Sevedstorp, Småland, Exploring Sweden

Sevedstorp, Småland – Exploring Sweden

Sevedstorp is a small settlement in Vimmerby Municipality that is best known by its fictional name Bullerbyn. This was once the home of Samuel August Ericsson, best known as the father of the famous Swedish writer Astrid Lindgren. The settlement has inspired many of her stories and was the model for the settlement in her books about the Six Bullerby Children. It was also the the filming location in 1886 and 1887 for the films based on the books.

A Short History of Sevedstorp

Astrid Lindgren’s father Samuel August Ericsson was born in the nearby settlement of Hamphorfva. However, the famiy moved to Sevedstorp and the house when he was seven years old. The first book about the Six Bullerby Children was released in 1947 and it was one of three books that created the fictional settlement of Bullerbyn. It was, however, first when the filming of the films took place in Sevedstorp in the 1980s that the settlement became famous.

Things to Do and See

Welcome to a rural part of Småland with fields and forests all around. This is a part of Sweden that has played a central role in being the model for many of the stories written by Astrid Lindgren. Nearby you can find places like Katthult, Lönneberga, Mariannelund, and Vimmerby.


It is the fictional village of Bullerbyn that is the main attraction and in Sevedstorp it is in many ways no longer fictional. The small picturesque settlement has been both the inspiration but also the actual filming location that has created the public view of what the fictional village looks like. Here you will find the village itself with a few animals as well as a seasonal cafe.

How to Get to Sevedstorp

  • Flights: The nearest airport is Linköping City Airport (LPI) which is 112 kilometers to the north.
  • Car: Sevedstorp is located along countryside roads west of Vimmerby.

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

  • Stockholm – 310 kilometers (3 h 20 min)
  • Gothenburg – 251 kilometers (3 h)
  • Malmö – 319 kilometers (3 h 50 min)
  • Linköping – 108 kilometers (1 h 25 min)
  • Kiruna – 1541 kilometers (16 h 50 min)

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