Forssa, Södermanland, Exploring Sweden

Forssa, Södermanland – Exploring Sweden

Forssa is a settlement and former parish in the historical province of Södermanland in eastern Sweden. It is today a part of Flen Municipality. It is in the countryside and it consists of a small settlement around the parish church.

A Short History of Forssa

Forssa Parish has its origins in the Middle Ages with the church dating back to the 14th century. The area has for centuries been used for farming with the church at the center of the community. The parish existed until the Swedish municipal reform of 1862 when it was split between the local government of Forssa Municipality and the church congregation. The municipality was 1952 incorporated into Bettna Municipality, which in 1971 became a part of Flen Municipality. The congregation is since 2010 a part of Bettna Congregation.

Things to Do and See

For most a visit to the area usually includes some business at the church, be it a baptism or a wedding. For others it is to enjoy the Swedish countryside, maybe on a bike along the smaller roads through Södermanland. Either way, on a sunny day there it is possible to just enjoy the landscape.

Forssa Church

Forssa Church dates back to the 14th century and it has an external clock tower from 1738. Farmland surrounds the white stone church. The church is today a part of Bettna Congregation within the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Sweden.

How to Get to Forssa

  • Flights: Stockholm Skavsta Airport (NYO) is 40 kilometers to the south.
  • Car: Forssa is along countryside roads south of Flen

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

  • Stockholm – 128 kilometers (1 h 43 min)
  • Gothenburg – 396 kilometers (4 h 56 min)
  • Malmö – 538 kilometers (6 h 9 min)
  • Linköping – 127 kilometers (1 h 41 min)
  • Kiruna – 1311 kilometers (15 h 32 min)

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