Bogsta, Södermanland, Exploring Sweden

Bogsta, Södermanland – Exploring Sweden

Bogsta is a small settlement and medieval church in Nyköping Municipality in Södermanland County. It lies on the shores of Lake Runnviken to the northeast of the town of Nyköping. This former parish between what is today Nyköping and Vagnhärad has two estates, Ökna and Näsby, but the settlement in the vicinity of the church is small and is surrounded by farmland and forests.

A Short History of Bogsta

Bogsta Parish has its origins in the Middle Ages and its church is from the 12th century. The parish church was at the center of social and religious life in the area for centuries. The parish had its responsibilities removed with the Swedish Municipal Reform of 1862. The responsibilities were at that time split between the local government of Bogsta Municipality and the church congregation. About a century later, in 1952, the municipality was incorporated into Tystberga Municipality. Tystberga became later in 1971 a part of Nyköping Municipality. In regards to the church congregation, it is since 2002 a part of the Tystbergabygden Congregation.

Things to Do and See

This is the countryside of Sweden and typical to Södermanland it is an area with lakes, forests, and farmland. Along these scenic views is the parish church with its tower that watches out over the landscape.

Bogsta Church

The parish church was inaugurated in the 12th century. It is a stone church with an adjacent graveyard. The church has seen a few alterations and additions since its construction and is today a part of Tystbergabygden Congregation within the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Sweden

How to Get to Bogsta

  • Flights: Stockholm Skavsta Airport (NYO) is 26 kilometers to the west.
  • Car: Bogsta is along countryside roads to the west of Nyköping.
  • Bus: Buses from Sörmlandstrafiken connect Bogsta with the surrounding region.

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

  • Stockholm – 85 kilometers (1 h 6 min)
  • Gothenburg – 389 kilometers (4 h 16 min)
  • Malmö – 533 kilometers (5 h 43 min)
  • Linköping – 122 kilometers (1 h 21 min)
  • Kiruna – 1316 kilometers (15 h 18 min)

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