Winter wonders: the ultimate guide to Västerbotten julbords
From rustic countryside settings to modern culinary twists, Nicola Foleher outlines a variety of delightful options for a memorable Christmas dining experience for the whole family.
November 24 to December 17
Adults: 795sek, children aged 5-12 years: 195sek, children aged 0-4 years: free
If you don’t feel like going into the city, why not take a scenic drive to the lovely little town of Burträsk. At Burträsk Värdshus you will find a traditional julbord served in a beautiful environment. Afterwards, go for a walk along the shore of the nearby lake.
For something a little special, head to Stiftsgården: the restaurant is set in a beautiful manor house and every attention to detail has been considered. A combination of a traditional julbord and attentive table service makes this a slightly different experience for those who want to feel a little more looked after during this festive treat.
Friday and Saturday from 17.00, Sundays from 16.00. On weekdays, they serve julbord on request both during the day and in the evenings.
Adults: 695sek, Children 2-11 years: 400sek, Children 0-2: free.
At Jössgården farm, you will find the ancient stone barn bedecked for Christmas to help you get into the Christmas spirit. You will find all the usual cold cuts and warm dishes, as well as a variety of julbord desserts.
Lunch and dinner – Thursday/Friday/Saturday 790sek
In Nordanå there is something for those of you who fancy a change from a traditional julbord. Nordanågarden normally specializes in taking Swedish ingredients and giving them a delicious Mediterranean twist, so you can just imagine how good their julbord will be. you can just imagine how good their julbord will be.
you can just imagine how good their julbord will be. Head to their website to view the full menu. You won’t be disappointed.
The green julbord is a meat-free option and is also vegan friendly. Served in an atmospheric Christmas environment that takes traditional flavours and reimagines them with vegetables and alternative protein sources from the plant kingdom. Includes a hot and cold buffet, dessert buffet. Booking is essential.
Head out of the city to the old church town in Lövånger and take a walk around the old church cottages before enjoying a fantastic julbord with a little twist. Focusing on locally sourced produce, the menu promises to have both traditional and modern takes on the famous festive feast. From lunch buffets to evening/night time julbords complete with live music, and a family julbord with a version for the kids, there is something for everyone. Visit the website to choose the perfect option for you and yours.
A non-traditional julbord inspired by Texas, where the smoke meets the norths ingredients and changes food traditions. Why not try something new? This julbord is served in two sharing tray servings and a dessert table.
Serving two different kinds of experiences of a traditional julbord lunch (Dec 3, 10am-14:00) and a BBQ julbord (November 24-December 15, 17:00 – 20:00), there should be something to suit everyone. Both serve a hot, cold and dessert element.
Perhaps you fancy a quiet night in, or inviting some friends round to eat, but you don’t have a clue how to prepare a julbord. Fear not, as the folk at Bryggargatan have you covered. From mid-December you can order food bags that have all the dishes prepared for you, from a ‘Herring bag’ through to a ‘Luxury bag’ and a ‘Christmas buffet bag’. Prices range from 399sek for a herring bag to 4955sek for a julbord for 10 people, which strikes us as a bit of a bargain.