Järlåsa Kyrkby, Uppland – Exploring Sweden

Järlåsa Kyrkby was the central settlement of Järlåsa Parish in the historical province of Uppland. Here a small village has developed around the parish church. The church and its settlement are a short distance north of the locality of Järlåsa, which instead has developed around the railroad in more recent years. The small village has today around 150 inhabitants.

A Short History of Järlåsa Kyrkby

Järlåsa Parish has a history stretching back to the Middle Ages. The first known written mentioning of the parish dates back to 1291. The current church was inaugurated in 1688, the ruins of the stone church from the Middle Ages can be found just a few hundred meters away.

The development of the nearby locality sharing its name began in the early 29th century. The locality is within the old parish and both Järlåsa and Järlåsa Kyrkby became part of Uppsala Municipality in 1971.

Things to Do and See

There is one prominent building in the small village and that is the church of Järlåsa Parish. In addition, there is plenty of nature around and the countryside atmosphere that for many people can consider relaxing.

Järlåsa Church

At the center of the village is the Järlåsa Church. The church was inaugurated in 1688. Its exterior has to the most part been unchanged since the second half of the 18th century, but the last restoration was completed in 1994.

Järlåsa Church Ruins

A few hundred meters north of the current church are the ruins of one of its predecessors. Not much is left of the stone church from the Middle Ages. It is, however, one of the more historically significant sights in the area.

How to Get to Järlåsa Kyrkby

Flights: The closest airport is Stockholm Västerås Airport (VST), 66 kilometers away, which has mostly low-cost carriers. In addition, there is Stockholm-Arlanda Airport (ARN), 67 kilometers away with both domestic and international flights.
Car: Järlåsa Kyrkby is close to road 72 between Heby and Uppsala.
Bus: Local and regional UL buses connect Järlåsa Kyrkby with the surrounding region.
Train: There is no train station here. However, there are train stations in both Morgongåva and Uppsala.

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

Stockholm – 104 kilometers (1 h 15 min)
Gothenburg – 457 kilometers (5 h 39 min)
Malmö – 670 kilometers (7 h 24 min)
Linköping – 243 kilometers (3 h 6 min)
Kiruna – 1197 kilometers (13 h 42 min)

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