Storvreta, Uppland – Exploring Sweden

Storvreta is a locality in the province of Uppland, just a short distance north of Uppsala. With a population of around 6300, it is the third-largest locality within Uppsala Municipality.

For many floorball enthusiasts, both in Sweden and abroad, Storvreta is a famous name with a respectable club and many youth cups and tournaments.

A Short History of Storvreta

The modern Storvreta took form in 1874 with the opening of the railway. Storvreta had at the time 5 farmsteads. Farming was soon replaced by furniture manufacturing, an industry that grew in importance for the small village. The number of furniture manufacturers in the area had increased to four in the mid-20th century, all taking advantage of the railway.

It was during the 1960s that Storvreta as a locality started to grow, mainly with single-family homes. The locality both grew as a center for the local area, but also as a residential area close to the much larger city of Uppsala.

Things to Do and See

For many Storvreta is either a floorball mecca or a suburb of Uppsala. Either way, there are a few sights of interest and once you search for further exploration, then the city of Uppsala is always within easy reach.

Tipp-Toppen

Tipp-Toppen is both the place for a large playground, but also a slope for winter activities such as riding a toboggan or sled. In addition to playing, there is also space for barbeques and picnics.

Storskogen Nature Reserve

Storskogen Nature Reserve is a forested area covering 275 hectares. It was established in 2014 and has several hiking paths for anyone wanting to enjoy the forest and nature.

Rune Stone U 1022

Right next to the school Storvretaskolan there is one of the many runestones in the area. This one is named U 1022 and was created in memory of a father.

Storvreta IBK & Storvretacupen

Storvreta IBK is the local floorball club. Innebandy, the Swedish name for floorball, is one of the most popular team sports in Sweden and Storvreta IBK is one of the teams that have been dominating the sport nationally. They have in total won the national championship six times, the last time in 2019, since their establishment in 1989.

The organization also arranges the world’s largest floorball tournament Storvretacupen. Covid-19 might have caused some disturbance last year, but under normal circumstances, the tournament has around 13.000 players from approximately 800 teams. The teams are split into several categories based on age and gender, actually creating multiple tournaments. There are around 2.000 games that take place at several venues in and around Uppsala.

How to Get to Storvreta

Flights: The closest airport is Stockholm-Arlanda Airport, 44 kilometers away with both domestic and international flights.
Car: Storvreta is close to the E4 north of Uppsala.
Bus: Local and regional buses from UL connect Storvreta with the surrounding region.
Train: Upptåget has trains connecting Storvreta with Gävle, Tierp, and Uppsala.

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

Stockholm – 95 kilometers (1h 6min)
Gothenburg – 559 kilometers (5h 50min)
Malmö – 708 kilometers (7h 20min)
Linköping – 290 kilometers (3h 16min)
Kiruna – 1149 kilometers (12h 59min)

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

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