Cars, RV Rentals, Taxi & Transfers

Traveling by car is a good way to explore Jämtland Härjedalen. Whether you go with your own car or a rental car we recommend you to pay attention to the road conditions which can vary within Sweden, as well as within the region of Jämtland Härjedalen. In winter the roads are likely to be slippery – studded tires are a good idea and make sure you always have a bit of extra time, check weather forecasts and look out for moose and reindeers on the side of the road!

Travel distances (time/km)

Stockholm – Östersund | approx. 6 h | approx. 600 km
Stockholm – Sveg | approx. 5 h | approx. 440 km
Gothenburg – Östersund | approx. 9,5 h| approx. 780 km
Gothenburg – Sveg | approx. 7 h | approx. 620 km
Trondheim – Östersund | approx. 4 h | approx. 270 km
Trondheim – Funäsdalen | approx. 3,5 h | approx. 220 km
Röros – Funäsdalen | approx. 1 h | approx. 80 km
Östersund – Åre | approx. 1,5 h | approx. 100 km
Östersund – Vemdalen | approx. 1,5 h | approx. 110 km
Östersund – Funäsdalen | approx. 3 h | approx. 230 km
Östersund – Lofsdalen | approx. 2,5 h | approx. 210 km
Östersund – Strömsund (Wilderness Road) | approx. 1,5 h | approx. 100 km
Östersund – Hammarstrand (Ragunda) | approx. 1,5 h | approx. 100 km
Östersund – Ljungdalsfjällen | approx. 2,5 h | approx. 160 km

Conscious Travel / Green Travel

The most environmental friendly way to get around AdventureSweden is by bike. Naturally that will take some time since the area is the size of the Netherlands… But if you have the time we guarantee you the experience of a lifetime!

There is constant work on building a network for fueling electric cars within the province, check out a map here.

Traveling in winter by car means you need to come prepared for emergencies. There is a chance of meeting a moose or a reindeer in a way less pleasant. Drive carefully and make sure your tires are for winter purposes. Also make sure you bring the proper car kit just in case: shovel, warm clothing, portable jumpstarter, blankets, flashlight, traction devices, first aid kit, signal device, tow straps, tool kit, spare tire and jack, food & water and perhaps even some entertainment in case you need towing.

Also check out travelling by public bus or train.

RV or Rental Car

Take the train or fly into Jämtland Härjedalen and rent a car on site. Contact one of the car rental firms listed:

Taxi & Transfer

There are several taxi companies around Jämtland Härjedalen. Please contact the Tourist Information in your chosen destination for more information.

Taxi Östersund and Taxi Åre offer transfers to and from Åre / Östersund Airport. Many of their cars are classified as environmentally-friendly transport and their drivers undergo both “green driving” and first aid training. If you want to book a transfer from the Åre / Östersund Airport to either the central of Östersund (10 min taxi ride) or any of the ski resorts / destinations of Jämtland Härjedalen, please use “ Flygtaxi ” (airport taxi) which is a dedicated transfer service to and from the airport. This service also covers Trondheim / Vaernes Airport, which is only 2 hours away from Åre.
Taxi Östersund also have a 
transfer service during the ski season from both Åre /Östersund and Trondheim / Vaernes Airports to Åre (both airports) and Vemdalen (from Åre / Östersund Airport). This is the best value for money option from both airports, if you don’t want to use the Flygtaxi option.

If your option is to travel by Limousine there is a Lincoln Town Car Stretch available by Jämtlands Limousine Service for journeys around Östersund and Åre, and the rest of Jämtland on request.

For more information on how to get to Vemdalen, go here.

Transfer solutions to Destination Lofsdalen is found here.

For travellers to Funäsfjällen by air via Røros and Trondheim / Vaernes Airports of Norway as well as Sveg and Åre / Östersund Airports of Sweden. The most convenient transfer is by rental car, see list of rental car companies above. Travel solutions for Funäsfjällen are found here.

Information on how to get to Sweden

Travelling to Sweden in Scandinavia by air (Visit Sweden)

Auf Deutsch: Anreise nach Schweden leicht gemacht (Schwedenhappen)

Information for British Citizens travelling to Sweden (Embassy of Sweden)

Visiting Sweden from countries outside the EU (Migrationsverket)

Travel planer for trains, planes and buses for travelling to Sweden (Omio)

Taxi Östersund offers taxi rides from Åre / Östersund and Trondheim / Vaernes airports as well as from the train station of Östersund. Photo: Taxi Östersund
Easy access to Östersund by plane or train and from there further to all destinations of Jämtland Härjedalen.
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