Three packed days starting in Enköping's world-famous parks, visits to Grönsöö Castle, Wik's Castle and Landsberga Farm. Learn more from knowledgeable guides and experience and eat the local food, produced and prepared by skilled food craftsmen in Fjärdhundraland.
Program Day 1
A minibus picks you up at Enköping's train station and takes you to Café Samt and the Music Store inside central Enköping. There you are welcomed with bubbles and cuts in a cozy warm environment.
The guides Elisabet Lind and Eva Wrede take you on a guided tour of the city. You get to experience both Enköping's famous parks and hear the story of Enköping's long and exciting history. Did you know that Enköping is one of Sweden's oldest cities?
The tour goes through the Dream Park, which is the most famous of all parks, created by the world-famous garden designer Piet Oudolf.
After the guided tour, the buffet is served at Café Samt. Lia prepares all food from scratch and uses the best ingredients available. The food is both healthy and exciting with many flavors of different kinds. The buffet consists of a cold portion with salads and vegetables and a hot portion with both meat and veg options. For the meal, you can choose between beer, wine or non-alcoholic drinks.
After lunch you have your own time to discover the city. If you want to enjoy more of the green environments, this is an excellent opportunity. The range of small personal stores in Enköping is large. Next to Café Samt is Pepparrotsstadens Trädgård & Hantverk. Also do not miss the ladies' favorite shops Karin Sömmare and Fröken Röd. At Stora torget is a cheese and delicatessen, also focused on local products. On Kungsgatan there is an old honest bookstore and inside a backyard a vinyl shop. For those interested in the outdoors, there is the small but well-stocked Fiskebutiken or why not the Bicycle and hunting shop at Farliga hörnan? It's also lovely to just have a beer in the sun!
After a full day in Enköping, the bus takes you out into the country to Jädra Gårdshotel for dinner and overnight in the newly built farm hotel in the middle of nature among fields and horse paddocks. Here you stay in double rooms that are bright and fresh with shower and toilet in the room.
The dinner is Landars Kök & Bar and is served in the old grain magazine. For Petter and Helena, it means a lot to cook from scratch and as ecologically sustainable as possible. This evening, the "Fjärdhundralands tray" is served, a meal with small dishes, charcuterie & cheese prepared from ingredients according to the season from Fjärdhundraland.
After breakfast from our local food suppliers, the journey goes to Grönsöö Castle. On the way you meet the guide Eva at Boglösa rock carving area. Eva tells about the place, the Bronze Age and the people who lived here before.
Once on Grönsöö, you will be guided by a representative from the von Ehrenheim family and experience an increasingly unusual, cohesive collection of antiques in their proper environment. You will hear the story of the von Ehrenheim family who live in the castle, about the collections, about the place and how the family works with parks, exhibitions, agriculture and orchards. Lunch is served in the distillery and consists of a rich goulash soup with wild boar mince, potatoes, onions and peppers. Served with yogurt, parsley and bread.
After lunch, there is plenty of time to stroll around the park, visit the exhibitions or go shopping in the castle shop.
The bus takes you after a wonderful day north towards the next destination, Wiik Castle which is located in a scenic area next to Lårstaviken. The castle is Mälardalen's best-preserved medieval castle and was built during the 15th century. Here the journey's feast awaits with a view of Lake Mälaren. Then enjoy the locally produced cheese platter, Wik's truffles and chocolate. Beer and wine are available for purchase.
After a good night's sleep on Wik, there will be a guided tour on Wik where we tell about interesting people who lived in the castle over the centuries. There will be legends and descriptions of both people but also ghosts that appear from time to time.
The journey then continues west along the Örsundaån and Alstasjön, through the beautiful landscape with both forest and fertile agricultural land. Once at Landsberga farm in Biskopskulla parish, Per Sandqvist himself receives and tells about his farm, which the family has used since the 19th century. In his own farm mill, flour of wheat and rye from the grain fields is ground. In the farm shop, you then have the opportunity to buy the farm's own flour, locally laid eggs and much of the food crafts produced in Fjärdhundraland. A light lunch is served prepared from local ingredients.
The bus takes you back to Enköping station in the afternoon.