Jämtland County

Building in Ljungris, Ljungdalen, Berg Municipality, Jämtland County. Ljungris is owned by the Sámi community and used especially for Reindeer calf marking in the summer.

Jämtland County is a division of the Norrland region in Sweden, containing the Jämtland province (archaic spelling Jemtland), as well as the smaller province Härjedalen. Among travellers, the area is best known for winter sport and hiking.

Municipalities

Municipalities of Jämtland County.

Other destinations

Understand

With 12 per cent of Sweden's land area, Jämtland County has only 1.5 per cent of the national population, and is among the least populated regions of Europe.

Jämtland's history differs from the rest of Norrland; during the Middle Ages, it was governed by the Jamtamot, essentially an independent republic. From the 12th century until the 17th, Jämtland was governed by Norway. The Sami culture has been present in Jämtland since time immemorial.

Get in

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By plane

By train

By bus

By car

Get around

Settlements in Jämtland are far from each other. Car is often the most suitable travel method.

By train

By bus

See

The Scandinavian Mountains, fjällen.

Itineraries

Do

Jämtland County has many of Scandinavia's finest resorts for winter sport, such as Cross-country skiing and downhill snowsport.

Stay safe

See cold weather and driving in Sweden.

Go next

Tröndelag in Norway, dominated by Trondheim.

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