Welcome to Örnsköldsvik – a town of contrasts. Those of you looking for adventure and activity have a lot to choose from here, but you can also stroll about, relax and enjoy the fantastic selection of cafes, restaurants and shops that Örnsköldsvik has to offer.
A town of contrasts
A town of contrasts. Those of you looking for adventure and activity have a lot to choose from here. Hike a section or two of the High Coast Trail, go kayaking or cycling. The nature surrounding Örnsköldsvik is rich in variation with the coast, inland and forests. Spend some time in the archipelago on your own boat or one of the ferries that will take you out to many of the islands including the picturesque Ulvön. In addition to a number of beautiful parks and the archipelago, the town has previously been named town centre of the year, and it has been nominated again in 2018.
Örnsköldsvik has a wide selection of shops but also plenty of bars and cafes so you can eat and drink while shopping – and everything is close to the guest marina and the sea. Örnsköldsvik has great parks with treasure hunts for the kids. Playground in the middle of town and mini golf and a skate park within walking distance. You will also find Paradiset here – one of Sweden’s best adventure swimming complexes with a spa and restaurant. Örnsköldsvik is a foodie paradise with all kinds of things on offer from fermented Baltic herring to White Guide listed culinary experiences. The town can be seen as typical of the High Coast as it is made up of the contrasts between the town and the beautiful surrounding countryside.
Wander around, relax and enjoy Örnsköldsvik’s fantastic selection of shops. Both chain stores and quirky boutiques can be found here, along with cafes and restaurants.
Östmans Musik – Everything a musician or musical instrument builder might need can be found here
Butik L – Fashion for women
Glada Grodan – quality toys and fun things for little people
Ernst Green – jewellery store established in 1918
Signerat M – interior design store with focus on design, colour and local products
Gustavssons Ur & Guld – watches for everyone
Edblads – Jackets and coats
Beatrice – Fashion for women
Niklas Klädshop – fashion for the whole family
Bohag – Interior design and women’s fashion with some well-known labels
Cityexperten – with photography in focus
Ugglan – interior design and a wonderful mix of fashion
Check out some of the other places in the High Coast.
Ulvön is a beautiful place between two worlds with a picturesque fishing village, untouched nature and memorable dining experiences. This is where the steep cliffs diving straight into the sea will leave you breathless. Take a boat tour to Ulvön from Köpmanholmen, Ullånger or Docksta. Find timetables here. Stay over night at the hotel and enjoy a dinner at some of the restaurants in the harbor Ulvöhamn.
Kramfors is located on the Ångermanälven river and is a charming little town surrounded by impressive scenery that nature has created over thousands of years.
The villages, lakes and mountains in the High Coast have constantly inspired new artists. The so-called artist’s belt stretches along the undulating roads in Nordingrå all the way out to sea and Högbonden Lighthouse. It then goes back inland again to Ullångersfjärden inlet, Rotsidan’s smooth shoreline and the village life at Norrfällsviken fishing settlement. Mannaminne is where the past and present meet in gatherings, exhibitions and artworks.
Härnösand has a rich cultural life and a historical town centre, and is located on an island in the southern part of the High Coast’s archipelago. With its seaside location, unique shops, events, sights and beautiful scenery, Härnösand is the perfect place to explore the High Coast World Heritage Site from, as well as to get to all the other attractions in the region.
Sunny climes is what the name Sollefteå means. And this area by the mighty Ångermanälven river, picturesquely framed by mountains and riverbanks, has attracted people throughout the ages.