Skolsta, Uppland, Exploring Sweden

Skolsta, Uppland – Exploring Sweden

Skolsta is a small locality in the historical province of Uppland. The area is today a part of Enköping Municipality in Uppsala County. Around 220 inhabitants call this their home and the locality is mostly made up of one-family homes and a few small businesses.

A Short History of Skolsta

Skolsta was earlier a part of Litslena Parish and it would take until the 1930s before development here slowly began. Before that, it was a small settlement with three farmsteads, a small store, a school, and a few countryside industries. The construction of one-family homes began in the 1950s with the help of the local municipality. Skolsta was then one of the localities within Norra Trögd Municipality. It was, however, Enköping that developed a lot faster attracting a lot of resources and people from the countryside. Skolsta and the rest of Norra Trögd Municipality eventually became a part of Enköping Municipality in 1971.

Things to Do and See

Skolsta has a gas station and a small restaurant making it a common stop for people traveling along Road 55. There are otherwise very few buildings that attract visitors in the small locality. A short distance to the north is Litslena Bygdegård, the local cultural center and a venue for many local events. Litslena Church can also be found a bit to the east. In addition, this is an area of Sweden that has plenty of rune stones to explore, just head out along the countryside roads and you will most likely stumble upon some.

How to Get to Skolsta

  • Flights: Stockholm Arlanda Airport (ARN) is 68 kilometers to the east and Stockholm Västerås Airport (VST) is 38 kilometers to the west.
  • Car: Skolsta is along Road 55 east of Enköping.
  • Bus: Buses from UL connect Skolsta with the surrounding region.

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

  • Stockholm – 67 kilometers (47 min)
  • Gothenburg – 418 kilometers (4 h 50 min)
  • Malmö – 638 kilometers (7 h 2 min)
  • Linköping – 213 kilometers (2 h 43 min)
  • Kiruna – 1203 kilometers (14 h 18 min)

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

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