Edebo, Uppland, Exploring Sweden

Edebo, Uppland – Exploring Sweden

Edebo is a settlement in Norrtälje Municipality in Stockholm County. This is an area that was once a part of the traditional land of Roslagen in the province of Uppland. The church here was once the center of social and religious life within the old parish. It still stands in the center of a settlement that today has around 70 inhabitants.

A Short History of Edebo

Edebo Parish had its origins in the Middle Ages and the current stone church is from the 15th century. The church is believed to have replaced a former wooden church. The parish was active until the Swedish Municipal Reform of 1862. This was when its responsibilities were split between the local government of the new municipality and the church congregation. In 1952, the new municipality was incorporated into Häverö Municipality, which in turn became a part of Norrtälje Municipality in 1971. The church congregation is since 2010 a part of the Häverö-Edebo Congregation.

Things to Do and See

The parish church and its clock tower stand on either side of the road that goes through the area. They are in turn surrounded by farmland and forests.

Edebo Church

The parish church is a stone church from the 15th century. It has an external wooden clock tower that probably dates back to 1758. The church is today one of the churches making up the Häverö-Edebo Congregation within the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Sweden.

How to Get to Edebo

  • Flights: Stockholm Arlanda Airport (ARN) is 73 kilometers to the southwest.
  • Car: Edebo is along Road 76 just south of Hallstavik.
  • Bus: Busses from UL connect Edebo with the surrounding region.

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

  • Stockholm – 94 kilometers (1 h 18 min)
  • Gothenburg – 516 kilometers (6 h 2 min)
  • Malmö – 702 kilometers (8 h 9 min)
  • Linköping – 291 kilometers (3 h 26 min)
  • Kiruna – 1194 kilometers (13 h 43 min)

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

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