"Åre Östersund Airport" is located on "Frösön", just outside the town. There are four airlines operating at "Åre Östersund Airport".
Stockholm Arlanda - Östersund:
Umeå - Östersund
Helsinki-Östersund (Only during the winter)
SJ (the national train line)  has regular service between Östersund and many cities in Sweden. Price and time wise it's more expensive than flying, but if you wish to see the country, a good option indeed. Expect times to and from Stockholm to run anywhere from 5.5 hours on the X2000 (their high speed train) to 6.5 hours on a slightly slower train.
Another nice way to go to Östersund is by the Inlandsbanan. it's a slow dieseltrain that starts in Mora en ends in Gällivare. The make a stop in östersund so you can get on and of the train. The train is rather touristic, but it's a very special way to got to Östersund. The train online rides in the summer.
Östersund has a fairly extensive, inexpensive bus system, although you might have a long wait ahead of you if you plan to move about after 19:00, or on the weekends. You can buy single tickets on the bus, or pre-paid cards are a great deal if you plan on a longer stay. These can be purchased at the main bus station in town, located on Kyrkgatan.
When you go tot östersund I reciommend to go to Jamtli. it's a sort of museum but not like any other museum I've been before. In the museam you can see a lot of history of Jämtland, but in a soft of interactive way. Take the guided tour if you have a chance, the guide is very knowledgeable, and can speak both Swedish and English. The museum is nice for people from every age; the children can have a great time here.
A great thing to do in Östersund is taking a walk along the lake. The view is beautiful.
A boat trip aroud the lake. This lake is the 5th large in Sweden, so you will be impessed by the view!
If you're looking for a hostel to stay at in town, there are two Hostelling International (HI) locations in Östersund by the name of STF Östersund Ledkrysset and STF vandrarhem Östersund Jamtli. STF Östersund Ledkrysset is located in the center of town and has double- & twin rooms aswell as dormitory beds. Serves breakfast, dinner and has a small shop. Free internet access. They can be reached by phone +46 (0)63 10 33 10. STF vandrarhem Östersund Jamtli is pretty close to the center of town, and they can be reached by phone at: +46 (0)63 12 20 60.
If you travel with friends a need a place to stay for a couple of nights: You can also find a room in Östersund camping, which is 3 km away from the city center. But there is a good bus connection, so it is not a big deal to take a bus and get to any point of Östersund.
Scandic hotel is one of the most expensive hotels there. But is is centrally located and you will feel all advantages of it. Starting from 900 SEK per night.
The Hotel Algen, located near the train station, has nice, large rooms, a sauna, and a good breakfast. Weekend costs are around 694 SEK.
|Routes through Östersund|
|Trondheim ← Åre ←||W E||→ Sundsvall → END|
|Gällivare ← Strömsund ←||N S||→ Orsa → Karlstad|