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Sport and exercise

There are many opportunities for students to keep fit or participate in sport. The student nations, student associations, local sports clubs and community sport facilities offer a range of sport and exercise activities in Lund, Malmö and Helsingborg.

Students talking after a spinning class at Gerdahallen
A spinning class at Gerdahallen.

Classes and gyms at Gerdahallen

Gerdahallen is one of the largest sports centres in Northern Europe. As Gerdahallen is a part of Lund University, it offers discounted prices for Lund University students. Gerdahallen has two facilities, one located in Lund and one located in Helsingborg.

Gerdahallen website

Gerdahallen Lund

Gerdahallen Lund offers about 200 different classes every week, for example, pilates, yoga, high-intensity training (HIT), BodyPump, spinning, dance, and functional training. There are classes from early in the morning until the evening.

If you prefer to work out in the gym, Gerdahallen Lund has a well-equipped and newly renovated gym area of 1450 m2, which is open 24 hours a day. In the gym you will find both cardio machines, barbells, free weights, exercise machines and some special equipment.
You can also book an appointment with a personal trainer or physiotherapist.

Gerdahallen Helsingborg

Gerdahallen Helsingborg opened in January 2022 and offers both group training and a gym area. Gerdahallen Helsingborg offers classes such as high-intensity training (HIT), virtual spinning, and station-based strength training. The gym area of 500 km2 is well equipped with both free weights, barbells, cardio machines, and exercise machines.

You can also book an appointment with a personal trainer.

Sports courts and gym at Victoriastadion

Victoriastadion in Lund offers a gym with discounted student prices as well as facilities and courts for tennis, squash, badminton, indoor handball, floorball, football, basketball and volleyball.

Victoriastadion – information on the LUGI Motion website (in Swedish)

Student sports teams

Many of the student nations and other student associations offer different kinds of sports teams, such as football and volleyball. There are also a number of sports associations for students, for example offering extreme sports, horse riding and fencing, as examples. In Helsingborg, the student organisation Stampus offers volleyball, basketball, football and floorball.

Sports clubs, swimming and group exercise

There are a number of local sports clubs, which are generally organised on a volunteer basis and are not connected to Lund University.

Sports clubs in Lund – (in Swedish)

Below is a selection of clubs located in Lund and Malmö with links to their websites:







Field hockey


Group exercise





Tennis, badminton and squash courts


Ultimate frisbee


  • Lunds VK (volleyball club, including a recreational league)

Water Polo

Outdoor activities

All of our campus locations have a number of jogging and cycling tracks and attractive parks where you can walk, run, bike or rest. In Malmö and Helsingborg you can also find large open-air recreation areas and parks, as well as the sea!

North of Helsingborg, in the Kullaberg nature reserve, you can go hiking, rock climbing or diving.

Free outdoor circuit training group

VästerGympa is a free, social outdoor circuit training group with local Swedes and expats living in Lund. In addition to English and Swedish, several other languages are also spoken. No experience is necessary. The group meets in front of the small supermarket at Örnvägen 62 in Lund on Tuesday and Sunday mornings, 10:00–11:00 and on Wednesday nights, 19:00–20:00.

VästerGympa on Facebook