Sundsvall Västernorrland

Sundsvall Photography

With a great location halfway up Sweden at 62.4 degrees north, Sundsvall is the natural capital of Norrland with a wonderful valley setting along the Selångerån River on a natural bay protected from the extremes of the Baltic Sea by the island Alno, a bridge-connect suburb of the city.

The natural valley is formed by Norra Berget (North Mountain) and Sodra Berget (South Mountain) provides two focal points for the city of 54,000 (92,000 in the municipality) which is big enough for ‘city life’ but not too big to lose its country feel.

Sundsvall provides the perfect base for exploring the High Coast (Höga Kusten) to the north of Sundsvall and Östersund to the west and further into Jämtland and the mountains like Äre near the Norwegian border.