Filipsborg – Through Three Centuries

The mansion of Filipsborg, the grandest of its kind in the county of Norrbotten, was originally built late 17th century. From the start, the premises were referred to as Landet (meaning rural area).

For a long time, Landet served as residency for chief district judges Olof Burman and Mikael Höijer. These fine gentlemen worked as court judges in a jurisdiction stretching as far north as the Finnish Lapland.
Many famous names of the period visited Landet on northbound travels. ”Here, I saw the finest kept household in this part of the country” famous botanist Carl von Linné wrote in his diary.

In the early 1800’s, Landet was inhabited by Speaker of Parliament Johan Jacob Rutberg and his beautiful wife, Maria Eneskjöld – a widow of a sea captain. After Maria’s death in 1835, Rutberg sold the lot to provincial physician Doctor Philip Kleinschmidt. The premises were called Rakelsborg at the time and the new owner christened it Filipsborg, the name it still has to this day.

The definitive shape of the mansion wasn’t arrived at until the 1870’s, when wholesale merchant and later forestry tycoon Per Adolf Svanberg and his wife Johanna acquired Filipsborg and had it extended.
Svanberg and his enterprising partner became key figures in the industrialisation of the region that followed. They were actively involved in establishing several sawmills, at Båtskärsnäs, Axelvik and Jämtösund.

Times change, but the beautiful image of Filipsborg is still reflected in the silvery water of the Kalix River. Today, lovingly restored to a fine, old-fashioned tavern where spacious rooms with beautiful tile stoves create a unique atmosphere.

A place where history is ever-present. Filipsborg sports a modern kitchen with complete alcohol licenses and capacity to serve some 50 diners.
Upstairs in the main building, and in other parts of the Mansion, conference facilities for several groups, up to approx. 55 people can be found.