Lake Vidöstern

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Vidösternsimmet in Lake Vidöstern, photo by Maggie Timossi

Lake Vidöstern is located just south of Värnamo in Småland, Sweden and is one of southern Sweden's most popular pike-perch fishing lakes.

Open Water Swimming

Lake Vidöstern is location of Vidösternsimmet, a 21 km marathon swim and the 2x21km marathon swim.


Vidösternsimmet is a 21 km marathon swim in Småland, Sweden traditionally held in August. The 2017 race will be held on 12 August. It is Sweden's longest open water swimming competition that stretches from north of Osudden in Jönköping County to the Strait of Kronoberg in the south. The race is divided into five different legs between 2.8 km and 5.5 km where swimmers stopped for hydration and refueling. Wetsuits (optional) and orange-colored swimmer safety devices are used.

Vidösternsimmet Videos

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