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Radhusgatan 13, Sundsvall, 85231, Sweden
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Travel Tips for Sundsvall

Party drinking

by fairy_dust

Since drinks in bars can be expensive, many Swedes prefer to drink at a pre-party before going out. They buy their liquor at the Systembolaget (liquor store), then bring it to the pre-party (usually in someone's apartment). This is cheaper than buying all your drinks at the bars.

And the Swedes love to drink! The drunkest party I went to was totally Swedish-dominated (the premiere party of the Spex show I was in). It was also one of the funniest parties. Four people even did a beer chugging contest in front of everyone! I remember it because I was the only person who wasn't drunk that night (I had a massive headache part of that night and didn't want to add a hangover to it...). Most of the people didn't remember anything the next day, but they laughed their heads off when I showed them my pictures!

High class Football games in the centre of town!

by tretjak

Swedish Premier League club GIF Sundsvall. The Sundsvall team nicknamed "Giffarna" managed to take the important step to reach the Allsvenskan after winning Division 1 in 1999.
The club was founded in 1903 and celebrated its 100th anniversary in August 2003.

We are still waiting for our first championships title. Best result so far is: 5 (in 1988). GIF Sundsvall has won no cup titles yet.

In July 2004 the arena was equipped with artificial grass of the most modern type to this day in Sweden. The Idrottsparken is now one of the most exclusive arenas in Sweden! The arena is also used for conserts. The all time record event so far in the history of Sundsvall was being held in August 2004. 24 000 (!) attended the consert with the band Gyllene Tider. (Per Gessle from Roxette). The record for a football game is from 1961 when 16507 visited the arena to see GIF play Högadal. The capacity today is 8500 Before the game & how to get to the arena

If you arrive from abroad in Stockholm you can travel north to Sundsvall by car (4-5 hours, 400 km), by high speed train (3 hours) or by bus (5 hours) or by air (45-50 minutes). The Sundsvall airport, Midlanda, is located 30 km north from Sundsvall. Buses are for sure the cheapest alternative but also the most uncomfortable option.

Before the home games, fans always get together at the O´learys sports bar in the Sundsvall main street, Storgatan. Fans gather 2 hours before kick off.

The bar is located right in the middle of town and only some 300 meters from the arena. The stadium (built 2001-2002) has a capacity to serve 8500 attendants and it is a visible landmark in the heart of Sundsvall.

You can buy your tickets by contacting GIF Sundsvall. Phone: +46-60-66 37 70 or visit the arena 2 hours before kick off on match day, where it may be possible to purchase non sold tickets. Welcome to our games!

Celebrity fans:
Peter Forsberg, Colorado Avalanche, NHL

Henrik Zetterberg, Detroit Red Wings, NHL

Tomas Brolin, former world cup star and player of Parma, Italy

Average number of attendands for the
season 2004: 6270 persons.
season 2003 : 5674 persons
season 2002 : 6475 persons.

By: Anders Thorsell

The Catholic Church

by fairy_dust

There is a Catholic parish in Sundsvall, and it's a nice little place. There are Swedes there, but also many immigrants from all over the world. Seeing the different ethnicities come together shows that Sundsvall is becoming multi-cultural, and the local Swedes are very accepting of foreigners. Everyone is very friendly, and most speak English (although Mass is in Swedish). After Sunday Mass, they usually have coffee and snacks in the back room and time for socializing. If you're Catholic, this is the place to go for Sunday Mass.

The building is a big yellow house with "Katolska Kyrkan" written on it. It is on Nybrogatan. But I think they're going renovate or get a new building, so the appearance and/or address might change.

Modern and old

by gardesque

The first time I drove through Sundsvall, I went through on the highway in the middle of the night. It seemed like a large metropolitan area bearing some resemblance to Generica. The second time, I had to stop to sleep, which took me off the highway. It didn't take me long to find out that the downtown had a lot more to offer than the highway would have you believe. Some time, when I'm not in a hurry to go somewhere, I would love to spend more time here.


by dave_21

* 93 200 inhabitans

* 46 800 womans and
* 46 400 men

"Sundsvall - The sprakling city"

The first devastating fire took place In 1681, 40 years later Russian troups burned it down, and in 1803 the fire strikes again.
When a new firestorm came in june 1888 the town was destroyed to the ground.
The whole town was made of wood and nothing was left.

They begun to re-build the town almost immediately, but this time with stone. the proposal to re-bulid it with stone attracted a lot of attention and lots of volunteers joined in.the result kept on improving and our king "Oscar II" said that the new town had one of the worlds finest architecture.

Today many people travel here to see the astonishing architecture.
Sundsvall is pretty unique because there are few places in Sweden that lookes like Sundsvall. Maybe we can compare it to "Old City" in stockholm.


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