Erik-Anders outside Söderhamn is one of the World Heritage farmhouses.
Decorated Farmhouses of Hälsingland
There are nearly one thousand farmhouses in Hälsingland. All unique, beautiful and historically interesting, built in a special area in the world; in Hälsingland.
But seven of the Hälsingland farmhouses are more unique than the others. They are the farms that are inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage list under the name "Decorated Farmhouses of Hälsingland", selected to represent all of the Hälsingland farmhouses. The nomination focuses on what really is exceptional and unique about the farms.
Below is a list of the seven world heritage farms. Click to open a PDF-file with more information about each farm.
- Bommars in Letsbo, Ljusdal
- Bortom Åa in Fågelsjö, Loos
- Erik-Anders in Asta, Söderala
- Gästgivars in Vallsta, Arbrå
- Jon-Lars in Långhed, Alfta
- Kristofers in Stene, Järvsö
- Pallars in Långhed, Alfta
Please note that many of the world heritage farmhouses are privately owned residences and open to the public only on special occasions. For more information, contact the nearest visitor centre.
Find your way to the Hälsingland farmhouses
In addition to the seven world heritage farmhouses, there is a variety of traditional farmhouses scattered throughout the region. Many of them are today receiving visitors, both those with the World Heritage status and around 50 or so other unique farmhouses in Hälsingland. Several of the farmhouses also offer accommodation.
The farmhouses and their various accommodations are very different, but all reflect the tradition and individuality of the Hälsingland farmhouses. Accommodation can be found in the bed cottage, the maid’s room, or in the main building (large farmhouse) offering a homely atmosphere and character.
Among the farmhouses that are open to the public there are both homesteads and private farms, and some of them are working farms. The tour may include entire farms and the local villages or a part of a dwelling house. Common to all environments is that the cultural and historical values have been preserved and nurtured for a long time.
At several of the farms there is a wide range of different programmes, cafés/restaurants, classes and sales.
To get to most of the farmhouses you will need to depend on a car, but many can be reached through X-Trafik's local buses and trains in the Ljusnan Valley.
Visitors can find information on which farmhouses are open to the public, as well as a way in to the exciting histories of the Hälsingland decorated farmhouses, most easily at any of our four visitors’ centers.
Located near the village of Alfta. Here are several museum exhibitions as well as the local tourist information office.
Träslottet (in English: the Wooden Castle) is situated in Arbrå, beautifully overlooking the river of Ljusnan.
Visit a Hälsingland Farmhouse
Many farmhouses are open for the public to visit, and some of them even offer accommodation. Book your stay below!
The World Heritage Erik-Anders
A unique accommodation on a Unesco world heritage site. Guided tours are offered. Visitor Center for the world heritage.