Sundsvall Things to Do

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    The 20 best things to do in Sundsvall

    by tretjak Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Gatufesten street festival

    Personal highlights:

    Watch a GIF Sundsvall football game. (April - October)

    Visit the Gatufesten street festival in July.

    Enjoy the magnificient view from the Norra Berget viewpoint.

    People watching from the Charm outdoor café on Storgatan.

    A hot summer day at Tranviken beach on Alnö island.

    Catch sun while reading a newspaper at the Vängåvan fountain and park in the centre.

    Clubbing at the pubs/clubs O´learys, Bishop´s arms, O´bar, Svenssons, Oscar.

    Dive from the cliffs at Spikarna fishermans village.

    Drive a motorbike on the serpentine roads leading up to Södra Berget.

    Take a rewarding stroll or jog around the Sidsjön lake.

    Watch the horse races at the Bergsåker travbana.

    Watch a Timrå ice hockey game. (September-March)

    Do like the locals: Enjoy a hot dog at the main square.

    Reading at Kulturmagasinet or visit the museum.

    Visit the Vättaberget viewpoint (60 km out of town).

    Visit the Drakbåtsfestivalen (Dragon boat festival) in central Sundsvall, in August.

    Swimming in the Sporthallen outdoor pool.

    Play cosmic bowling at the Sundsvall bowling hall.

    Play squash at the Squash hall.

    Visit the Vårmässan spring fair at Nordichallen. (In April).

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    Gustav Adolf Church

    by Karl_Kaviar Written Jun 17, 2007

    When a new church was planned it was decided it should be located on a ridge just west of the town. The church was built of stone and was inaugurated in 1753. Following the Great Fire of 1888 the Gustav Adolf Church was raised on the same site.

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    Norra Stadsberget

    by elPierro Written Aug 16, 2005

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    Norra Stadsberget (Swedish for "The Northern Citymountain") is the "central park" for the locals. It's a hill with hikingtrails, a viewingplatform, a hostel, campingground and some restaurants. The hike up the hill can be made from either the road or the wooden stairs which lead through a scenic route up the hill (if you head for the hostel with luggage, take the road).

    There's a lot of green, and you get the feeling of staying a bit further out town that you actually are.

    The viewing platform gives you a nice view on a sun struggling to set behind the hills during june.

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    Fotball

    by parranoja Written Jan 22, 2005

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    Sundsvall have a Team in the Swedish first league, called "Allsvenskan". Not far from central Sundsvall is their Arena "Sundsvall Park Arena". You can get there by your own from most parts of Sundsvall, it's no problem to walk. If you ask me there's no idea to get there just to se Sundsvall play, but if they are playing a better team, like "Djurgården", "Malmö" or "IFK Göteborg" it would be worth the money to get in.

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    Hockey

    by parranoja Written Jan 22, 2005

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    20km north of Sundsvall, is a little place called Timrå, and they have one of Swedens best hockey-teams, during the NHL-lockout, players like, Mikka kiprussoff, Henrik Zetterberg, aki-petteri Berg and Fredrik Modin plays in Timrå

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    Norra Berget (Northern mountain)

    by tretjak Updated Oct 10, 2004

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    observation tower

    Open-air museum with buildings from all over Medelpad province. Zoo, observation tower, hiking trails, playground and a museum of handicrafts and naval history, where you can see the only existing specimen of the fabled Skadern -- half hare, half wood grouse. Also guided tours.

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    Kulturmagasinet

    by Leipzig Written Mar 6, 2004

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    entrance of the Kulturmagasinet

    The new district at the harbour offers today the cultural highlight of the town. It is dominated by the "Kulturmagasinet" (photo) as well as the city library, a museum, cafés and restaurants. The Kulturmagasinet has been awarded the "Nobel Prize in Architecture". The museum has exhibits of the history of Sundsvall.

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    Market Square

    by Leipzig Written Mar 6, 2004

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    statue at the market square

    In 1812 Sundsvall was granted the right to trade directly with foreign countries. This was the first step to enlarge the market square and build a harbour. After the Great Fire of 1888 the market square was enlarged again. Here you find today the town hall and beautiful Gründerzeit houses. Even today markets are held on this square.

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    Storgatan (Main Street)

    by Leipzig Written Mar 6, 2004

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    Storgatan (Main Street)

    The main street was built after the Great Fire of 1888 and was the first of its kind in Sweden. It consists of three and four-storey stone buildings in Gründerzeit style (Founder time - between 1870 and 1915). The street is today Sundsvall's shopping mile.

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    Stadshuset (Town Hall)

    by Leipzig Written Mar 6, 2004

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    Stadshuset (Town Hall)

    The first town hall of Sundsvall was built at the market square in the end of the 17th centuries. Like all buildings even the town hall was made of wood. Around 1800 destructively fires destroyed most parts of the town, even the town hall. After another fire, the so-called "Great Fire of 88", in 1888 destroyed the centre of Sundsvall, all buildings had to be build of stone. In the following 20 years the whole centre got a new face.

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    Gustav Adolfs Church

    by fairy_dust Written Feb 29, 2004

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    Gustaf Adolfs Church on a nice bright spring day

    The main religion in Sweden is Lutheran, and Gustav Adolfs Church is the main Lutheran parish in Sundsvall. I think the Church started as a Catholic parish but then switched to Lutheran. It's a beautiful Church, and the inside looks more like a Catholic parish rather than a Protestant church, in my opinion. Sometimes they have small concerts and shows going on there - I went to see a classical music concert on the Passion during Easter time in the church.

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    Kulturmagasinet

    by fairy_dust Updated Feb 29, 2004

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    Kulturmagasinet - building with big glass windows

    This is the Culture Warehouse in Sundsvall. It includes the Sundsvall Museum, the Medelpad County Archives, and the Municipal Library. There is also a cafe there.

    The museum has temporary and permanent exhibits, and most of the art and objects have to do with the history of the city of Sundsvall.

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    Sodra Berget

    by fairy_dust Written Feb 10, 2004

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    The lake at Sodra Berget

    Sodra Berget is the South Hill. In winter, it is used as a ski/snowboarding hill. There is also a lake nearby, and some locals go ice-fishing in the winter. There is a dock and an area where they cut out the ice for the ducks - in winter it seems like there's thousands of ducks because they all stay at that area! Later, when the ice melts, the lake is beautiful, and there are all sorts of trails to walk. There is a river going from the lake, which flows into town, and it's always nice to go along the river.

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    Norra Berget

    by fairy_dust Written Feb 10, 2004

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    Sundsvall is located in the valley between two hills - Norra (North) Berget and Sodra (South) Berget.

    Norra Berget is 140 km above sea level, and there is a watch tower on the very top where you can get a great view of the town (bring your panoramic camera if you have one!). You can climb up by using either the road or the wooden staircase (it's very steep, so be careful!). There is a wooded area and fields, and a barbecue pit. There are also old farm buildings, one of which houses the Sundsvall Crafts Museum. There is also a farm zoo, a restaurant, and a youth hostel (which is where I stayed before going to my apartment).

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    Sundsvall - The Stone City

    by fairy_dust Updated Feb 10, 2004

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    A stone building - gorgeous carvings!

    Most buildings in downtown Sundsvall are made of stone. It's because a fire burned down the town in 1888, so when it was rebuilt, it was built in stone so that it wouldn't burn to the ground again. The buildings present are the same as they were when they were re-built in the late 1800s.

    Just walk around town, you'll see lots of beautiful stone buildings with carvings, pictures, and symbols in them.

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