Jämtland / Härjedalen have everything – from zoos and moose farms, to Sami culture and cool bike parks. Not to mention, fascinating mountain terrain with great hiking trails, fishing and paddling opportunities!
Get to know the Sami culture in Njarka
Jämtland / Härjedalen are full to the brim with small-scale producers, and there is as much focus on food as there is on art and culture. The region is located an easy drive north from the capital of Stockholm, and one of the biggest attractions is Njarka Sami Camp outside the town of Åre. While guides explain how the Sami live, the children are kept busy feeding reindeer, learning to throw a lasso and fishing.
Östersund has everything for families
Östersund offers both shopping and restaurants with local specialties on the menu. Families enjoy the fascinating outdoor museum Jamtli which provides a vivid insight into Sami culture and the region’s history. If you’re looking for animal adventures, head to Frösö Zoo with Nordic and exotic animals as well as the Moose Garden where you can get up close to the King of the Forest.
Outdoor experiences in free-fall
Jämtland / Härjedalen is ‘the place’ for the active family. In Storsjön (The Great Lake) you can fish for giant trout, paddle canoes or take a cruise with S/S Thomée – Sweden’s oldest steamboat. In Funäsfjällen (Funäs Mountain) there are over 30 varied hiking paths, while Åre Bike Park offers exhilarating mountain biking. Bikes and equipment can be hired on site. Fearless? In Åre Zipline Park you can fly across the treetops – with 8 options, both those with, and without, vertigo will find something suitable. Arriving down in Åre again, you are actually in one of Sweden’s most charming mountain towns!