Northern Sweden » Jamtli

At Jamtli, the whole family can meet the cultural history of Jämtland and Härjedalen in an entertaining way. Medieval church art, archaeological findings from the Stone Age and beautiful folk art from the 18th century are exhibited side by side.

The crown jewels of Jamtli’s collections are the fascinating Överhogdal tapestries - a series of woven tapestries from the Viking Age, where waves of mystical figures depict the Vikings’ world of myth and religion. The tapestries are truly unique in a European perspective. There is also an exhibition dedicated to the Storsjö Lake Monster, the famous creature of the lake. Listen to exciting stories from people who claim to have seen the animal, and look at the devices designed to trap it! If you dare, you may even slide down its’ tummy…

During summer, the open air museum comes alive as actors and animals move into the historical farms and other milieus from the 17th to the 20th century. Every day, visitors are invited to participate in a number of exiting activities. Children can join the “A child of yesteryear” programme on some of the farms, or try log rafting, the children’s railway, the children’s driving school or some of the other funny activities of the play-trail “Lekleden.”

A popular Christmas Market is arranged Second Advent every year. 20.000 visitors and 200 vendors of local handicraft meet to prepare for Christmas in a very special atmosphere.


Opening hrs:  01/01-24/06 Tuesday-Sunday 11-17
25/06-22/08 everyday 11-17
23/08-31/12 Tuesday-Sunday 11-17 
Season:  All year round 
Price:  60 SEK low season
110 SEK high season 
Location:  Museiplan, Östersund 
Centre: 1 km 

P.O. Box 709, SE-831 28 Ístersund
Tel: +46 631 50110
Fax: +46 631 06168