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Jämtland County is a division of the Norrland region in Sweden, containing the Jämtland province (archaic spelling Jemtland), as well as the smaller province Härjedalen. With 130,000 inhabitants on a land area slightly larger than Denmark, these provinces are known for winter sport and hiking, with some of Sweden's busiest ski resorts.

Building in Ljungris, Ljungdalen, Berg Municipality, Jämtland County. Ljungris is owned by the Sámi community and used especially for Reindeer calf marking in the summer.

Municipalities Edit

Map of Jämtland County

Municipalities of Jämtland County.
  • 1 Östersund is the county seat, and the only city.
  • 2 Åre is arguably Sweden's most famous ski resort.
  • 3 Bräcke   , a railway hub, and the gateway to Västernorrland County.
  • 4 Ragunda
  • 5 Strömsund   , the northern, and least populated, part of Jämtland.
  • 6 Berg
  • 7 Krokom   just north of Storsjön.
  • 8 Härjedalen , a province on its own, with Sveg as the municipal seat.

Other destinations Edit

  • 1 Storlien , a ski resort at the Norwegian border
  • 2 Vemdalen

Understand Edit

With 12 per cent of Sweden's land area, Jämtland County has only 1.5 per cent of the national population, and is among the least populated regions of Europe.

Jämtland's history differs from the rest of Norrland; during the Middle Ages, it was governed by the Jamtamot, essentially an independent republic. From the 12th century until the 17th, Jämtland was governed by Norway. The Sami culture has been present in Jämtland since time immemorial.

Population is concentrated around Storsjön (literally "the Great Lake"), and the ski resorts.

Get in Edit

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By plane Edit

By train Edit

There are trains from Stockholm, Sundsvall and Trondheim to Östersund and Åre and some other places, operated by SJ. From Stockholm there are both day trains and one night train.

By bus Edit

  • Going to Sveg, there are local buses from Mora, Ljusdal or Ånge, which have train connections. You can get a ticket all the way from SJ.

By car Edit

  • From Stockholm: E4 past Gävle, then road 83 to Ånge and then E14.
  • From Malmö: E4 to Jönköping, then road 26 to Mora and then E45.
  • From Oslo: E6 almost to Hamar, road 3 and then road 25 to the border. After that road 311 to Särna and then the road to Sveg (no number but good condition) and so road E45.

Get around Edit

Settlements in Jämtland are far from each other. Car is often the most suitable travel method.

By train Edit

  • Norrtåg has trains Storlien-Åre-Östersund-Sundsvall with more intermediate stops.
  • Inlandsbanan[dead link] has tourist trains Mora-Sveg-Östersund-Dorotea and further north.

By bus Edit

See Edit

The Scandinavian Mountains, fjällen.

Itineraries Edit

Do Edit

Jämtland County has many of Scandinavia's finest resorts for winter sport, such as cross-country skiing and downhill snowsport. In the mountains, the ground is usually covered by snow well into May.

It is also a gratifying destination for hiking in summer.

Stay safe Edit

See cold weather and driving in Sweden.

Go next Edit

Tröndelag in Norway, dominated by Trondheim.

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