General information

Package type: 3 days
Season: May–September
For whom: min. 2 pers. / max 10 pers.

Duration of the programme: 3 days

Type of transport: 
individual transfer

Services included: 
two nights in shared double room, breakfast, coffee with home-made cake on arrival, dinner on day 1, guided tour of the World Heritage farm Erik-Anders


A 2.5 hour drive north of Stockholm takes guests to Asta, a small, picturesque country village of Söderala parish near Ålsjön Nature Reserve in Hälsingland historical province. The Hälsingland Farmhouses were inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List under the name “Decorated Farmhouses of Hälsingland” in 2012. The nomination focuses on what is truly unique about the farmhouses. Not only did the people of Hälsingland build more and larger festivity rooms than farmers did elsewhere. There are also proudly decorated domestic interiors preserved in Hälsingland.

Erik-Anders farm estate was named after Erik Andersson, who had the farm built in the 1820s. The farm is now privately owned.

The World Heritage farm Erik-Anders offers  a touch of the rural lifestyle of wealthy farmers in the middle of the 19th century for guests to enjoy. Guests will spend three leisurely days staying in the world heritage house and enjoying the surrounding environment – the Ålsjön nature reserve, one of Sweden’s finest bird watching areas.

Programme itinerary

  • Day 1

    Day 1

    Check-in in the afternoon. Organic coffee with home-made cake is served in the farmhouse café.  Options for afternoon activities:

    • A hike to Ålsjön Nature Reserve (in 15 min walking distance.). Watching nature –birds, plants.  The hike can also be combined with a longer trip to the adjacent forest with breath-taking scenery. This hike will take approximately 30 minutes.
    • A cycle ride through the charming countryside and picturesque villages in the surroundings.

    Evening meal consisting mainly of locally sourced ingredients is served in the courtyard.

  • Day 2

    Day 2

    Between 08:00 – 10:00 breakfast is served with a local touch at Erik-Anders’ farm.

    A tour of the farm. At 10:00 am there is a guided tour of the Erik-Anders’ World Heritage farm (ca 50 min., in English). In the period-style environment, the guide will take visitors back to the years between 1825 and the 1950’s talking about the farm’s history and the ornamental decorations.

    Guided nature hike with lunch. The route along winding paths takes about 5 hours and includes a stop for lunch. The lunch has a local touch with the best seasonal ingredients and will be cooked together with the guide over an open fire at a small woodland mere.

    Return to the farm at 16:00.

    Evening meal. Guests can take dinner at one of the few authentic, high-quality restaurants nearby. Examples of restaurants: Albertina, Växbo krog and Axmarbrygga, Trollharens Fisk

  • Day 3

    Day 3

    Between 08:00 – 10:00 breakfast is served with a local touch at Erik-Anders’ farm.

    Check-out by 12 noon.