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Good to know

Here we have collected things that are good to know when you are at the competition.


Athletes going to the venues are advised to use the Yellow local buses, “Stadsbussarna”. It is a convenient way to get around Östersund. An adult single ride is SEK 32. There are also an option to buy a refillable bus card, please contact Resecentrum (situated in mid town) for more information and purchase.

The bus service provider for Östersund is called Länstrafiken Jämtland: Länstrafiken i Jämtland/Härjedalen | LTR. Here you can find timetables and other relevant information.

For English language in app, click at the menu at top right and, in the pop-up window, choose your preferred language at top left.

The app for the buses can be downloaded via AppStore or Google Play. You can choose English as language by choosing the option “Mer” in the drop-down menu inside the app.

You can NOT use cash on the local buses, but You can pay with Your VISA or MasterCard.

Three of the official players hotels are situated in the town center of Östersund: Hotell Clarion, Hotell Östersund and Hotell Gamla Teatern.

If your team is staying in one of the town hotels:

  • From city center to Östersund Arena (A-tournament) use direct buses #2 or #14
  • From city center to Hofvallen (B-tournament) use direct bus #6

The fourth of the official players hotels are Hotell Ett, which is situated outside the city center. If you are staying at Hotell Ett you can either go from bus stop Erikslundsvägen or from bus stop Körfältsvägen:

  • From Erikslundsvägen (bus station name) to
    • Östersund Arena (A-tournament), use direct bus #14
    • Hofvallen (B-tournament), you need to change buses. Take #14 to City center and change to bus #6
  • From Körfältsvägen (bus station name) to
    • Östersund Arena (A-tournament) you need to change buses. Take #1 to City Center and change to buses #2 or #14
    • Hofvallen (B-tournament), you need to change buses. Take #1 to City center and change to bus #6

If you have questions, don’t hesitate to ask at the front desk of Your hotel.

Rental car offers

Europcar invites you to their offer “We love sports”.

The offer is based on pick-up day. If you rent a car and pick it up

  • Sunday-Wednesday you will receive a 10% discount on standard rental rate.
  • Thursday-Saturday you will receive a 20% discount on standard rental rate.

To book your car, go to . When booking your car, mark the checkbox “I have promo code”. Enter code 85033451 in the pop-up window to receive the discount.

You could also contact the Europcar office in Östersund by calling +46 63 574750. Use the same promo code number for discount.


Taxi Östersund: phone +46 63 199 000


A-venue: Östersund Arena, Arenavägen 27
B-venue: Östersund Curling Club, Gunder Häggs väg 5


Östersund Hospital is located at Kyrkgatan 16
In case of Emergency – Call 112
In case of advice – Call 1177

Swedes love their coffee

Few people drink more coffee than the Swedes. In Sweden, coffee drinking is fostered through a tradition called fika – in which friends, family or colleagues meet for coffee or tea, often with something sweet on the side. Most Swedes will enjoy at least one fika a day as an opportunity to bond.

Be on time

It is common knowledge here that ‘time’ should be respected at all times – regardless of whether you’re going for an interview or a friendly fika. Meetings will start on time with or without you. The bus leaves on time with or without you. Swedes value punctuality.

Tap water is better than bottled

Drinking straight from the tap is the norm in Sweden. The tap water in Östersund is very clean and fresh, so you can save both Your money and our environment by not buying bottled water while You are here.

Keep that plastic bag

Think twice before you throw away a plastic bag. Most Swedish grocery stores charge you for plastic or paper bags in an effort to keep waste low and encourage recycling. Swedes like to keep it sustainable.


Cash is no longer king in Sweden

Ask a Swede when they last paid for something in cash. The probable answer is last month or week. Digital payments via card or mobile apps are so common and trusted that many Swedes no longer carry cash. We even let our kids pay with cards.
The majority of retailers like handling less cash. Swish and mobile payment methods such as iZettle make it easier for small business owners to operate cash-free.