Sigtuna Hostel and Folk High School stands on a hill with a view over Mälaren, just outside the mediaeval town centre. Discover the lanes and cafés of Sigtuna, swim in Mälaren, explore forest paths and beaches, or take a trip to Stockholm or Uppsala.
Guests at our hostel have access to the premises of the folk high school and if you’re lucky your visit may be given extra sparkle by our students, or participants in our courses or conferences. The Spejaren restaurant is a natural meeting place at the school. It has a stage where many types of artist perform. And close by there are cosy rooms for sitting and reading, just hanging out, or playing pool. We occasionally put on art exhibitions.
There is a relaxed feeling here, and you can choose between being in the company of others and being alone. The Ansgar building is a place for stillness and quiet reflection.
The forests around the school and the strands of lake Mälaren provide walking paths, and the nearest place for swimming is only 500 metres away. Sigtuna Folk High School is 15 minutes’ walk from the centre of Sigtuna, and buses run out to us from the centre. Buses from SL, the public transport company in Stockholm, and UL, the public transport company in Uppland, stop at the school.
Sigtuna Folk High School was founded in 1917 by Manfred Björkqvist, a leading figure in the Church of Sweden during the 20th century. Right from the start, the fundamental principle that has permeated Sigtuna Folk High School has been responsibility for society, openness for all life stances, and dialogue. Our philosophy is that everyone, in their meeting with Sigtuna Folk High School, must be given the opportunity to test, question, discover and master knowledge and life values. This makes Sigtuna Folk High School an exciting melting pot.
Public education has been the main activity at Sigtuna Folk High School through the years. We now offer non-specialist courses in art and photography, and vocational course for youth recreation leaders and parish education specialists. The Church of Sweden previously placed its educational centre at the school, and it was here that the layperson movement within the church began. This means that it is natural for us to work in the voluntary and ideal sector, and we have long experience of arranging conferences and meetings. Maybe we could help you to hold a successful conference.
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