Östersund (pronounced [œstɛˈʂɵnd] ( listen); Southern Sami: Staare) is an urban area (city) in Jämtland in the middle of Sweden. It is the seat of Östersund Municipality and the capital of Jämtland County. Östersund is located at the shores of Sweden's fifth largest lake, Storsjön, opposite the island Frösön, and is the only city in Jämtland. Östersund is the region's cultural and economical centre and by tradition a city of trade and commerce. Östersund had one of the most extensive garrisons in Sweden prior to its closure in the early-21st century. The city is the Mid Sweden University's largest campus site with approximately 7,000 students. With a total population of 44,327 (2010) Östersund is the 22nd most populous city in Sweden, the 46th most populous city in Scandinavia, and by far the largest inland city in Northern Sweden.
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Jamtli offers an exciting journey through the history of Jamtland and Harjedalen. Here you will discover stimulating milieux and enjoy being part of history. The museum has permanent Exhibitions about the region's past alongside temporary Exhibitions of arts and handicrafts. Some Exhibitions take up current matters of public interest and explore them from an historical perspective. Every summer, the open air museum turns into Jamtli Historieland (living history theme park). The historical buildings come alive with history and role plays, where visitors are drawn into eventful and playful stories from 1785 until 1975. Jamtli Historieland enables you, as a visitor, to associate with the actors who bring to life and portray people from the past. Jamtli gives access to our regional heritage and provides a place where we can discuss our values and life-styles, then and now. Jamtli gives you the opportunity to make the most of your visit. Perhaps you would like to bring your own picnic basket and spend your time relaxing in the stunning parks. Or you might want to meet the actors, such as Astrid and Sture who farm the Per Albin-torpet (The Smallholding) from 1942? Or you may be fascinated by the 1,000-year-old tapestries, "The Overhogdal Tapestries". You choose, so bring your whole family, your friends, your company employees or just come on your own to an enjoyable, entertaining and magical museum where you can see, touch and act!
There are numerous little "outdoor museums" - or villages, it turns out, across Sweden. Jamtli was on our list however, as one of the bigger ones, near my wife's ancestral lands, and with personnel reenacting in the outdoor area. Plus, we visit these outdoor living museums across Europe. Although unfortunately we arrived days before the summer staffing of the outdoor area, the stroll through the outdoor area (free) was very pleasant. Moreover, we spent a couple of hours easily in the indoor museum with audioguides. The indoor museum itself is really quite impressive and extensive. Some of the holdings (such as the tapestries, rivaling the Bayeux tapestry in Normandy) are incredible. It should really take 2 or even 3 visits to learn all you can from this museum, which has different sections/themes. We'd like to have seen the activities offered at the outdoor museum when offered during high season of summer.
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Inlandsbanan is a railway which runs from Kristinehamn, via Mora, Ostersund and Arvidsjaur to Gallivare. Take the train to the Polar Circle and the Midnight Sun!
We enjoyed our days on the train but we found that some of the towns in which we broke our journey were small and not very interesting. The train hosts were helpful and pointed out things of interest along the way. When the train was not full we were able to occupy seats with a better view than those we had been assigned to. For the best views of all, take a walk up the front to chat to the driver and the host. We found them to be informative and happy to have a chat. Depending on the time of day lunch or dinner can be pre ordered and meals are served in a cafe or restaurant when the train stops for a break. We found the meals to be good and the prices reasonable. Between meals snacks can be purchased onboard. The scenery tends to become monotonous with miles of trees but these are interspersed with some spectacular lakes and rivers so keep your cameras handy. This train is certainly not cheap nor is it luxurious but it is a fun way to see rural Sweden.
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A good combination pool, gym and spa makes Storsjöbadet är great place to workout or just recover after a ruff day at work. Pretty expensive for a one day pass, but for regulars the season card is a bargain.
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Teknikland is an attraction park for the entire family. At Teknikland technology, aviation and military history mix into a terrific place to play and discover. Bring memories to life, take part in exciting stories, try digital pistol shooting, driving electric cars or produce your own souvenir.Free entry for kids!
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You go up, and look around 360 degrees over the landscape. And it's lovely, and worth every öre. It's fine even if you're afraid of heights (I am). Everything is enclosed and there is glass all around, so don't worry. Wait for a clear day. Views tend to be good anyway, but when it's a super fine day, the experience is magic.
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Så nära där man bor men det tog många år att ta sig hit. Mycket intressant hur det gått till när kratern bildades och alla olika stenar och historik runt det hela. En mycket trevlig tjej från Tyskland tog emot och berättade en hel del om stället. Jättebra för barn att lära sig med hjälp av lek
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Woolpower is situated in Sweden. Products are made by swedish people. They believe that it is worth keeping production in this County, to help Jämtland, and the products have a better chance of keeping the high quality. They use wool only from countries where the sheep has no deceases which often leads to animal abuse (cutting of the parasites and leaving wound open and so). Woolpower chose to buy from Uruguay and Petagonia. I choose Woolpower over any other similar product! Anytime!
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Multi Challange adventure hall offering a wide variety of activities, Boda Borg, go-carts, laser arcade, playground, climbing wall, arcade, hostels etc, for both adults and children located 2 km from Ostersund city. Multi Challenge has also a Hostel located in the same house.
Bestämde oss för att ta oss an utmaningarna i Bodaborg. Då vi alla har passerat 50 och har diverse krämpor körde vi de gröna banorna vilka är mest i form av tankeutmaningar och inte är så fysiska. Blev en perfekt eftermiddag med många glada skratt.
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FRÖSÖ HANDTRYCK since 1946, is the oldest textile handprinting factory in Sweden. We are specialized in producing contemporary scandinavian designer fabrics for private homes and public interiors. And we print a colourful heritage of traditional scandinavian folk art prints. Factory tours and shopping: Factory Shop with fabrics by the meter, cushions, aprons, table cloths, towels, bags an more.
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