Feel the closeness between the city and nature with coast and cliffs, inland and forest. Outdoor enthusiasts can hike part of the High Coast Trail, kayak, cycle or experience the archipelago. Then settle down in one of the city's high-class restaurants before getting a good night's sleep in one of the hotels.

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When you visit Örnsköldsvik, you feel the closeness between the city and nature with coast and cliffs, inland and forest. If you are looking for adventure and an active stay, there is plenty to choose from in Örnsköldsvik. Hike a part of the High Coast Trail, kayak, cycle or experience the archipelago with your own boat or one of the archipelago boats that take you out to picturesque Ulvön and Sweden's most beautiful island Trysunda.

The city offers a wide range of shops but also a variety of restaurants, cafés and bars to eat and drink in between shopping - all close to the guest harbour, the mountains and the sea. In one of the city parks you can stroll in beautiful and peaceful surroundings. There are also treasure hunts for children. There is a playground in the centre of the city and within walking distance there is miniature golf and a skate park.

Every summer you can also take part in various guided or self-guided city walks. The city is also home to Paradiset, one of Sweden's best adventure pools with an associated spa and restaurant. Örnsköldsvik is a genuine taste experience that offers everything from sour herring to white guide-listed culinary experiences.

The city has developed a lot in recent decades and has twice been named City Centre of the Year and in 2018 it was again one of the nominated cities. The city is characteristic of the High Coast because of the contrasts between the city and the magnificent nature.

Urban life and shopping


In the summer, you can stroll through peaceful park environments with green deciduous trees and beautiful plantings. On the main square, activities and markets of various kinds are organised from time to time. There are also table tennis tables, outdoor chess, sun loungers and more.

If you want to shop, the city centre is filled with small and medium-sized shops, complemented by larger malls. Just outside the city centre is the Fjällräven outdoor store and outlet, which attracts 100,000s of tourists every year.


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With the children


In Örnsköldsvik, you and your children can experience many playful activities and adventures. Paradiset is one of Sweden's best adventure and spa pools, which also has a restaurant directly adjacent to the spa environment. There are also several sea and lake baths around Örnsköldsvik to visit. In Stadsparken, children can play in the Citylekparken. Lugnviksparken has both a skate park and adventure golf. If you go a few kilometres out of town, the BaaZinga playground in Arnäs awaits you.

A few kilometres out of town in Sidensjö, you can visit the fairy tale trail at Källarbacken Saga and meet famous fairy tale characters such as Bockarna Bruse, Red Riding Hood and Hansel & Gretel. Nearby is the Ostrich Farm in Gerdal, where you can feed the stately ostriches. The farm also has a restaurant. If you want to satisfy your thirst for adventure or challenge your feeling for higher heights, there is the High Coast's own adventure park - Aktivator Park high-altitude course just south of the city.

For those interested in culture


When the inland ice melted, people from all over came to Örnsköldsvik. Today you don't have to go far to find traces and stories in nature from the past. There is also a highly interesting history in both the forestry and manufacturing industries.

If you are curious about Örnsköldsvik's culture, guided city walks are organised every summer, but you can also get around on your own between the "info stations". Take the opportunity to visit Örnsköldsvik's museum and art centre. Here you can learn about local history, art exhibitions and social debate exhibitions, and even have a coffee in their cosy café.

In town, you can also visit Arken and the Hans Hedberg Museum to see amazing artworks by world-famous ceramicist Hans Hedberg.

If you go a bit outside the city, Herrgårdsparken awaits you with all its works of art. It is part of the High Coast Art Valley that stretches from the Ulv Islands along the Nätra River valley. The beautiful and inspiring cultural route offers unique art, culture and magnificent nature experiences in the High Coast World Heritage Site. In Brynge you can experience the early industrial history.

Eating out in Örnsköldsvik


For food and drink, there are a number of cosy cafés and bars, as well as restaurants that have won awards for their culinary delights. Head down to the inner harbour and you'll find even more. There you can stroll along the quayside, sit on the quayside and admire the fine boats in the guest harbour, or visit one of the pleasant bars and restaurants that form a gastronomic gem along the promenade.

Concerts and sporting events


If you like concerts and sporting events, Hägglunds arena is the place to be, where concerts with national and international artists are organised all year round, as well as other events and fairs in various forms. In winter, it is MODO Hockey's home arena.


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Outdoor recreation and sports activities in the city


If you choose to live in the city and want to be "everyday active" in between your explorations, there are a number of gyms and nearby fitness centres. There are also short hiking trails whose vantage points offer beautiful views of the city and the magnificent nature.

At Varvsberget, during the summer you can take the Paradisliften to the top and go downhill, walk around Hörnsjön or go to the viewpoint and the restaurant there. At Åsberget you can walk the Yellow Trail - an urban hike with fantastic viewpoints. Last but not least, the famous High Coast Trail starts from the centre of Örnsköldsvik!

If you like cycling, there are fantastic opportunities. Around Örnsköldsvik, in addition to cycle paths, there are many trails and cycle paths for MTB and especially at the sports and outdoor area Skyttis and Örnen MTB Arena. There is also a paved pump track and roller skiing tracks. In winter, Skyttis is transformed into an attractive ski resort and did we mention that there is a ski slope in the centre of the city?

Archipelago life out of the ordinary


The High Coast is the highest and steepest coastline along the entire Baltic Sea. Here sea and mountains meet with deep bays with soft rocks, red and angular cliffs of rapakivi granite, dense spruce forests and the occasional sandy beach.


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If you're up for an adventure, you can explore the archipelago on a jet ski, boat or SUP that can be rented at Övik Marina or kayaks in the kayakomat at Strandkajen/Hägglunds arena.

Otherwise, you can get to the archipelago with one of the archipelago boats that leave from Köpmanholmen. Take a trip to Ulvön and the fishing village of Ulvöhamn with well-preserved boathouses and yeast walls or Trysunda, which was named Sweden's most beautiful island by author Anders Källgård. If you're travelling by car, you can visit the fishing village of Skeppsmalen, just north of Örnsköldsvik, with its pilot station, chapel and authentic boathouses. Explore the area via beautiful hiking trails such as Lotsstigen and enjoy the magnificent view from the northernmost location in the High Coast World Heritage Site. Here you will also find the world's first museum about fermented herring "surströmming", Fiskevistet.

Discover the summer town of Örnsköldsvik.


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