Västernorrland County

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'Västernorrland County, Västernorrlands län, is part of Norrland in Sweden, largely consisting of provinces Ångermanland and Medelpad. The region is dominated by forests, with most inhabitants living in the coastal cities of Sundsvall, Örnsköldsvik and Härnösand.



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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 also was considered part of Norrland; see Sweden#History.

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

Get in[edit]

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By plane

All have flights from Stockholm.

By train
  • SJ has direct trains from Stockholm, Arlanda airport and Umeå, to Sundsvall, Härnösand, Kramfors and Örnsköldsvik.
By bus
  • Y-buss has buses Stockholm-Sundsvall-Umeå

Get around[edit]

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

See also E4 through Sweden.


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.




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