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Frösön

For thousands of years the island of Frösön has been a meeting place. The Vikings came here, and so did the hunting people before them. You too are welcome here to experience adventures , sample the cultural history and enjoy the breathtaking views of Lake Storsjön and the mountains of Oviksfjällen and Åreskutan. Here are a few ways to discover Frösön.

Frösö KyrkaOne of Sweden’s most popular wedding churches. For thousands of years this has been sacred ground. The 12th century church was built on the site of an ancient pagan place of sacrifice. Listen to the knowledgeable guides and enjoy the views. Music concerts every week druing summer.

 

Sommarhagen – The home of composer and music critic Wilhelm Peterson-Berger is one of Sweden’s most interesting design artefacts. The house has fantastic views  over lake Storsjön and the mountain area. The audio guides provides information about Peterson-Bergers eventful life and his music. Café on the premises.

Bynäset Bynäset offers nice trails for running, walking or cycling along the 7 km route. At Västbyviken you find one of Östersunds most popular beaches with barbecue facilities and a kiosk.

 

Frösö Park Spa – Frösö Park Spa is an inviting 1200 sq.m oasis for everyone who wants to relax. The Spa has been designed using old Jämtlandic traditions as its inspiration. Here you can choose from four different types of sauna; dry sauna, steam sauna, soft sauna and stone sauna. Two pools, one indoors and one outdoors. Bubble footbath, ice pool and spa treatments.

 

Frösötornet view tower- From the viewing tower at Frösön, situated 468 m above sea level, you can see all the way to Norway on a clear day. In the opposite direction lies Östersund with its grandiose town hall. There are also popular running/walking tracks in the nearby forest and a White Guide recommended café here.

The Rune Stone – Adjacent to the bridge that leads to Östersund stands Sweden´s northernmost rune stone. The inscriptions carved in the 1050´s states that Östman, Gudfast´s son, erected a bridge across the sound and brought Christianity to Jämtland

 

 

Biking and hiking – Frösön is popular among mountainbikers. There are plenty of trails. “Frösön around” is one of the most frequented, ca 30 km with a mix of trail that takes you through the forests and over fields as well as along grovelled paths. Exciting downhill cycling trails for advanced bikers is available at Frösöberget, going up with the lift at Gustavsbergsbacken ski slope. You can rent your bike at Lagg & Hoj or at Velo Rapide – see more about biking here

For hiking there are plenty of trails, paths and small grovel roads that takes you right into the greenery, over meadows and through forests overlooking lake Storsjön. Mjällestigen, Kyrkstigen and the tour around Lake Ändsjön are some of the recommended paths. See more about hiking here

Eat Well – There are plenty of cafés and restaurants at Frösön so there is no need to go hungry. Try the typical “Frösö kisses” at Tages Bakery, home made cookies and buns at Frösövallen or Stocke Titt. Have a brunch at Frösö Park Hotel or an espresso at Surfbukten. More cosy cafés and restaurants you will find  here.