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Ljusdal is a town with about 7,000 inhabitants in western Hälsingland. It is the seat of Ljusdal municipality with a population of about 19,000 inhabitants. It is famous as the home of three of the "Decorated Farmhouses of Hälsingland", a UNESCO World Heritage site .


Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

Ljusdal has no airport of its own; the nearest international airport is Stockholm-Arlanda ARN IATA and the nearest regional airport Härjedalen Sveg Airport[dead link] (EVG IATA).

By train[edit]

Train services are plentiful. SJ operates InterCity and X2000 trains from Stockholm via Uppsala and Gävle (continuing to Östersund) depart every two hours. Local trains between Ljusdal and Gävle via Bollnäs are also available.

By bus[edit]

From Ljusdal station[dead link] the following companies have a bus services:

By car[edit]

  • From Stockholm take E4 north to Hudiksvall and then road 84 towards Ljusdal.

Get around[edit]

Most of the destinations in the city center can be reached on foot or bicycle. Some will require car or taxi to access, since public transit is limited.


Fågelsjö Gammelgård, part of the Decorated Farmhouses of Hälsingland UNESCO World Heritage site.
A snowy Färila Church in December; Färila is part of Ljusdal Municipality.
  • Hälsingegårdarna (Hälsingland farms). Three of the seven farms that make up the UNESCO World Heritage site Decorated Farmhouses of Hälsingland are located in the municipality of Ljusdal. In addition to these three several other beautiful farmhouses can be found in the area.
    • 1 Bommars, Brovägen 8 (Letsbo), +46 70-292 98 62, . Guided tours at 15:00, Jun 25-Aug 6, daily. The tour takes 1½ hours. 200 kr. Bommars (Q26256588) on Wikidata Bommars on Wikipedia
    • 2 Bortom åa, Gryssjövägen 1 (Fågelsjö), +46 657-300 30, . Jun 6-Aug 31, 10:00-17:00 daily. Guided tours at every full hour 11:00-16:00. Only open to booked tours during the rest of the year. 100 kr. Fågelsjö Gammelgård (Q10500933) on Wikidata
    • 3 Kristofers, Kalvstigen 6 (In Järvsö), +46 70-559 27 57, . Accessible during guided tours held at 15:00 Tuesdays and Thursdays in July. Tours can be booked via the Stenegård world heritage centre. 220 kr. Kristofers (Q29574265) on Wikidata
  • 4 Färila kyrka.
  • 5 Järvzoo, Vallmovägen 49, 820 40 Järvsö (From Ljusdal travel towards Järvsö), +46 651 411 25, . 10:00-15:00. Zoo which has a large collection of Nordic animals like wolf, arctic fox, bear, lynx, and wolverine and many more. Well worth a visit. Adults €18, children €9. Järvzoo (Q6320026) on Wikidata Järvzoo on Wikipedia
  • 6 Stenegård, Stenegård 11. Large historic homestead. Stenegård (Q10678427) on Wikidata


  • 1 Hamra nationalpark (Hamra National Park) (from E45 between Sveg and Orsa on a side road going eastward from Fågelsjö: follow the signs for about 5 km), +46 26 17 10 00. Hamra National Park (Q569960) on Wikidata Hamra National Park on Wikipedia


  • 1 Gallerian - Centrumhuset Ljusdal, Norra Järnvägsgatan 39. M-F 10:00-18:00, Sa 10:00-15:00. Shopping mall in city center. Walking distance from train station. Several different stores can be found here.



  • 1 Järnvägs, Norra Järnvägsgatan 40, +46 651-15295, . Opens M-F 11:00, Sa 13:00, Su 17:00, closing times are flexible. A somewhat legendary place that's been around in one form or another since 1880. Attracts people from all over Hälsingland (and further away too). Usually has live bands on weekends.



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