Attractions

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 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…
Island in Östersund

Frösön

Large and peaceful Frösön island sits just across the bridge from central Östersund, reachable by road and by footbridge from Badhusparken. The island takes its name from Frö, the pagan god of fertility, worshipped …
Beach in Östersund

Badhusparken

The waterfront park is the town’s most popular stop for sunbathing and a brisk swim. In winter the lake turns into Sweden's largest ice-skating rink (rent your skates here; 160kr per day) and you can also swim in th…
Factory in Östersund

Storsjöhyttan

At Sweden's first Économusée (a concept originating in Quebec), you can observe the three masters of glass at work as they transform white-hot melted putty into original, striking creations. Immerse yourself in diff…
Animal Sanctuary in Östersund

Moose Garden

Head to Moose Garden, 16km southwest of Östersund, to get up close and personal with the King of the Forest – or at least, some tame ones. You get to learn all about the moose, pat one and get as many photos as you …
Archaeological Site in Östersund

Stone Age Rock Carvings

Glösa, 40km northwest of Östersund and by the Alsensjön lake, has some of Sweden’s finest Stone Age petroglyphs. The carvings, on rock slabs beside a stream, feature large numbers of elk and date from 5000 BC. There…
Church in Östersund

Frösö Kyrka

Five kilometres west of the centre of Östersund is the restored, late-12th-century Frösö kyrka, with its distinctive separate bell tower, built on a sacrificial site to the ancient gods (æsir) and incredibly popular…