This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Sundsvall. To help you make friends with Sundsvall before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Around fifty-one thousand people live in Sundsvall, Sweden, a coastal city in the north of the country. The place lies on the Golf of Bothnia, the northernmost arm of the Baltic Sea. The origins of the city date back to the seventeenth century, when it was first mentioned in documents. The history has been very eventful -- Sundsvall was burnt down four times in the course of time. The city has a small regional airport with a few domestic flight connections. The international airport Umeå, around two hundred sixty kilometres north of Sundsvall, and the international airports in Stockholm are best options if you need to take a flight from abroad. Consider that Stockholm is around three hundred eighty kilometres away. However, frequent train links are available if you depend on the public transport.
In the centre of Sundsvall, you can find numerous hotels of every kind. Cosy places with two stars as well as rather fancy hotels are available, depending on your budget. Most of the accommodations are spread in the centre, some are located on the outskirts of the city. Backpackers have also the option to stay in a hostel in Sundsvall, Sweden; at present, there are some Sundsvall, Sweden hostels in the area. Generally, the great majority of the accommodations including the Sundsvall, Sweden hostels offer free Wi-Fi.
Sport enthusiasts can visit a match of the local football or ice hockey team. The city has a professional football club in the highest national football league Allsvenskan. Alternatively, watch a match of IF Sundsvall Hockey in the local hockey rink. In the municipality of Sundsvall, you can go cross-country skiing and downhill skiing. The ski runs have an overall length of three-hundred kilometres. Downhill skiers can check out the Sundsvalls Slalombacke, which is nearby, south of the centre. The hill Norra Berget gives you the opportunity to see Sundsvall from above. Besides the beautiful panorama, you can visit the open-air museum at Norra Berget. It gives you an interesting insight of the local history and traditions.
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