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Neptune - Planetary model

Address: Strykjärnsparken, 82630 Söderhamn Date: Thursday 15 nov 2018 - Wednesday 15 Nov 2023 Show map

Address: Strykjärnsparken, 82630 Söderhamn

The "Sweden Solar System" is the world's largest model of the solar system, with the Stockholm Globe representing the sun.

The inner planets line up northward in Greater Stockholm, with Mercury located in the City Museum, Venus in the Royal Institute of Technology, Earth in the Museum of Natural History and Mars in Mörby Centrum.

The outer planets follow in the same direction, with Jupiter in Arlanda Airport, Saturn in Uppsala, Uranus in Furuvik Park south of Gävle, Neptune in Söderhamn and Pluto in Delsbo, 300 kilometers from the Globe. By each model is an artistic plaque describing the whole system.

As the god of the sea, the mythological Neptune would probably have felt right at home in the coastal city of Söderhamn. The model of the planet Neptune is located in Iron Park (Strykjärnsparken) and measures 2,5 meters in diameter. It was inaugurated in the fall of 1998.

The actual planet is four times the size of the Earth and has nine moons, the largest of which is Triton; slightly smaller than our moon. The blue color of the model is an association to the planet being made of blueish gas, as well as to the watery name. The environment of the planet Neptune is quite hostile to human life, with temperatures being as low as -100 C.

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Best Western Söderhamn

Distance: 1.5 km
A small, privately owned coastal hotel with a family feeling. There is a genuine and harmonious hotel ambience, and free, supervised parking right outside the hotel. Located adjacent to the E4 motorway, within walking distance of Söderhamn’s downtown and the Travel Centre with bus and train station.

Hostel Funemässen

Distance: 3.9 km
Welcome to Söderhamn and Funemässen. Funemässen is located at Flygstaden, a former Air force base called F15. In our relaxed atmosphere your stay will be nice and comfortable. Our lunch restaurant, a favorite to many locals, is open every day.

First Hotel Statt Söderhamn

Distance: 653 meters
First Hotel Statt is located in central Söderhamn, and dates from 1880. Some of the rooms have of view of the square outside City Hall. Our conference centre can accommodate 400 people, with air conditioning and the availability of arranged activities for conference participants.