Sweden University in Ostersund
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Ostersund is like a city out of a fantasy novel. Its fascinating history, culture and myths meld together to make Ostersund what it is today: A modern city with a fantastic past.

Ostersund is located next to the river Storsjon the fifth largest lake in Sweden. The myth that surrounds this beautiful lake has been attracting tourists around the world for decades. Just like the Loch Ness Monster, another popular legendary creature is said to be residing under its pristine depths. The Storsjöodjuret is said to have been living in the Storsjon River since the 17th century. People all over the world have been trying to catch a glimpse of this mythical creature. Several look out spots is located all around Ostersund so take out your binoculars and ready your camera. You never know what you might see out in the lake.

If you’re really in the history of Ostersund then visit Froson. There you’ll find the Froso runestone. Froson is known to be the island of the Norse God Freyr. The Runestone was placed there in order to signify the coming of Christianity in the island.

Fishing is also a popular activity in Ostersund. Many fishes can be caught in the lake and the relaxing scenery has a calming and soothing effect. Time seems to stop while you fish in Ostersund.

If you are a fan of nature you can visit zoos and animal reserves such as Froso Park and Moose Garden were you can approach the majestic beasts. It is also the only place where you can buy Elk paper. Don’t worry no Elk’s were harmed in the production of Elk paper; it’s made of one hundred percent pure Elk droppings.

If you come in winter you can participate in the winter hot bath, drop in. After warming yourself up in sauna’s and in hot baths you suddenly run out and jump into ice cold water. The sensation is tingly to the skin and feels delightful.

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