The Biathlon arena

Opening hours – the Venue

The WCH-venue open four hours before race start and close about three hours after race finish. During the opening hours there will be plenty of activities at the venue in our sponsor-village. The sponsors offer activities such as: cross country tracks with opportunity to borrow equipment for the kids and a lot of other fun activities for children, test driving of BMW, opportunity to try biathlon and a lot more. The WCR Lounge 2019 will open two hours before race start.

After closing hours, a live show will start down at the Medal Plaza at 19:45 and at 20:19 the medal ceremonies will begin. The medal ceremony will be held at Medal Plaza every race day except on the last Sunday (17th march) as it will be held at the venue directly after the race on that day.

Get To the Arena

The National Biathlon Arena in Sweden is located 2 kilometres from Östersund city center and you can get there by foot, bike, bus, car or why not take the SJ mini-train to the stadium? Click here for map.

Walk or bike
» The walking path is marked out with flags and begin at the Ostersund Rådhus or at Stortorget. It’s about a 2 km walk from the city center to the arena. Bike parking is located near the entrance.
Bus – Biathlon shuttle
» From Stortorget (Main Square) – Ica Maxi (the Arena) and Ica Maxi (the Arena) – Stortorget (Main Square) visitors travel for free with the special WCH electric bus when showing the WCH-ticket of the day. The bus will start going between the city and the venue regularly two hours before the competition begins and one hour after finish.

Buss number 14 is also trafficking Östersund City Center (bus stop; Busstorget/Kyrkparken)- Ica Maxi and is running after its original timetable.

» Search your own bus trip
Find more information about the busses in the region during the WCH at You can also search your bus trip on the website of Länstrafiken –, or in the app “Lanstrafiken Jamtland”. Easiest way to buy your ticket is through the same app – “Lanstrafiken Jamtland”. You can also buy your ticket onboard – but please note that only credit or debit card is accepted payments, no cash.

City Mini-Train
» There is a mini-train taking passengers from Stortorgets upper part to the venue on every race day, starting 9th of March. The train is for free and runs continuously starting four hours before the competition begins.
» Parking  will be available close to the Biathlon Arena, but it will be limited and we therefore ask all of those who have the possibility to leave the car at home and instead walk, bike, take the bus or the SJ mini train up to the arena. Read more about those alternatives above.

To park your car will cost
100 SEK/vehicle for parking at A, B, C
50 SEK/vehicle for parking at D, F
accepted payments is:
– Swish
– The World Championships app “2019 Östersund”
– Cash, please pay with even money
Disabled parking is available at Lägdan which is situated on the ÖSK-road. Disabled parking permit is required.

Large vehicle such as buses (15-20 people minimum limit) can be parked for free at our charter-parking spot between ICA Maxi and Jamtkraft Arena.

Travelers from south and east take at E14 exit Odenskog and follow directions towards Biathlon parking.
Travelers from north and west take at E14 exit Lugnvik or Rannåsen and follow directions towards Biathlon parking.

We recommend that you come to the arena a few hours before competition. Map over the different parking places as well as other ways to get to the arena – click here.

»Trafic information; get updated of road conditions, works or accidents that might effect your trip to the Biathlon Arena at

Find your way around the venue

The ticket-areas, the food-areas and other important places are marked out on the map below. Please click on the map to get the full overview.

More info about ticketareas and prices >>
More “good to know”-information before your WCH-visit >>


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