Västernorrland County

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Västernorrland County is part of Norrland in Sweden, largely consisting of provinces Ångermanland and Medelpad. Except some coastal cities, the region is sparsely populated, dominated by forests and rivers.



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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.

As the rest of Norrland, this county experienced an industrial boom during the late 19th century, and has since then been the centre of the Swedish wood industry.

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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


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.



  • Surströmming


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