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Ljusdal

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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 .

Understand

Get in

By plane

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

By train

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.

  • Ljusdal railway station, Norra Järnvägsgatan 42. Everyday 06:00–23:00. (updated Apr 2021)
  • 2 Järvsö railway station, Stationsgatan 2. (updated Apr 2021)

By bus

From Ljusdal station the following companies have a bus services:

  • X-trafik operates bus service from Gävle via Bollnäs and from Hudiksvall via Delsbo. And also bus service to and from Järvsö.
  • Härjedalingen operates a long distance bus service from Stockholm to Ljusdal, the route goes via Uppsala, Gävle, Söderhamn, Bollnäs and Järvsö.

By car

Get around

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.

See

  • 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. (updated Mar 2016)
    • 1 Bommars, Brovägen 8 (Letsbo), ☏ +46 70-292 98 62, ✉ info@bommars.se. Guided tours at 15:00, Jun 25-Aug 6, daily. The tour takes 1½ hours. 200 kr. (updated Apr 2021)
    • 2 Bortom åa, Gryssjövägen 1 (Fågelsjö), ☏ +46 657-300 30, ✉ info@fagelsjo.nu. 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. (updated Apr 2021)
    • 3 Kristofers, Kalvstigen 6 (In Järvsö), ☏ +46 70-559 27 57, ✉ info@kristofers.se. 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. (updated Apr 2021)
  • 4 Färila kyrka. (updated Mar 2016)
  • 5 Järvzoo, Vallmovägen 49, 820 40 Järvsö (From Ljusdal travel towards Järvsö), ☏ +46 651 411 25, ✉ info@jarvzoo.se. 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. (updated Dec 2016)
  • 6 Stenegård, Stenegård 11. Large historic homestead. (updated Jul 2021)

Do

  • 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. (updated Mar 2016)

Buy

  • 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. (updated May 2017)

Eat

  • 1 La Banca, Norra Järnvägsgatan 35, ☏ +46 72-535 9070, ✉ info@labanca.se. Italian-inspired restaurant and deli. (updated Apr 2021)
  • 2 Restaurang Hembygdsgården, Kyrksjönäsvägen 16, ☏ +46 651-711430. M-F 11:00-15:00. (updated May 2017)
  • 3 Janus Bistro, Norra Järnvägsgatan 41, ☏ +46 651-16490, ✉ info@janusbistro.se. M-Th 17:00-22:00, F 17:00-01:00 and Sa 17:00-02:00. Bistro & lounge. (updated May 2017)
  • 4 Konditori Finess, Norra Järnvägsgatan 39, ☏ +46 651-10580. M-F 08:00-18:00, Sa 09:00-16:00. Bakery. (updated May 2017)
  • 5 Järnvägspizzerian, Norra Järnvägsgatan 39, ☏ +46 651-10038. Su-Th 11:00-21:00, F-Sa 11:00-22:00. Pizzeria (updated May 2017)
  • 6 Gui Lin Kina Restaurang, Södra Järnvägsgatan 44,, ☏ +46 651-711150. Chinese restaurant. (updated May 2017)
  • 7 Järvsö Crêperie, Stenevägen 12. (updated Jul 2021)

Drink

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

Sleep

  • Engbergs i Stavsäter, Borrvägen 1 (1.5 km (0.93 mi) west of central Ljusdal), ☏ +46 70-5111 840, ✉ ann-christine53@hotmail.com. A rentable Hälsinga Farmhouse (updated Dec 2017)
  • Hälsingegård Lundbergs, Los Kyrkbyväg 22-24 (Los, 60 km (37 mi) west of central Ljusdal), ☏ +46 761 137037, ✉ kontakt@halsingegardlundbergs.com. A beautiful Hälsingegård turned into a B&B. (updated Dec 2017)
  • 1 Stadshotellet i Ljusdal, Norra Järnvägsgatan 41, ☏ +46 651-16080, fax: +46 651-16260, ✉ stattljusdal@telia.com. In central Ljusdal, Stadt is the largest hotel in town. The nightclub and bar is open during weekends. From 1150 kr per night, 750 kr during summer. 

Connect

Go next

  • Sveg
  • Järvsö
  • Hudiksvall


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