Known as “Glada Hudik” (“Happy Hudik”), a term originating in 19th century because of the town’s open and friendly people, Hudiksvall is located inside a bay on the east coast of Sweden, along the 200 km long Jungrukusten – The Maiden Coast.
Hudiksvall’s archipelago, whose life have been dominated by agriculture and fishing for centuries, makes for an ideal outing in summer with scenic coastal villages and water-based activities. The Tourist Bureau can advice on boat communications and possibilities.
Other popular things to see in Hudiksvall itself include Fiskarstan in the harbor, characterized by wooden houses where fishermen lived throughout winter, the regional museum Hälsinglands Museum, Lillfjarden bay, and Galgberget mountain for hiking.
Where to Stay
First Hotel Statt
An historical building situated right on the main square, close to the harbour and only 300 meter from the railway station, First Hotel Statt Hudiksvall has been a meeting place for people in town since 1878. Of recent times the hotel has been carefully restored to preserve its class and tradition whilst providing more modern facilities.
All non-smoking rooms, whether Moderate, Standard or Suite, offer comfort, bathroom with showers, trouser press, cable TV, telephone and free Wi-Fi.
The newly built spa has a large indoor pool, sauna and fitness studio.
Breakfast is served in the hotel’s recently renovated restaurant Gossip Tapas, which is adjacent to Gossip Lounge and Gossip Nightclub.