Uppland Plains

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The Uppland Plains, Upplandsslätten or Uppsalaslätten, are the farmlands and woodlands in central Uppland, surrounding Uppsala. They border Stockholm's northern suburbs, Roslagen and Western Uppland.


  • Uppsala itself is Sweden's fourth largest city, the seat of Uppsala County, Sweden's archbishop, and Sweden's oldest university.
  • Uppsala countryside with Linnaeus' Hammarby and Ulva Kvarn.
  • Sigtuna, a millennial city, with Stockholm-Arlanda Airport.
  • Knivsta, a modern suburb with prehistoric heritage.


  • Sunnersta
  • Alsike
  • Sävja
  • Almunge
  • Knutby


Sigtuna and Uppsala were founded around AD 1000, making the Uppland Plains the cradle of the Swedish nation. In modern times, Stockholm has become increasingly more dominant, while Uppsala is currently Sweden's fourth largest city. Sigtuna and Knivsta are mostly commuter towns, but still hold much of Sweden's early cultural heritage.

Get in[edit]

  • Stockholm-Arlanda Airport in Sigtuna is Sweden's largest airport.
  • Rail stations in Uppsala, Knivsta, Sigtuna and others.

Get around[edit]

The area is served by national rail, as well as two public transport companies: SL and UL.


  • Uppsala, with 150,000 inhabitants, a university, a cathedral and burial mounds from the Viking Age.
  • Sigtuna, Sweden's oldest city.
  • Linnés Hammarby in eastern Uppsala countryside; the workplace of Carl Linnaeus, founder of systematic biology.
  • Broborg. In Knivsta.
  • Mora Stenar in Knivsta; a minor archaeological artifact.



  • Wiks slott

Go next[edit]

  • Stockholm, Sweden's capital and largest city.
  • Roslagen, the Baltic Sea coast.
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