by orienteering

17. dec, 2017

Soon 5 months to go for the next WORLD ORIENTEERING DAY! On Wednesday May 23rd 2018, the third World Orienteering Day will be conducted all over the world. With the new record, 288 007 participants in 79 countries, last year we are now ready to achieve the IOF’s vision! Following the idea “Be part of something bigger-Colour the World”, people all over the world will take part in locally organised orienteering events, and celebrate the biggest world-wide orienteering event ever.

“500 000 participants, at 5000 locations in 100 countries” is the target we want to achieve.

Is it possible? YES, of course it’s possible!!! If Turkey can get more than 80000 children taking part at WOD I have a very great hope to achieve the target together with all big orienteering countries. Many countries, e.g. China, Norway, Czech Republic, USA, Serbia, France and Egypt increased the participation last time and if countries e.g. Sweden, Switzerland, Denmark and Finland can improve the activities next year we will achieve the vision. If we get the passion and the attitude I’m sure it’s possible to achieve the target!

Already now you can register your WOD event at The main day of WOD 2018 will be May 23rd but you have the possibility to organise an event until May 30th. That means you can both carry out a WOD event at school, at your club hut, at your work or a normal O-training can be a WOD event. 

Take the chance to be part of something bigger!

8. dec, 2017

"Cool, Awesome and Educational" has now been translated into another language, Czech. Together with the Czech Orienteering Federation, we have produced a book for the Czech school in their teaching of navigation skills. The link below shows parts of the 80-pages book and the pictures from the book also show how to involve navigation skills in other subjects.

I'm both very happy and proud that my books have been translated into so many languages. Italian and Lithuanian are the next languages the book will be translated into.

The link to the Czech book:


16. aug, 2017

After requests from many I have now put Part 1 and Part 2 together into one book. The 84-page book contains inspiring exercises to make orienteering and navigation to a fun and interesting experience in school. I hope many teachers, instructors and youth coaches are delighted to use this book to teach orienteering and navigation skills.

Please let me know if you are interested to get the book translated into your language.

The link to the web version is as follow:…/…/silva_book_ages_6-15_english

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31. jan, 2017

Based on experience from the project ”Skol-Sprinten”, ”World Orienteering Day” and in close cooperation with PE teachers at primary and secondary school we have an idea how to make ORIENTEERING easier and more fun at school. We hope these guidelines can help teachers to create better conditions for the education of ORIENTEERING at school.

We also believe that a map which corresponds to reality and finalised exercises in a pedagogical approach will help teachers to create fun lessons in orienteering. These ”Teacher’s guides” will hopefully inspire all of you!

You will find these three web books at the links as follow:
Part 1, English (52 pages):…/…/silva_book_ages_6-12_english_web
Part 2, English (60 pages):…/…/silva_book_ages13-15_english_web
Simple English (28 pages):…/docs/orienteering_in_simple_english_emit

If you are interested to get these books translated to your language, please let me know,


18. dec, 2016

Cool, Awesome and Educational

The first Orienteering Book I wrote for Primary School has become a real success! The Swedish edition is sold out but available as web book (see link below). This book has been translated into several languages, and a few more are in the pipeline. There's also a slide show of this book in Swedish and English. 

Part 2 of "Cool, Awesome and Educational" is written to cover Secondary School's needs for a fun teaching of orienteering at school. Translation of this book as well as the "Orienteering in simple Swedish" into English is currently under way and in the middle of January next year they are available as web books.

If you are interested in translation in your own language, please let me know. Send me an e-mail,, and tell me what you want.

Photo: The frontpage of the Russian's version of "Cool, Awesome and Educational" (ages 6-12).


Cool, Awesome and Educational, ages 6-12


Slide show, Swedish: to be uptaded



Slide show, English: to be uptaded


Chinese, simplified: to be uptaded

Chinese, traditional: to be uptaded

Icelandic: to be uptaded

Turkish: to be uptaded

Russian: to be uptaded

Hungarian: to be uptaded


Cool, Awesome and Educational, ages 13-15


Slide show, Swedish: to be updated



Orienteering in simple Swedish