5/27 – 6/1 2014

thursday – sunday

welcome to Urnatur at Omkultur´s annual
art tour

– workshop / shop
– café
– stay over in the wood hermitage
/ book online here 


– goupbookings:

all other dates (grey on the online booking)

April – October
are bookable for groups,
both private and for meetings
Mail us for a proposal!





– singles , couples, small groups:
book online here 
(all green marked dates available)

hermit nights
in the wood hermitage including dinner, sauna, woodheated bathtub & breakfast next dates:
13 September
27 September
18 Oktober

sommerstay 07 July- 16 August
in the wood hermitage including “do-it-yourself full pension”: cook dinner and lunch over an open fire with Urnaturs veggie-box, canoes and sauna, breakfast

read more about our summerstay here 

…come here yourself, with the family, with your friends, come for one night, come for many… Welcome!


JULY 2013

High time to book your summer in the wood hermitage

during the month of July (only) we offer b & b for the whole family!
and now you can even order lunch and summer dinner
– If you do not feel like cooking in our outdoor lakeside kitchen …


book here Heda market


tips for trips

to do in the close surroundings

nature room Tåkern Heda old-fashioned market
Saturday, 6/7 2013 at. 10:00 to 17:00 in Heda 8 km north of Ödeshög

outdoor theater Boat trips on the M / S Wadstena
Hästholmen Hjo, Hjo-Hästholmen and tours along Omberg, throughout July
, daytrips / evening trips in lake Vättern

boot tours Alvastra outdoor theater July 19-27, nighttime 22.30 with dance and music

Heda market nature Visitor Centre Tåkern open daily 10-17.00

description of all nature reserves
in Ödeshög (below)

cultural heritage
European Network of
Regional Culinary Heritage

Urnatur is now member of the European network of regional Culinary Heritage
/ Sweden – region of Östergötland

nordic camo 2013 This year The National Association of Swedish Handicraft Societies welcomes you to this summer’s Nordic Handicraft Camp at Urnatur in Östergötland, southern Sweden.
Don’t miss this chance to do handicrafts with like-minded people in a unique setting.

 more information /pdf

Zeitz foundation

The Long Run

Urnatur is now member of

The Long Run
Zeitz Foundation



Give away a unique experience
for Christmas!

Buy a gift certificate for any amount
or why not book one of our activities right now.

New exclusive event for 2013:
Wild Food (on the table

Date: May 25
price: 1750, – SEK/ p

multi-course dinner in the open air
-packed with wild vegetables
wild food on the tableread more here


Urnatur awarded by B2N

October 9th 2012:
At the final conference of the B2N (business to nature) project in Powys, Wales / UK, Urnatur was awarded as the best of all the good practices identified in the lifetime of the project.

The aim with this european project was to find good examples of entrepreneurship in harmony with nature.

Read more about the project:

NOMINATEDUrnatur is nominated for the
Big Swedish Tourism prize for 2012 !

meet Urnatur at

the Scandinavia Show

in London
6-7th of October 2012

at Visit Östergötlands
exhibition stand 109

naturum TåkernNaturum Tåkern – about 20 km from Urnatur- nice trip for birdlovers!
The 25th of May king Carl XVI Gustaf opened Naturum Tåkern.
A great place for birdwatching – and with a beautiful exhibition…

The reed covered building is designed by Gert Wingårdh Arkitekter AB, Roland Thörnqvist made the exhibition – and used Urnaturs moss- velvet wherever possible :)

pictures from the opening on the blog :)
grand hotel Stockholm
Urnatur got the 2012
Grand Travel Awards Eco Tourism prize!!!

grand travel award

Now you can find us on facebook!

be among the very first to like us :)



Urnatur is nominated as one of three Swedish eco tourism entrepreneurs for the
Grand Travel Awards Eco Tourism prize for 2012

The prize is awarded on Wednesday 22 February
to the organizer that was bringing to life​
Swedish eco-tourism the best in the past year.

Urnatur with its wood hermitage as commended by a growing number of guests. Urnatur offers a unique holistic experience based on professional hospitality, elegant design and an irrepressible desire to convey knowledge of the forest, countryside and biodiversity.

Thank You everybody out there who nominated us :)

And: Cross your fingers !


NEW: book online

now you can book your stay
or our hermit nights & courses online!

NEW: Urnatur summer – courses 2012
•foraging wild herbs for for food;
•basics in timbring a hut,
•building traditional Swedish fences,
•knife and fire basics- all you need to know

treehouse aircastle

greenest destination in Sweden
Urnatur is listed as

read more:

pil german travel magazine “Norr”
(here in a Visit Sweden version)

pil der Spiegel-Online “Geheimtipps für Schwedenurlaub; Wellness im Zauberwald” / Die Urkraft des Waldes – Ödeshög

photo: Susanne Walström

eco – moss

four new moss fabrics printed on eco cotton

moss: green “original” & light green
big moss – enlarged moss pattern:
also both “original” green & light green.


Omkultur´s annual
art tour02-05/06 2011
Thursday – Sunday 11-17.00program & information pil

In September we also had “the anthropologist” visiting us :)
They belong to “Anthropologie” (see below) and they have a nice website with odd documentaries from all over the world.

Now they also made a documentary on Urnatur with beautiful daily lifepictures and videos of Håkan pottering about on our farm making fire, building traditional fences, fishing crayfish, picking mushrooms… 

Caroline Winberg in Urnaturs “äsping” when Philadelphia-based company“Anthropologie” is shooting their new fashion collection for the December catalog 2010.

The spirit of the Swedish forest is beautiful,
but dangerous.
She has lured many a man away
to be lost forever in her embrace.

She is known to Swedes as “skogsrå”.

look at Volvos artfilm about Swedish woods filmed here in our forest…

Urnaturs as a trendsetter :)

look at The Future Labaratory´s trend video for the German Heimtextil – Fair in Frankfurt
inspired by Urnaturs Wolf cot…


Welcome to have a look at our new treehouse:

with its spiral staircase winding up on a pine tree, suspension bridges to a platform and a little porch upstairs…

When it is a stormy day it can be rather an adventure to sleep her – It can be swinging, creaking, cracking, squeaking –
it´s like sailing on the dry land.

If you think off booking the air castle you should definitively not be afraid of heights or easily get seasick :)

Open House
13-16 May 2010

“I am writing to say that your property has been accepted into our listing and to congratulate you on receiving our highest award, the ‘5 Green Stars’ rating. “

Wood hermitage awarded to
five green stars
Eco Hotel of the world

Read more about us at the guide to
eco hotels of the world :

foto: Carl Bengtsson

design: Ulrika Krynitz
Take a break, unplug the carpet and play

Stockholm Furniture Fair
9-13 february 2010

We exhibit together with Konsthantverkcentrum at the Stockholm Furniture FairMöbelmässan

read more about Green

Welcome to monter: A09:02


6 february- 9 may 2010

Urnatur exhibits at:

Röhsska museets
konstslöjdsalong 2010
arts, crafts and design, Gothenburg

Welcome to Vernissage
6 february at 13.00

Forest day 23 january 2010

Forest, health and spirit of enterprise

Linnéuniversityt of Växsjö

more information:

New treehouse with view over the lake?

No – this is going to be a platform for fishhawks!

During the autumn Håkan and Christer managed to finish som nature conservation projects around lake Visjö.
Next summer we hope to get many exciting new guests :)

photo: Christer Wiking

The 3-6th of September 2009 we celebrate Omberg Festdagar andÖstgötaDagarna with a program full of nature, culture & health.Urnaturs shop & studio-café opens:
Saturday 5/9 at 12-16.00
Sunday 6/9 at 12-18.00
free guidning through the wood hermitage
14.00 both Saturday and SundayWe also exhibit at the Galleri Halvarby with an coexhibition of Omkultursmembers
Vernissage Saturday at 11.00

stay at the wood hermitage

The hermitage is a small and very genuine place
To the wood hermitageyou can come yourself, with friends, relatives, your club or company.

Good food with wild herbs, crayfish-dinner, wood fired sauna and a good conversation at the open fire. Borrow our canoe and make a trip on the lake, listen to the diver, the tawny owl and the silence.

High Design
Text by Costas Christ
Photograph by Neil Rogers/Nature’s Best

National Geographic – Adventure magazine
Published: August/September 2009

World Class: Lodges + Escapes

After serving five years on the board of the Swedish Ecotourism Society, Håkan Strotz began working with ecologist/designer Ulrika Krynitz to create the perfect ecolodge…

read more about it 

Welcome to Omkulturs konstrunda

21-23 maj 2009

local artists exhibit and open up their private studios for a couple of days
Thursday to Saturday, 11-18.00

Urnaturs shop and café will be open


Urnaturs new tiny moss carpets

more info?
Look into our new webshop !



Welcome to Vernissage

big autumn exhibition at the Linköping museum.

28-Sept 2008- 11 Jan 2009

Welcome to open house at Urnatur

opening of the tin castle

…our new meeting-place

café, shop, exhibition etc

6-7 September 2008


Urnatur newly-appointed arranger
in Natures Best
































































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