Härjedalen

Härjedalen, Latinized form Herdalia, is a province in Norrland, Sweden. With only 10,500 inhabitants, it is Sweden’s least populous province (landskap). Sveg is the largest town, and the seat of Härjedalen municipality, roughly corresponding to the province, and belonging to Jämtland County.

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View of Helagsfjället (Mount Helags), the tallest Swedish mountain south of the Arctic Circle

Sweden annexed Härjedalen from Norway in 1645, during the height of the Swedish Empire. Forestry and peat extraction became important during the 19th century. In recent decades the ski resorts have become the most successful businesses.

Härjedalen is known as the only Swedish province (landskap) without a city (stad). Sveg was merely a town (köping), though there is no practical distinction between the titles since 1971, where all of Sweden was divided into municipalities.

  • Sveg, with a population of about 3,000, is the municipal centre.
  • Hede
  • Vemdalen[dead link] a ski resort. The three ski areas are Vemdalsskalet, Klövsjö-Storhogna and Björnrike. Most slopes are easy, and suitable for families and beginners.
  • Lofsdalen
  • 62.04777814.4227781 Härjedalen Sveg Airport (EVG  IATA). The regional gateway has two daily connections with Stockholm (stop-over in Mora) on weekdays and one on Sundays.  
  • To western Härjedalen, the Røros airport in Norway can be used. Flights from Oslo. A car should be rented. Some ski resorts offer taxi transfer, ask them.

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