Guided tour Oil Island

|Translated by Google translation|

At Oljeön you can visit the world's oldest preserved oil refinery and hear the story of the "crazy" entrepreneur with the unlikely idea - to refine oil in Bergslagen! In 1875 the idea was realized when the factory was built and a small community was formed on the island where people lived and worked all year round. For 50 years, the refinery produced light oil, kerosene and all sorts of fats that were supplied to the Swedish households and industry. The crude oil that were used came from Pennsylvania in the United States and was transported through Strömsholm's canal to Ängelsberg. Today, the factory is a museum where guided tours take place during the summer. Here you can see, among other things, the intact and untouched factory interior, the beautiful residential building as well as the bunk and bakery cottage where the women worked - here are several of the original environments left.

You can get to the island by the ferry Petrolia which runs in conjunction with the shows and hear more about Pehr August Ålund and his revolutionary factory.

Guided tours at Oljeön 2018
June 22 - Aug 18: All days at. 11.30 and 14.00 (2pm).
May 11 - June 16 and August 24 - September 29:
Saturdays and Sundays at. 14.00 (2pm).


Practical information:
Price: 80kr /adult.
Children 15 years or younger free of charge for adults, max 3 children /adult.
Display time: 1.5 hours.
Language: The regular tours are guided in Swedish. Audio guides with English and German translation are available to borrow.
Tickets: Ticket is purchased before the guided tour at Ängelsberg Visitor Center, card, cash or Swish payment.
Meeting point: At the ferry station, next to Ängelsberg's station.

Event dates

  • Aug 24
    Fagersta
    14:00 - 15:30
  • Aug 25
    Fagersta
    14:00 - 15:30
  • Aug 31
    Fagersta
    14:00 - 15:30
  • Sep 01
    Fagersta
    14:00 - 15:30
  • Sep 07
    Fagersta
    14:00 - 15:30
  • Sep 08
    Fagersta
    14:00 - 15:30
  • Sep 14
    Fagersta
    14:00 - 15:30
  • Sep 15
    Fagersta
    14:00 - 15:30
  • Sep 21
    Fagersta
    14:00 - 15:30
  • Sep 22
    Fagersta
    14:00 - 15:30
  • Sep 28
    Fagersta
    14:00 - 15:30
  • Sep 29
    Fagersta
    14:00 - 15:30

Contact information

Organizer: Fagersta kommun
Place: Vid färjeläget, mitt emot Ängelsbergs stationshus
Address: 737 78, Ängelsberg
Phone: 46-0223-13100