Almunge, Uppland, Exploring Sweden

Almunge, Uppland – Exploring Sweden

Almunge is a locality and former parish in the historical province of Uppland. It is today mostly a residential area with the parish church on its outskirts. The locality is today home to around 900 inhabitants and a stop along the historical railway Lennakatten.

A Short History of Almunge

Almunge is a tale of two settlements: Almunge and Lövsta. The first one is the church village and the center of the local parish, while the second was a neighboring settlement. As a matter of fact, it is not until fairly recently that these two localities have become one.

These lands were once a part of Almunge Parish. The parish had its origins in the Middle Ages and was the local government until the Swedish Municipal Reform of 1862. This is when the new civic government of the municipality and the church with its church congregation split the responsibilities of the parish. The municipality became a part of Uppsala Municipality in 1971.

The railway through this area opened in 1884 and included a station in what was earlier known as Lövsta. The settlement’s very common name in the region meant that the name of nearby Almunge was used instead. The new locality and the church village were for a long time separated. However, in 2018 they had expanded and could be counted as one.

Things to Do and See

Farmland and small forests surround Almunge. There are also many lakes in its vicinity, such as Långsjön, Norrsjön, Jönsbolssjön, and Fladen. The river Fladån runs through the area. Nearby activities include golf at Grönlund Golfklubb or other sports at Almunge Sporthall.

Almunge Church

The parish church has medieval origins and it probably dates to sometime during the second half of the 13th century or the first haft of the 14th century. It is a yellow stone church with an external clock tower. The red wooden clock tower is located on a nearby hill and is believed to have been built in the 16th century. The church is today a part of Almunge Congregation within the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Sweden.


Lennakatten is the local railway. Its other name is Upsala-Lenna Jernväg. It is today a heritage railway between Uppsala and Faringe with stops in Bärby, Marielund, Länna, and Almunge. The railway is mostly trafficked during the summer months when old steam and diesel locomotives.

How to Get to Almunge

  • Flights: Stockholm Arlanda Airport (ARN) is 30 kilometers to the south.
  • Car: Almunge is at the intersection between Road 273 and Road 282, to the east of Uppsala.
  • Bus: Buses from UL connect Almunge with the surrounding region.

The driving distance from 5 major Swedish cities, according to Google Maps:

  • Stockholm – 73 kilometers (56 min)
  • Gothenburg – 484 kilometers (5 h 51 min)
  • Malmö – 681 kilometers (7 h 42 min)
  • Linköping – 269 kilometers (3 h 1 min)
  • Kiruna – 1192 kilometers (13 h 59 min)

Find out more about other destinations in Sweden by visiting our page Exploring Sweden

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