Infos about the region Ångermanland
Ångermanland is a province located relatively up north on the Baltic coast. The largest city is called Örnsköldsvik and the county seat is in the town of Härnösand. The region is characterized by creeks that cut deep into the country, deep forests and many islands in the archipelago. Ångermanland's characteristic is UNESCO's World Heritage “High Coast” (Höga Kusten) in Kramfors. Here, the uplift after the last ice age created a unique coastal landscape. South of Örnsköldsvik you will find Skuleskogen National Park and its mountain Skuleberget. You can go up on the mountain by cable car and enjoy the view of the High Coast. Härnösand is known for its picturesque wooden houses from the 18th and 19th centuries. The most famous buildings are the cathedral, the residence building and the city hall. Even in the open-air museum Murberget typically wooden buildings are displayed. Historically significant buildings are also the military barracks and the courthouse in Sollefteĺ. From Köpmanholmen south of Örnskoldsvik you can go by boat to the islands Ulvön and Trysunda. These islands are famous for their picturesque fishing villages and small churches. From the coastal areas in Ångermanland one of the country's food specialties derives, fermented herring (Surströmming). This is herring that has been preserved by fermentation and has a very strong scent. Welcome to explore Ångermanland – the region of the High Coast and fermented herring!