Frösö church is one of Jämtland's major tourist attractions. It can be dated back to the twelfth or 12th century. The altarpiece and pulpit are both from the 18th century. The attractive and characteristic bell tower, which stands separately from the church, was built in the 18th century. A raging fire in 1898 left only the foundations remain, but all the interiors were rescued. Archaeological investigations indicate that the church was built on a pagan site of sacrifice.

The church has become known among other things, by composer Wilhelm Peterson-Berger's compositions. The magnificent view around Frösö church has also made it one of the most popular wedding churches in Sweden.

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Founded: 13th century
Category: Religious sites in Sweden
Historical period: Consolidation (Sweden)

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Peter Miller (11 months ago)
Lovely interior... not too big, and not too small
Lars Holmer (12 months ago)
Beautiful location
Sonny Young (19 months ago)
Don't miss out the runic text stone (year 1397) in the church.
Michael Reinholtz (2 years ago)
Quite possibly one of the most beautuful churches in Sweden, and in an amazing setting! Well worth a visit!
Johannes (2 years ago)
Nice little old church with a great view!
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Frösö Runestone

Frösöstenen is the northern-most raised runestone in the world and Jämtland's only runestone. It originally stood at the tip of ferry terminal on the sound between the island of Frösön and Östersund. The stone dates to between 1030 and 1050. It has now been relocated to the lawn in front of the local county seat due to the construction of a new bridge, between 1969 and 1971, on the original site.

Frösö runestone inscription means: Austmaðr, Guðfastr's son, had this stone raised and this bridge built and Christianized Jämtland. Ásbjörn built the bridge. Trjónn and Steinn carved these runes.