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Västernorrland County, Västernorrlands län in Sweden, largely consisting of provinces Ångermanland and Medelpad. The region is dominated by forests, with most of the 240,000 inhabitants living in the coastal cities of Sundsvall, Örnsköldsvik and Härnösand.

CitiesEdit

Map of Västernorrland County
 
Municipalities.

Other destinationsEdit

 
Sundsvall Bridge (Sundsvallsbron) actually bypasses that city

UnderstandEdit

Västernorrland ("Western Norrland") might sound like a strange name for a county at the eastern seaboard. However, it represents a shift in Swedish borders; Jämtland (to the west) used to belong to Norway, while what today is Finland belonged to Sweden, and therefore also was considered part of Norrland; see Sweden#History.

Since the late 19th century, the county has been the centre of the Swedish wood industry.

Get inEdit

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By planeEdit

All have flights from Stockholm.

By trainEdit

  • SJ has direct trains from Stockholm, Arlanda airport and Umeå, to Sundsvall, Härnösand, Kramfors and Örnsköldsvik.

By busEdit

  • Y-buss has buses Stockholm-Sundsvall-Umeå

Get aroundEdit

By public transportationEdit

  • Norrtåg has trains Östersund-Sundsvall and Sundsvall-Härnösand-Kramfors-Örnsköldsvik-Umeå

By busEdit

By carEdit

While public transportation is scarce outside the city, roads are in good tradition.

The E4 is the main arterial road.

SeeEdit

 
Höga kusten landscape
  • Höga Kusten (High Coast) is on the UNESCO World Heritage list. This coast line on the Gulf of Bothnia still rises at the rate of about one centimetre per year, still being affected by the last ice age.

DoEdit

The county is a gratifying destination for outdoor life, especially fishing in the rivers, and winter sport.

Casino Cosmopol in Sundsvall is one of few major venues for gambling in Sweden.

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