“IKEA Sundsvall was the first IKEA store north of Stockholm in Sweden.
It opened forty years ago and people from all over the northern parts
of all of Europe (at least Norway, Sweden and Finland) have been buying
their IKEA stuff here. Before the building complex housed IKEA and a
small shopping mall. In April of this year IKEA opened a separate house
for their store, next to the old mall, and built in the standard blue
and yellow IKEA style. Coming autumn a new IKEA store will open in
Haparanda-Torneå, the border twin towns between Sweden and Finland.
IKEA is the most important and popular tourist attraction of Sundsvall.
And the IKEA parking lot is a very popular camp site (!) for people
with mobile homes and caravans! Holiday-makers stop here for a couple
of days’ of shopping, mostly people from further north who are on their
way home after vacation in the south (Sweden is a long country). “
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