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Freddie recommends: Scandinavian surf hotspots

Looking for the best cold water surf in the Nordics? Here are Freddie’s faves, along with some local tips.

Freddie's faves in Sweden

Torö

Torö near Nynäshamn, is Sweden’s most well-known surf spot. It has been attracting surfers for nearly 40 years. The waves are fun and the drive there is beautiful. Whenever I’m in my favorite city, Stockholm, I keep an eye on the weather, hoping to get a surf and a little nature fix just an hour out of town.

Torö

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Tjoget

My favorite place to eat and hang out in Stockholm is a restaurant called Tjoget – it’s been voted Sweden’s best bar numerous times, and now has a “Top 50 bars in the world” badge.

Tjoget

Hornsbruksgatan 24, Stockholm

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Mölle in Sweden. Photo: Shutterstock

Mölle

A wave I grew up surfing. It’s situated in a beautiful harbor town on the southwest coast and has a healthy surf scene.

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Mölle Krukmakeri

Mölle is also filled with great restaurants – my favorite is Mölle Krukmakeri, which has some seriously nourishing locally--sourced après-surf food, like the amazing chili. I have this saying that if I’ve driven to Mölle, it’s probably been a great day.

Mölle Krukmarkeri & Café

Mölle Hamnallé 9

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Freddie's faves in Norway

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Jæren

I’ve been traveling to Norway since I was 16 and I’ll never forget how it felt seeing and feeling the beauty and energy of the country for the first time. Stavangar was my first Norwegian destination – it’s where all the relevant competitions used to be held, and after winning two of them, it made me love the Jæren area even more. The people are incredibly nice and the waves are of high quality, so there’s something for everyone. I had an amazing time revisiting old friends and all the special locations when I returned last October to represent Sweden at the European Surfing Championships, which was the first-ever international competition held in Scandinavia.

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Sola Strand Hotel

My favorite place to stay and eat in the area is the Sola Strand Hotel. It’s right by the ocean and has quality surf right in front of it. It’s historic and modern at the same time and the food is absolutely incredible.

Sola Strand Hotel

Axel Lunds veg 27, Sola

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Lofoten

I’ve always said that if the gods could live anywhere, they’d live in Lofoten. Surfing in that environment is, quite honestly, a mind-blowing experience and something that every surfer should experience.

Lofoten

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Unstad Arctic Surf

The a surf lodge Unstad Arctic Surf in Lofoten takes care of all your needs and has local cuisine of the highest quality.

Unstad Arctic Surf

Unstadveien 105, Bøstad

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Freddie's faves in Denmark

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KliTmøller

Known as Cold Hawaii due to the area’s adoption of the surfing lifestyle no matter what your choice of board, and a very consistent area. Copenhagen just held the World Championships in SUP (which was won by local hero Casper Steinfath) and it’s great to see our nations embracing surfing and all that it entails. After all, we’ve been braving the seas up here for thousands of years.

KliTmøller

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The Faroe Islands

One of my favorite cold-water destinations, for the beauty, the culture and the ever-changing elements. It’s one of those places where you can just stare out the window and be entertained by the forces outside. This adventure though, no matter how beautiful it is, isn’t for beginners, as the best waves are located far off shore in relatively treacherous areas.

The Faroe Islands

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Koks

Torshavn is a historic and colorful city, boasting culture, plenty of history and typical Nordic architecture. My favorite place to eat here is Koks.

Koks

Geilini 13, Tórshavn

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Last edited: August 29, 2018

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