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Erik-Anders, part of the decorated Farmhouses of Hälsingland

The farmhouse Erik-Anders in the village of Asta in Söderala parish, has a mansion-like architecture with interiors inspired by the higher social classes. The rooms in the house are laid out in a double row, and there is an impressively wide grand festivities room on the first floor. The farmhouse's restrained decorations are the work of the Knutes, a family of painters much in demand. Erik-Anders was named after Erik Andersson, who had the farm built in the 1820s. In the mid-1800s, one of his sons accompanied Erik Jansson, the leader of the Janssonists (a Swedish pietist sect) to Bishop Hill in America. The farm is now privately owned.

A large, wide and grand festivities room

The large first-floor festivities room at Erik-Anders occupies the entire width of the house. Its walls are sectioned into panels decorated with light blue stencilled borders and marbling, which is repeated on the tiled stove. The room's dignity is emphasised by its doors, whose lintel panels are painted to simulate exclusive timber beams supported by corbels. They frame a multi-coloured floral motif. This room, like the whole house, was decorated in about 1850 by members of the well-known family of painters from Dalarna, the Knutes, who were very active in Hälsingland.

Guided tours and entrance

Guided tours

A guided tour takes about 45 minutes and are offered to groups of minimum 4 persons.

Guided tours in english must be booked in advance at info@erik-anders.se

Price: 200 SEK per person.

Guided tours summer (in Swedish) at 11.00 and at 15.00, 22 June - 11 August. Price SEK 200/adult, children under 18 have free entry.

On your own

If you want to explore the house on your own, we provide information about the farmhouse in English.
Daily Admission: 75 SEK per adult.

A World Heritage Site

The Hälsingland Farmhouses were inscribed on UNESCO´s World Heritage List under the name "Decorated Farmhouses of Hälsingland" 2012.

The nomination focuses on what is truly unique about the farmhouses. Not only did the people of Hälsingland build more and larger festivities rooms than farmers did in the rest of the world. There are also more decorated domestic interiors preserved in Hälsingland than anywhere else in the World.

"A World Heritage site is an environment considered globally unique and therefore important to all of humanity."

Visitor center

The visitor center at Erik-Anders is your way in to explore the farmhouses of Hälsingland, one of Hälsingland's most culturally significant heritages. Take part in our exhibition and guided tours to discover the unique history and architecture behind one of the farmhouses, which in 2012 was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.


We are proud to be a visitor center that spreads knowledge about farmhouses of Hälsingland. Our ambition is to be a place where visitors can be inspired, learn and share their own experiences of this unique cultural heritage.

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