The unique winter city with a charming atmosphere and a rich outdoor life. Östersund’s central location puts it close to both coast and mountains.

The charming atmosphere

Founded in 1786 by king Gustav III, Östersund lies at the heart of the self-proclaimed Republic of Jämtland. Today the city can boast am exciting culture and a rich night-life. The cosy city with fresh air is easy to like.

In the heart of Sweden

Östersund is a natural starting point for skiers and outdoor enthusiasts from all around the world. Its central location and a world-class skiing stadium mere walking distance from the city centre make training and development easy.

This is where the Lake Storsjön Monster lives

A wintersport centre and Emil’s bog are just two of the reasons why the city has produced so many successful skiers. Who knows what the connection is between their famous successes and sightings of the Lake Storsjön Monster?

Porträttbild på Stina Nilsson

Stina Nilsson

“I know the tracks are always prepared and that the ski stadium is full of people.”


The unique winter city with a charming atmosphere and a rich outdoor life.

Emil Jönsson

“There’s a wonderful attitude to exercise here. It’s easy to move about.”

All the family

Östersund has a rich offering of activities for all the family. A water park, an adventure playground and a zoo are just a few of the exiting things the whole family can enjoy. Read more at Visit Östersund.

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Skidstadion Östersund

Ski centres

The Biathlon World Cup is one the many events arranged by Östersund’s centrally located ski stadium every year. During a training session you’re sure to see at least one world-class elite skier.

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The Winterpark

A meeting place for Östersund’s winter enthusiasts. Close to walks, cross-country skiing and skating on Lake Storjön’s vast expanse of ice, playing in the snow castle, riding on the slides or taking part in ice games.

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In and around Östersund you can choose to stay at a hotel, a cosy B&B, a youth hostel or at one of the city’s camping sites. There are several “Live on a farm” options just outside town and there are also private homes to rent.

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Places to eat

Pleasant, unique taste experiences in food and drink can be discovered at Östersund’s broad range of restaurants and cafés. Many of the restaurants in Östersund serve food prepared from local produce from around the county.

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Getting here

With its railway station in the centre of the city and the airport less than 15 minutes away, Östersund is one of Sweden’s cities where the centre is most easily reached. Travelling in Östersund isn’t difficult but why not walk or cycle to where you want to go?

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The winter city

Winter sports have a long tradition in Östersund that has over the years arranged many world championships, world cup stages and Nordic championships. The proximity of the city centre to the stadium is unrivalled. The design of the ski tracks challenges both expert and leisure skier. Committed trainers make youth sport a healthy activity.