Sollefteå Tourism, Sweden

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Sollefteå is a locality and the seat of Sollefteå Municipality in Västernorrland County, Sweden with 8,562 inhabitants in 2010. The earliest written account on Sollefteå is found in a script dating back to 1270. During this time the name of the village was given as De Solatum - a name that can be interpreted as a composition of Sol (sun) and at (property) i.e. literally The sunlit region. With Sollefteå being located at the lowest rapids of the Ångermanälven thereby making it the last outpost to which it was possible to sail- The village developed into a municipality. The town changed from a commercial town into a town dominated by the military when the two regiments T 3 (Logistics) and I 21 (Infantry) were located there in 1898 and 1911 respectively. In 1902 Sollefteå obtained the status of market town or köping before finally being granted a town charter in 1917 thereby making it a city. It is now the seat of the much larger Sollefteå Municipality. Sollefteå is, despite its small population, for historical reasons normally still referred to as a city.


A place in Sweden, Sollefteå is an interesting place to visit, given its unique culture, history and character. A holiday in Sollefteå can generally be of 1-2 days.

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Facts and Stats for Sollefteå*

  • Living in Sollefteå - Quality of Life

    • Climate Index 44.59 (Moderate)
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