Sundsvall Travel Guide

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Sundsvall Things to Do

  • The 20 best things to do in Sundsvall

    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...

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  • Gustav Adolf Church

    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

    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...

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Sundsvall Restaurants

  • A nice place to eat at

    This is a nice restaurant in town, perfect for family outings or dates. The food is great and not too expensive, and the atmosphere is nice and calm. Most of the menu items have meat and potatoes. Many items have some sort of filet mignon, and you choose how you want the potatoes to be cooked.

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  • Yeah, it's everywhere...

    There's a McDonald's in downtown Sundsvall, like in every town in the world. It's on one of the main streets, close to the shopping mall and the town square. During the time when I had rehearsal every day for the musical I was in (the week before the show), I lived on McDonald's and easy-to-make homemade pizzas that my roomie taught me how to make...

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  • Wayne's Coffee

    Wayne's Coffee is located at the end of the Storgatan (the Main Steet). We got in as it was the only open café we found. It was in a quite modern style, very colorful interior and a lot of different kinds of coffee. I highly recommend the muffins - they were obviously fresh made - still warm and very tasty.

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Sundsvall Nightlife

  • About the nightlife in Sundsvall

    While in Sundsvall you may visit the club/disco called Oscar. Located in the centre near the fountain named Vängåvan.This is the place with the most beautiful people but prices are rather high, for example a 6 cl. drink will cost a smaller fortune. 99 SEK, about 11 Euro.Saturday is the most popular day. Closing time is 03.00. Every 2nd Friday Oscar...

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  • O'bar

    O'bar is a small bar next to Oscar's, and it's a place to sit down, chat with friends, and have a drink or two. It doesn't really seem to be a big party place. It's open during the day too. I didn't go at night, but I did go once during the day and I thought it was a nice place. Mostly casual.

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  • A bar in town

    You have to be 23 or older to get in, but one time, I was able to get in because they didn't card me. This place isn't for dancing, it's a place for sitting down, having a drink, and chatting. They do play music, but there is no dance floor. It can get crowded at time. Anything goes, but most people dress casual.

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Sundsvall Transportation

  • Taking the train

    Trains are limited, the price system is strange but the services are good and the scenery even better.Sundsvall is easy to reach by Train. It's one of the most northern cities to be served by the fast X2000 trains to Stockholm. A private line runs the track from Sundsvall to Östersund, which connects to trains to Trondheim in Norway.There are also...

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  • Using a car

    If you have a car, you can drive to Sundsvall if you want. The Dutch boys in my group shared a car and used it to get to and from Sundsvall, as well as around town during their stay. Parking doesn't seem to be too bad. But be careful about vandalism - the Dutch boys' car got wrecked a few times.

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  • Using a bicycle

    It's possible to rent a bike or buy a used one, and use it to get around Sundsvall. Some of the exchange students in my group rented bikes and used them to get to class in the morning. Some people rented them from the landlord of the university student residences (StuBo), and they said it wasn't expensive.

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Sundsvall Shopping

  • Boutiques

    There are a lot of boutiques in town that sell really unique clothes. Mainly clothes for women and young girls, but some sell guy's clothes too. These places are perfect if you want to find a trendy outfit to wear out to the clubs, or if you have a eccentric sense of style. The clothes at these boutiques often have glitter and other sparkly things...

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  • Buying booze

    In Sweden, the liquor stores are called Systembolaget, and I think you have to be at least 20 years old to buy it legally. They do check for ID when you buy it, so if you're younger you probably won't get away with it. On Fridays in the late afternoon, it's extremely busy, so it's best to go there earlier in the week. Any kind of alcoholic drink...

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  • Shoes

    This is a shoe store. They have shoes for men, women, and children, and many different styles are available. Dress shoes, boots, sandals, sneakers... When it comes to shoe styles, you name it, they have it. I bought a pair of black go-go boots, a pair of black platform wedge sandals, and a pair of blue pointy-toed high-heel slingbacks. It's...

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Sundsvall Local Customs

  • Party drinking

    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...

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  • Elvis is still alive

    I found the ultimative evidence that Elvis is still alive. He lives in Sundsval near the harbour district. Click the image and you can read the evidence on the licence plate.

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  • Sundsvall - hiding place of Nessi

    Visit Nessi! Seems Nessi didin't like to stay longer in Scotland where millions of tourists disturb. Sundsvall seems to be the new hiding place. This funny "monster" can be seen everywhere in the city in different colors. I think it is the maskot of the town.

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Sundsvall Warnings and Dangers

  • Few tips on Sundsvall

    I'm born and raised in Sundsvall, still live here today and I'd tell you all without hesitation that Sundsvall is one of the safer cities you'll ever visit. If you ask someone who has visited Sundsvall or a local here what to watch out for, they would probably say the bus station – but the reason for this is because it's a place where homeless...

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  • Safety/Street crime

    Sundsvall is generally a very safe town but you should note that most cases of violence (about 70 annually) take place on Storgatan or near the (ugly) bus station. Always be careful especially on Friday and Saturday nights when the centre is full of toxicated party people. 99,9% are happy and friendly but if you are the anxious type, don´t walk...

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  • Info about drinking and bars

    I think the legal drinking age in Sweden is 19 but I'm not sure. You have to be 20 to buy alcohol at the Systembolaget (liquor store), and they do check for ID every time so don't think they won't catch you if you're too young. Also, on Friday, the Systembolaget is completely packed with people and the lines are very long, so buy your booze before...

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Sundsvall Tourist Traps

  • Info about bars

    The admission age varies from bar to bar. It ranges from 18 to 23. Most places check for ID at the door, and if you're much too young, they won't let you in.Cover and drinks can be expensive, depending on the bar. In some places, cover can be as high as 70-80 SEK and drinks as expensive as 50-60 SEK each. Also, since there are so many people...

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  • The tourist office

    There is a tourist office downtown, in the main square. It's a good place to get information and to buy souvenirs, but a lot of the souvenirs they have there aren't as authentic as the things you'd find in Anna's Bod (another souvenir shop in town). Don't spend all your souvenir money there! Check out the other little souvenir shops in town....

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Sundsvall What to Pack

  • Climate in Sundsvall

    There is no special rainy seasonAvg. Temp. in Spring: max.: 2 – 13°C ( 34 - 55°F ); min: -3 - 3°C ( 27 - 38°F )Avg. Temp. in Summer: max.: 17 – 20°C ( 61 - 68°F ); min: 8 - 11°C ( 47 - 51°F )Avg. Temp. in Autumn: max.: 1 – 12°C ( 34 - 53°F); min: -3 - 5°C ( 27 – 41°F )Avg. Temp. in Winter: max.: -4 – -2°C ( 25 - 28°F); min: -11 - -9°C ( 12 - 16°F...

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  • Stuff to bring

    Since I lived there for 5 months, I brought 2 suitcases, my backpack, and my purse. But if you're not going to stay as long as I did, one suitcase and carry-on is good enough, unless you need room for winter sports equipment or anything like that. If you're going in winter, bring warm clothes. It gets very cold and snowy. Comfortable winter boots,...

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Sundsvall Off The Beaten Path

  • The Catholic Church

    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...

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  • Up the river

    There is a lake at Sodra Berget, and to get there you can walk along the roads, but if you go along the river, it's very beautiful, especially on a sunny day. There are brooks, little waterfalls, little bridges, and sometimes you can climb up the rocks (be careful while doing this!). You might encounter a duck or two on the way. You can go from the...

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Sundsvall Sports & Outdoors

  • High class Football games in the centre...

    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)....

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  • Hockey games

    Hockey is very popular in Sweden, and many Swedes are hard-core hockey fans. I've experienced a few funny moments where when Swedes found out I was Canadian, the first thing that came out of their mouth had to do with hockey: "Where are you from?" "Canada" "Ice hockey!", or "Where are you from?" "Canada" "You like hockey do you?" If you're...

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  • Hit the slopes

    There is a ski hill at Sodra Berget where you can ski and snowboard. There is also cross-country skiing. But girls, don't expect to meet a tall, blond, Swedish athlete there. The majority of the Swedish boys at the ski hill range in age from 3 to 12! There are lots of children at the ski hill, and they're so cute in their full-length snowsuits and...

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Sundsvall Favorites

  • Gatufesten street festival

    In July we host one of the largest street festivals in Sweden. The Gatufesten festival attracts up to 100 000 people. An estimated 40% of the visitors are assumed to be tourists. This is THE major event in Sundsvall and THE week to be here. Summer, fun and an never ending flow of activities and artists on stage. Previous bands on stage features:...

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  • The old Swedish village

    Take a trip up to the "North City Mountain", a small village is located there who has an fantastic history, every timber cottage is orginal and it really takes you back 700 years in time. It's very cosy and there are also a very cosy café with homemade bread and cakes.Be sure to visit this place when you visit Sundsvall.The best accomondation is...

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