Ornskoldsvik, Sweden

Örnsköldsvik is located on the east coast ofSweden , about 600 km north of Stockholm. It is situated in the heart of the High Coast Area, with attractions like Skuleskogens National Park, Ulvon and Trysunda islands and fishing villages nearby. Its natural harbour and archipelago is in the Gulf of Bothnia and the northern boundaries of the High Coast area of outstanding natural beauty.

The centre of Örnsköldsvik has been developed into a shopping-centre where you'll find a varied mix of shops, restaurants and things to do - and all within walking distance. And not to mention the activities, culture, sports, dancing etc.

Due to the hilly surroundings, hiking and exploring the scenery of the High Coast is popular in the area. In the wintertime, skiing and ice hockey is popular. Both cross-country skiing, alpine skiing and also ski jumping is practiced in the downtown area. Since Örnsköldsvik is a coastal town, there are also beaches near town, as well as campsites. There's also an indoor water park called Paradisbadet, with one of the longest water slides in Europe.

Things to See & Do

* Paradisbadet - water adventure pools
* Örnsköldsviks Museum and Art Gallery
* The Hans Hedberg Museum
* Parken Konferens & Nöje - Conference and Leisure Park
* Inre hamnen - the Inner Harbour

General information

Cruise Season – March - Nov
Currency – Swedish Krona (SEK)
Language – Swedish
Land Area – 23.97 km²
Population – 29,000 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code - + 46

Port Location – The guest harbour pier just one block away from the town square “Stora torget".

Travel Links – The Örnsköldsvik Airport provides daily flights to and from the Stockholm-Arlanda Airport courtesy of SAS and Höga Kusten Flyg, and also charter flights to Turkey courtesy of Pegasus Airlines.

From 2010 railway transportation will be provided by high-speed railway Botniabanan, which is currently under construction. Currently Örnsköldsvik is only connected to the main railway system via a branch rail line connecting it to Stambanan genom övre Norrland at Mellansel, roughly 25km west of Örnsköldsvik. Botniabanan will connect Örnsköldsvik and nearby Umeå with passenger services to Stockholm in around 4 hours of travel time.

The city is well connected with bus lines. A coastal line from Haparanda in the north to Stockholm makes regular stops at the bus depot in Örnsköldsvik. A cross-country route to Östersund is starts and terminates at the Örnsköldsviks bus depot.

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