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The home of composer and music critic Wilhelm Peterson-Berger is one of Sweden’s most interesting design artefacts.


On Frösön, with miles of views of forests, lakes and mountains lies Sommarhagen. The house was built in 1914 by the composer, critic and music writer Wilhelm Peterson-Berger.
Today he is remembered for “Frösö Blomster” with piano pieces such as “Sommarsången”,”Vid Frösö kyrka” and “Intåg i Sommarhagen.”

Every summer, his opera Arnljot is performed as spoken word theater with musical elements at an open-air theater near Sommarhagen.

The artist’s home, which is now a museum, is a dream home from 1914, an original building with influences from national romance and Art Nouveau and characterized by Wilhelm Peterson-Berger’s ideas in terms of design, interior design and color scheme.
It has been likened to “a timbered fortress with a summer-light interior” and was selected in year 2000 by the magazine Forum as one of Sweden’s best interiors in the 20th century.

The house is a listed building and over the past five years, the music hall, which has a ceiling height of 5.5 meters, has been restored to its former glory with the help of painting conservators and upholsterers. Additions to period details are made over time. The area around the house is also kept in good condition. The aim is to show what the environment looked like in P.-.B.’s time. 

Audio guides are included in the entrance fee (please bring your own headphones for the phone). The audio guides are in Swedish, English, German and French and tell about the house, about PB’s life and works and play his music.

Café Sommarhagen

On the ground floor of the house is Café Sommarhagen, which serves light lunches, tasty sandwiches and home-made cakes.
Welcome to a unique, scenic setting among summer flowers with an adorable view over Storsjön and Jämtland’s mountain world.

Opening hours 2024

The museum and the café are open from June 17 to 18 August 11am-4pm, every day.
Closed midsummer weekend, June 21-23.
Group visits can be booked from May to September


  • Bus parking
  • Groups
  • Café
  • Audio-guides


Östersund City Centre : 9 km
Åre Östersund Airport: 6,5 km
Östersund train station: 11 km


Peterson-Bergers Väg, Frösön
Phone. booking: +46 72 - 215 22 10
Website: sommarhagen.com