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GIF Sundsvall - Football
Football in the middle of town! Our team is positioned in the 1st division.

Picture. View a 360° panorama from Norrporten Arena. The season starts in April.

Sundsvall hockey (2nd division)
Hockey team performing in the Swedish 2nd division. The home arena is located approx. 5 km north of the centre.

Timrå IK - Ice hockey (1st division)
Timrå IK is one of the best Swedish teams. During the 2004/2005 season world stars like Henrik Zetterberg, Fredrik Modin, Miikka Kiprusoff and Aki-Petteri Berg represented the club.

The stadium is almost always full (5800 people). Fantastic atmosphere. Timrå town (pop. 17 854) is located 10 km north from Sundsvall. The hockey season lasts from September - March.
Visit the Timrå IK website for further info.

Sundsvall Dragons - Basketball
Fancy Basketball? Sundsvall Dragons play their games at the Sporthallen arena, not far from the centre. Maximum capacity about 2500 visitors. The team plays in first division and also managed to play 2 Swedish Championships (SM) 2007/2008.

Casino cosmopol
There are always, more or less famous, artists performing at the Sundsvall international casino but the atmosphere is somewhat sterile due to all surveillance cameras.

Events at the hotel Södra Berget
Hotell Södra Berget organizes shows and conserts. Visit the website for schedule and further information.

Pipeline - rock club
The small and sometimes a bit claustrophobic rock club Pipeline organizes conserts with interesting bands. Unforgettable bands performing here during the years, to name a few, have been: Hunters & Collectors, Manu Negra, The Sounds, Danko Jones and many more.

Gatufesten street festival (July)
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: Alanis Morisette, Pink, ZZ Top, The Cardigans. The 2005 festival takes place during the first week of July, every year. (Monday and Tuesday are very quiet but from Wednesday on it is 4 days of non stop party and fun).

Check out Gatufesten website for further information.

Drakfestivalen - The Dragon Festival (August).
For over 17 year the annual Dragonboat race, now also known as Drakfestivalen is annualy taking place in and around Selångersån. What started as a race is now a fully evolved festival for several days. The Dragonboat race similar to the chinese one, with teams from local business and other brave locals is held with festivites around of all kinds from dance and music to theater and food. And don't miss Reagge night, the duck race or the Little Dragon Competition or maybe the diving for "treasures" in Selångersån (the Selånger river). A lot more fun to come of course. (Taken from the program schedule 2008). Official website is

Idrottsparken - Sundsvall Park Arena and Nordichallen
On rare occasions giant conserts are being held here in Sundsvall. In 2003 we were visited by Elton John and 16 000 came to listen. In 2004 the nostalgic band Gyllene Tider (Per Gessle, Roxette) gave a consert attended by no less than 24 000, making this the most visited event in the history of Sundsvall.

The conserts are being organized at Idrottsparken (Sundsvall Park Arena) during summer and at Nordichallen in winter time. John Fogerty performed at Nordichallen in March 2005.
Further info

View more events (Sundsvall Turism) or visit the Sundsvalls Tidning list of events.

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