Some say winter in Sweden is nothing but dark and cold. Truth is, the winter up north in Sweden is an amazing time of the year. With the low humidity the impression of the cold weather is not as harsh as in more humid areas and when snow covers the ground and trees it creates a magnificent reflection of the sun that gives a special kind of bright light to the surroundings. And then of course, we have the northern lights. Every time you stand under a greenish sky where colours dance at night, in warm clothes and a knitted beanie, you get swept away, feeling you have entered another dimension.
Mid summer, around the 25th of June, is the brightest time of the year in Jämtland Härjedalen and the sun is up almost through the night – the short time when it’s set, there is twilight. This enables you to go on for many hours – hiking, biking, fishing throughout the whole day.
Whatever season you choose for your visit, there are some ins and outs of travel in Sweden and Jämtland Härjedalen in particular. The information provided here will give you guidance to the best seasons to travel, transportation, how to act when you are in the mountains, where to put up your tent and make a campfire, even where to look out for local delicacies and great outdoor gear.
The region Jämtland Härjedalen in the Swedish Mountains is loved by tourists since centuries. This roundtrip of about 550 km takes you south from the provincial city Östersund, to see wildlife and breathtaking views of the mountains. We can promise your taste buds will have a trip of a lifetime as well. See the roundtrip […]
This scenic drive (or bike tour) gives you panoramic views of mountains and lakes as well as experiences from the cultural heritage of St Olov. Go from Järpen in the western part of Jämtland to Kall and around lake Kallsjön back again, or into Norway and back again along the mountain road Skalstugevägen towards the […]
The route E45 (European road no 45) actually starts in southern Europe, in Italy, and goes all the way up to Kautokeino on the northern border between Norway and Finland. On it´s way north the route leads through Adventure Sweden territory. Beginning in the commercial center Sveg, the southern gateway of Härjedalen, it leads up […]
We were curious about making a pilgrimage, but not curious enough to do St Olavsleden on our feet. We were more interested in the landscape and travel in a comfortable mode. The railway leading from coastal Sundsvall to Östersund, Åre and on to Trondheim in Norway caught our attention and so we made our way […]
Fresh air, good food and great outdoor recreation; that is the way it has been ever since our first guests stopped by some 8 000 years ago. The huntsmen, who first came during the Stone Age, were followed by pilgrims, then traveling farmers/salesmen, botanists, spa guests, hunting parties and romanticists. Present days our guests are in essence, people […]
It’s hard to go hungry in Jämtland Härjedalen. This is a perfect place for experiencing Nordic cuisine – a region that perfects the combination between high quality restaurants, world-class cheeses and dairies, micro-bakeries, chocolatiers, brewers, roasters and farm stalls, awaiting your visit to serve only the best that Jämtland Härjedalen provides.
When heading out in the mountains safety is important. The weather can change quickly and one needs to be prepared for warm sunny days as well as rain, cold wind, thick mist or even snow, despite being in the middle of the summer. In Sweden the National Environmental Protection Agency is responsible for mountain safety issues – […]
Quite a few world-famous brands within the sports- and outdoor sector are founded in the mountains of Jämtland Härjedalen, far up north in Scandinavia. The natural playground attracts and forms innovative entrepreneurs and with todays world-leading research and test centre in the residence city Östersund it’s no big surprise that Jämtland Härjedalen will continue its long and […]
The tourism industry is highly important to Jämtland Härjedalen – in fact it is the core industry. The first tourists who came here were hunters who visited some 8 000 years ago. They were followed by pilgrims, travelling salesmen called ’forbönder’, floral gents, air and spa guests, hunting lords and national romantics. Today we call the […]
Jämtland Härjedalen is a region situated in the middle of Sweden, Europe The region consist of the destinations: Åre (Åre Destination) Vemdalen Östersund Funäsfjällen Lofsdalen Ljungdalsfjällen Frostviksfjällen (Vildmarksvägen) Strömsund (Vildmarksvägen) Ragundadalen Bräcke Bydalsfjällen Krokom/Ansättfjällen Map of Jämtland Härjedalen with the largest attractions for download (Swedish, English, German text in the map) Get your official Swedish maps […]
Did you know that the region of Jämtland Härjedalen is double the size of Vermont? That means we do have quite a few different tourist offices with expertise in their specific areas; what are the best adventures, where you will find a good nights sleep and what local delicacies that are not to be missed. You […]
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 […]
Traveling by train or bus is relaxing and at the same time a good alternative for being more environmentally friendly. The railway crosses Jämtland Härjedalen from north to south and east to west. Busses to the region depart from many destinations in Sweden and runs within between destinations. Östersund has city buses and there are […]
Traveling by plane to Jämtland Härjedalen saves you time and you have many options of where and when to fly to. There are no less than four airports in close connection; two within Sweden and two on the other side of the boarder, in Norway. With many domestic flights that connects from Stockholm as well […]