Fjärdhundra is named after a historical folkland that was once known as Fjärdhundraland. The locality has around 930 inhabitants and is today a part of Enköping Municipality in Uppsala County. The most prominent landmark and a structure no one can miss when arriving in Fjärdhundra is the large grain silo. The tower watches out over most of the small locality.
A Short History of Fjärdhundra
Fjärdhundraland was one of four historical lands in the province of Uppland, these were known as “folkland“. The other three were Attunda, Roden, and Tiundaland. The railway that passed through the area where the locality today lies was completed at the beginning of the 20th century. The station here required a name and the decision was made to name it after the old folkland, Fjärdhundra. The railway that connects Enköping with Runhällen in the north opened in 1906 and had troubles from the start. The passenger traffic continued until 1959. After a few more years of goods traffic, the railway was dismantled in the 1960s.
Prior to the railway, this was countryside and a part of Simtuna Parish. It was first after the construction of the railway that a community started to grow around the new station. Agriculture and farming continued to be important for the inhabitants and the large grain silo was built in 1968.
Things to Do and See
Finding your way to Fjärdhundra is a lot easier than finding out what to do once you arrive. There are multiple areas to explore around the locality, but at its center, you will mostly find residential areas. There is, however, the main landmark and it is in itself something to have a look at.
The main landmark in the locality and a building you cannot miss when visiting is the large silo. It was built in 1968 and it is still in use. How high is it? That is a question that we have tried to find an answer to without success.
Fjärdhundrabadet is the name of the outdoor swimming pool. They are open during the summer and have heated water both for play, relaxation, and exercise.
How to Get to Fjärdhundra
Flights: The closest airport is Stockholm Västerås Airport (VST), 46 kilometers away, which has mostly low-cost carriers. In addition, there is Stockholm-Arlanda Airport (ARN), 92 kilometers away with both domestic and international flights.
Car: Fjärdhundra is along road 70 between Enköping and Sala.
Bus: Local and regional buses from UL connect Fjärdhundra with the surrounding region.
Train: SJ has trains to and from nearby Enköping and connects the area with Gothenburg, Hallsberg, Stockholm, and Västerås.
The driving distance from 5 major Swedish cities, according to Google Maps:
Stockholm – 93 kilometers (1 h 3 min) Gothenburg – 429 kilometers (5 h 8 min) Malmö – 650 kilometers (7 h 4 min) Linköping – 222 kilometers (2 h 48 min) Kiruna – 1179 kilometers (13 h 53 min)
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