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Frösö Island

Frösön has been a gathering place for thousands of years!

Frösön is the largest island of Lake Storsjön. At Frösö cemetery, ancestors from different eras rest as far back as pre-Christian times. The Vikings and the hunters were here before them. Frösön welcomes you to experience its nature, adventure, cultural history and wonderful views – over Lake Storsjön, towards Oviksfjällen and Åreskutan.

Experience Frösön’s attractions and activities!

According to the old myths, Frösön was dedicated to the god of fertility seed. The inscription on the rune stone – which stands next to the Hornsberg church near Frösöbron – tells that Östman Gudfast’s son let Christian Jämtland in the middle of the 1000s.

Frösö Kyrka

Frösö Kyrka

The best view

Frösö church was probably begun to be built in the late 12th century and is built on top of a pagan sacrificial site. The church is one of Sweden’s most popular wedding churches.

At Frösö cemetery, ancestors from different eras date back to pre-Christian times. Frösön´s “celebrity” No. 1 – composer Wilhelm Peterson-Berger – has his grave near the southern church wall.

Sommarhagen Östersund

Sommarhagen

Museum and Café

The composer Wilhelm Peterson-Berger was captivated by the beauty of Frösön. So much so that he let him build his summer house here, with miles of views of forests, lakes and mountains.

The house was built in 1914 by the composer, critic and music writer. Today, he is remembered for Frösöblomster, piano pieces such as Sommarsången, Vid Frösö Kyrka and Intåg i Sommarhagen.

Today, Sommarhagen is a museum with a café and a popular tourist attraction.

Bynäset

Baths, walk and bicycle

Out on Bynäset there are nice paths for walking, running or cycling. The trail, which is just under 7 km, paths in a varied forest environment along the beaches of Lake Storsjön.

In popular terms, this area is called “Östersunds Riviera”. The north side offers a long black sandy beach with sandy bottom and open grassy areas for play and picnics. There is also a shallow bathing bay with pebble beach, barbecue places and a kiosk at summertime.

Frösö Park spa

Frösö Park Spa

Spa, training and family

Spoil yourself and spend the day at the Spa. Follow the spa ritual with bathing in warm pools indoors and outdoors, 4 different sauna types. Alternately bath or book a treatment. All with inspiration from nature and culture of Jämtland.

There is also access to an outdoor gym and offers such as exercise, yoga and family packages.

Padel Östersund/Frösön

Padelcenter

Padel and indoor range

At Frösö Park is the Padel Center with two indoor courses and an indoor range.

If you come from Östersund: Drive towards Frösön and Frösö Church. Continue past the same in the direction of Frösö Park. At the end of the long downhill towards Frösö Park, turn right at the orange sign “PDL Center”

Vy Frösö Golfbana

Östersund/Frösö Golf Course

18-hole trail and Pay & Play

Östersund / Frösö Golf course is considered one of Sweden’s golf courses with the finest views. A magnificent view of the mountains, Lake Storsjön and its archipelago.

There is an 18-hole trail, adventure course for the little ones and a 9-hole Pay & Play course.

Take the opportunity to dine or have a drink at the Golf Restaurant which has this view as its terrace.

Vy från Frösötornet

Frösötornet

Views and Café

Frösötornet on Östberget offers a magnificent view of Lake Storsjön, Östersund and large parts of the mountain chains. In clear weather you can see Oviksfjällen, Åreskutan and all the way across the border to the Norwegian mountains.

The tower is located at Frösön’s highest point, 468 meters above sea level.

The visit to the tower is successful because there is a White Guide café in the building that focuses on raw food goodies.

Cykla Östersund Frösön

Bicycle

Popular for trail cycling

A wonderful round for mountain biking is around Frösön, about 30 km with a mixture of technical trails and gravel roads.

Frösön is also a good starting point for cycling on to Rödön and to Dvärsätt and then cycling back to Östersund along Storsjön’s beach.

You will find fast-paced downhill cycling on Östberget.

Download the bicycle map here!

Tages Konditori och Kök Frösön

Food

Restaurants and Cafées

There are plenty of  Restaurants and coffee places on Frösön.

Try “Frösökyssar” from Tages Konditori och Kök, or homemade pasterys from Stocketitt, have a brunch at Frösö Park Hotel, or an espresso at Surfbukten

Frösö Runsten

Frösö Runstone

World's northernmost

Close to the bridge of Frösön  is the world´s  northernmost runstone placed.

The stone was carved during the 1050s and tells the story of Östman, God-fearing son, who had a bridge built over the strait and to have Christianized Jämtland.