Ostersund trip planner
Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free
Östersund is an urban area (city) in Jämtland in the middle of Sweden. It is the seat of Östersund Municipality and the capital of Jämtland County. Östersund is located at the shores of Sweden's fifth largest lake, Storsjön, opposite the island Frösön, and is the only city in Jämtland. Östersund is the region's cultural and economical centre and by tradition a city of trade and commerce. Östersund had one of the most extensive garrisons in Sweden prior to its closure in the early-21st century. The city is the Mid Sweden University's largest campus site with approximately 7,000 students. With a total population of 44,327 (2010) Östersund is the 24th most populous city in Sweden, the 46th most populous city in Scandinavia, and by far the largest inland city in Northern Sweden.The city was the only Swedish city founded and chartered in the 18th century. Östersund was founded in order to create a trade monopoly over Jämtland whose inhabitants' lucrative trade annoyed the Swedish crown. The intention was to persuade the local farmers to deliver merchandise to middlemen in Östersund, but the population opposed this economic philosophy, and Östersund long remained small. It took until the end of the 19th century for Östersund to truly become a city, after the arrival of the railroad and the economic liberalization of that time.Plan your holiday in Ostersund and other destinations, from the rural, to the urban, and everything in between, using our Sweden travel route app.
Create a full itinerary — for free!
Build a planTell us where and when you
want to go, we will build
the best sightseeing itinerary
Refine itYou have complete flexibility on your destinations and itinerary
Book as a packageUse our travel agents to get
package savings and hassle free booking
Enjoy your trip!Enjoy our 24x7
See all ›
Places to visit with Ostersund
Recently planned trips to Ostersund
6 days in Jamtland County BY A USER FROM SWEDEN June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 12 days in Jamtland County BY A USER FROM SWEDEN June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, hidden gems Preferences: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 1 day in Jamtland and Harjedalen BY A USER FROM SWEDEN June, kids, popular sights Preferences: June, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 1 day in Jamtland County BY A USER FROM SWEDEN June, kids, popular sights Preferences: June, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 5 days in Jamtland County BY A USER FROM SWEDEN July, popular sights Preferences: July Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 8 days in Sweden BY A USER FROM SWEDEN July, kids, popular sights Preferences: July, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium