ÖsthammarÖsthammar is a municipality in eastern Uppsala County in Sweden. While the Östhammar town itself has a population of 4,500, the municipality has more than 20,000 permanent residents, and several more during summer.
Today Östhammar is a seasonal summer city, with plenty of people and activities during the summer months and a much quieter and calmer atmosphere during the winter. There are a lot of summer cottages scattered around the coast and on the nearby islands. The largest and most well-known of these islands is Gräsö, Sweden's 10th largest island.
phone: +46 173-178 50address: Rådhustorget 1
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- Dannemora, a mill town
- Öregrund, a port
- Gräsö, an island
By public transportThe regional traffic is operated by UL. From Uppsala Centralstation take bus number 811 towards Östhammar/Öregrund. The journey takes about 1 hour and 10 minutes, with departures once every half daytime during weekdays, and once an hour during the weekend.
From Gävle, take UL bus 510 towards Tierp. Get off at "Skärplinge bussterminal" and transfer to bus 835. This route is not operated during weekends.
It is not possible to reach Östhammar by train.
By carÖsthammar is located by route 76 which carry traffic towards Gävle in the north and Norrtälje in the south. To reach Östhammar, make a turn in the "Östhammar roundabout".
Route 288 from Uppsala merges with route 76 by "Börstils kyrka", about south of the Östhammar roundabout.
By bikeRoute 76 is narrow and heavily trafficated, especially during the summer, making it hard to travel by bike. "Kustlinjen", or "Skärgårdscykelleden" is a biking route following the Roslagen coast. It is clearly marked with red signs, and follow small biking paths all the way from Stockholm to Öregrund and Östhammar.
By boatWhile there are no ferries carrying passengers to Östhammar, both Östhammar and Öregrund have guest harbors if you travel by your own vessel.
- "Östhammars Gästhamn" +46 173-862 90. Depth: . Room for 15 vessels
- "Öregrunds gästhamn" +46 173-865 55. Depth: . Room for 80 vessels
By public transportRegional bus 811, operated by UL, traffic the route between Östhammar and Öregrund. The journey takes about 20 minutes and costs 23 kr if bought with a travel fund, 30 kr if pre-purchased and 37 kr if bought on board.
To GräsöThe ferry Gräsöfärjan carry passengers, bicycles and cars between Öregrund and Gräsö. There is no fee for the trip, with departures at least twice an hour during most of the day.
Forsmark nuclear power stationOne of three active nuclear plants in Sweden, open for group visits.
- Vallonbruken: The Walloon metal industry
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phone: +46 173-324 50A golf course with a store and a restaurant.
KrutuddenIs a sand beach. A volleyball field and kiosk are available during the summer.
RoslagsloppetA boat race which occurs on the first Saturday in August every year. It is one of the largest off-shore races by number of participants. The boats start by "Trälhavet" by Vaxholm in Stockholm archipelago and continues towards the goal line in Öregrund, some 135 nm north. The event is organized by Öregrunds Racerklubb during the final day of Öregrund boat festival week (Öregrunds båtfestivalvecka), and is usually the most crowded day of the year in Öregrund.
phone: +46 173 501 00address: Forsmarks WärdshusAn inn and lunch restaurant, listed in the white guide.
phone: +46 173-17554address: StångörsgatanThai and Chinese cuisine.
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address: Skatgränd 1BA seafood smokery, bistro and bar
phone: +46 173-129 99address: Norra Tullportsgatan 6
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phone: +46 173-21 364The camping is only open from May to August.
phone: +46 173-331 90Open from May to August
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Kronans Droghandelphone: +46 173-105 53address: Rådhusgatan 1
phone: +46 173-114 14address: Klockaregatan 11
phone: +46 173-880 00address: Lasarettvägen 1