Rally Sweden is a popular automobile rally competition held in Värmland, Sweden, held every year since the 1950s.
The rally has been cancelled twice; in 1974 due to the oil crisis and in 1990 because of the mild weather. Weather continues to be a concern, as rising global temperatures reduce the likelihood of appropriately snowy conditions every year. The 2005 event was one of the warmest ever, turning many stages into mud and destroying the special studded snow tires used by the teams.
There are lots of drivers from Sweden, Norway, Finland, United Kingdom, France and Italy, making Rally Sweden to an International event, it has been given lots of attention outside of Scandinavia as well.
But Rally Sweden is not only a serious motor competition. It is a festival as well! When the night comes, the party begins and entertainment continues. More than 200.000 visitors, many from different continents are collected during four days in the Swedish forest to enjoy the winter spirit! There are lots of arenas, stages, restaurants and nightclubs. This year artists like The Hives, Top Cats, Haaks and Turbotits are performing!