Swedes experience diving at the 2017 Swedish Outdoor Show in Stockholm, capital of Sweden, on March 11, 2017. The show, held from March 10 to March 12, is expected to attract more than 30,000 active outdoor people with a wide range of different interests and levels of experience. (Xinhua/Fu Yiming)
STOCKHOLM, March 11 (Xinhua) -- Although still cold in the Nordic in early spring, Swedish kids couldn't wait to go for outdoor activities in the early spring.
On Saturday, outdoor clubs and exhibitors brought their new products to the Swedish Outdoor Show 2017 in Stockholm, and encouraged kids to play and join their activities.
"This is gold panning, that we do in the middle part of Sweden, a small town called Kopparberg. It is a nice activity for children, for adults, just to be out in the nature, and see the lovely nature that we have in Sweden, and maybe find some gold," exhibitor Ulla Kalander-Karlsson told Xinhua.
"They have seen the program on television called Gold Rush that comes from Canada. So many people are interested in gold panning, they want to be rich. But you do not be rich, you just be rich of seeing the nature," she added.
Apart from traditional activities like kayaking and climbing, diving is another favorite outdoor sports for the Swedes.
"Stockholm is surrounded by lakes, and everyone is really going into lakes and diving, swimming etc. Kids are taught to swim already in school, so every Swedish kid can swim, and going from there into diving is easy, of course," exhibitor Anders Holmberg told Xinhua.
The three-day Swedish Outdoor Show lasts until Sunday, and is expected to bring about 30,000 active outdoor people with different interests and levels of experience.