Siggesta, Uppland, Exploring Sweden

Siggesta, Uppland – Exploring Sweden

Siggesta is a small and rather sleepy village north of Enköping. It was once a part of Simtuna Parish but is today a part of Enköping Municipality in Uppsala County. It is a countryside village surrounded by fields and farms. In other words, it is a place where you can enjoy a typically Swedish landscape.

A few of my ancestors actually used to live in Siggesta. The most notable of these people is Hilma Christina Erlandsson (1880-1961) between 1905 and 1910.

A Short History of Siggesta

Siggesta has been a village in the Simtuna Parish for several centuries. It is not a famous place. In fact, for as long as anyone can remember it has been a farming village with a few homes. Today the village is somewhat larger than previously and it has around 30 adult inhabitants.

Things to Do and See

The countryside can by itself be an attraction for many people who want to get out of the towns and cities. Siggesta is a typical sleepy village. But tranquility is not all, there are some things you can entertain yourself with here. One example is the local community for weaving with their own looms.

How to Get to Siggesta

  • Flights: The closest airport is Stockholm Västerås Airport (VST), 30 kilometers away, which has mostly low-cost carriers. In addition, there is Stockholm-Arlanda Airport (ARN), 95 kilometers away with both domestic and international flights.
  • Car: Siggesta is along road 70 between Enköping and Sala.
  • Bus: Bus stops for local and regional buses from UL are in nearby Fjärdhundra.
  • 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 – 96 kilometers (1 h 5 min)
  • Gothenburg – 414 kilometers (5 h 5 min)
  • Malmö – 635 kilometers (7 h 3 min)
  • Linköping – 225 kilometers (2 h 50 min)
  • Kiruna – 1182 kilometers (13 h 57 min)

Find out more about other destinations in Sweden by visiting our page Exploring Sweden

This Post Has One Comment

  1. maristravels

    My husband and I regularly toured Sweden by car in the seventies and eighties but I haven’t done this now for many years as I haven’t got the nerve myself to drive in Sweden. I have family who live in Gothenburg and occasionally when I visit, we go on trips to various other parts of Sweden, a country I love. I’m lucky also to have friends in Stockholm who also drive me to interesting places when I visit the capital. Thank you for showing me Siggesta, it looks a lovely community.

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