Goats in a chalet


  • Phone: 070-340 95 54
  • Contact person name: Alf Sjödén
  • Opening hours: Every day all summer

Hedbodarna can boast to be one of the best preserved long pastures, and has been classified as a national interest for cultural heritage conservation.



Hedbodarna is long pasture to Månsta village in Älvdalen and which has been documented since the 1600s. There are many special old house which is preserved in a good condition. There are also mountain cows and goats.

In the summer it's old pasture life apply. There operates Alf Sjödén every summer traditional pasture life with mountain cows and goats. He makes butter and whey, and have the operation of the pasture. The old fire houses on the mountain pasture are even used today.

He walks up to summer pasture around midsummer and go back to the village again after the moose hunt in the fall.

In the summer you can go to Hedbodarna and buy snacks and mountain products, but you need to call Alf in advance.

There is also access to simple overnight accommodation.

Elfdalens historical society manages the farm.

Good to know

  • Children/Family
  • Summer


The distance between Älvdalen centre and Hedbodarna is about 40 kilometers. From Älvdalen Centre: Go north towards Idre on RV70. After the dam (Åsendammen), follow sign to the left towards Hedbodarna. Keep following signs to Hedbodarna.