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Activities for kids

Summer holidays - the perfect time to relax with the family. There are plenty of activities to enjoy in Östersund - here are some suggestions.

In Badhusparken close to the beach of Storsjön there is a popular playground in summertime for the youngest and the green area invites you to run and play. In wintertime the place turns into a huge playground built on snow and ice. The winter park is filled with experiences for children of all ages. 

Below you can find other suggestions to do with the hole family both for indoor-and outdoor activities!

 

Three cycling tips for the family

Östersund is a city bubbling with cycling. Here are some suggestions for the family.

Cycle in the forest

Cycle in a forest environment with a mountain view along the beaches on Andersön, or arouse curiosity on the paths in Lillsjön or Spikbodarna.

On the island Andersön you cycle in a forest environment with proximity to the water and views of the mountains. During the summer days it fits well with a wonderful bath and there are several nice barbecues and coffee places, so feel free to take a break for a picnic or a barbecue lunch.

If you choose to park your bikes for a while and take a walk along the beach, you can discover exciting fossils and look at the trees that have stood here on Andersön for over 300 years.

Andersön is about 19 km from Östersund –  find here with the nature map

At Lillsjön and Spikbodarna there are nice paths through magical forests, where you get training and nature experience in one. You go through greenery on the mossy paths that wind around old pines and on old summer pasture paths from the time when the city’s inhabitants had their animals there.

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Brunflo Bike Park

Jumps, drops, curves and bridges that are fun for the whole family can be found in Brunflo Bike park, 15 km from the city center.

Mountain biking in Brunflo Bike Park is fun and challenging. Here are nice trails for beginners as well as for those with more cycling experience. If you feel that jumping feels too challenging, there is always an easier way past.

In the park it is recommended to use a mountain bike or BMX bike and of course always a helmet.

The area is always open to everyone and all cycling is at your own risk.

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Pump Track at Frösön

By bike, skateboard or kick. On the island Frösön, next to Surfbukten, is a Pump track for bicycles, skateboards and kickbikes.

The small course consists of a straight line with bumps – simple and good for you who are a beginner and want to train balance.

The larger track requires that you can keep track of the obstacles in front of you and your “fellow” road users”.

Cycle in the forest

Cycle in a forest environment with a mountain view along the beaches on Andersön, or arouse curiosity on the paths in Lillsjön or Spikbodarna.

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Brunflo Bike Park

Jumps, drops, curves and bridges that are fun for the whole family can be found in Brunflo Bike park, 15 km from the city center.

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Pump Track at Frösön

By bike, skateboard or kick. On the island Frösön, next to Surfbukten, is a Pump track for bicycles, skateboards and kickbikes.

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Swimming & Wet adventures

Östersund is located by Sweden’s fifth largest lake and there are many wonderful bathing spots, both for those who are looking for a beach break and for those who prefer to dip their feet in a pool. In the surf bay there are jumping towers and here the whole family can try paddling stand up paddle board.

Lovely bathing places

When summer is here, the sun is warming and the evenings are longer and brighter, many of us long for a wonderful dip in a beautiful bathing spot.

For children who like jetty slopes and jumping towers, there is Surfbukten.
If you prefer to be close to the beach, there are the pebble beaches at Andersön and Bynäset, and a small smaller sandy beach at Lits Camping.

For outdoor time in the sun – remember the sunscreen, the coffee basket and to always have company when you bathe.

Hang out at Surfbukten

Östersund's most beautiful chill places can be found in Surfbukten. Try the supboard, wakeboard, play beach volleyball and enjoy life in a hammock.

If you want to get active on land, there are skate ramps, trampolines and slackline to practice balance.

During the summer evenings, gym sessions and yoga that are suitable for both children and adults are also usually offered.

In the small cozy café, eco-ice cream, toast and fine coffee are served to all coffee lovers.

Storsjöbadet Adventure pool

At Storsjöbadet there is something for all ages! Children's pool, exercise pool, whirlpools, slides and a large relaxation area.

Children’s pool area with warm and nice water for the little ones, cool water slides and trampoline for the slightly older and relaxation area for the parents.
In the large outdoor area there are lawns for picnics, playground and outdoor pools.

Restrictions during the fall of 2021:
The number of visitors is limited to a maximum of 300 people at the same time in the adventure pool. Storsjöbadet regularly post information about the number of guests on their website, keep an eye out there so you can plan your visit.

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Lovely bathing places

When summer is here, the sun is warming and the evenings are longer and brighter, many of us long for a wonderful dip in a beautiful bathing spot.

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Hang out at Surfbukten

Östersund's most beautiful chill places can be found in Surfbukten. Try the supboard, wakeboard, play beach volleyball and enjoy life in a hammock.

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Storsjöbadet Adventure pool

At Storsjöbadet there is something for all ages! Children's pool, exercise pool, whirlpools, slides and a large relaxation area.

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Hiking for the family

Being out in nature together is always wonderful. Here are some suggestions for hiking and excursions for the family.

Andersön and Tysjöarna

Make an excursion to Andersöns or Tysjöarnas nature reserve. On Andersön, the family trail is perfect for the smaller children.

On Andersön there is the family trail that stretches over about 2.1 kilometers. Along the way there are animal tracks and information about nature & animals.

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Tysjöarnas Nature reserve is a cozy place for hiking, coffee and bird watching.

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Discover the Island Frösön

Discover Frösön's beautiful slopes and coffee with a view. Choose if you bring your own lunch bag or take the opportunity and have coffee at the tower

Take a trip up Ladängsbacken on Frösön – when you have reached the top, it fits perfectly with a coffee stop at the café Frösötornet.

Also take the opportunity to take a trip up the tower and look towards the expanses as far as the eye can reach. There are also several nature trails nearby, such as Östbergets Naturstig – which runs on top of the mountain. Along the trail you can learn more about the county Jämtland´s nature. The trail is about 1.7 km long with beautiful views of Frösön and Östersund.

Pilgrim trail

This summer, children can become pilgrims for a day. The church path on Frösön has now become a St. Olavsled in mini format with eight stations along

The stations symbolize places along the real trail and via mobile and QR codes, the children follow Emma and Magnus on a pilgrimage. Learn more about St. Olav’s life in 1030 and what it was like to be a pilgrim in 1339. Suitable for children 7-12 years in the company of an adult. Start at Sockenstugan, Frösö Church.
The children’s pilgrimage is also found along Pärlstigen in Sunne.

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Andersön and Tysjöarna

Make an excursion to Andersöns or Tysjöarnas nature reserve. On Andersön, the family trail is perfect for the smaller children.

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Discover the Island Frösön

Discover Frösön's beautiful slopes and coffee with a view. Choose if you bring your own lunch bag or take the opportunity and have coffee at the tower

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Pilgrim trail

This summer, children can become pilgrims for a day. The church path on Frösön has now become a St. Olavsled in mini format with eight stations along

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Summer at Jamtli

At Jamtli History land you can playfully learn more about history from the past in a playful way. Indoors you can slide through the Storsjöodjuret’s belly down to the exhibitions and at the National Museum Jamtli the exhibition Nordic Myths is shown.

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Travel in time

At History land, the whole family can travel back in time. Among Jamtli's farms and city districts, you will meet history and people from the 18th, 19

Here, life in the county Jämtland is depicted from the 18th century until the 1970s. At History land there are many opportunities for play and learning. Steer the water wheel at the childrens power plant, become a dairymaid in the dairy, become captain of the steamboat or more agile by the river.

>Opening hours:

26 June – 22 August 2021, Wednesday – Sunday 11-17

Nordic Myths

Take part in the exhibition Nordic Myths at the National Museum Jamtli. Art from the 19th century is shown here & contains works by swedish artists.

The exhibition deals with an era before the breakthrough of modern film, when art was to a large extent still about telling stories. During this time, motifs taken from myth, fairy tale and history were popular and employed many of the leading artists. The exhibition contains a number of works by artists such as Carl Larsson, Elsa Beskow, Ernst Josephson and August Malmström.

All works in the exhibition belong to the National Museum, which owns rich collections of Nordic and especially Swedish 19th century art. The exhibition Nordic Myths contains about 110 works – mainly paintings and sculptures, but also drawings, graphics and handicrafts.

>Opening hours: Saturday-Sunday 11-17, preliminary opening hours 26 June – 22 August Wednesday-Sunday 11-17

Jamtli indoors

Go on a slide through Storsjöodjuret's belly down to the underground exhibitions where you learn about the Viking Age and Sami culture.

In a large underground landscape there is plenty to experience and discover.

Here you will meet the first exhibition about how people previously tried to catch the Great Lake Beast. In the league game, the children can play traders and in the exhibition Vikings is Jamtli’s biggest attraction – the 1000-year-old Överhogdal costumes, which are Europe’s oldest complete costumes. >Opening hours: Saturday – Sunday 11-17, June 26 – August 22 preliminary times Wednesday-Sunday 11-17

Barn som åker karusell

Travel in time

At History land, the whole family can travel back in time. Among Jamtli's farms and city districts, you will meet history and people from the 18th, 19

Show more

Nordic Myths

Take part in the exhibition Nordic Myths at the National Museum Jamtli. Art from the 19th century is shown here & contains works by swedish artists.

Show more

Jamtli indoors

Go on a slide through Storsjöodjuret's belly down to the underground exhibitions where you learn about the Viking Age and Sami culture.

Show more