Shop till you drop
Sundsvall is home to the Norrland region’s largest indoor shopping centre with its wide range of shops. Sundsvall is also the town in Norrland with the densest amount of restaurants, including everything from local bistros to restaurants inspired from all four corners of the world.
During the first week of July, the street festival in Sundsvall is organised. The festival, which attracts 180,000 people, was started in 1987 and is today one of Sweden’s most visited festivals.
Timber magnate’s fairytale manor
At Timrå, on the outskirts of Sundsvall, is located Merlo Manor - the only manor in Norrland. The manor, which is built in granite, limestone and yellow Flensburgh brick, with its turrets and towers, resembles a Rhenish castle. A stone’s throw away is the Tynderön peninsula, where you can find genuine local delicacies in farm shops.
There is also the chance to see the world’s largest Y at Timrå – a sculpture designed by the former world-renowned artist Bengt Lindström.
Sundsvall has much to offer the sporting enthusiasts. Here you can find sport at its very best – attend football or ice hockey matches, or watch the Sundsvall Dragons – the winning basket ball team of the 2011 Swedish Championship. If you are a trotting enthusiast, then head to Bergsåker.
See the town from above
Norra Berget is the name given to the city park, and offers plenty of opportunity for playing, walking and excursions. To see the city from above, climb the famous observation tower with views across the whole of Sundsvall and harbour entrance. The city park also has an open-air museum containing buildings from the whole Medelpad province – a historic region in Norrland.
Sweden’s largest coastal delta is located where the Indalsälven river flows into the Bay of Bothnia. An 18-hole golf course is located here right by the sea. In the delta area, there is also a seaside resort and beautiful countryside. If you enjoy fishing, take the opportunity to catch both salmon and sea trout in the Indalsälven river.
Greatest land elevation
Härnösand is located thirty kilometres north of Sundsvall Härnösand Airport and is one of Norrland’s oldest towns. The majority of houses are located on Härnön, where it is close to the coast and sea.
Härnösand is located at the southern end of the High Coast, which appears on Unesco’s World Heritage List. Nowhere else in the world is the land elevation since the last ice age as great as it is here. Each year, the archipelago’s growing and naturally beautiful islands rise a further eight milimetres out of the ocean.