Discover the excitement of orienteering in Orsa Grönklitt's varied terrain.
Navigate through different controls marked on a map with the help of a compass, making it a great exercise and sport.
Our area offers a mix of pine heath, marshland, hilled islets, and demanding slopes for different levels of challenge. For those who prefer modern technology, several controls are available on the "Hitta ut" app. You can also join our organized camps upon request.
Orienteering maps and equipment are available for purchase at the Cross Country Centre.
Find your way out
Hittaut is a free wellness activity where you can find checkpoints with the help of a map (on paper or in the app). Hittaut is available around the clock during the summer months so you can go out when it suits you. You can participate on your own or together with the family!
Cross-country centre's outdoor shop
Cross Country Centre is open almost every day of the year and offers rental equipment for cycling, canoeing, roller skiing, inline skating, and fishing. During the summer, instructors offer lessons in cycling and roller skiing. The outdoor shop has a well-stocked range of equipment including running shoes, roller skis, clothes, and more.
Beginners tips for orienteering
- Study the map before you start: Before starting your course, take some time to study the map and get familiar with the features, such as the scale, the legend, and the contour lines.
- Plan your route: Plan the best route to each control point, taking into account the terrain, the distance, and the difficulty level.
- Use your compass: A compass is an essential tool for orienteering, and you should know how to use it properly.
- Look up and around: While orienteering, it's important to keep your head up and look around to spot landmarks and features in the terrain that can help you navigate.
- Practice, practice, practice: Orienteering is a skill that requires practice to master. Start with easy courses and work your way up to more difficult ones.