The smart city
The Oxford of Sweden
Uppsala may be a big city but it can also be described as quaint. The center of the city has a small-town feeling and it's possible to get around by bicycle everywhere. You are never very far from a park or nature. If you are looking for a place where a lot is happening, yet at the same time is simple enough for family living – Uppsala is the right place for you.
Parks in the city: 42 st
Playgrounds in the city: 100 st
Percentage of trips with a bicycle: 28 %
Bicycle stands in the city: 15,500
Football fields: 66
Members of local sports associations: 34,000
Uppsala – city of bicycles
There are bicycle stands for more than 15, 000 bicycles and even more bicycles out in traffic. Uppsala is by far the city with the highest bicycle density city in Sweden. Automobile ownership among the young population with its many students is low –instead they take their bikes just about everywhere. Uppsala being a rather flat city with its centralized metropolitan section lends itself to easy access by bicycle.
A sustainable city
Uppsala has come a long way in terms of sustainability. In 2013 the city was named both Earth Hour Capital by the WWF and Most Sustainable City by the ICCA. Here in Uppsala we work towards finding sustainable, local solutions to global environmental problems. In"Uppsala's climate policy" the municipality cooperates with about thirty different companies in order to reach climate goals.
Fyrishov Water Park
Fyrishov is one of Sweden's largest and most well-visited sports complexes with 1.8 million visitors annually. It is an aqua park with indoor and outdoor swimming, sports facilities, bowling and camping. It is an ideal adventure park for families with children offering enjoyment for many hours.
Out and about in nature
Most Swedes are delighted by outdoor life and even in the larger cities one is close to nature. In Uppsala there are several nature reserves and many outdoor recreational areas. It is easy to find woods to stroll in, paths to hike on, streams to paddle in or lakes to swim in. In the winter you can go downhill skiing, snowboarding, cross country skiing or skating.