Ulva kvarn is an artisan and craft village just north of Uppsala, that has grown up around the rapids of the Fyrisån river. The name ULVA comes from Ulva Vad, a pass for wolves, where the wolves could wade across the Fyrisån.
Ulva is an old watermill and has been found to be mentioned in older scripts already at the beginning of the 14th century. The mill house was built much later, around 1757-59. At the turn of the last century, there was also a manor house, sawmill, loom and a small farm.
Today, Ulva is a very popular excursion destination both for the scenic environment and for the craft village with artisans, shops, restaurant and café. Here you can spend an entire day fishing, picnic by the shores of Fyrisån, strolling in the craft village and just relaxing in the beautiful nature. No wonder it has been nominated and named by various groups as a “smultronställe” a place where you feel happiness, joy and well-being.
Ulva also has a strawberry farm right in the vicinity which is an immensely popular destination in the summer for all berry lovers alike.
By Uppsala Nya Tidning’s readers, Ulva kvarn has been voted as No 1 hidden gem destination in Uppsala and a must visit when you are around.