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About us

Good nature management is an important part of our work. Photo: Gillis Aronsson

The Uppland Foundation, or 'Upplandsstiftelsen', was founded in 1972 by Uppsala county council and Uppland's municipalities to promote nature management and outdoor life.

The Foundation runs a number of projects, which both promote nature management and outdoor pursuits. We own and/or manage more than 30 nature areas in the county, half of which are nature reserves. The aim of managing these nature areas is both for good nature management and for the creation of areas that are attractive for outdoor activities. In some of these areas, there are camping sites or cabins.


Managing waters in Uppland. Photo: Per Stolpe

The Uppland Foundation is also responsible for the countyʾs hiking trail, The Uppland Trail, and for three canoeing trails.

Kungaspangen1.jpgExplore The Uppland Trail! Photo: Upplandsstiftelsen

Through our nature school, we stimulate teachers and school groups to do more outdoor activities.


Hands-on-experiences - that is learning by doing in a nutshell. Photo: Upplandsstiftelsen.

Another important part of our work is to spread knowledge about the county's nature, nature management and possibilities for outdoor pursuits. This is done through brochures and pamphlets, on our web page, and at Biotopia (Uppsala's Biology Museum).

Our work is financed through a yearly fee from the county council and Uppland´s municipalities, assignments, project funds and other contributions.


Protection of species, here early blister beetle. Photo: Gillis Aronsson

Hiking the Uppland Trail will provide you with a peaceful outdoor experience. More information here.


These routes present the most beautiful and accessible leg of each river. They are ideal for beginners or families. More information here.