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."
Erik-Anders, part of the Decorated Farmhouses of Hälsingland Word Heritage 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 restained 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. The farm is now privately owned.
Here is a Visitor Center, café, shop, and a garden that has been restored to how it looked in 1920.
In april, may, june and september, we are open Saturdays and Sundays at 11-17.
Summer season opening hous
From 26 June, open all day 11-17 until 31 August.
On your own
We provide information about the farmhouse in English. Daily Admission: 60 SEK per adult.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Price: 120 SEK per person.
Welcome to unique accommodation on a Unesco world heritage site! From the summer 2015, Erik-Anders offers newly renovated accommodation. With considerable respect and passion for the farmhouse and the site´s cultural history, five rooms have been renovated, each with its own character and charm. Each room has its own shower and toilet.
Guided tours of the farm are offered, and there is also a Visitor Center for the world heritage, a cafe, a shop and an exhibition. Within walking distance there is a nature reserve with a wide variety of bird life and many excellent hiking and biking trails. Around ten kilometres away there are excellent beaches along the coast and genuine old fishing villages.
We have five twin rooms with private shower/WC.
Price: 1400 SEK / night (low season).
1600 SEK/night (june, july, august).
Prices are per room/night and are inclusive. 12% VAT, breakfast, bed linen, towels and free Wi-Fi.
Check-in 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and check-out between 07:00 and 11:00 at the latest.