Few Swedes have tasted Sami food. Not even in Jämtland or Härjedalen, which is part of Sapmi, the region of the Sami people. Reindeer tenderloin with chanterelle mushrooms at an up-market restaurant is wonderful, without a doubt. But, until you have tasted blood pancake or reindeer broth with marrow, you haven’t even begun to explore […]
If Fäviken had not been based in the heart of Jämtland, Magus Nilsson probably could not have turned it into one of the world’s top restaurants. The Östersund-born chef credits his isolated region for inspiring the creativity that lured visitors from all around the world to sample his legendary cooking. Today Fäviken is closed and […]
“If there’s one thing I know, it’s ski towns. But it took a trip to the other side of the world, to Åre Sweden, a decade ago to make me realize why I lived in one, a knowledge reinforced ever since.” Said by Leslie Anthony, a Whistler-based author, editor, biologist and bon vivant who has never met a mountain […]
When you travel in the borderland mountains between Jämtland and Tröndelag you can sense a certain brotherhood that dates way back. One thing that affected both regions on the swedish and the norwegian side was the war campaign in 1718-1719, which lead to a disastrous retreat for the swedes in the middle of a blizzard.
Jämtland Härjedalen in Sweden is very bike-friendly with well-developed cycling trails in several of the destinations. Discover family tours both in the countryside and on mountain trails or try more challenging routes downhill mount Åreskutan, Lofsdalen or the Frösö mountain in Östersund. This guide lets you in on the fast lane to the best biking of […]