SWEDEN OFFROAD TOUR
3-18 July 2021
Swedens greatest offroad event 26th year
About the tour
Sweden Offroad Tour is an annual offroad tour were precipitants can join for day, a few days or the whole tour without any pre registration. Check in and payment is at 9:00 AM and after the drivers meeting you can enjoy six hours driving between 10:00 AM -16:00 PM.
When does it start?
SOT welcomes all drivers from beginners to experts with all brands of 4×4 cars and pickups, ATV (not 2WD QUAD) and UTV with a maximun weight of 5 tons. The cars must be: 4×4, terrain capable, carry a fire extinguisher and be insured.
300 SEK/30 EUR per vehicle and day, half price for children with small machines. No fee for passengers.
Payment and the registration must be accepted by the secretary at the offroad area, before offroad driving on the offroad day. The fee includes offroad driving, decal, diploma and magaxines.
Different locations offers driving areas in a variety of shapes, sizes and difficulty. You can expect all kinds of terrain; endless forest trails, mud holes, beds of stones, slickrock, sand, grass, water, motocross tracks, etcetera. On some of the offroad areas you must stay on the trails, but they also offer free driving areas. A description of each area is found on the program together with any services or requirements drivers ought to be aware of.
Private offroad areas around the southern half of Sweden; Hästveda (Sågbacken), Karlshamn (Paradise), Kristianstad (Vånga), Hässleholm (Mölleröd), Osby (Offroadbanan), Värnamo (Ulås), Oskarshamn (Greppek), Söderköping (Olerum), Eskilstuna (Gröndal Motor Stadium), Kumla (Brändåsen), Ludvika (Björnhyttan), Säter (Aspnäs motor track), Hedemora (Hamre race track), Uppsala (Rörken), Stockholm (Botkyrka Motor Stadium), Strängnäs (Sandlycke).
Driving motor vehicles in terrain is forbidden in Sweden since 1975. Drive only on designated offroad areas and trails. Absolutely no littering or polluting. Beware of fire danger, smoke with caution. Alcohol is forbidden on offroad areas. Beware of elks and deers on the roads.
The organizers take no responsibility for any damage to vehicles 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!
Participants drives themselves on tarmac roads along the route to the next camping/offroad area. Most vehicles leaves at 4 pm after the offroad driving, perhaps takes a stop for a swim in a lake or swings by a store before they arrive at the next camping site about 100-300 kilometres away. Check the program to find out what camping site are recommended for your destination and if it’s possible to set camp on the offroad area.
Most offroad areas allow free camping on the offroad site the night before. Normally no water or electricity. If you arrive they day before the event navigate via the GPS coordinates found on the program or Facebook event.
There is also a 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. Look at the program for more information about your destination.
Participants must arrange their own food and drink. But a fast food stand will be available on most offroad areas. There are often kiosks at the camping and restaurants nearby.
Cars and ATV/UTV 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.
How did it all began?
How did it all start?
They made it all the way!
Heroes is Sweden Offroad Tour’s Hall of Fame with participants who drove SOT all the way and all the days. This means about 16 offroad days and 2000 kilometres transport.
Quite an achievement!
Unfortunately we have not saved the names of our heroes from the first years.
If you drove the full tour, or know anyone who done it, including passengers, please mail: name(s), home town, country, car brand and model and year model, and year you participated, to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tommy and Sophie Kallander, Linköping, Sweden. CF Moto Z1000 2018 UTV.
Per Pettersson, Veberöd, Sweden, Jeep Wrangler 1997.
Richard Wanstadius, Hässleholm, Sweden, Jeep Wrangler 2004.
Ferdinand & Jelle Tempel, Holland, Jeep Grand Cherokee.
Leo Kratz, Mariannelund, Sweden, Jeep CJ/Jeep Cherokee.
Simone Pahlkötter, Germany, Suzuki SJ413 1990.
Klaus Lechner, Germany, Toyota HZJ 78 2007.
Peter Öjerskog (tour leader all years except corona year 2020), Karlskrona, Lars Carlstedt, Tomelilla, Sweden, Chevrolet S10 Blazer 1995.
Need more information? Contact Peter Öjerskog, organiser since 1995, and Frida Ericsson social media administrator and tour leader 2021, as per below details.