Frösön

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Frösön

Frösön (Frey's island; Swedish pronunciation: [fɾøːsøːn]; [fɾøːsœʏːa] in the local dialect, Jamtlandic) is the largest island in the lake Storsjön, located west of the city Östersund in Jämtland, Sweden. During most of recorded history the island was the regional centre of Jämtland.

Frösön is the location of "Frösöstenen", the northernmost raised runestone in the world, dating from 1030-1050 AD.[1] Frösön was a separate köping until 1974 but was merged with Östersund at that time.

The island is named after Freyr, the Norse God of fecundity and love.

The Swedish composer Wilhelm Peterson-Berger had a summer house (and from 1930 a permanent home) on the island.[2] In 1896 Peterson-Berger composed a set of piano pieces entitled Frösöblomster (Flowers of Frösön), and his opera Arnljot from 1910 is partly based on the runic inscriptions on Frösö Runestone.

Coordinates: 63°11′30″N 14°32′30″E / 63.19167°N 14.54167°E / 63.19167; 14.54167

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Frösön
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) −5
(23)
−3
(26)
0
(33)
5
(42)
12
(53)
16
(61)
18
(65)
17
(62)
12
(53)
6
(42)
0
(32)
−3
(26)
6.3
(43.2)
Average low °C (°F) −10
(15)
−9
(16)
−6
(21)
−2
(29)
3
(38)
8
(46)
10
(51)
10
(49)
6
(42)
2
(35)
−3
(26)
−8
(18)
0.1
(32.2)
Precipitation mm (inches) 19.0
(0.75)
16.3
(0.64)
14.0
(0.55)
19.8
(0.78)
22.5
(0.89)
47.0
(1.85)
60.9
(2.40)
48.3
(1.90)
33.6
(1.32)
24.6
(0.97)
19.3
(0.76)
18.0
(0.71)
343.3
(13.52)
Source: SMHI

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The runestone on the island Frösön
  2. ^ Wilhelm Peterson-Berger biography at Naxos (retrieved Sep 11 2007)