Explore Edsbro, Norrtälje: Our best tips

Our houses are located around Sättraby, a small charming village not far from Edsbro in Uppland. You can reach here in less than an hour by car from Stockholm or Uppsala. Many of our guests come here to relax in nature. The landscape is open with meadows, fields, and forests. In the picturesque village of Sättraby, there is an older settlement, and the residents here are a mix of both vacationers and permanent residents. Swedish Midsummer is celebrated at the community center located in the heart of the village, where various activities are organized. Just outside the village, you'll find the Smalsjön bathing area.

Hiking or Cycling

Hiking or cycling is a fantastic way to experience the beautiful nature of Roslagen. There are several trails and paths suitable for both beginners and experienced hikers. Bring a picnic and enjoy a day in the greenery. In the house you're renting, there are maps showing some of the popular hiking trails. The Roslagsleden trail runs through the Norrtälje municipality if you want to hike a longer distance.

Hasselhorn Nature Reserve

At Hasselhorn nature reserve, you have a magical view of the lake Erken. There is a wind shelter and a fire pit that you can use free of charge, just bring your own firewood. During the summer, the beautiful cliffs invite you to swim. Hasselhorn is a 15-minute drive away and then a 10-minute walk in easy terrain. Here, you can spend a relaxing day by the water. 

Sunbathe and Swim

Three of the beautiful lakes nearby are Smalsjön, Erken, and Gisen. Smalsjön has a small well-kept sandy beach and is popular among families in the village. Since the lake is moderately sized, the water becomes warm early in the season. Erken is the third-largest lake in Uppland and therefore considerably cooler. Here you'll find Hasselhorn Nature Reserve (see above). The lake Gisen is located near Edsbro and has a municipal beach that is well-organized and maintained. If you want to take a day trip to Grisslehamn, you can swim in the sea at Kvarnsandsbadet. Take the opportunity to visit the picturesque studio of the Swedish author Albert Engström perched on a cliff in Grisslehamn. If the weather is unfavorable for swimming, there are very nice swimming facilities in Rimbo and Norrtälje.

Edsbro Village

Our nearest village is Edsbro, located 5 km from the house. Here you'll find an excellent grocery store, ICA, with friendly staff. Edsbro is also known for its medieval church and the ironworks where iron was produced. The church dates back to the 13th century. One of the church bells dates back to the 14th century, making it one of the oldest in Uppland. The ironworks in Edsbro, operating from the 17th century until the early 20th century, produced pig iron. The Edsbro ironworks is the only preserved ironworks of its kind in the entire Stockholm County.

Rimbo, Norrtälje, and Grisslehamn

There are several nice cafés nearby, both in Rimbo and in the small lovely harbor town of Norrtälje. Along the coast, you 'll also find the community of Grisslehamn, which is a popular destination with good restaurants and a spa facility at the hotel called Havsbaden. From Grisslehamn, you can take a day trip to Åland with Eckerö Linjen. In the town of Rimbo, you'll find both ICA, Coop, and other shops. For families with children, Färsna 4H farm is a popular excursion in Norrtälje. It is a demonstration farm where you can see animals and tractors. Just outside Norrtälje is the Viking village of Storholmen, which with its authentic buildings and environments, showcases a Viking-era atmosphere.

Go on a Thrift Store Tour

The area is known for its thrift stores and antique shops. Take a tour around Sättraby and Edsbro and look for treasures. It's a fun way to spend an afternoon and maybe find some unique souvenirs.

In Conclusion

This is an area filled with charm and opportunities for an unforgettable experience. With our beautiful nature, historical cultural heritage, and exciting activities, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Whether you're seeking relaxation or adventure, you will create memories for a lifetime.