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Hudiksvall, called Hudik by locals, is the largest town in Hälsingland, with a population of 14,850.



This small picturesque town was founded in 1582 as a trading post. Despite losing out on trade to other coastal towns, ten devastating fires and ransacking by Russian troops in 1721 Hudiksvall have managed to remain an important regional town. During the 18th century it was labeled Glada Hudik (English: Happy Hudik) due to its friendliness and lively social life and the term has stuck since then.

Get in


Hudiksvall is just under 300 km from Stockholm and 85 km från Sundsvall along E4 highway.

All SJ express trains between Stockholm, Sundsvall and Umeå calls in Hudiksvall. There are services about every two hours. Also, there are slower, and often cheaper, local services run by X-trafik between Gävle and Sundsvall via Söderhamn.

  • 1 Hudiksvall railway station (Hudiksvalls järnvägsstation), Stationsgatan 7 (Just south of downtown). Hudiksvall (Q30335022) on Wikidata
  • 2 Iggesund railway station (Iggesunds järnvägsstation). Iggesund (Q18290910) on Wikidata

There are plenty of regional bus routes, run by X-trafik, that connects with smaller cities across Hälsingland. Some of the more popular routes even sports WiFi. A few long distance buses stops in Hudiksvall, mostly run by Ybuss. Tapanis Buss has a route going from Stockholm to Tornio, Finland stopping at Hudiksvall.

Get around

Map of Hudiksvall


Characteristic boathouses in the harbour.
  • 1 Museum of Hälsingland (Hälsinglands Museum), Storgatan 31. Regional history museum. Hälsingland Museum (Q10531482) on Wikidata
  • 2 St. Jacob's Church (Hudiksvalls kyrka), Södra Kyrkesplanaden 11. Lutheran church built in 1672. St. Jacob's Church (Q10526863) on Wikidata
  • 3 Ystegårn, Hillsta 2. A typical Hälsingegård, open for visits during the summer months. Ystegårn in Hillsta (Q10723807) on Wikidata
  • Storbergsmasten
  • Hornslandet


  • 1 Hudiksvall Theatre (Hudiksvalls teater), Västra Tullgatan 28. (Q10526866) on Wikidata








  • 1 Best Western Hotell Hudik, Norra Kyrkogatan 11, +46 650-541 000.
  • 2 Quality Hotel Statt Hudik, Storgatan 36, +46 650-150 60.
  • 3 Kungsgården Långvind (STF hotell, vandrarhem och konferens Hudiksvall Kungsgården Långvind), Kungsgården Långvind, 825 96 Enånger, +46 650 822 33, . Kungsgården Långvind (official name: STF hotell, vandrarhem och konferens Hudiksvall Kungsgården Långvind), is a Hälsinge "farmhouse" in a traditional ironworks environment from the Swedish great imperial power era, with hotels and hostels. There are six hotel rooms and four hostel/bed and breakfast (B&B) as well as a conference for small groups up to 20 people.
    Famous for their breakfast "with that little extra" of which they received the 2019 award as Sweden's second best breakfast.



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Routes through Hudiksvall
ÖstersundSundsvall  N  S  SöderhamnStockholm

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