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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.


Map of Västernorrland County


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Sundsvall Bridge (Sundsvallsbron) actually bypasses that city


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 its northern part was considered part of Norrland; see Sweden#History.

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

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By plane[edit]

All have flights from Stockholm.

By train[edit]

  • SJ has direct trains from Stockholm, Arlanda airport and Umeå, to Sundsvall, Härnösand, Kramfors and Örnsköldsvik.
  • Norrtag has trains from Sundsvall/Timra and stop in Kramfors, Härnösand, Ornskoldsvik, and Umea.

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

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

The E4 is the main arterial road.


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.


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



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