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Östersund is an city in Jämtland in the centre of Sweden. 

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It is the seat of Östersund Municipality and the capital of Jämtland County. Östersund is located at the shores of Sweden's fifth largest lake, Storsjön, opposite the island Frösön, and is the only city in Jämtland. Östersund is the region's cultural and economical centre and by tradition a city of trade and commerce. Östersund had one of the most extensive garrisons in Sweden prior to its close down in the early 21st century. 

Östersund is marketed as Vinterstaden — Winter City. Winter City as a project is run by the Municipality together with city enterprises. Östersund has had a long history as a centre of outdoor activities with a modern cross-country ski stadium and an actual piste in the city itself. Östersund has also hosted several World Championships in various sports such as biathlon, speed skating and ski orienteering along with Swedish National Championships in cross country skiing and snocross. The city has been the applicant city of Sweden for several Winter Olympic Games, but has yet to host one. The precursor to the Winter Olympic Games, the Nordic Games, were however held at several occasions in the city, due to lack of snow in Stockholm.

The most well known landmark of Östersund is the national romantic city hall. It is 51 meters tall and contains 136 rooms. It is the greatest constructional symbol of the National Romantic architecture in Östersund[20]. The city hall looks almost like a fortress and affiliates especially to the local art of Jämtland. The bell tower is of typical Jamtish design shaped like an onion, the local sculpture Olof Ahlberg made most of the sculpture details and the ornaments are made from Jamtish limestone. Frans Bertil Wallberg's city hall was seen by contemporary colleagues as the best of modern Swedish architecture. The main part of the building is accentuated by a grand tower and a monumental stairway. It is accompanied by only one wing, the north wing, as the second, south wing, was torn down in the 1970s.

A recently built landmark is Arctura, named after Jämtland's provincial star Arcturus, a large hot water accumulator tank. Due to its appearance it is referred to as Termosen (the Thermos). At night the 65 meter building is illuminated with various lights like sunrise and the Aurora Borealis.

The large church is a monumental feature in Östersund's cityscape. It is a basilica made of bricks with clear distinguished aisle. The quire is three-sided and the large steeple is facing the west: Storsjön and the fells of Oviken.

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Clarion Hotel Grand Östersund
Ideally located in the heart of the city center, the Clarion Hotel Ostersund is next to Mid Sweden University Attractions like the Jamtli museum, Frösö Zoo and Frösö Kyrka, Sweden's oldest church dating back to the 13th century, are only minutes away. This Ostersund, Sweden hotel faces the fifth biggest lake in Sweden, Storsjon. The popular mountain region located just 30 minutes away offers visitors numerous outdoor activities like skiing, snowboarding, hiking and biking. For a memorable dining experience, stop by the on-site restaurant and cocktail lounge. Guests will wake up each morning to a delicious free full breakfast buffet. Enjoy a dip in the beautiful indoor heated pool and relax in the sauna.
Hotell Älgen, Östersund
Located on one of the 2 shopping streets of Östersund, a value for money hotel, in the city centre and close to train station. This is a great opportunity to explore the Swedish mountains and experience some skiing, hiking, fishing and simply savour the natural surroundings. This is a small charming hotel offering easy access to the city sights yet providing a calm oasis from the hustle and bustle. Enjoy the pleasant veranda that is perfect for sunny days and the perfect place to take advantage of excellent food and drink in peaceful surroundings. We serve lunch every day whether a buffet or à la carte menu, depending on the season, and during winter we serve a popular evening buffet.
Scandic Östersund City
At the Scandic Östersund City hotel you can enjoy a central Östersund location only 9 km from the airport. With 126 newly renovated rooms, the Scandic Östersund City hotel offers a relaxing and comfortable stay. Located within walking distance to shops and Östersund attractions, the hotel is your ideal base for exploring this charming town.  Dine in the popular restaurant or bistro, and relax with a drink in the hotel bar. Unwind after a long day in the hotel's sauna. On Tursday-Saturday nights, enjoy the hotel's nightclub, a popular hot-spot for hotel guests and locals.
Scandic Östersund Syd
The Scandic Östersund Syd hotel is next to the Folkets Hus Congress Centre. Östersund attractions are close by, including the Storsjöbadet Water Park. Work out or wind down in the Scandic Östersund Syd hotel's relaxation area, complete with sauna, gym and solarium. Enjoy great food and snacks at our modern bar and restaurant. The hotel offers 6 meeting rooms and free wireless internet access in all public areas and the hotel rooms.
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