SEK = 500 SEK. If participants want there will be a grill buffe in the evening. Partner:  smkuppsala.se  . Camping: Fyrishov Camping, in north Uppsala, +46 (0)18-727 49 50.
 

17. Saturday July 21:

Stockholm. Offroad: Ekeby gravel pit, 30 km south of Stockholm by road 73, N 59° 4.789', E 18° 2.295'. No ATV UTV. Huge gravel pit with slick granite mountain, forest trails, technical course, mud holes. Partner: smac.nu. Camping: Östnora Camping, by  the sea, by road 73, 2 km south of Ekeby gravel pit, +46 (0)8-500 400 16.

18. Sunday July 22:

Strängnäs. Offroad: Grundbro/Sandlycke, 10 km east of Strängnäs, by E20 departure 138 (Åkers Styckebruk), N 59° 17.887', E 17° 5.965'. 2 kilometres long open power line with free driving plus forest trails. Partner: smac.nu. Camping: Löts Camping, by lake Mälaren, east of Strängnäs, +46 (0)152-252 37.


Time schedules:

Offroad day at offroad area: Registration/Payment 9-10 am. Start/Info 10 am. End/Diploma 4 pm. Keep the time!

Fee:

The Sweden Offroad Tour fee is 300 Swedish crowns (SEK) or 35 Euro per car/ATV/UTV per offroad day (same fee for 22 year!). Only cash money is accepted. Any currency is accepted. There are always ATM machines nearby, There is no fee for passengers. The fee must be paid and the registration must be made to the secretary at the offroad area, before offroad driving on the offroad day. The fee includes offroad driving, decal, diploma and magazines.

Registration:

No pre-registration! Registration and payment must be done between 9-10 am on the offroad day to the secretary at the offroad area. A special Sweden Offroad Tour decal with a start number will be attached to the registered vehicle.

Date:

Thurs July 5 - Sunday July 22 2018. The tour sneak starts already on Thursday July 5 in Osby.
 

Time schedules:

Registration on offroad days is between 9-10 am at the secretary on the offroad area. Offroad activities starts 10 am and ends 4 pm. Be in time! But it's never to late to have fun on SOT!

Locations:

Around the southern half of Sweden. A sufficient map is also needed. Private offroad areas at; Osby (Offroadbanan), Hässleholm (Mölleröd), Hästveda (Sågbacken), Karlshamn (Paradise), Karlskrona (Boasjö), Vetlanda (Ökna), Oskarshamn (Greppek), Söderköping (Olerum), Nyköping (Svansta Motor Stadium), Eskilstuna (Gröndal Motor Stadium), Kumla (Brändåsen), Ludvika (Björnhyttan), Säter (Aspnäs motor track), Hedemora (Motor Stadium), Uppsala (Rörken), Stockholm (Ekeby), Strängnäs (Sandlycke).

Offroad days:

Offroad days will be held at private offroad areas. Offroad activities starts at 10 am and ends at 4 pm. Free driving during the day. "Pay & Play"-format. The terrain is generally easy, but there are voluntary difficult parts. There will be small Sweden Offroad Tour-signs to the offroad areas from the main road. A secretary car for registration between 9-10 am is located on the offroad area. There is no fuel, water, washing or air-pumping service, but petrol stations nearby.

Travel route:

Participants are supposed to drive individually or in groups on tarmac roads along the recommended route to the next camping/offroad area. Most cars prefer to leave at 4 pm, after the offroad driving, and go straight to the next camping about 100-300 kilometres away.

Sweden Offroad Tour Diploma

Every participant who wants will recieve a Sweden Offroad Tour diploma.

Organizers:

swedenoffroad.com in association with Swedish Automobile Sports Federation and local offroad clubs.

Partners:

Cooper Tyres, ProImp, Warn, Rindab, Traktor Power, ATV-QUAD, motor-life.com, LNTV.se , Offroadbanan,se .

Vehicles:

All brands of 4x4 cars and pickups and ATV (not 2WD QUAD) and UTV with a maximun weight of 5 tons are welcome. The cars must be: 4x4, terrain capable, insured. ATV drivers must wear helmet. Flag pole and back protection are recommended.

Fuel:

Cars and ATVs ought to carry a full tank of fuel at the start of the offroad days. Sweden Offroad Tour is generally following the main roads with lots of petrol stations.

Accomodation:

There are recommended commercial camping with small cabins near the offroad area. Pre-booking is recommended for cabins only - not for tents! - some campings do not opens until May 15.

Food:

Participants must arrange their own food and drink. But a fast food stand will be available on the offroad area, except for Karlshamn and Växjö. There are often kiosks at the camping and restaurants nearby.

Rules:

Driving in terrain is forbidden in Sweden since 1975. Drive only on designated offroad areas and trails. Absolutely no littering or polluting. Beware of elks and deers on the roads. Beware of fire danger, smoke with caution. Alcohol is forbidden on offroad areas. The organizers take no responsibility for any damage to cars or participants nor for damage caused by participants towards each other or third parties. The organizers reserve the rights to alter the programme. Have fun!