Tove Alexandersson

World Champion in four different sports

The incredible Tove Alexandersson has been ranked world number one in four different sports: Orienteering, Ski Orienteering, Ski Mountaineering and Sky Running. She has won countless of world championships and is truly one of the greatest of all time within the Orienteering community.

Tove has been a part of the Silva family since 2014 and was heavily involved in the development of our orienteering compass series Arc Jet.

15-time World Champion in Orienteering
10-time World Champion in Ski Orienteering
World Champion in Sky Running
World Champion in Ski Mountaineering

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Your best destination in the world?New Zealand. It's an incredible country to adventure in! I still have a lot to discover in New Zealand so I would love to go back and experience more.

How much do you exercise?Approximately 600-650 hours per year or 9-12 shifts per week. I usually give myself one rest day per week when I let go of everything to do with training. Then I can relax or I spend those days traveling to competitions as I often compete on weekends. I have kept a training diary since I was 15 years old and there I have documented each training session in minutes, heart rate zones, distance and if I did intervals or maybe running or cycling or something. It should be fun to train and I want to give myself the right conditions to be able to perform in competition.

Why did you start orienteering?I grew up with orienteering in my family, so it was natural for me to also start orienteering. One reason why I love orienteering is that it is so varied; new courses and different types of terrain. I never know what to expect. I enjoy being out in nature and orienteering is challenging both physically and mentally.


When do you use Arc Jet?
I use Arc Jet for all orienteering training and competition. 

What do you think about Arc Jet?
Arc Jet has an incredibly fast and stable needle and a neat design that makes it perfect for high-speed orienteering. 

To whom would you recommend Arc Jet?
Arc Jet is an awesome compass to navigate fast and safely in the forest. 


When do you use Spectra O? 
I use Spectra O when it’s dark outside but I still want as much light as possible. Especially during night orienteering when the conditions demand a lot of light and the headlamp really needs to perform. It is also a great choice for ski mountaineering, trail biking and other activities when I go full speed even though it is dark. 

What do you think about Spectra O? 
Spectra O has an astonishing light beam but it is still rather low in weight. The light beam is just right where I need it the most. 

Who would you recommend Spectra O to? 
I would recommend Spectra O to anyone who wants to maintain the same speed during the dark hours as you do in daylight. 

How often do you workout?
Approximately 600-650 hours per year or 9-12 sessions per week. Each week I have 1 restday when I’m ‘off duty’ and can just relax or travel to a new competition. My races are often during weekends. I have kept an training diary since I was 15 where I write how long each session takes, pulse zones, distance, type of session (interval, running or biking etc.) Training is all about enjoyment and creating the ultimate conditions in which to perform well in races.

Your best career memory so far?
To run the World Championships ‘at home’ in Strömstad. Amazing terrain and tracks and it went quite for me. I had really looked forward to the race, I was nervous but also so keen.

there's always more to discover

Gustav Bergman


Tove Alexandersson


Emelie Forsberg