Top things to do in Jämtland & the Bothnian Coast

Top Choice Museum in Östersund

Jamtli

Jamtli, 1km north of the centre, consists of two parts: the open-air museum, comprising painstakingly reconstructed wooden buildings, complete with enthusiastic guides wearing 19th-century period costume; and the in…
Top Choice Historic Site in Luleå

Gammelstad

The Unesco World Heritage–listed Gammelstad, Sweden's largest church town, was the medieval centre of northern Sweden. The 1492-built stone Nederluleå church has a reredos worthy of a cathedral and a wonderfully opu…
Top Choice Historic Site in Skellefteå

Bonnstan

During the Protestant reformation in Sweden in the 16th century, church attendance was demanded of all parishioners, and later in 1861, a regulation ordering it was introduced. Church towns built up to house those w…
Top Choice Museum in Umeå

Västerbottens Museum

The star of the Gammlia museum complex, the engrossing Västerbottens Museum traces the history of the province from prehistoric times to today. Exhibitions include an impressive ski-through-the ages collection starr…
Top Choice Museum in Sundsvall

Stenstan Visitor Centre

This incredibly high-tech multimedia museum shares space with the tourist office at the Stadhus on the central square of Storatorget. Besides showing films of the 1888 fire and its aftermath, it features touch-scree…
Top Choice Museum in Östersund

Mus-Olles Museum

If you're into collections of stuff, this is the place to come, about 34km northwest of Östersund and1 km north of the E14. Per-Olov Nilson was a charismatic collector extraordinaire who first opened his museum in 1…
Top Choice Museum in Hudiksvall

Hälsinglands Museum

The Hälsinglands Museum covers local history, culture and art, including a recreated cottage interior with traditional painted furniture and costumes from the region. Highlights are the eerily illuminated medieval c…
Top Choice Swedish in Umeå

Koksbaren

One of the best spots to dine in town, light-filled, contemporary Koksbaren puts sophisticated spins on quality produce, much of it regional. Expect anything from a Nordic take on the fish taco (toasted flatbread fi…
Top Choice Swedish in Åre

Fäviken Magasinet

This intimate 16-seat, five-table mountain restaurant has one of Sweden's finest culinary reputations, drawing strictly on seasonal Jämtland produce and traditions such as drying, pickling and salting. There are als…
Top Choice Sami in Åre

Havvi i Glen

A proud standard-bearer for the Slow Food Sápmi movement, Havvi i Glen initiates you into the richness of mountain Sami cuisine, with game, mushrooms and berries featuring prominently on its seasonal menu. Expect th…