The small boutiques
Small boutiques give the city centre its heart and soul.
Östersund won the 2019 City Centre of the year award. And the reason we won is actually pretty simple: Everything we do, we do so that people will like our city. And one of the things that many people like is small, personal shops. Join us on a city walking tour of some of Östersund’s treasures.
We start the tour at Storgatan 44, the city’s newest second-hand shop. Second-hand clothes are displayed here in a completely new way. Beautifully hanged, stylish combinations and a collection that suits the season.
We go around the corner and up to Hamngatan. That’s where we find Fin InUnder, a treasure trove for those looking for underwear, bathing clothes or nightwear that fits perfectly.
A few steps further up brings us to Hamngatan 12, an inspiring lifestyle shop with furnishings, fashion, porcelain, fabrics and jewellery. And right at the back of the shop there is a charming café and bistro.
We continue up to Prästgatan, turn right and step into Lilla Saluhallen. The staff at this food hall know everything about our local raw ingredients the best way to prepare them. Buy meat, fish, cheese and why not their own sausages.
A bit further north along the pedestrian street is the best-smelling shop in the city. Floor to ceiling shelves are packed with chocolate, hand-made pralines, salty and sweet liquorice and of course, their own-roasted coffee.
We go onwards to Stjärntorget Square and turn up to Te-Centralen. You’ll find tea from the four corners of the world here, everything from Frösö Blomster to Oolong. Make sure you ask the staff anything you ever wanted to know about tea.
Walk down towards Storgatan again, on the right-hand side you will find Frösö Handtryck General Store. The company started 1946 and is one of Sweden´s few remaining hand screen printers and also one of the oldest printers in Sweden.
The walking tour takes us to the side street above the town square. At the shop Inlandet you’ll find hoodies, caps, t-shirts, goggles, skateboards, snowboards and anything else related to the wonderful outdoors.
We walk back along Prästgatan and turn down to Biblioteksgatan, ending the tour at Big Lake Coffee – Östersunds Coffebar Barista Butik and Artisan Roastery. Here you can enjoy a cup of coffee with a brewed with unique brewing methods and accessories.
This is just a small selection of Östersund’s many boutiques. See more shops and Scandinavian crafts.