Here will WOC be decided: Map and terrain descriptions

Posted on | August 18, 2016 | Category: WOC news

Automatically generated map of the Middle Distance area.

Since WOC took place in Finland in 2013, the world championships have visited Italy in 2014 and Scotland in 2015. Now Nokian Tyres World Orienteering Championships are back in Nordic terrain represented by the area around the Swedish cities Strömstad and Tanum.
World Trail Orienteering Championships take place in the same area at the same time.

Below you can read more about the different areas where it will be decided who can title themselves world champion. The map sections below are either an old map or an automatically generated map constructed by the organizers.

At the bottom, you find a map, which gives an overview of the areas.

Distance: Sprint & Sprint Relay

Area: Strömstad city

Mappers: Maths Carlsson & Per Bengtsson

About: Urban area with some narrow streets, small forested areas and some areas of grass and lawns. Also hilly parts. Approximately 80% of the course lengths will be on hard surfaces.

Arena Strömstad City
 Map Strömstad City
Distance: Middle

Area: Tanum

Mapper: Bo Herdersson

About: Hilly terrain with many areas of bare open rock. Detailed contours with both larger and smaller cliffs. Marshes of varying size. Mostly very good visibility and runability. Some areas of thicker vegetation and younger spruce forest may reduce running speed. There are only a few paths and smaller roads in the competition area.

Arena Tanum
Tanum auto
Distance: Long & Relay

Area: Strömstad East

Mappers: Maths Carlsson & Per Bengtsson

About: Hilly terrain with many areas of bare open rock. Detailed contours with both larger and smaller cliffs and reentrants. Marshes of varying size. Generally older forest with very good visibility and runability. However, the area includes a lot of heather and some logged areas and younger spruce forest, which may reduce running speed. Some larger and smaller roads cross the competition area and a network of larger and smaller paths.

Arena Strömstad East
Map Strömstad East
Distance: PreO 1

Area: Saltö

Mapper: Göran Olsson

About: Pine forest with detailed curving. End of course: shore terrain with bare rock. Good hard forest path with roots appearing.

Arena Saltö
Map Saltö
Distance: TempO

Area: Strömstad City

Mapper: Maths Carlsson

About: Park and forest terrain. Paved roads with some steep parts.

Arena Strömstad City
Map Strömstad City
Distance: PreO 2 and Relay

Area: Tolvmanstegen

Mapper: Göran Olsson

About: Area with sparse pine trees around a windmill park. Mostly bare rock with moss, heather and marshes. Good dirt road, with some steep parts.

Arena Tolvmanstegen
Map Tolvmanstegen

All information about the events can be found in the latest bulletin.


A map of the different arenas used for WOC and WTOC. Press an area on the map to see which competitions take place in that area or press the bottom in the upper left corner for seeing a list.

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