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.

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.

Click here for a map of the seven world heritage farms and the four visitor centres.