Getting to Uppsala University Botanical Garden

The Botanical Garden is bordered by Dag Hammarskjölds väg, Thunbergsvägen, Norbyvägen and Villavägen; the visiting address is Villavägen 6-8.

The city buses stop directly outside the Botanic Garden at the bus stops named Blåsenhus, Evolutionsmuseet and Botaniska . Visit the website for Uppsala public transport to find the bus timetables for lines 1 (white), 2 (red), 7 (light blue), 11 (grey) and 12 (yellow).

There are car parks at Villavägen 6 (only 10 parking lots, on the side facing the Garden), Norbyvägen 18, and Plantskolegränd. Parking for the disabled is available close to the Tropical Glasshouses and Café Victoria, Villavägen 8.

Parking for coaches is available close to the Cathedral at S:t Eriks torg and Riddartorget.

Getting to the The Linnaeus Garden

The Linnaeus Garden is on Svartbäcksgatan, north of the pedestrianised part of the street.

There are no bus stops alongside the Garden. City buses (numbers 2, 5, 13, 14 and 42) all call at the bus stop called ’Skolgatan’, which is a short walk from the Garden. Regional buses (numbers 110, 111 and 115, for example) also stop at ’Skolgatan’. Buses 110 and 115 to Old Uppsala (Gamla Uppsala) depart from stop ’Skolgatan’.

Getting to Linnaeus’ Hammarby

By car

Leave the E4 Uppsala bypass at junction 187 and take road 282 towards Edsbro. After about 200m turn right towards Danmark and ”Linnés Hammarby” (signed). Linnaeus’ Hammarby has got the GPS-coordinates WGS84 59° 49′ 3″ N, 17° 46′ 35″ E  /  UTM 59.8175°, 17.776389°.

By bus

Bus 102 from Uppsala to Knivsta stops at the turn-off for Linnaeus’ Hammarby, about 2 km from the property. The travel time from Uppsala central station is about 20 minutes, the return journey about 25 minutes. The bus departs every 30 minutes on weekdays and once an hour on weekends.

Bus 186 also stops at the turn-off for Linnaeus’ Hammarby, on weekdays (travel time 15 minutes).

Collaboration with Uppsala-Lenna Heritage Railway and The Swedish Tramway Society

Sundays 28 June - 16 August Uppsala-Lenna Heritage Railway operates a veteran bus service to Linnaeus’ Hammarby.

Tickets:  240 Skr/adult bort directions or 140 Skr/adult one-way, children 7–15 years old pay half proce. Entrance fee to Linnaeus' Hammarby is not included in the price. Book your ticket at ebx.ulj.se at least one week in advance. 

The Linnaeus route

  • Departure from Uppsala Östra 10.10
  • Arrival at Linnaeus’ Hammarby 11.50 (train to Marielund, veteran bus to Linnaeus’ Hammarby 11.25)
  • Return via Linnaeus’ Sävja 14.10 or 16.10
  • Arrival at Uppsala Östra 14.55 or 16.55

The scenic route

  • Departure from Uppsala Östra 12.35 (train to Selknä, there may be a change of trains at Marielund)
  • Deprature from Selknä 13.23 (veteran bus via Fjällnora and Bärby)
  • Arrival at Hammarby 14.10
  • Return via Linnés Sävja 14.10 or 16.10
  • Arrival at Uppsala Östra 14.55 or 16.55

Linnékatten 14 June, 19 July, and 16 August

  • 10.10–11.00 Lennakatten (steam train) Uppsala Östra – Bärby, veteran bus Bärby – Linnaeus’ Hammarby
  • 12.35–13.20 Lennakatten (steam train) Uppsala Östra – Bärby, veteran bus Bärby – Linnaeus’ Hammarby
  • c. 13.30 guided veteran bus tour Linnaeus’ Hammarby – Uppsala Östra, via Sävja, arriving at Uppsala Östra c. 14.35
  • c. 15.45 guided veteran bus tour Linnaeus’ Hammarby – Uppsala Östra, via Sävja, arriving at Uppsala Östra c. 16.45
  • 11.00–13.30 and/or 13.30–15.45 see Linnaeus’ Hammarby.Guided tour of the manor house 11.30 and 14.30 in Swedish and 12.30 in English.

By bike

You can go by bike to Linnaeus' Hammarby. The distance is between 12 kilometers and 15 kilometers depening of your choice of route. The last 5–6 kilometers are on narrow roads with car traffic.

Route passing Kungsängen and Linnaeus' Sävja

This route takes you southward along the river Fyrisån through the nature reserve Årike Fyris. In May, you can see the famous river meadows  at Kungsängen covered with flowering snake's head (Fritillaria meleagris). Further south, after leaving the river behind you, you reach Sävja. Carl Linnaeus used to own the heritage farm which now houses a museum, herbary, and café and holds cultural events. The remaining part of the route follows car roads. You pass the medieval Danmark church, which the Linnaeus’ family used to frequent. A narrow road, winding through the agricultural landscape, takes you the last three kilometers to the Hammarby estate.

Map of recommended bike route from Stora torget in Uppsala to Linnaeus' Hammarby, passing Kungsängen and Linnés Sävja.

Shorter route through Fålhagen and Slavsta

This route takes you through a green corridor to the eastern parts of Uppsala, passing Fålhagen and parts of Årsta. With some luck you will see the Lennakatten steam train working its way out of town. From Slavsta you will follow a car road to Danmark where you pass the church the Linnaeus family used to frequent. Be careful when you cross road 288 which has heavy traffic. A narrow road, winding through the agricultural landscape, takes you the last three kilometers to the Hammarby estate.

Map of recommended bike route from Stora torget in Uppsala to Linnaeus' Hammarby, passing Fålhagen and Slavsta.