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In Östersund, you will enjoy life all year around. The crisp air, the bright, long summer nights, and the white winters with lots of snow make it easy to like not only the city of Östersund but also its surroundings. Östersund lies in the centre of the county of Jämtland, the self-proclaimed republic. Here you will find pleasant shopping, several small cafes, exciting cultural life, and a wide range of outdoor activities.

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Jamtli History Land And Museum

If you only want to visit one museum when you are in Östersund and Jämtland, then choose the Jamtli. During the summer months you can meet people from in the past and experience the local culture up close. In the winter there is a traditional Christmas market. At Jamtli, there is a subterranean landscape with one of Sweden’s weirdest exhibitions, which magically weaves the history of Norrland. There is also the 1000-year-old Överhogdal hangings, Europe’s oldest and best-preserved textile picture. The museum has been awarded with three stars in the Guide Michelin.
Adresse: Museiplan, Östersund
Telefon: +46 63 15 01 00
Åpningstider: Tue-Sun 11.00-17.00

Moose Garden

Meet tame elks at close quarters – so close you can actually pet them! See also how paper is made from elk droppings. Please phone for opening hours.
Adresse: Orrviken 215, Orrviken
Telefon: +46 70 363 60 61

Frösön Island

The island of Frösön is only a short walk from the city centre, across the walking bridge. Of course also reachable by car and bus. Hunters and Vikings used to live here a long time ago, and since then the island has been a gathering place for humans. The Swedish composer Wilhelm Peterson-Berger built his home "Sommarhagen" on Frösön after falling in love with the island. Today his home is a museum and one of the most visited sites in Östersund.
Adresse: Frösön

Frösö Church

Frösö Church dates back to the 12th century, and is one of Sweden’s most popular churches to get married in. The views from the church front yard are breathtaking.
Adresse: Stockevägen 16, Frösön
Telefon: +46 63 16 11 50

Tegel Restaurang & Bar

One of Jämtland’s best restaurants, which has reached the final of the “dish of the year” competition on several occasions. The food is mainly prepared from local ingredients such as reindeer and char. They also provide a lounge where you can extend the evening.
Adresse: Postgränd 11, Östersund
Telefon: +46 63 12 90 99
Åpningstider: Mon-Thu 16:00-23:00; Fri 15:00-01:00, Sat 16:00-01:00


Östersund’s highest situated restaurant with a majestic view over both the city and the mountains. On the menu, you will find reindeer, moose, char, and homemade truffles.
Adresse: Ösk-vägen 13, Östersund
Telefon: +46 63 16 15 60
Åpningstider: Mon–Fri 11am–2pm, Sat 12–3pm

Brunkullan Brasserie

A classic located in one of Östersund’s oldest quarters. Food from every corner of the world and a large bar. During the summer, Brunkullan has Östersund’s only garden restaurant.
Adresse: Postgränd 5, Östersund
Telefon: +46 63 10 14 54


TeaterGrillen is this hotel’s á la carte restaurant and has a menu offering something for everyone. With a very elegant and cosy atmosphere, this is the perfect place for spending a night out with friends or family.
Adresse: Thomeegränd 20, Östersund
Telefon: +46 63 51 16 00


Visit the restaurant with one of Sweden’s largest whiskey assortments! The menu offers reindeer, tournedous, whitefish roe and much more. The restaurant also has whiskey tastings and a Whiskey Club for enthusiasts.
Adresse: Prästgatan 31B, Östersund
Telefon: +46 63 12 33 23

Lilla Siam

This restaurant is drool-worthy if you like Thai cuisine. Here you can taste a large variety of Thai dishes: noodles, rice with vegetables, various kind of meat and much more! Lunch buffet between 11-14, but also an á la carte menu for take away.
Adresse: Prästgatan 54 A Östersund
Telefon: +46 63 51 20 30

En Liten Röd

En Liten Röd is Östersund's oldest authentic quarter restaurant, probably best known for its famous fondue! It's a small and cozy restaurant that has mainly specialized in the best quality meat dishes, but there are also vegetarian options, fish and game on our menu. Perfect for a romantic dinner.
Adresse: Brogränd 19, Östersund
Telefon: +46 63 12 63 26
Åpningstider: Mon-Sat 17.00-22.30

Hamngatan 12

In a quiet and beautiful courtyard at Hamngatan 12, you will find this charming hidden gem. Both a café and interior design shop, Hamngatan 12, is a cosy establishment, which besides coffee, serves soups, cakes, toasts, energetic smoothies, freshly squeezed juices, and ice cream in a calm and relaxed atmosphere. Here, they only work with sustainability, and everything is cooked and baked from scratch. Vegetarian and vegan options are also on their menu as well as alcoholic drinks, such as beer and wine.
Adresse: Hamngatan 12, Östersund
Telefon: +46 63 51 02 99
Åpningstider: Mon–Fri 10am–6pm, Sat 10am–4pm

Wedemarks Konditori

A classic café that opened as early as 1924. In Wedemarks Konditori AB there are all kind of sweets: Marsipangrisar, Saffransbiscottis, Lettuce Cakes, Gingerbread Cakes, Saffron Cakes, Cookies and much more! This is place offers also a lot of original sweets during the holiday, especially for Christmas.
Adresse: Prästgatan 27, Östersund
Telefon: +46 63 51 03 83
Åpningstider: Mon-Fri 07.30-18.00; Sat 10.00-17.00; Sun 12.00-17.00

Kafé Frösötornet

Take a ride up the tower and enjoy the beautiful views. If you need something sweet and tasty, the café offers sanwiches, homemade bread and waffles. Only open during the summer.
Adresse: Toppvägen 11, Frösön
Telefon: +46 63 12 81 69
Åpningstider: Daily 11am–4pm

Tages Konditori & Kök

The Tages in Frösön offers homemade pastries and home cooking every day. With them, you can sit down and enjoy a good cappuccino with a classic pastry or why not buy something from their homemade products. Here you will find classic flavours and exciting new ones with original and modern elements.
Adresse: Frösövägen 32, Frösön
Telefon: +46 63 51 84 07
Åpningstider: Mon–Thu 7:30am–9pm, Fri–Sat 9am–3pm, Sun 9am–9pm

The Bishops Arms

One of the most well-known pub chains in Sweden, located at 24 different places all over the country. Try one of the 20-25 kinds of tapped beer, or why not one of the 70-100 whiskeys? Not to forget are the 250 kinds of single malt whiskeys on the menu. British settings, of course.
Adresse: Stortorget 8, Östersund
Telefon: +46 63 10 15 29
Åpningstider: Sun-Tue 16.00-22.00; Wed-Thu 16.00-23.00; Fri-Sat 15.00-02.00

Tegel Restaurang & Bar

One of Jämtland’s best restaurants, which has reached the final of the “dish of the year” competition on several occasions. The food is mainly prepared from local ingredients such as reindeer and char. They also provide a lounge where you can extend the evening.
Adresse: Postgränd 11, Östersund
Telefon: +46 63 12 90 99
Åpningstider: Mon-Thu 16:00-23:00; Fri 15:00-01:00, Sat 16:00-01:00

Captain James Cook

When Captain Cook opened in 1993 it was one of the first ”Aussie” pubs in Sweden and soon became popular – not least among whiskey lovers. Whiskey tastings are arranged from time to time. Captain James Cook is also home to Östersund’s blues scene.
Adresse: Hamngatan 9, Östersund
Telefon: +46 63 12 60 90


Beautiful location with both live music and night club. Marité is worth a visit for not only the good music, but also for the views! Wednesdays and Fridays there is an 18 years age limit, and on Saturdays you will need to be over 21. Also a restaurant.
Adresse: Sjötorget 3, Östersund
Telefon: +46 63 12 42 26


O'Learys is a sports bar that serves a great variety of food and beverages, from tortilla chips with every kind of sauce to their special fried chicken wings, from tasty fresh beers to delicious desserts. It's all, naturally, accompanied with beer.
Adresse: Kyrkgatan 70, Östersund
Telefon: +46 63 57 57 57
Åpningstider: Mon-Thu 16.00-23.00; Fri 15.00-01.00; Sat 13.00-03.00; Sun 13.00-23.00


In Östersund, you will find Jämtland’s first glasswork, managed by three women. Storsjöhyttan was established in 1995 with only one studio, workshop and gallery. Come and experience how the glass is transformed into a piece of art and/or buy something from the shop.
Adresse: Sjötorget, Östersund
Telefon: +46 63 13 36 30
Åpningstider: Mon-Thu 10.00-17.00; Fri 10.00-16.00; Sat 11.00-15.00

Frösö Handtryck Scandinavia

In the years of 2000 and 2002, Frösö Handtryck (Frösö Hand Printing) was given the Swedish design award "Utmärkt svensk form" (Excellent Swedish Art). The factory workshop is located on Gripengränd Frösö Park and here you can buy textiles with beautiful, local motives.
Adresse: Gripengränd 4, Frösön
Telefon: +46 63 434 40
Åpningstider: Mon-Fri 10.00-16.00; Sat 11.00-15.00
Østersund is a clothing shop in the city of Östersund. Here, you can find every kind of article you may need, including jumpers, T-shirts, jackets, sweatshirts, and a lot of active gear accessories as well: skateboards, hats, backpackers, and much more.
Adresse: Samuel Permans Gata 10, Östersund
Telefon: +46 10 474 91 00
Åpningstider: Mon-Fri 11.00-18.00; Sat 11.00-16.00

Kärnan Östersund

Kärnan is a shopping center in Östersund with 18 shops across two floors, where you can find everything you may be looking for. There are all kinds of shops and also a few places to eat or drink.
Adresse: Kyrkgatan 66, Östersund
Åpningstider: Mon-Fri 08.00-18.00; Sat 10.00-16.00; Sun 12.00-16.00

Exchange Office

FOREX Bank is since 1965 the Scandinavian market leader in foreign currencies. Since mid-2003 FOREX Bank also offers a growing range of other banking services deposits, loans, payment services, transaction services and credit and debit cards. FOREX Bank is centrally located throughout Scandinavia with more than 110 branches. At FOREX Bank you can buy foreign currency free of charge, at hours that suit you.
Telefon: +46 200 222 220

Åre Östersund Airport

Östersund’s airport is located on Frösö Island and transport to the city centre only takes ten minutes. Airport buses run to and from the centre of Östersund in connection with most departures. Tickets can be purchased on Flygbussen and on the city bus service “stadsbussarna.” The cost is about 50 kronor (25 kr if you are under 20) and tickets are valid for departures within 1 hour. There is a stop for the airport bus at the bus station by Gustav III’s torg, from where you can travel further around the county by bus. Taxis cost about 265 kr into the centre (a shared car costs 125 kr per person).
Adresse: Frösön
Telefon: +46 10 109 56 00


Sweden can be visited visa-free for up to 90 days by citizens of most European countries, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Israel, UAE and most countries in America. If you are unsure whether or not you need to apply for a visa, we recommend contacting the embassy or consulate in your country. International (non-Schengen) travelers need a passport that is valid for at least 3 months after the end of their intended trip in order to enter the Schengen zone. Citizens of Schengen countries can travel without a passport, but must have a valid ID with them during their stay.

Best Time to Visit

Average temperatures in Ostersund vary drastically. The best time to visit this city is from July to August: this time of the year is the very warmest time and the weather is quite sunny. In Östersund you can aslo enjoy a lot of sporting and cultural events, like the Nordic Winter Youth Games and the Christmas market at Jamtli, with a beautiful and cosy Christmas atmosphere.

Public Transport

There is a pretty good network of city buses in Östersund, which run between most districts. Tickets are purchased onboard the buses. There is a range of discount cards, depending on the number of journeys you are going to make. The card is sold at the bus depot, at Kärnan Godis, at Domus customer service and from the bus driver. There are night buses on Fridays and Saturdays between 23-02.30.


Taxis in Östersund are reliable and use fare meters. It can sometimes be difficult to find a car on the street, even in the city centre. Taxi Östersund:
Telefon: +46 63 199 000


Nowadays you will find postal service points in supermarkets and petrol stations across Sweden. Here you can buy stamps, send and receive packets.
Adresse: Gustav III s Torg 2, Östersund
Telefon: +46 77 133 33 10


The Apoteket Kärnan chemist is centrally located at:
Adresse: Prästgatan 45, Östersund
Telefon: +46 771 450450
Åpningstider: Mon-Fri 10.00-18.00; Sat 10.00-16.00; Sun 12.00-16.00


Country code: +46 Area code: 063


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