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Härjedalen, Latinized form Herdalia, is a province in Norrland, Sweden. With only 10,500 inhabitants, it is Sweden's least populous province (landskap). Sveg is the largest town, and the seat of Härjedalen municipality, roughly corresponding to the province, and belonging to Jämtland County.

Understand edit

View of Helagsfjället (Mount Helags), the tallest Swedish mountain south of the Arctic Circle

Sweden annexed Härjedalen from Norway in 1645, during the height of the Swedish Empire. Forestry and peat extraction became important during the 19th century. The ski resorts are now the most successful businesses.

Härjedalen has for a long time been among the most sparsely populated provinces, and the only one without a city (stad). Sveg was merely a town (köping), though there is no practical distinction between the titles since 1971, as all of Sweden is divided into formally equal municipalities.

Settlements edit

  • Sveg, with a population of about 3,000, is the municipal centre.
  • Hede
  • Vemdalen [formerly dead link] a ski resort. The three ski areas are Vemdalsskalet, Klövsjö-Storhogna and Björnrike. Most slopes are easy, and suitable for families and beginners.
  • Lofsdalen, a calm ski resort

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By plane edit

  • 1 Härjedalen Sveg Airport (EVG IATA). The regional gateway has two daily connections with Stockholm (stop-over in Mora) on weekdays and one on Sundays.    
  • To western Härjedalen, the Røros airport in Norway can be used. Flights from Oslo. A car should be rented. Some ski resorts offer taxi transfer, ask them.

By train edit

  • Inlandsbanan is a non-electrified railway, with daily passenger trains during summer. These tourist trains are slow but passes through wonderful scenery on their way. In the winter, the nearest service by train is Ljusdal which can be accessed by bus.

By car edit

European Route E45 runs from Göteborg and Mora, through Sveg, to Östersund. From Stockholm use road E4 - 83 - 84. From Copenhagen, use road E4 - 26 - E45 past Jönköping.

By bus edit

Sveg is also served by regular but not frequent bus service.

Get around edit

Bridge over the river Ljusnan in the village of Hedeviken in Härjedalen Municipality
  • Car is the most suitable travel method in this sparsely populated area. Rental cars can be had at Rent in Sveg AB.
  • There are some local buses see Läns trafiken Jämtland and the Resrobot search engine.

See edit

While Härjedalen has few cultural attractions, the sceneries are great.

  • 1 Härjedalens fjällmuseum (Funäsdalen). A local history museum.  
  • 2 World's Largest Wooden Bear, Vallarvägen 1. 24 hours.

Do edit

Outdoor life: Winter sports, hiking and fishing. See hiking in the Nordic countries and Winter in the Nordic countries. Those interested in history may want to check out the church and cemetery, as well as the Gammelgarden Museum in Sveg.

Buy edit

The few shopping opportunities in the province can be found in Sveg. The closest city for a wider range of shopping is Östersund.

Eat edit

Respectable food is served at the Myskoxen which is located near the center of Sveg. Groceries can be had at the Konsum.

Drink edit

Nightlife in Härjedalen is seasonal, and comes with the skiers. Alcohol is served at the Myskoxen, and one or two other places.

Sleep edit

Most lodging can be found at the ski resorts. Sveg has three hotels, including Myskoxen and at the Lilla Hotellet.

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Stay safe edit

Cold weather and bears.

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Routes through Härjedalen
GällivareÖstersund (187 km) ←  N   S  Orsa (125 km) → Karlstad

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