Return to Sundsvall town

You are never far from the forest, the sea or the open countryside in Sundsvall. There are plenty of places for bathing - in the sea, in lakes, bays or indoor swimming pools, while forests provide the opportunity for walks and excursions.

There are mile after mile of cross-country skiing tracks, and slalom slopes for the more adventurous. The Södra Berget area, close to the city centre, is a mecca for those who enjoy the outdoor life.

There is something here for everyone all year round - walking, playing on the adventure trails with the children, exercising on the illuminated skiing track (at 26 kilometres, Sweden´s longest) or just enjoying the view.

Recommended activities:

(Also visit: Stone city, Outside town, Off the beaten path under headline "Attractions").

Lake Sidsjön
Great recreational area. Free fishing in the lake and a 3,1 km long trail circuiting the lake. Excellent for strolls, jogging and people spotting. There are also lots and lots of birds here.
Winter: Downhill slope for the family a lake with free fishing. Rent downhill or cross-country skis, long-distance ice skates, snowboards, snowblades etc. Occasional soaring days (glide fly airplane). (See Sundsvalls segelflygklubb at the bottom of the page for further info).

Summer: Canoe centre with Canadian canoes, kayaks, wheelchair pontoons, life vests, canoe trailers, tents, camping stoves and more for rent. About 3 km south east of the centre. * Collect a Sundsvall map at the Sundsvall tourist office at the main square.
Phone: +46-60-15 39 18
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Södra stadsberget (South hill)
The serpentine road leading up to the Southern mountain is fun driving for mc-enthusiasts and once you´ve reached the extensive plateau you have splendid views of the centre and surroundings. The mountain is 250 m. high and this area is particularly good for hiking, with trails up to 12 km long.

During winter you can practise downhill or cross country skiing here. In 1992 Sundsvall hosted a World cup competition for ladies here. Hotell Södra Berget organizes shows and conserts. Visit the website for schedule and further information.
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Picture View a 360° panorama from Södra berget.

Norra stadsberget (North hill)
About 2 km from the main square.
The editor´s favourite spot in Sundsvall. Outstanding views of the town centre from an altitude of 150 m.

From the centre you walk in the direction towards the Idrottsparken football stadium and then continue up the hill until you reach the wooden stairway. Continue your walk up to the viewpoint, nicknamed the Glasspinnen (ice cream stick).

In the area you will also find an outdoor museum, a collection of old and interesting local houses, hiking trails, playground and a museum of handicrafts and naval history. At the museum you can see the only existing specimen of the mysterious Skvadern, half hare, half wood grouse.

At Norra Berget you will also find a replica of the famous church in Liden. In June Swedish midsummer celebrations are taking place here. Phone: +46-60-154 000
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Upplev mer - See Sundsvall from a roof top
For magnificient views of the centre, take a guided tour on top of a Sundsvall building.

Sundsvall's Tour Guide Association
Provides authorized guides for everything from local to city-wide tours.
Phone: +46-60-17 43 27

Free-fall simulator
The only free-fall simulator in Northern Europe lets you hover free at 2-3 metres' height. You are carried up by a wind, where the air is pressed upwards at a speed of 200 km/hr.
On the way up to Södra Berget hill. Phone: +46-70-558 67 03

Sundsvalls Äventyrscentrum
Go-cart, cross-cart, paintball.
270-metre indoor go-cart track. Go-carts with stopwatch systems. Great fun!
In Svartvik. 12 km south from Sundsvall. Use the E4 road. Phone: +46-60-52 50 60

The Laser Hall
Try out laser tag with high-tech laser guns in a futuristic environment.
At Södra Järnvägsgatan 13, Tel. +46-60-15 13 93

Bowling Centre
One of Northern Europe's most modern bowling hall. "Cosmic Bowling" on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays with blacklight, glow-in-the-dark lanes and music. 18 lanes, billiards, pinball, darts, restaurant and pub.
At Storgatan 51, Phone +46-60-12 80 05

Parachuting with an experienced parachutist after a brief instruction. You can get a videotape of your jump. Full course including 30 jumps, theory, insurance and equipment also available.
At Bänkås hoppfält on Alnö island. Phone: +46-60-58 76 00, 073-050 07 93

Soaring with Sundsvalls Segelflygklubb
See Sundsvall from the sky. Sundsvalls Segelflygklubb organizes occasional soaring days (sail flying) at the Sidsjön lake in Sundsvall during winter. During spring and summer they use Stöde, 40 km west of Sundsvall, as their base for flying.

Norrlandsfiske - Fishing
Information about fishing in the countys of Västernorrland, Jämtland and Gävleborg. In this region you can choose from 30 000 lakes and streams for your fishing adventures. (Click "Västernorrland" to find fishing spots in the Sundsvall area.)

Places for outdoor swimming
Sundsvall; Sporthallen (50 m outdoor pool), Fläsian,
Alnön; Tranviken, Bänkåsviken, Hartungviken, Slädaviken
Matfors; Lucksta, Norrhassel, Pallviken, Rännö, Öhn, Östtjärn
Njurunda; Bergafjärden, Dyket, Hornsjön, Bredsand
Selånger; Segersjön, Väster-Lövsjön

More activities:
Above you see the recommended activities. For a full list of arrangements/activities, visit the Sundsvall turism website.

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