Clarion Hotel Grand Ostersund
Ostersund, 831 31
Phone: (46) 63 55 60 00
Fax: (46) 63 10 67 29
Stortorget is the main town square of Östersund. It is known for the famous Gregorie market held here in March, every year. Formerly Stortorget, was one of the closed squares, but later it was expanded to accommodate the ever-increasing traffic. Call for more details.
Frösö Runestone dates back to the period between 1030 and 1050 CE and remains distinct in various aspects. It lies to the extreme north of Sweden and also remains the northernmost runestone in the world. Originally, it was found at the ferry base between Östersund and Frösön islands. The inscription of a serpent stinging its tail represents Storsjöodjuret (lake monster), according to a popular legend.
Looking for a place that caters to entire family, head straight to Multi Challenge. It is nothing but adventure and fun spread across a vast area of 7000 square feet. Multi Challenge as the name goes challenges you to be a part of multiple interesting activities; you can enjoy go-karting, laser shooting, wall climbing and much more. If you are planning to go with your gang of friends, you can avail group packages. The on-site dining facilities offer excellent refreshments and snacks. For more details, check website or call ahead.
At Östersund, there is no dearth of tourist attractions and entertainment centers, Storsjöbadet being one of them. This aqua park offers something for everyone and the entire family can enjoy a day picnic here. Fun rides, outdoor and indoor pools, trampoline, artificial cave complete with a waterfall, small slides for infants and much more await you at Storsjöbadet. It also offers special swimming training sessions for babies. After spending the entire day here, treat yourself to a relaxing massage that will refresh and rejuvenate you. Guests can also savor Sushi and other delights at the on-site cafeteria. For more information and respective visiting hours, check website or call ahead.
While you are in Sweden do make a point to visit Frösö Zoo, one of the biggest zoological park with exotic and rare species. It is not only a zoo, but it comprises museum, circus, amusement center and host of fun activities. The park also aims to conserve and protect rare birds and animals and also has a special breeding center. Frösö Zoo is a perfect place for students, to venture beyond their classrooms and watch and learn about animals from close by. For refreshments and snacks, it has restaurant and snacks bar on-site. For more details, check website or call ahead.
Moose Garden is a tourist company that has undertaken unique and interesting projects. It took over a abandoned moose calves, pastures and developed a modern farm. The moose droppings were utilized to make paper thereby contributing to environment protection and conservation. Tourists can visit this green spaces and avail guided tours that take you through moose farms; you can watch moose closely and visit the moose paper production site too. At the on-site boutique, you can also shop for moose paper, soap and moose milk products that make for trip memoirs for your friends and family. Check website for more information.
Glösa is a small area in Alsen, Sweden. The region has a historical significance and houses petroglyphs that date back to more than 5,000 years. The carvings feature moose and these carvings were first noticed and explained in the 17th Century.