Örnsköldsvik municipality has approximately 55,800 inhabitants on an area of 64 square miles. The city is located in the middle of the beautiful world heritage Höga Kusten with the world's largest ongoing land raising. Larger urban areas outside the city of Örnsköldsvik are Bjästa, Husum, Köpmanholmen and Bredbyn.
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The world's highest coastline is found right here, in the High Coast of Sweden. The nature, with its variation from woods and river valleys to the dramatic coastline, offers experiences and meetings with locals that you are late to forget. Örnsköldsvik and the High Coast is a popular place among nature lovers and adventurers. Read more at hogakusten.com/en Länk till annan webbplats, öppnas i nytt fönster.
High coast art valley is, as the name describes, an art valley in the High Coast. You can find the art at schools, in cultural areas or completely independent.
Various cultural heritage and art exhibitions are shown at Örnsköldsvik's museum and art gallery. The museum and art gallery is located just a short walk from the main square in Örnsköldsvik city. There is a shop with crafts and literature from local creators and a cafe with home-baked coffee bread.
The Hans Hedberg museum is also located in the center of Örnsköldsvik. Hans Hedberg's famous eggs, his swelling pumpkins, apples, citrus fruits and plums in stoneware of supernatural size are today represented in a large number of museums and private collections throughout the world.
Örnsköldsvik has two golf courses: Veckefjärden and Puttom. Veckefjärdens GC is located just outside the center of Örnsköldsvik. The course was inaugurated in 2003 and was created by Kent and his son, world famous hockey player Peter Forsberg.
Örnsöldsvik is also home town of the professional ice hockey club Modo Hockey. During the 1990s, Modo Hockey's junior operations fostered around thirty NHL players, as Peter "Foppa" Forsberg, Markus Näslund, Niklas Sundström and twin brothers Daniel and Henrik Sedin would become the main star profiles.
Do you like skiing? Örnsköldsvik has two slalom slopes, one of them, Åsbacken, is located just 5 minutes from the city center. Bjästabacken offers five slopes between 500-1200 m long with a drop height of 155-180 m. 3 lifts and a children's lift in the children's slope.
Paradiskullen is a well-known ski jumping facility on Varvsberget in Örnsköldsvik. The largest slope, K90, is visible from the city center, while the smaller training slopes are located a little higher up on Varvsberget. Between 1985 and 1994, six World Cup sub competitions were held on Paradiskullen.
Skyttis is a popular sports and outdoor area located in central Örnsköldsvik. In the area there are several different facilities for both winter and summer activities such as cross country skiing, athletics, curling, soccer, floorball, hockey and mountain biking.
There are plenty of good restaurants and cafes in Örnsköldsvik. Find your favorite place here: https://www.hogakusten.com/en/food-drink Länk till annan webbplats, öppnas i nytt fönster.
The big hotel chains are represented here, as well as smaller local hotel businesses. Read more here: https://www.hogakusten.com/en/stay/hotels Länk till annan webbplats, öppnas i nytt fönster.
Örnsköldsvik is a business-dense municipality with many international companies, a strong entrepreneurial tradition and a strong development focus. The companies account for approximately 5 percent of Sweden's total exports, which is a considerable part in relation to the municipality's size, population and number of companies. The largest companies are Metsä Board, BAE Systems Hägglunds, Domsjö Fabriker, Bosch Rexroth and Sanmina-SCI. Paper and forest-based products with an environmental profile, hydraulic drive systems, ship cranes, military vehicles, baked goods and medical electronics are some examples of products from Örnsköldsvik.