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The Midsummer Coronation 2024 site is divided on three places, with a walking distance of 5 min, and a fourth sleeping site 1.4 km away (20 min walk). The main site is Huberget where most of the activities take place and the food is served. Some crash space for sleeping is located here. Court is also held here. The site is explored in more detail below. One other part is Stödehuset, where most of the crash space for sleeping is located, and the bath house that is rented for our use is in the same building. More detail is found below. In between Huberget and Stödehuset is Stöde camping, where we have booked camping cabins with beds and some additional crash space on floor. 1.4 km away is Pålsgården, with crash space on floor.
Huberget – Priority sleeping space for those with limited ability to go uphill, you can indicate in the registration if you have special need. This will be prioritized after one month of open registration and will thus close 22 Jan 2024. After that point we will try to accomodate any disabilities but it will be subject to avaliability. The sleeping space is floor crash space with toilets in nearby buildings.
Stöde camping – beds in simple cabins with some floor crash space as well, with toilets in nearby buildings.
Stödehuset – Floor crash space with toilets in the same building.
Pålsgården – Floor crash space with toilets in the same building.
Crash tents – Tarp crash space with toilets in moderately nearby buildnings.
Own tent/trailer – Bring your own tent, toilets in moderately nearby buildnings.
See below for more in-depth description of the sites.
A general map over the whole site area.
A more specific map over Huberget.
How to get to the site:
By car from south:
Take the E4 north to Sundsvall and change to E14, follow that to Stöde, about 40 min with car. Turn left by ICA and right just before the bridge across the water. 450 m in on that road Stödehuset is located. To reach Huberget by car, continue on straight past ICA and turn left on the Viskanvägen instead, take another left on the next turn and follow that road to Huberget. Google maps show the correct route to Stödehuset and the correct route to Huberget until you turn of Viskanvägen, but after that there will be signs.
By car from north:
Take the E4 to Birsta, bypass Sundsvall by driving on Timmervägen and reach E14 after the new weird junction. Follow E14 to Stöde, about 40 min with car. Turn left by ICA and right just before the bridge across the water. 450 m in on that road Stödehuset is located. To reach Huberget by car, continue on straight past ICA and turn left on the Viskanvägen instead, take another left on the next turn and follow that road to Huberget. Google maps show the correct route to Stödehuset and the correct route to Huberget until you turn of Viskanvägen, but after that there will be signs.
The nearest airport is Sundsvall-Timrå and is located 48 min away with car. Follow the directions ”By car from north” to reach the site. There is no train connection from the airport, if you do not hire a car you need to go with bus (the nearest stop is Deltavägen, 1 km away) or with taxi. There is not many flights to this airport and to fly to Arlanda (Stockholms airport) is far more prefferably. From there you can reach the site with train or with a hired car. We suggest that you figure out what train you want to take before booking airplane tickets, as it is not that many departures in a day, see more below.
Pick-up from the Stöde train station is offered for free, just let the autocrats know before Sunday 12th May. You can take the train to Sundsvall C and change to the train to Stöde, the latest train on Friday from Sundsvall is 20:09, the train is run by the company Vy Norrtåg. There is a few trains on Sunday, at 11:21 and 13:22 to Sundsvall. An alternative is to take the bus that leaves from Stöde Grillen E14 at 09:00 with line 191 from bus company DinTur.
You can also go by train from Stockholm/Arlanda with train to Ånge, and change there to the train to Stöde, you can then leave from Arlanda at 17:20 at the latest on Friday. On Sunday it is possible to go from Ånge to Stockholm/Arlanda, the train leaves from Stöde to Ånge at 10:39 on Sunday. The trains are searchable by the train company sj.
Links for travel:
Huberget – what to expect
Cars will be parked a short walk away from Huberget or at Stödehuset, but you can drive to the site if you have mobility issues. There is two stairs at Huberget, one to reach the order meeting room and one inside the museum, for those that want to take the museum tour. The site consists of several buildings, and the toilets are found in a separate house, one of the toilets are accessible and reachable with a wheelchair ramp. The ground can be a bit bumpy, and there are pebbled roads between buildings, or sometime grass.
This is the entrance to Huberget.
There is a roof and wall construction that can be used for storage of heavy fighting gear and other things that need water-proof storage.
The roof-wall construction where heavy fighting gear and other things can be stored during the event.
There is some crash-space available on Huberget, in smaller cabins.
Some of the crash-space sleeping cabins (Who doesn’t want to sleep in an old school classroom?)
Tents (period and modern) can be pitched at a field 2 min walk from Huberget.
Plenty of space for tents.
In the courtyard there is space for heavy fighting, outdoor court and some outdoor banquet seating (under roofs).
There is a lot of space in the courtyard, with both sun and shade (if it is sunny).
There is one indoor common space on Huberget, it is a café in connection to the kitchen, and it sets about 50 people, though some of the tables will be taken for kitchen duty. The seating area will be used for troll, breakfast buffet, A&S competition (if held), food preparation space before banquet and kitchen clean-up party. After 15:00 on Saturday this space will be dedicated to kitchen duty.
The common indoor-space at Huberget.
Another way to keep warm is to sit by the fire, and hang out with friends.
The six-course-banquet dinner will be served in a three-wall-and-roof building, and outside of the building under sun-roofs. However, this space is unheated so be sure to bring warm clothes, as it likely will be cold in the evenings. The court will be held here as well or just outside of it, were a spectacular view is seen.
Three-walls-and-roof construction for the six-course banquet dinner and possibly court.
The viewpoint of Huberget, a possible space for court.
The nature intensive walk from Huberget to Stödehuset is only 5 min, and is partly on the old St. Olaf-leden, the world’s most northern pilgrimage walk, popular years 1050-1500.
Way to Stödehuset.
Stödehuset – What to expect
Stödehuset is one large building, with two large room for crash sleeping space, one that sleeps 15 and one 30. These are heated. There is also a common area with couches and a kitchen. There are several toilets, one accessible, that are shared with the bath-house during their opening hours (10-15 on Saturday). In the bath-house reception it is possible to buy snacks as well. We have rented the bath-house at 14:00-16:00 on Saturday, so at those time we can take showers, use the saunas and swim in the pool as much as we want, so be sure to bring swim-gear if you want to get into the pool. If you want to use the facilities earlier during Saturday or use the outdoor pool you can pay a single fee of 65 SEK directly to the reception. There are also a public nature-beach down by the river, just outside of Stödehuset. There are plenty of parking-space outside of Stödehuset. There are electric door-openers for increased accessibility.
The outside of Stödehuset, enter in the door with the red circle.
One of the crash-space sleeping rooms at Stödehuset, sleeps 15.
The larger crash-space sleeping rooms at Stödehuset, sleeps 30.
Stöde Camping – what to expect
There are 32 beds avaliable, this will be allocated to those that have a medical need first and then those that travel from abroad, for those that register before 1st of February. After that date the beds will be distributed according to time of registration. Note that the event with a bed is more expensive. You will need to bring your own bedding. The beds are located at Stöde camping, you can read more about the camping at their website.
Pålsgården – what to expect
Pålsgården is situated 1.4 km from Huberget, a 20 min walk. This crash space is on floor, but there is plenty of space. Since this is a bit of an inconvinience to sleep here the cost for the event is reduced.
Crash space in period tent – what to expect
We will pitch some period tents on the field near Huberget, with tarp floors. You will need to bring your own sleeping gear for this crash space.
Camping in your own tent, period or modern – what to expect
You can pitch your own tent at the field near Huberget, both period and modern tents are welcome, as well as campers/trailers. You can drive your car near the field but parking space is a bit of.