Winter in Skellefteå is something that has to be experienced, and one of the main highlights is the Scandinavian Winter Bathing Championships in February. Last year saw 200 swimmers enter the icecold water, but the number is increasing by the year. The temperature varies, but one thing is certain: it is going to be a refreshing dip! Air temperatures have been down to around minus 30 degrees Celsius, and the water is usually down to a chilly zero degrees when the swimmers set off on the 25-metre swim.

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