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Fagersta is Västermanlands County in central Sweden and has approximately 11,000 inhabitants (2008).The city has since the 1600s been an important center for iron and steel industry.
Fagersta has lush scenery and excellent opportunities for recreation and outdoor activities. The city offers a variety of shops and eateries, art galleries, indoor and outdoor swimming pool.
The largest tourist attraction in Fagersta is Engel’s use – iron consumption from 1600 – 1800’s, which is considered the world’s leading industrial memory, and is listed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.Here you can see preserved buildings, cottages, a forge and offices, and learn about how at the time worked and lived.
The Engel’s Oljefabrik from 1875 is one of the city sights. This is now a museum, and is referred to as “the world’s oldest oil refinery”. The museum is located in Barron, who is nicknamed “Oljeön”.
Another attraction in the area is Västerfors community center at Strömsholms Channel, which also Västerfor Kyrka from 1827 is located.
Nearest airports are Vasteras Airport (74 km) , Borlänge Airport (76 km) and Örebro Airport (146 km from Fagersta).