Simundö is a small settlement in the historical province of Uppland. The area was once a part of Börstil Parish and is today included in Östhammar Municipality in Uppsala County. This is a former farming community in rural Sweden and has today a bit over 20 permanent residents.
A Short History of Simundö
Simundö was over the centuries a part of Börstil Parish, today Börstil District in Östhammar Municipality. The settlement existed already in the 18th century. At the turn of the century, in the first years of the 1800s, Simundö had nine farmsteads and housed the tailor Jonas Silfverdahl, the shoemaker Frans Bonde, and the boatswain Eric Kallström. Many of the community’s farmers were related to each other, either by marrying a sister of another or by being the child or sibling of a neighbor.
Things to Do and See
This is the Swedish countryside, to find something specific to look at is not always necessary. Instead, you will find fields, old farm buildings, and green forests. The rural atmosphere does, however, not only include the smell of dung, it is the silence that many appreciate.
How to Get to Simundö
- Flights: The closest major airport is Stockholm-Arlanda Airport, 108 kilometers away with both domestic and international flights.
- Car: Simundö is located along road 76 between Gävle and Östhammar.
- Bus: Local and regional UL buses connect Simundö with the surrounding region.
The driving distance from 5 major Swedish cities, according to Google Maps:
- Stockholm – 146 kilometers (1 h 44 min)
- Gothenburg – 542 kilometers (6 h 21 min)
- Malmö – 754 kilometers (7 h 56 min)
- Linköping – 341 kilometers (3 h 42 min)
- Kiruna – 1159 kilometers (13 h 21 min)
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