"Jämtland - the widespread landscapes of Sweden" Jämtlands Län by Maline

Jämtlands Län Travel Guide: 95 reviews and 185 photos

Jämtland is the name of a county in north-west Sweden around the city of Östersund. It is quite big, as counties in Sweden go.

It is a county of mountains and forests. In summer you come here to hike, ride horses, go fishing and more, and in winter you mostly come here to go skiing or perhaps ice-climbing...!

As you may see, it is mostly to experience the outdoors you come here. The biggest city in the county is Östersund, and it has all the basic stuff, but no extravagant shopping possibilities or outstanding nightlife, as far as I have experienced.

The city in itself has its charming parts, but in my view, it is nothing spectacular.


Those who know their stuff claim that ice is really cool (!) to climb because it is organic. You have to wear special shoes, that "axe" their way into the ice, to get you a safe grip. And in your hands you have small ice-axes for the same purpose.
The ice makes sounds all the time.
As for me, I stayed on the ground, I was contnet just capturing the whole event on film...

Horses with a view

The horses with the best view in Jämtland are possibly these, that I captured on a photo while travelling through the landscapes...

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Open, clean, amazing scenery, wildlife, solitude, a real get-away from city life
  • Cons:it is a bit off, especially if you center your trip around Stockholm.
  • In a nutshell:If you want an out-door holiday, this is an option
  • Last visit to Jämtlands Län: Feb 2002
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Tojkior's Profile Photo
    Nov 3, 2008 at 3:23 AM

    Hello, I'm looking for a small winter cabin in Jämtlands Län for x-country skiing. Are there any Swedish cabin rent network or cabin search engine? (I can only find a sites for UK customers) What are the Swedish words for winter cabin? Regards, Tojkior

  • Docu2001's Profile Photo
    Dec 12, 2003 at 2:19 PM

    Brava Malin ... Great tips! Ice climbing? YIKES!!! I like my ice in a cocktail glass please .... Doc

  • omran's Profile Photo
    Aug 27, 2003 at 8:10 AM

    well done :O)

  • yooperprof's Profile Photo
    Aug 26, 2003 at 8:37 PM

    Frozen waterfalls are wonderful! They must be very beautiful when they thaw out in the springtime.

  • Sjalen's Profile Photo
    Aug 7, 2003 at 2:03 AM

    Det blev inte Orrviken men en massa annat! :-) Även Alice klarade Åreskutans topp!

  • Aug 1, 2003 at 12:17 AM

    Mysiga bilder, Malin! Jag är praktiskt taget uppväxt i Jämtland, har till och från bott hos mormor i Bräcke. Här i Göteborg får man ju inga "riktiga" vintrar, jag längtar efter det när jag ser dina kort...

  • Kristina1701's Profile Photo
    Jan 16, 2003 at 9:45 AM

    what a nice region

  • Porteplume's Profile Photo
    Jan 8, 2003 at 11:39 AM

    In '99 we drove from Sundsvall to Trondheim through this absolutely marvellous landscapes! I really enjoyed your beautiful photography, merci...

  • truus_s's Profile Photo
    Jan 7, 2003 at 9:44 AM

    Nice cottage!!Great photos!!

  • Jan 7, 2003 at 9:39 AM

    Great page & pics !!


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