Our favorite spot on earth

Welcome to Björsbo Forest & Lake Hideaways

Our Story

Sonakull and Björsbo is located side by side in the region of Gnosjö, well known for it´s many small manufacturing workshops. Surrounded by a rocky woodland with lots of small water streams and forest lakes. Right here it whas hard to develop the farming culture and the people of Småland became known as creative and thrifty in the striving to survive the days.
This is where our family lives since as long as it´s possible to follow. This is our obvious place on earth and we wouldn’t change that for the world.
In Sonakull we run a business since 2002 with horseback trail rides. You book a guided trail ride and join us for adventure in the forest of Småland.
Adjacent farm on the other side of a small stream is where you find the wilderness campsite. Björsbo means the nest of the bear and was in early days a croft under a bigger estate. The life as a crofter family was hard and you would need to know how to make the most of the land, the forest and the lake to live a decent life. In Björsbo there was also a mill where farmers in the nearby hamlets ground his grain. There has been many carriages traveling the very same winding gravelled that lead you to the wilderness campsite. Since 2014 the croft pastures on the slope over the small forest lake offers beautiful spots for your mobile vacation home.
Welcome to join our daily life in the middle of nowhere for a couple of days.
Best Regards Ulrika and Jan

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Meet Johansson's Family

Our favorite spot on earth is right here and we are proud to be able to show you a very special place, a hideaway in the middle of nowhere in Swedish nature. The wilderness campsite, family farm and horse-back riding make us happy.

Mrs Ulrika Johansson

Ulrika Johansson


Ulrika take care of administration and housekeeping. She manage the stable with horses together with daughters and a couple of close friends. It is also she how mostly welcome guests to the campsite and stable, as well as costumer service on mail, phone, social media and in person.

Mr Jan Johansson

Jan Johansson


Jan is the caretaker when things need to be fixed. He manage the forest, build and develop the properties. To the profession he is the foreman of one of many small typical manufacturing company in Småland. In his spare time, he share a passion with the son for motor-cross and gladly take a ride.

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This is truely a hideaway! The sauna where you can see deer passing by and cool down in the lake is a highlight! You will meet wonderful people there that make you wish you could stay longer.
Ralf Hegny / FacebookSatisfied customer in summer 2016