Härnösand is a locality and the seat of Härnösand Municipality in Västernorrland County, Sweden. It is called the Gate to the High Coast because the world-heritage landscape rises just a few miles north of Härnösand.
Härnösand is the seat of the Diocese of Härnösand. It is a fairly small town and some of the activities young people engage in are Kåken (Ungdomens Hus), a youth center provided by the municipality.
The city also has an extensive selection of outdoor activities in the summer and winter. In the wintertime, people can go skiing (cross-country and downhill), ice skating, etc. Summertime activities include climbing, kayaking, trekking, etc. The town also features a summertime beach, Smitingen, which occasionally gets some surfable waves. Each summer, Härnösand is the site of one of the world's largest airsoft events, Berget.