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Sigtunastiftelsen’s Gunnar Ekelöf Room

Manfred Björkquists allé 4
193 22 Sigtuna
08-592 589 00

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Gunnar Ekelöf Room

Sigtuna – a focal point for Swedish literature

In the late 1920s Gunnar Ekelöf, one of Sweden’s most celebrated authors and cultural profiles, spent an entire winter convalescing at the peaceful Sigtunastiftelsen retreat. After inheriting some money, he explored French modernism in Paris and enjoyed a rather extravagant life in Stockholm before finally settling in Sigtuna. Throughout the next several decades he was one of several poets and novelists turning Sigtuna into a major focal point for Swedish literature. In 1951, Gunnar Ekelöf become one of the 18 permanent members of the Swedish Academy who appoint the laureates for the annual Nobel Prize in Literature.

Today you can have a glimpse of Gunnar Ekelöf ’s life and cultural heritage at Sigtunastiftelsen’s Ekelöf Room.

Opening hours:

Open on the first Sunday of every month, from 1 pm to 3 pm.

For groups or other hours, please contact Bo Alström, tel: + 46 (0)8 592 542 41.

E-mail:; tel: +46 (0)8 592 589 85

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