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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

Lund University is home to Gerdahallen, one of the largest sports centres in northern Europe and located in Lund. Discounted prices are available for Lund University students. Gerdahallen has long opening hours and offers 200 classes every week including pilates, aerobicdance, high intensity training, spinning, zumba, boxercise, yoga, afro and functional training. You can also use Gerdahallen’s well-equipped, newly renovated gym, which is open 24 hours a day. It is also possible to book an appointment with one of the physiotherapists or specialist coaches.

Gerdahallen website

Sports courts and gym at Viktoriastadion

Viktoriastadion, 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.

Viktoriastadion – 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. 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 Lund on Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday mornings 10:00–11:00 and on Wednesday nights 19:00–20:00.

Västergympa on Facebook