Strömsund Municipality

23 augusti, 2018
Text: Jämtland Härjedalen Turism
Photo: Madelaine Aaraas

The municipality of Strömsund is the northernmost municipality in Jämtland County and to the surface Sweden’s sixth largest. There are about 12,000 inhabitants and 1,100 companies in the municipality. A strong local commitment characterizes the business community. The central community Strömsund is 140 km from the western town of Gäddede on the Norwegian border. Residents are attracted by great opportunities for an active outdoor life with close proximity to water, forest and mountains.


Strömsund has a significant summer tourism around Vildmarksvägen (The Wilderness Road), which leads throughout the municipality and onwards via the mountain road over Stekenjokk to Västerbotten. Here are attractions, activities and events that appeal to the whole family. In winter there are snowmobiling, ice fishing, skiing and events. The range of accommodation facilities includes hotels, boarding houses, cottages, hostels and camping. The municipality of Strömsund operates the tourist informations in Strömsund and Gäddede.


Strömsund is a management municipality for Sami language, meaning for example signage, Schooling, government service etc in both Swedish and Sami.

Getting to Strömsund

Road E45 crosses the municipality. Airline passengers use Åre Östersund airport as well as South Lapland airport in Vilhelmina. The railway station is located in Ulriksfors, a few kilometers from Strömsund. It is mostly operated in summer by the Inlandsbanan train.

Bordering Municipalities

The municipality borders on the municipality Krokom and Norway in the west, Västerbotten county in the north and Ragunda, Östersund and Krokom municipalities in the south.

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