Jämtland County

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Building in Ljungris, Ljungdalen, Berg Municipality, Jämtland County. Ljungris is owned by the Sámi community and used especially for Reindeer calf marking in the summer.

Jämtland County is a division of the Norrland region in Sweden, containing the Jämtland province (archaic spelling Jemtland), as well as the smaller province Härjedalen. Among travellers, the area is best known for winter sport and hiking.


Municipalities of Jämtland County.

Other destinations[edit]


With 12 per cent of Sweden's land area, Jämtland County has only 1.5 per cent of the national population, and is among the least populated regions of Europe.

Jämtland's history differs from the rest of Norrland; during the Middle Ages, it was governed by the Jamtamot, essentially an independent republic. From the 12th century until the 17th, Jämtland was governed by Norway. The Sami culture has been present in Jämtland since time immemorial.

Get in[edit]

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By plane[edit]

  • Åre Östersund Airport. If going from another country, flying with SAS from Stockholm-Arlanda would be best. Other operators to Östersund are e.g. Malmö Aviation.
  • Sveg Airport flights operated by Avies. Flights from Stockholm-Arlanda
  • Røros airport in Norway, if going to western Härjedalen. Flights from Oslo. A car should be rented. Some ski resorts offer taxi transfer, ask them.

By train[edit]

By bus[edit]

  • Going to Sveg, there are local buses from Mora, Ljusdal or Ånge, which have train connections. You can get a ticket all the way from SJ.

By car[edit]

  • From Stockholm: E4 past Gävle, then road 83 to Ånge and then E14.
  • From Malmö: E4 to Jönköping, then road 26 to Mora and then E45.
  • From Oslo: E6 almost to Hamar, road 3 and then road 25 to the border. After that road 311 to Särna and then the road to Sveg (no number but good condition) and so road E45.

Get around[edit]

Settlements in Jämtland are far from each other. Car is often the most suitable travel method.

By train[edit]

  • Norrtåg has trains Storlien-Åre-Östersund-Sundsvall with more intermediate stops.
  • Inlandsbanan has tourist trains Mora-Sveg-Östersund-Dorotea and further north.

By bus[edit]


The Scandinavian Mountains, fjällen.



Jämtland County has many of Scandinavia's finest resorts for winter sport, such as cross-country skiing and downhill snowsport. In the mountains, the ground is usually covered by snow well into May.

Stay safe[edit]

See cold weather and driving in Sweden.

Go next[edit]

Tröndelag in Norway, dominated by Trondheim.

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