Where forests and lakes are your
The editorial staff, the municipality of Skinnskatteberg and all our local representatives warmly welcome you
to one of Sweden’s best kept secrets. Experience sightseeing both historic and contemporary. Looking for
excitement and adventure, tranquility and nature, luxury and high standards, or maybe a mix of it all? Regardless,
you can find it all here. Maybe that’s why it is not unusual for a one time visitor to end up becoming a
Skinnskatteberg offers an alternative to the big city pulse and tempo but within a comfortable distance to
many of Sweden’s biggest cities. We hope that this brochure will help orient you to all the wonderful opportunities
we have to offer. We also hope you enjoy it as much as we do. Welcome to Skinnskatteberg!
There is no official tourist office in Skinnskatteberg. Instead we leave our tourism info at our government offices, at
area businesses and with other enthusiastic locals who come into contact with visitors along the way.
Contact Tourist Information to get more tips on what you can experience in Skinnskatteberg.
Phone: +46 (0)222-51 57 40
Kulturriket i Bergslagen
Calender for upcoming events
Check out our local events calendar to see what summer
events are planned. Local clubs, businesses and other
organizers can post here so it is worth checking out our
Skinnskatteberg.se web page for up-to-date info on what is
going on during your visit. https://www.skinnskatteberg.se/
Visit the municipality of Skinnskattebergs
calender for upcoming events during the year.
Chanterelle Soup with
2 Liter Chanterelles
60 gram Butter
1 Yellow Onion, chopped
2 tablespoons Flour
2 teaspoons Dried Mushroom
Powder (or crushed dried mushrooms)
1 liter Chicken Stock
1 teaspoon Capers
50 gram Gorgonzola Cheese
2 tablespoons Crème Fraiche
½ teaspoons Lemon Juice, pressed
Cayenne Pepper and Salt to taste
Splash of Port Wine
Fresh Basil Leaves
Break apart fresh mushrooms into pot and add enough water
to cover. Slow boil mushrooms until all water has
disappeared. Lightly salt mushrooms. Take out ¼ of
mushrooms and set aside. Add butter and chopped onion to
the pot with mushrooms and sauté for a few minutes. Dust
flour and dried mushrooms into pot and mix well. Add chicken
stock and allow to boil while stirring. Let soup putter for
about 5 minutes. Add the gorgonzola cheese, crème fraiche
and capers and use a hand blender to make a creamy soup.
Finish with lemon juice, port wine, cayenne pepper and salt to
taste. Put a little of the saved mushrooms in each bowl
before filling. Garnish with fresh basil.
Find what you are looking for!
To make it easier for you to plan your visit to us, we have divided our magazine into three categories, represented
by the three symbols shown on the left. Use these three symbols to find places to eat, sleep and
experience something special. The symbols may be used together to show what each tourist attraction has
to offer. We hope this simplifies your vacation planning in Skinnskatteberg.
Listen to the silence with fishing
pole in hand, treat yourself to a
day in a Bergslag forest at one of
our many nature reserves or hiking
trails, look for wildlife during a
guided tour, or take a trip back in
time at our cultural heritage spots.
Maybe a day at the spa, world
class art viewing or horseback
riding are what you’d love to try.
Either way, you can discover your
A taste experience the White Guide
has recommended, a classic blueberry
pie, genuine Belgian ice
cream, small batch beers for the
gourmet palate, a real “Swedish
Fika,” or “afternoon tea,” or a cooling
drink from locally grown berries.
Whether it’s a unique taste experience
you are after or a proven
concept, you’ll find it here.
Manor homes, Coalminers Huts,
Country Farms or something in
between? You are welcome to
check-in in Skinnskatteberg.
Waterfront living next to one of
our hundreds of lakes with nature
experiences just around the corner.
Forests and fresh water are you
The active residents of Baggbron village take care of the old school house
and keep the village alive with a variety of activities year round. Don’t miss
your chance to race a duck, take a fika or ride a tractor during one of their
Spring Market, 25 May from 10am-2pm. Flea market, plants and home
baked desserts for sale in the school.
Baggbron Day, 27 July from 10am-5pm. Ride a tractor taxi, visit the craft
market, car boot sale, homemade desserts and hot dogs for sale, family fun
by the lake and a duck race to finish off the day.
Christmas Market, 31 November from 10am-2pm. Café with traditional
porridge and sandwiches, crafts, Christmas trees, wreaths, breads and
candies. Mrs. Claus will also be visiting and horse and wagon rides offered.
Rental of location available for private parties and other gatherings. A
well-stocked kitchen is included in all rentals. Book via Solveig Westman,
+46 (0)70-219 11 20. Information: Monika Hjort +46 (0)222-417 12, +46
(0)70-219 11 20
Information: Monika Hjort
Phone: +46 (0)222-417 12,
+46 (0)70 219 11 20
Information: Anders Erman
Tel/Phone: +46 (0)73-763 93 35
Economi: Annelie Hellgren
Phone: +46 (0)70-344 68 09
You can also find them on
Search: Byalaget i Baggbron
Jonas Vildmark (Jonas Wilderness) offers courses and
experiences around Bushcraft and Survival. Jonas
Vildmark Bushcraft Center at Lienshyttans Manor in
Riddarhyttan hosts a range of courses in hunting,
mastery of fire, technique and care of knives and axes,
on-site crafting, outdoor expertise and survival.
Visit the Orangery where home baked desserts are
served in a rustic setting. The Handelsbod also sells
quality bushcrafting equipment on the premises.
Adventure and AllFix
Clay bullet is one option but Lerkulan (‘Clay bullet’ in
Swedish) is an adventure company with many exciting
activities for young and old! Lerkulan Adventure
Company is in the village of Lerkulan, 6 km outside
Skinnskatteberg on a private farm. Places for RV or
caravan hookups are also available.
Welcome to Jonas Vildmarks Bushcraft Center in beautiful
Phone: +46 (0) 70 620 51 66 (Jonas Landolsi)
Phone: +46 73 2706124 (Therese Landolsi)
Hyttvägen 1, 730 91 Riddarhyttan
for more information.
Phone: +46 (0)70 - 492 14 58
Lerkulan 1, 739 91 Skinnskatteberg
“Loose Reins” offers a horse experience for everyone in
beautiful Bergslag nature! Enjoy a riding tour through
the forest, take a lesson on the track, learn horse agility
in an afternoon or stay the weekend and discover a
world of horses in Lövslättens fields. Cottage with
comforts is available for rent. Contact us for more
Phone: +46 (0)76 - 119 42 88
Discover what is unique about these Nordic horses at
Forsen Islandic Hästar. Tours made to order from 1
hour to 2 days with accommodation included.
Phone: +46 (0)76 - 102 67 09,
Fors Gård, 73091 Riddarhyttan
Historic guiding through Bergslag! Tidorum offers
guiding through Skinnskattebergs rich history led
by local historic figure, Ebba Brahe (actually a
reenactment). Discover Time Travel for Kids tours or
learn about the creatures of the forest in one of our
Troll Wandering tours. We work with both small and
large groups to create unique tours that uncover the
hidden treasures in our Bergslag backyard.
Sotvretsvägen 4a 73930, Skinnskatteberg
Phone: +46 (0)73-665 20 80
Visit Folkets Park (the People’s Park), a spot with a
beautiful lakefront.Volunteers of the Park organize
many events during the year, especially for children.
An annual Easter egg hunt, a communal fire burning
on Walpurgis Night the 30th of April, even a Kids Day
in Folkets Park at summer’s end. You are welcome to
enjoy the park and its beautiful surroundings for your
next picnic, fishing trip or grill night by the lake.
Phone: +46 (0)70 - 539 26 84,
Nordic bogs, mythical mountains with centuries-old
trees, countless lakes and enchanting waterways
where the call of the loon cuts through the early
morning fog. This is a part of what characterizes our
multifaceted community. From the many paddlefriendly
lakes and streams to the Bergslagsleden
(Berslag Trail) or the Geologislingan (Geology Trail)
you can see evidence of the glaciers retreat. Together
with a camera in hand we humbly explore, photograph
and discover this intensely beautiful and picturesque
landscape. In our guided excursions you can capture
the infinite space and dimension of this unique place.
Camera technology, imagery and image composition is
discussed in nature but the chance to learn basic image
editing in Photoshop/Lightroom is also possible in our
studio. Following our time in nature, participants are
encouraged to share their perspective, knowledge and
insight with others. Tailor your nature excursion based
on your interest: birding, landscape, small or large scale
(The Swan Lakes Fishing
This organization maintains the lakes of Långsvan and
Lillsvan for sport fishing of Pike-perch Perch and Pike.
Fishing licenses are available for purchase at IFiske
(via app or computer), the kiosk in Bernshammar,
Måltavlan in Kolsva, as well as with two private
salesmen in Sunnansjö and Donmora (signs at the
house). 24-hour fishing card or family card available.
Boat launch is located in Västansjö about 2km south of
Färna after county road 250.
Phone: +46 (0)70 - 256 38 30
Information Sören Lundberg
Phone: +46 (0)70 - 572 59 28
Between May and September follow along with one of Wild Sweden’s experienced guides in search of wildlife in the
forests surrounding Skinnskatteberg. Choose between moose, beaver or wolf safaris and experience the excitement
of hearing a wolf howl in the night! Wild Sweden has been named one of ‘’50 Tours of a Lifetime’’ by National Geographic
Traveler Magazine 2015 as well as one of ‘’50 Greatest Wildlife Holidays on Earth’’ by The Telegraph 2018.
Phone: +46 (0)70 - 610 61 50
28 September 2019
Welcome to our annual Harvest Market! Lunch,
dessert and drinks available in the café and a free
concert for the public during the day. Many fine market
stands selling locally produced crafts, food, vegetables,
seeds, juices, bread, soaps, jams and jellies for sale.
Hosted by Skolgården non-profit in Baggå Skola Café
PRO-Västmanland gathers choirs
from the local municipalities to show
off their singing talents.
Rock and gospel choirs included.
Guest artist for 2019 is Pugh Rogefeldt.
For tickets and information contact
or see our FaceBook page:
Cultural Days in Hed is created with the goal of
encouraging everyone to learn about the fascinating
history and culture that exists in the village of Hed
and its surroundings. Cultural Days fall on the first
weekend in August every year and opens with a concert
at Hed’s church on Friday evening. On Saturday
and Sunday visitors can choose among more than 30
attractions to visit during the weekend, most of which
have cultural significance in the village. Experience a
genuine smelting process by Karmansbo forge, attend
an art opening in Bernshammar’s manor house, learn
to weave or get tips on old-time window renovation.
A range of musical acts for all tastes awaits as well as
special events for kids. A detailed program with event
information and directions can be found on their Facebook
page called ‘’Kulturenihed’’
Christmas at Färna
A traditional and ambiance-filled Christmas Market.
The stable and barns are brimming with handy crafts
and an open-air market lane displays wonderful Christmas
delights. This year Färna Herrgård’s Christmas
Market celebrates its 25th anniversary!
Information and booking: +46 (0)222-281 90 or via
Färna herrgård 1, 73970 Skinnskatteberg
In a boldly designed building opposite the church in Skinnskatteberg, Kulturhuset Korpen is a center for both participation
in and enjoyment of the arts. Film, theater and concerts are often featured on the program, but lectures and
debates also take place. The facility is equipped with modern sound and light technology with high speed internet and
a digital projector. With its flexible design, this culture center can meet the needs of even the most demanding performances.
Tables, chairs and conference areas are also available. Annually, 100 public events are held here, not bad
for a community of less than 5,000 people!
The cultural center is closed during summer. Interested in
our upcoming events? Check out our online program at
www.skinnskatteberg.se or www.kulturhusetkorpen.se
739 31 Skinnskatteberg
Instagram: Galleri Astley
Facebook: Galleri Astley
Galleri Astley is an exciting cultural hub known among
art enthusiasts throughout the world. Started in 1968 by
Astley Nyhlén and family in Köping then moved in 1977
to its current location in Uttersberg. The stately railway
station from 1897 (designed by Theodor Dahl) became
the new home for the gallery. In the mid-1980s Uttersberg’s
historic brick magazine was renovated to accommodate
the gallery’s expanded operations. Exhibitions
are held year round in these adjoining buildings and a
sculpture park emerges from the grounds outside. Works
by established Swedish and international artists focus
on painting, graphics and sculpture - from figurative to
abstract expressionism. On the lower level of the large
magazine there is a glass, ceramics and jewelry store
by artisans from all over Sweden. The gallery also has a
print and screen workshop, and arranges concerts and
Museum Tree of Life by
Instagram: Ernst Neizvestny Museum Sweden
Facebook: Museum Tree of Life by Ernst Neizvestny
Museum Tree of Life by Ernst Neizvestny is the
largest collection in Europe with sculpture, painting and
graphics by the Russian born Neizvestny. Famous for the
monument of the Lotus flower at the Assuan Dam in Egypt,
Nikita Khrushchev’s tombstone, and two major monuments
for Stalin’s victims in Magadan and Yekaterinburg, Russia,
Neizvestny lived in the US from 1977 till his death in 2016.
But summers in Uttersberg played an important role for this
international artist as an unspoiled and tranquil retreat from
the hectic pace of his New York life.
On the lower level of the gallery is Café Guldmisteln.
Traditional homemade desserts and simple sandwiches
served. Larger groups can be accommodated by
booking in advance.
Galleri Astley, Konstmuseet Galleri Astley,
Café Guldmisteln and
Museum Tree of Life by Ernst Neizvestny:
Uttersberg, 73992 Skinnskatteberg
Phone: +46 (0)222-32120
Grafikverkstan in Uttersberg is a workshop where
artists, poets and graphic designers from around the
world come to work. The workshop is equipped for
gravure and letterpress, drypoint and copper engraving,
collagraph printing as well as book printing. Grafikverkstan
hosts regular events, workshops and seminars.
Every year on Långfredag (the Friday before Easter)
they celebrate Toaster Day, not to be missed! Check out
the workshops website and Facebook page to see a list
of upcoming events.
Grafikverkstan Godsmagasinet is a non-profit company
run by artists and art lovers.
The local heritage association is located in the former
employee housing from the 19th century ironworks on
Malmvägen 12, also called Hembygdsgården.
The heritage association is open Tuesdays between
3pm until 5pm for visitors. Sweden’s National Day
celebrations are celebrated at this historic homestead in
collaboration with Skinnskatteberg municipality and the
Swedish Church. The annual Midsummer celebration includes
dancing around the maypole, lottery, games and
prizes for children, as well as sale of coffee and dessert.
Summer café with live music is open on Saturdays and
Sundays in July.vThis homestead farm houses a small
museum that documents Swedish life from a simpler
time, including photos, tools, a working phonograph
from early 1900 as well as Sweden’s oldest stock boat
from the 8th century.
Lars Nyberg och Lina Nordenström,
Phone: +46 (0)73-5641167.
Open Tuesdays. from 15pm to 17pm
Phone: +46 (0)70-586 95 68.
Ekomuseum Bergslagen –
a museum in the open air.
The whole of this ‘museum’ encompasses 200 km from
north to south, including 68 historically significant locations
to visit. Cabins and forges, mines and quarries,
mansions and castles, tiny smoke houses, village schools
and churches, even whole villages are included within the
frame of this Ecomuseum.
Most buildings included in the Ecomuseum stand at their
original location so visitors stand in the very spot where
Sweden’s iron industry began more than 2000 years ago.
Of the 68 sites included in the Ecomuseum Bergslagen,
14 of them are in Skinnskatteberg. Visiting them all
means you have travels approximately 2700 years back
in time, from the earliest iron production at Röda Jorden
(The Red Earth) to present day—that is if we don’t count
WHEN iron first was created for 4500 million years ago.
Prepare yourself for an exciting journey of discovery
within Skinnskatteberg and Ecomuseum Bergslagen!
Saturday, June 30th to Sunday, July 7th marks an intense week for Ecomuseum Bergslagen. Their annual
Järn Rutten (Iron Route) Week is packed with activities held at museum locations throughout the area.
At www.ekomuseum.se visitors can find daily calendars with events held in all of the surrounding municipalities
including Skinnskatteberg, Hallstahammar, Surahammar, Fagersta, Norberg, Smedjebacken och Ludvika. Hope
to see you there!
For more information, please visit: www.ekomuseum.se
The Cultural Reserve in
Skräppbo is a place
where artefacts gather,
and is a living cultural
center whose activities
are based on collaboration
and the surrounding
community. The goal is
for everyone to be able
to express themselves,
to create and to learn -
Historic mineral-rich mine
with remaining slag pile and
unique pulley house, the only
remaining of its kind in its
Bastnäs Mine is also a
habitat for at least two
types of bats.
+46 (0)222-133 30
Fors Gård, 73091
Mistress to king Gustav II
Adolf from the 1600’s, Ebba
Brahe was a formidable
business woman who gave
birth to 14 children and had
a taste for the finer things in
life. Sweden’s oldest wooden
gazebo is a romantic destination
and was once a part of
her private estate. Café open
summertime serving their
classic blueberry cake.
See page 36 for more info.
+46 (0)222-260 66
Impressive blast furnace, rebuilt
in 1894 and in operation
until 1959. A slope of blue
green slag stones remain on
premises and is a culturally
Phone: +46 (0)222-133 30
A village of 12 coal miner’s
huts nestled in a blueberry
forest this Ecolodge has
been voted Sweden’s most
primitive hotel. Kolarbyn
offers a variety of all-inclusive
packages including wildlife
tours, bushcraft courses and
Available for larger groups.
Phone +46 (0)70-400 70 53
Read more on page 34
Majestic manor house from
1857. Unique mosaic
mausoleum created using
blue-hued slag stones,
conference hotel, boutique,
spa, manor house and park
+46 (0)222- 281 90
Herrgårdsboden, clothes and
+46 (0)222-281 81
Railway station and site of
a Russian camp from the
Second World War. Hundreds
of Soviet soldiers sought refuge
here in 1944 later to be
returned to their government
to face an uncertain future.
Krampen is open sundays 30
juni to 4 august.
+46 (0)222 -321 20, 320 44
Read more on pages 37 & 40
Lokstallet & KURJ
The only remaining train
depot along the historic Köping-Uttersberg-Riddarhyttan
railway. Open upon request.
A beautiful place in the
middle of Skinnskatteberg.
house was built in 1779 by
Wilhelm Hising now a School
of Forestry. .
The red earth has been the
site of iron production for over
2,700 years. Mobile phone
guides are on site. Make iron
the old fashioned way on
”Red Earth Day”.
Since the Middle Ages this
has been a site for copper
production. Hiking trail
around the falls.
Read more on page 26
+46 (0)222-450 45
Phone: +46 (0)222-133 30
Hembygdsgården Café and
+46 (0)70 - 586 95 68,
+46 (0)70 - 245 72 83
Ironworks since the 1500’s
now home to art museum
Galleri Astley, with café,
boutique, sculpture park and
the Grafikverkstan Godsmagasinet
+46 (0)222-321 20,
+46 (0)222-320 44
Read more on page 11
cottage is one of the
few preserved railway
cottages in Sweden.
In addition to the
cottage, this well
includes a wood shed
and ‘secret house’, and
smith with ovens, water
wheels and roller mills for the
production of fine bar iron.
A real smithy shows how to
work with iron on ”Iron Day”.
Get to know Skinnskatteberg on foot, from your car, or maybe in a canoe. In the heart of the Bergslag forest it’s
OK, you can enjoy your adventure at your own pace. Enjoy the areas answer to Norrland’s arctic landscape
at the beautiful Lappland Nature Reserve, stare at your reflection while paddling a canoe through Baggbron,
or hike to Matkullen, one of Västmanland’s highest point.
Hiking trails and footpaths
In Skinnskatteberg we have a lot of hiking trails that invites to exiting experiences. You find a few of them below.
Please visit www.upplevskinnskatteberg.se/friluftsliv for more information and maps.
from Västerås in the south
to Avesta and Malingsbo
in the north, Bruksleden
stretches 25 kilometers
long and is divided into 27
sections. From the plains
of Mälardalen you can
walk north into the deep
forests and rolling terrain
of the Bergslag forest.
The trail passes through a
variety of natural landscapes
where small farming
villages rich in history and
cultural attractions help to
create a memorable and
picturesque hike. For each
section there are maps
and descriptions that you
can print from their website:
The full loop is 11 miles
long, but you decide the
length of the journey yourself.
Baggå valley and Riddarhyttan
you will find many
geological traces from the
ice age. High rounded
stones and deep pits are
easily visible as reminders
of receding glaciers.
Travel by car, bike, or long
hike or take a guided tour
on an Islandic horse.
Located in Baggå valley
this 5 kilometers long loop
is part of the geology track
natural reserve shelters
many old pines and many
forest termite nests. Allow
for 2-3 hour hike with
lean-to’s along the way for
Västmanlands part of a
pilgrimage route that travels
from Munktorp, Sweden to
Trondheim, Norway to a total
length of 850 kilometers.
Skinnskatteberg - Örtjärn - Skinnskatteberg
The 45 kilometers trip to Örtjärn offers alternating topography along beautiful lakes, forests, meadows and hills. The surface
is 90 percent gravel road. From the crossroads just north of Lake Storsjön up to Örtjärn you get a steep climb, but the trail
leads to Örtjärn a peaceful and remote lake with a lean-to and place for camping and grilling.
Skinnskattebergs bruk / Hedströmmen
Take this almost 3 kilometers loop and learn the history of the ironworks factory in Skinnskateberg. A zig zagging trail that
goes partially along the Hedströmmen River. Visit the dock outside Skinnskatteberg’s manor house and the Swedish
Agricultural University campus for education of Forest Engineers and to learn about the 17 global goals for sustainable
This undulating 6.2 kilometers
hike takes you
through a beautiful forest
and along the edge of the
ravine towards Hedströmmen
River, and begins at
You can park at the smithy
and visit the summer
café with home baked
desserts. Take the gravel
road south and walk over
Köpingsvägen to enter
the old track as you follow
south, then follow the trail
over the fields leading to a
path along the west side of
Looking for an interesting
nature experience in central
you should try the trail
around Aspebäcken. Here
you can see the protected
cervicaria) and the white
orchid. The trail leads you
through forests and along
Lake Skärsjon. Listen close
and you might hear the
drumming of the three-toed
woodpecker in an old pine.
In central Skinnskatteberg
is Nedre Vättern, with a
clear and mostly paved walk
along this beautiful lake.
There are also exercise
stations along this walk for
an extra workout.
This old‘farm trail’ takes you
on a 3,5 kilometers walk on
a mostly narrow and
moderately challenging trails
into the forests at the top of
the Masbo neighborhood.
If you would like to know more about hiking trails
and footpaths within Skinnskatteberg check out our
website www.upplevskinnskatteberg.se or contact
our tourism department via +46 (0)222-51 57 40
We are happy to send you info that matches your
Why not feel the wind in your hair and indulge in the amazing views by foot or bike. Pack a picnic basket and
take your family out on bikes for the day, all at your own pace. Or, for a bigger challenge why not choose one of
our trails for mountain biking. In Skinnskatteberg we have a lot of cycle paths. You find a few of them below.
Please visit www.upplevskinnskatteberg.se/friluftsliv for more information and maps.
Do you like a longer tour in rugged
terrain? For this trail you will need a
mountain bike with shocks.
There are 4 loops between 2.4 and
5.8 kilometers for the biker or hiker
who likes to face tougher challenges.
Longest loop takes you along the
eastern edge of Lake Skärsjön.
(Färna to Riddarhyttan tour)
This 74 kilometers tour takes you
along the asphalt roads to Färna
via Gunnilbo following one of Västmanlands
most beautiful lakes,
Lake Långsvan, and past enchanted
manors and historic villages
like Bernshammar, Karmansbo and
Uttersberg. See Gallery Astley in
Uttersberg with its international
artwork and café, then follow the road
to Riddarhyttan and past Fors gård/
farm where you can rent and ride
Islandic horses, no previous experience
required. This cycle trip can take
a few hours up to a few days if you
like to stay over in Färna or at Liens
camping in Riddarhyttan.
(Long Gravel Ride)
This trip takes you 87 kilometers
municipality on gravel roads and a
well-prepared paths through a rolling
forest landscape along lakes and past
historic factory settings. Mountain
bikes are recommended here, though
it is possible on a regular bike also.
These gravel roads take you deeper
into the forest where you have a bigger
chance of encountering wildlife as
well as many great spots for grilling or
We have more than 15 nature reserves that are worth visiting in Skinnskatteberg.
More info about all of our nature reserves are available www.lansstyrelsen.se/Vastmanland
Otherwise, we suggest downloading their app Västmanlands Naturkarta.
North of Baggbron (access
also from road 233 in
Baggå) and follow the
orange trail blazes to
point, also part of Matkullen
Nature Reserve. A view
over Baggå valley awaits
at the end of this trail.
At ‘Wolf Mountain’ there
are old forests with ancient
pines and knotty red-berried
Rowan trees as well as
aspens. The terrain is varied
with heights and steep
mountain slopes. Here
and there, rock boulders
and rock cliffs overlook the
green moss. In summer
or autumn it is easy to fill
a basket with berries or
The Lapland Nature Reserve
is a mosaic of open
marshes, barren pine fields
and exposed mountain
hills. The landscape and
species are reminiscent
of Norther Scandinavia,
hence its name, and gives
a sense of unspoiled
Råmyran bog lies in a
depression in the hills
between Riddarhyttan and
Baggå. There is a fresh
water source here as well
as an old growth, wetland
forest. Ice age remnants
can be found on this trail.
A roughly 450 meter long
narrow path leads up to
Vargberget. At the top you
can sit down for a snack or
lunch and look out over the
view. Finish with a dip in
Örtjärn’s clear water. At the
lake shore there is also a
lean-to with barbecue area.
Rent a canoe with any of the following local businesses:
Wild Sweden, Kolarbyn EcoLodge, Pensionat Udden B&B
in Baggbron or Liens Camping in Riddarhyttan.
Beaver dams are a common sight and seeing beavers in
their natural habitat is very likely at dawn and dusk.
With 244 lakes and streams in our municipality you can as Fishing enthusiasts will certainly find a home
here among one or many of our 244 lakes and waterways. Net fishing is possible in some lakes. Pike,
perch, and trout are a few of the fish you may find in our local waters. Fly fishing is best in the Hedströmmen
River. Many lakes are maintained by private companies or fishing associations and Sveaskog takes
care of many waterways as shown on their Svergigefiskekarta (fishing map over Sweden).
Listed below you find places that are selling fishing licenses:
Storsjön och Vätternsjöarn
Pike perch, pike, trout and goose in one of the larger
lakes or why not get the fly fishing pole and fish in the
water of Hedströmmens water.
• Runes Cykel & Sport, Skinnskatteberg,
Phone: +46 (0)222-101 62
• Kiosken, Bernshammar,
Phone: +46 (0)222-301 50
• Strids Däckservice, Skinnskatteberg,
Phone:: +46 (0)222-411 21
• Torgny Johansson, Skinnskatteberg,
Phone: +46 (0)70-343 92 46
• Sven-Gunnar Eriksson,
Phone: +46 (0)70-603 69 89
Stora Kedjen, Lilla Kedjen och Gunnilboån.
Övre Gävjan, Kalven, Nedre Gävjan,
Dammängsån, Fantebosjön, Landforsen,
Bockhammarsån, Erlandsbobäcken och
• Runes Sport Skinnskatteberg,
Phone: +46 (0)222-101 62
• Kafe Bockhammar, Bockhammar,
Phone: +46 (0)222-260 66
Tattartjärn, Gäddtjärn, Ljustjärn, Norstjärn
• Handlar´n, Riddarhyttan,
Phone: +46 (0)222-130 12
• Liens camping, Riddarhyttan,
Phone:+46 (0)222-135 55
• Runes Cykel & Sport, Skinnskatteberg,
Phone: +46 (0)222-101 62
• ICA Berghallen, Skinnskatteberg,
Phone: +46 (0)222-410 29
• Kiosken, Bernshammar,
Phone:+46 (0)222-301 50
• Oti Schilström, Fagersta,
Phone: +46 (0)223-540 10
• Willys sportfiske, Västerås,
Phone:+46 (0)21-14 44 14
• Jakto, Lindesberg,
Phone:46 (0)581-130 15
• Måltavlan, Kolsva,
Phone: +46 (0)221-507 84,
”The wind passes through the reeds
singing songs about the silver”
Here you find information about places to
swim in pleasant surroundings.
Child-friendly sandy beach in a scenic area equipped
with changing cabins, toilets and floating docks.
The bathing spot is located by Lake Långsvan south
of Bysala. Barbecue grill and tables are also available.
The beach is managed by Heds IF.
Tel/Phone +46 (0)222-301 55,
+46 (0)76-283 20 09
2. Liens badplats
Sandy beach with many comforts for the whole family.
Changing cabins, playground, mini-golf, kiosk, toilets,
jetty and jumping tower. Lien is known for being one
of the warmest lakes in the area!
The beach is managed by Liens Camping.
Tel/Phone +46 (0)222-135 55
Sun yourself on a sandy beach, grassy lawn or rocky
ledge surrounded by clear and cool water. This popular
swimming spot lies only a short walk or bike ride
away from central Skinnskatteberg and has changing
cabins, toilets, floating docks, jumping towers and
even a beach volleyball court. There is a trail for
walking or cycling.
The beach is managed by Knäppmora AIK.
Phone +46 (0)72-251 80 94
pearl by the
Pizza, kebabs, grilled meats and salads are served here.
Extensive outdoor seating with playground and water
Phone: +46 (0)222-101 40
Bergslagsvägen 4, Skinnskatteberg
Summer café open next to Ebba Brahe’s famous gazebo.
Every summer, Café Bockhammar serves its traditional
blueberry cake and coffee. Take home a souvenir of
Västmanland from their selection of handicrafts in wood,
textile or ceramic. A large selection of stone jewelry
for sale and other semi-precious stones are on exhibit.
Brugmansia suaveolens cuttings and a unique selection
of geraniums are available for purchase as well as an
assortment of over 250 varieties on display.
Summer hours is may to september. Tel/
Phone: +46 (0)222-260 66
Bockhammar 6A, 737 91 Fagersta
Bar, restaurant and café.
Editha’s Wok serves Asian cuisine during the summer
months with views of Nedre Vättern, Skinnskatteberg’s
biggest lake. Open for lunch buffet or dinner with full bar.
A great place to eat and take in a beautiful
Phone: 0222 - 102 02, +46(0)702314830
Fagerstavägen 13, Skinnskatteberg
Phone: +46(0)22241580 /
+46 (0) 70-231 48 30
Aspvägen 5, Skinnskatteberg
Restaurant with both Italian and American pizza and
full bar in a historic train station, pub is open Friday and
Kiosk serving hamburgers, pizzas and much more.
Soft serve ice cream and toppings available. Outdoor
and indoor seating
Phone: +46 (0)222-298 00
Bergslagsvägen 2, 739 30
Phone: +46 (0)222-102 55
Centralvägen 44, 739 30
Lokstallet & KURJ
This unique train house has a café, exhibitions
and antiquarian books. Open only by reservation
for larger groups, please contact us for more
Phone: +46 (0)73-040 23 31
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Åsmsnsbovägen 12 Skinnskatteberg
Tel/Phone: +46 (0)222-280 11
”Take the path leadning to stunning of life living”
Nestled in the heart of Bergslagen between lakes
Upper and Lower Vättern lies Skinnskatteberg. Skinnsberg,
as locals call it, is a community of 4400 residents
known for its nature, deep forests, fish-filled lakes,
education opportunities with an active community and a
rich cultural history.
Skinnskatteberg began as an iron industry town in
1626 until the factory closed in 1909. In the 1600’s only
3 hammers were working to process iron ore, but by
the middle of the 1700’s the number had increased to
24. Monumental blue slag stone piles and other natural
byproducts of iron production remain in the exact
location today as for over 100 years ago. Among our
local treasures is Skinnskatteberg’s own manor house
constructed in the later part of the 18th century by the
head of the local ironworks Wilhelm Hising and designed
by Eric Palmstedt. Since 1944, the manor house
has housed a forestry and agricultural school.
Skinnskatteberg also boasts 7 preserved manor homes,
the most tightly packed area of historic manor homes in
all of Sweden. Next to Skinnskatteberg’s manor house
lies the local church. It is said that the church is built
on the site of the pilgrim’s resting place. Every year,
monks passed by here on their pilgrimage to Nidaros,
now known to us as Trondheim, in Norway.
Hotel Station ”The hotel in the station master’s house” is located in the center of Skinnskatteberg, just a stone’s throw
from Bergslagen’s magnificent nature. This classic train station is designed by the architect Folke Zettervall who
completed many station houses along what was then a newly installed train track. His architecture highlighted his
inherent fascination with decoration and his extensive knowledge of architectural techniques.
The station house preserves a bit of local history within its walls and has been privately owned since 2001. At Hotell
Station you stay in comfortable rooms that retain details from the 1900’s but with TV and wireless broadband to keep
you connected to modern conveniences. Each uniquely designed room keeps its connection to the buildings historic
roots with such details as tile ovens or balcony overlooking the town. Welcome!
Phone: +46 (0)70 - 563 24 99
The classic Brukshotellet is centrally located in
Skinnskatteberg about 300 m from shops, restaurants
and the train station. A perfect starting point to explore
Skinnskatteberg and the surrounding area!
An affordable hotel where all rooms are newly
renovated with breakfast available. The room sizes
vary from single occupancy, double, triple or family
room. Room standard varies from room with shower /
WC to room with shower / WC in corridor.
The hotel offers breakfast, free parking and Wi-Fi,
several lounges with TV access and free coffee / tea,
sauna and relaxation, activity room and snack bar with
drinks and other treats for sale. The hotel can accommodate
conferences, meetings with a large garden
oasis with plenty of space for games and adventure for
both big and small. Welcome!
Phone: +46 (0)222-419 19
Fritz Malmströms Väg 1, 739 30, Skinnskatteberg
bed & breakfast
Cozy cottage on an active farm next to nature, lakes
and sights. The farm has been in use since the 1600’s
with views over Lake Stora Kedjen and horse paddocks.
The lake has good fishing and a private beach for
swimming. The cottage has a kitchen, bathroom,
bedroom with two beds and woodstove, and a living
room with additional beds and an open fireplace.
Book our breakfast buffet or make your own in your
well-stocked kitchen or grill in nature on the veranda or
lakeside. Sheets, towels and cleaning included. The
cottage is smoke free and pets are welcome with prior
arrangement. This farm property is run with a focus on
sustainability. Both horses and dogs live on the property.
Available between the 15th of April until the end of
October. The property lies in the village of Stjärnvik
close to route 250 between Skinnskatteberg and Fagersta.
Bruksleden hiking trail passes by the property.
Phone: +46 (0)70 - 929 84 85
Stjärnvik 20, 737 91 Fagersta
Pensionat Udden lies 8km northwest of Skinnskatteberg
and is beautifully situated on a peninsula of Lake
Storsjön complete with private sandy beach. This
guest house has a large lounge with TV and fireplace,
breakfast room and large veranda overlooking the lake.
Great opportunities for activities and relaxation nearby.
Pensionat Udden has seven double rooms, individually
decorated in soft tones. Rooms have a shower and
Solmyra 56 Gästhem
& Flea Market
Between Färna and Kolsva on Lake Långsvan’s eastern
shore is Solmyra 56 Guest House and Flea Market.
This guest house offers four double rooms, two smaller
rooms and two larger, all with comfortable double beds.
Bed linen, towels, and breakfast included. Swimmers
will be pleased to know that beach access lies only 100
meters from the guest house. Take a tour on the lake in
our row boat or buy a fishing license on the internet, see
Price includes breakfast buffet:
Double room 575kr/person
Single room 800kr/person
Open from May until the 30th of November
Phone: +46(0)70-719 54 34
Phone: +46 (0)73-140 14 42
Solmyra 56, 731 15 Kolsva
Baggå Skola B&B
Relax and disconnect from the stresses of modern life.
Stay in historic Baggå Skola, a schoolhouse from the
1800’s, now an active organic farm on the edge of an
enchanted forest and right next to the Hedströmmen
River. Baggå Skola offers charming rooms in an inspiring
setting - a wonderful place for food enthusiasts and
nature lovers (summer café is on the premises - read
about it below).
This unique B&B offers distinctive rooms with shared
bathrooms and breakfasts of fresh baked bread and
other treats. Grill, swim, explore, sleep late and relax at
Baggå Skola B&B! Open year round.
Booking: www.baggaskola.com, +46 (0)73-999 54 61
Baggå Skola Café
It’s happening in Baggå Skola Café! In this 135-yearold
schoolhouse, couple Amy and Tomas have established
a café and bed and breakfast. Early mornings
in the garden and laughter from the kitchen, the smell
of freshly baked bread and coffee mixes in this unique
farm-to-table café on the Hedströmmen River. Fresh
wraps with garden salad, in-house rhubarb juice, stimulating
talks and happy staff. Baggå School Café caters
to all dietary needs and also for larger parties.
Follow them on Facebook for today’s menu or call
073-568-1133 for more information.
Café hours: Saturdays and Sundays 10am-4pm from
May to September
Forsbyn 10, 73991, Skinnskatteberg
Phone: +46 (0)73-568-1133
Experience Skinnskatteberg 2019 in english!
Please take your time and browse through this years edition of Experience Skinnskatteberg magazine online.
We are proud to be able to offer the magazine in english at our website www.upplevskinnskatteberg.se.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact us!
Phone number: +46 (0)222-51 57 40 or
KOLARBYN ECO LODGE
Stay at Sweden’s most primitive hostel. At Kolarbyn you get no electricity nor running water. Instead, you sleep well in
front of the crackling fireplace and wake up to birdsong. Silence, wilderness and exciting forest experiences just a couple
of hours from the big city grind! This hostel is comprised of 12 two-person coal huts in the middle of a pine forest.
Each hut comes with inflatable matrasses covered in sheepskin furs and has a wood burning stove. At Kolarbyn you
can cut your own firewood and gather blueberries just outside your door. All guests have access to our floating sauna,
kitchen utensils, and wood for fires. Between May and November price also includes breakfast. Pre-book lunch or
dinner with us or consider a special experience where you can make ‘A Traditional Coalminers Dinner.’ As a guest
at Kolarbyn, you have access to sleeping bag rentals, canoes, private sauna, lake swimming and towels. We even
sell wilderness accessories such as knives and fire starters. We offer exciting activity packages such as ‘’Romantic
Getaway in a Coalminers Hut,’’ ‘’Bush craft and Survival’’ courses, wilderness riding and much more. Learn more at
Open every day from May to November. Check-in between 2pm-3pm, check-out at 11am.
December-April: open certain weekends and holidays for larger groups.
Book lodging or read more about our packages and activities via our website: www.kolarbyn.se
Phone: +46 (0)70 - 400 70 53 (10:00-16:00,
but we are located in the middle of the forest so the
e-mail is the more certain choice of communication).
This youth camp is beautifully situated by Lake
Långsvan and is available for rent for overnight or
day-long visits. 18 beds + 5 beds in the little cottage.
Modern kitchen, showers and toilet. Basement
equipped with sauna, showers, toilet and laundry room.
Private dock with boats, canoes and barbecue areas.
Playground and adventure site in the nearby forest
Malingsbo Camping offers camping close to nature.
As a guest you get a cozy spot to call home and can
explore all the fishing and nature adventures around
you. Malingsbo Camping offers you a
relaxed spot where you can dust off the day’s stress
and unwind from the high tempo of your busy life.
June, July and August
8am – 8pm
Other times, visit: www.malingsbocamping.se
Phone weekdays 9am-5pm
Tel/Phone: +46 (0)221 - 178 12,
+46 (0)70 - 375 80 91
Mikael Tarkka och Jani Niemelä
A small personal B & B next to road 250 in a scenic setting
around the Gisslarbo River. Double / single rooms available
with shower and WC. Buffet breakfast included.
Bockhammar is 1 km from road 250 in Stjärnvik, about
20 km south of Fagersta. Stallkarlsgården is next to
Ebba Brahes Lusthus. Accommodation in quiet, scenic
and historic environment. Live in a log house built in
1870 where you have a modern kitchen, fully equipped
for self-catering. Large cottage with TV, seating area
and dining table for 6-8 people, 2 bedrooms with 3 and
4 beds. Bed linen and towels included. Bathroom with
WC. Veranda and garden with seating. The house is
smoke and animal free. At Stallkarlsgården there is also
the Loppisboden, find your secondhand treasures here
during the summer.
Open all year round by pre-booking via phone or
Inger och Sune Karlsson
Phone: +46 (0)222 - 260 60
Adress: Stallkarlsgården Bockhammar 9,
737 91 Fagersta
Hostel and Hotel. Sleep in fully equipped hotel rooms
or in dorms with bunk beds. In total there is room for
100 overnight guests. Forest just around the corner
and close to fine swimming. Systemairhallen organizes
training camps with an indoor football hall with artificial
turf in the Nordic standard.
Phone: +46 (0)70 - 259 72 04
Idrottsvägen 1, Skinnskatteberg
Färna Herrgård & Spa
Färna is a place to enjoy whether you are on a romantic weekend or a business conference. Experience the contrast
between a manor house salon and the wild Bergslag nature. Spa guests have access to the indoor pool, aroma-,
infra- or dry sauna and even a hot spring under an open sky.
Färna has an award winning kitchen and is recommended by Chaine des Rotisseurs and the White Guide. In Färna’s
kitchen, innovative food is made with love and respect for natural ingredients. The restaurant is slow-food inspired and
is sourced from our own kitchen garden, locally selected farmers, dairies, and the surrounding forests.
On the manor’s grounds is also Färna Herrgårdsbod, a 300 square meter boutique with a carefully chosen selection of
clothes from Scandinavian designers, plus home decor, jewelry and unique gift items.
Färna Herrgård is open all year round.
Phone: +46 (0)222 -281 90
Färna Herrgård 1, 739 70 Skinnskatteberg
Färna Herrgårdsbod, housed in Färna Herrgård’s large stable, is filled to the brim with trendy home décor, jewelry,
local handicrafts, and gifts. Here you can find clothes from NER, I’Say, Soulmate, and Norwegian Bohéme.
Fika and ice cream for sale. Popular Christmas Market celebrates its 25th year between the 8th-10th of November.
Open year round.
May 14-September 22
Tuesday-Saturday 11-5, Sunday 11-4
Other open times:
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 11-5, Sunday 11-4
Phone: +46 (0)222 - 281 81
On the grounds of Färna Herrgårds old factory fields,
new life is blooming. Different kinds of rhubarb and
black currant grow in long rows while honeybees buzz
along the forest edge.
Färna Odlingar sells premium locally produced products
from their own high quality produce. Since 2013
when Färna Odlingar broke ground on the 30 hectare
of land over 30,000 black currant and 15,000 rhubarb
plants have been planted. Since this time, harvests
have increased rapidly and are used to create flavorful
juices and spiced wine for sale throughout Skinnskatteberg
Look for the label Färna Odlingar and taste our
environmentally and Svenskt Sigill certified drinks!
ICA Nära Berghallen
ICA Nära Berghallen offers a wide assortment of
groceries from the basics to the extraordinary.
Want something a little extra? Visit our Berghall deli
where we have fresh meats, salad bar, pre-made
lunches or create your own picnic from our large
selection of items.
Phone: 070-811 68 90
Phone: +46 (0)222 - 410 30
Fishing licenses, kiosk, flowers and potting soil
Handlar’n in Riddarhyttan.
Bernshammar 5, 73115 Kolsva
08:00-18:00 every day.
Phone: +46 (0)222 - 130 12
Centralvägen, 730 91 Riddarhyttan
Coop Konsum Skinnskatteberg.
Summer open every day between 10am and 5pm.
Large selection of flowers, household items and home
Phone: 010-741 27 70
Centralvägen 13-15, 739 30 Skinnskatteberg
Phone: +46 (0)222 - 150 26
Baggbron 8, 73991 Skinnskatteberg
Phone: +46 (0)222 - 121 15
Centralvägen 7, 739 30 Skinnskatteberg
Since 1952, Runes Sport has been a destination for
the sports enthusiast. Runes Sport has a fully stocked
shop supporting a wide range of sports and outdoor
During the summer, fishing, camping, cycling, hiking,
and jogging are the sports in focus, from shoes to an
in-house bike shop and a large selection of fishing
equipment for all you need to succeed on the water.
During the winter months skiing, both cross-country and
alpine, is our focus and has been for the last 30 years!
We have one of Sweden’s largest selections of cross
country and downhill skis as well as outdoor clothes for
the whole family.
Our knowledgeable staff will help you find the right
equipment for your next adventure!
Welcome in to a real sporting goods store!
Runes Sport, Centralvägen 16, Skinnskatteberg,
Phone: +46 (0)222-101 62
Lerkulans äventyr och allfix
Kulturreservatet i Skräppbo
Ebba Brahes lusthus/ Café Bockhammar
Gallery Astley, Museum Tree of life och Guldmisteln
Stjärnvik, Norra Brickens bed & breakfast
Systemairhallen Sports camp
Baggå Skola B&B, Baggå Skola Café
Pensionat Udden B&B
Solmyra 56 Gästhem och loppis
Kolarbyn Eco Lodge
Färna Herrgård & spa
Check out these spots
during your visit!
Check off your favorite
Lokstallet & Kurj
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Winter adventures should not
be forgotten. Find great deals
during the annual ski gear sale
at our local sporting goods store.
Carve your skis through fresh
snowfall to pristine winter landscapes.
Challenge yourself to
a day of ice fishing on a frozen
lake. Or just start your Christmas
shopping early at any one
of many Christmas markets, aka
The candles light up the darkness
and the wool socks come
out again, Autumn is a time to
Of course there is still a lot to
do in Skinnskatteberg. Autumn
markets offer locally harvested
produce or an afternoon tea
served in a manor house and
the season’s start of the culture
center Korpen’s top-notch performances.
These are just a few of
the things to do when fall comes
Greet spring with a round of
mini-golf, take a fika and listen
to the snow melting off the roofs,
eat a luxurious meal filled with
early spring vegetables, or treat
yourself to a spa day with heated
pool in the fresh spring air.
Kulturriket i Bergslagen
Phone: +46 (0)222-51 57 40 firstname.lastname@example.org www.skinnskatteberg.se www.upplevskinnskatteberg.se