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.
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.
Put on your ski boots, grab you skies and jump on a bus towards the island of Frösön. It is as simple as that to go for a few runs in the ski slopes of Gustavsbergsbacken, a not very large ski area, but there is, apart from the ordinary ski slope, also a fun park with rails, jumps and boxes.
One of Jämtland’s best restaurants, which has reached the final of the “dish of the year” competition on several occasions. The cuisine is Italian and inspired by the Mediterranean, however, the food is mainly prepared from local ingredients such as reindeer and char. The city’s best fish dishes – shellfish, bouillabaisse and kingfish – are on the menu.
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.
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.
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).
There is a pretty good network of city buses in Östersund, which run between most districts. A single ticket costs around 20 kr (half price for youths). Tickets are purchased onboard the buses. There is a range of discount cards, depending on the number of journeys you are going to make. A 30-day card costs 560 kr (280 kr for youths). 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. The fare for night buses is 30 kr. Länstrafikbolagen in Norrbotten, Västerbotten, Västernorrland and Jämtland have coordinated tickets and traffic information, which means that it is possible to travel on one ticket between the larger towns in the county.