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In Östersund, you will enjoy life all year around. The crisp air, the bright, long summer nights, and the white winters with lots of snow make it easy to like not only the city of Östersund but also its surroundings. Östersund lies in the centre of the county of Jämtland, the self-proclaimed republic. Here you will find pleasant shopping, several small cafes, exciting cultural life, and a wide range of outdoor activities.

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Jamtli History Land And Museum
Museiplan, Östersund

If you only want to visit one museum when you are in Östersund and Jämtland, then choose the Jamtli. During the summer months you can meet people from in the past and experience the local culture up close. In the winter there is a traditional Christmas market. At Jamtli, there is a subterranean landscape with one of Sweden’s weirdest exhibitions, which magically weaves the history of Norrland. There is also the 1000-year-old Överhogdal hangings, Europe’s oldest and best-preserved textile picture. The museum has been awarded with three stars in the Guide Michelin.

Moose Garden
Orrviken 215, Orrviken

Meet tame elks at close quarters – so close you can actually pet them! See also how paper is made from elk droppings. Please phone for opening hours.

Tegel Restaurang & Bar
Postgränd 11, Östersund

One of Jämtland’s best restaurants, which has reached the final of the “dish of the year” competition on several occasions. The food is mainly prepared from local ingredients such as reindeer and char. They also provide a lounge where you can extend the evening.

Ösk-vägen 13, Östersund

Östersund’s highest situated restaurant with a majestic view over both the city and the mountains. On the menu, you will find reindeer, moose, char, and homemade truffles.

Sjötorget, Östersund

In Östersund, you will find Jämtland’s first glasswork, managed by three women. Storsjöhyttan was established in 1995 with only one studio, workshop and gallery. Come and experience how the glass is transformed into a piece of art and/or buy something from the shop.

Frösö Handtryck Scandinavia
Gripengränd 4, Frösön

In the years of 2000 and 2002, Frösö Handtryck (Frösö Hand Printing) was given the Swedish design award "Utmärkt svensk form" (Excellent Swedish Art). The factory workshop is located on Gripengränd Frösö Park and here you can buy textiles with beautiful, local motives.

Åre Östersund Airport (OSD)

Östersund’s airport is located on Frösö Island and transport to the city centre only takes ten minutes. Airport buses run to and from the centre of Östersund in connection with most departures. Tickets can be purchased on Flygbussen and on the city bus service “stadsbussarna.” Tickets are valid for departures within 1 hour. There is a stop for the airport bus at the bus station by Gustav III’s torg, from where you can travel further around the county by bus.


Sweden can be visited visa-free for up to 90 days by citizens of most European countries, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Israel, UAE and most countries in America. If you are unsure whether or not you need to apply for a visa, we recommend contacting the embassy or consulate in your country. International (non-Schengen) travelers need a passport that is valid for at least 3 months after the end of their intended trip in order to enter the Schengen zone. Citizens of Schengen countries can travel without a passport, but must have a valid ID with them during their stay.

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