Attractions in the area

There are plenty of things to see and do in the immediate proximity of Skokloster Castle. Find out about a selection of them below.

Skokloster church

Skokloster church, right next to Skokloster Castle, is Sweden’s second oldest brick church and was built in the 13th century for Cistercian nuns. In the 17th century it became Wrangel’s castle church and the entire Wrangel family is interred in the chapel. Services are now held throughout the year and there is also the occasional concert. The church is a popular wedding venue.
During the summer the church is open to visitors arriving by boat, by car or on foot. A guide is on site and coffee is served next to the jetty in Sjövillan.
Behind the church a Norse horseman can be seen galloping along on the rure stone. Several rune stones can be found in the area as Lake Mälaren was part of a Viking shipping route.

Skokloster Church

Flasta church ruins

Flasta church dates back to the 12th century and the ruins are beautifully situated among the deciduous trees west of the hotel. It is situated at about a 15 minute walk away from the castle.  You can of course also drive there. King Knut the Tall of the Folkungs welcomed Dominican monks to Skokloster in the 1220's.

The petrol station

The petrol station in Skokloster is a beautiful piece of retro design. Re-opened in August 2010, it offers petrol and groceries, and houses a café and restaurant. The petrol station is also responsible for the guest harbour. Mooring your own boat for 12 hours SEK 50, and 24 hours costs SEK 150. If you shop at the petrol station you get a discount on harbour fees.

Phone: +46 (0)18 38 60 11

Skokloster camp site

The Skokloster camp site is beautifully situated by a birch meadow with its own swimming beach. You can watch the sun set over Lake Mälaren and enjoy the views of Sjöö Castle from the pub and restaurant. Tel. +46 (0)18 38 60 35.

Skokloster Camping

Clay pigeon shooting and hunting licence

At Skokloster’s Skeetklubb you can learn how to shoot clay pigeons, or work towards gaining your hunting licence under the guidance of the experienced instructor Fredrik von Essen. The club also organises shooting parties with a shooting and hunting dinner for groups of 6 - 12 people. Try combining this with a tour of the castle’s armoury and its collection!

Skeetklubb

Åberg’s Museum

Åberg’s Museum in Bålsta displays a unique collection of original cartoons and cartoon-inspired art, with everything from Picasso to Keith Haring. It holds one of the largest collections of Disney artefacts in the world. For children there is Trazan’s jungle hut, made famous for Swedish children by the popular TV show "Trazan & Banarne". The museum also hosts temporary exhibitions, a shop and a restaurant.
Tel. +46 (0)8 411 00 40.

Åbergs Museum in Bålsta

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