Sibro, Södermanland, Exploring Sweden

Sibro, Södermanland – Exploring Sweden

Sibro is a small settlement right at the border between Flen Municipality and Nyköping municipality in the province of Södermanland. The actual border is the short stream Sibroån between Lake Båven and Lake Lidsjön. The main buildings of the settlement are on the western side of this stream in Flen Municipality. On the eastern side is the former farmstead Baggetorp.


A Short History of Sibro

Sibro has originally been on the border between Ripsa Parish and Årdala Parish. Ripsa Parish is since 1971 a part of Nyköping Municipality while Årdala is since 1965 a part of Flen Municipality.

Sibro has for centuries been an important place. On a hill overlooking Lake Båven are the remains of an old hillfort. Further and newer development here came with the construction of a mill for the processing of grain. It is believed that the mill was built already in the 16th century. The building was, however, in a bad state in the 1930s and tumbled in 1932. It has since been rebuilt and is today still standing next to the stream.


Things to Do and See

Welcome to the countryside of Södermanland and the many lakes, forests, and fields. Lake Båven is for many the main attraction in this area, but there are still a few more sights to explore.

Sibrobadet

Sibrobadet is the beach along the shores of Lake Båven. Its adjoined by a small playground and has parking for mobile homes and caravans in its vicinity.

Sibro Kvarn

Sibro Kvarn was the local mill for processing grains and did probably date back to the 16th century. The current building is still the most prominent building within the settlement but is a reconstruction after that its predecessor was destroyed in 1932.

Spikstenen

Spikstenen, the “Nail Stone”, is a large boulder. It is an erratic block that was moved here by the glaciers during the last Ice Age and is currently standing tall above Lake Båven. It is about 4 meters tall. What makes this large boulder special is the tiny area that it is balancing on and has been doing so for many millennia. It is since 1924 a protected natural monument.

Sibro Fornborg

On the hill watching out over Lake Båven is the former hillfort Sibro Fornborg. It is not much to see for the untrained eye, walking up to the top of the hill and knowing what once stood here might be an experience in itself.


How to Get to Sibro

  • Flights: The closest airport is Stockholm Skavsta Airport (NYO), only 24 kilometers away.
  • Car: Sibro is on countryside roads a bit north of Nyköping.
  • Bus: Sörmlandstrafiken has bus route 691 which starts at nearby Baggetorp and continues on a route to Malmköping.
  • Train: There is no train station here. Instead, the closest train station is in nearby Flen, Gnesta, or Nyköping.

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

  • Stockholm – 111 kilometers (1 h 28 min)
  • Gothenburg – 393 kilometers (4 h 25 min)
  • Malmö – 536 kilometers (5 h 49 min)
  • Linköping – 124 kilometers (1 h 26 min)
  • Kiruna – 1314 kilometers (16 h 20 min)

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