Gävle attractions

Top Choice Distillery in Gävle

Mackmyra Whisky

Mackmyra Svensk Whisky, established in 1999 as the first Scandinavian malt-whisky distillery, offers tasting sessions that must be booked in advance via the website. You'll find the distillery, warehouse, and visito…
Museum in Gävle

Sveriges Järnvägsmuseet

Inside Gävle’s former engine shed, this excellent museum traces the history of the railway in Sweden through seriously hands-on displays. Besides numerous old locomotives and carriages that you can clamber inside (i…
Historic Site in Gävle

Gamla Gefle

A fire in 1869 wiped out most of the old wooden buildings that formed the town’s core. Today the little cluster that survived the fire is preserved in the rickety area that is Gamla Gefle, just south of the river. T…
Museum in Gävle

Länsmuseum Gävleborg

The county museum, Länsmuseum Gävleborg, has beautifully designed exhibitions on regional culture through the ages, from prehistory to the ‘golden era’ (mid-19th century) to modern times, with the life stories of ke…
Church in Gävle

Heliga Trefaldighets kyrka

The oldest church in Gävle has an 11th-century rune stone inside, as well as incredible woodcrafted decoration – the work of German artisan Ewardt Friis. The tower, completed in 1781, leans by about half a metre. Th…
Museum in Gävle

Joe Hillgården

One of the old houses in Gamla Gefle is a museum marking the birthplace of Joel Hägglund, who moved to the USA, changed his name to Joe Hill and became a legendary labour-union organiser. Hill was wrongly convicted …
Museum in Gävle

Sveriges Fängelse Museum

Duck into underground dungeons, check out ye olde instruments of retribution, peer into the windowless 'punishment' cells and enjoy the tableaux of slatterns and miscreants getting merry inside one of Sweden's first…
Island in Gävle

Limön Island

From late May to late August up to three daily 45-minute boat tours on the M/S Drottning Silvia run from Södra Skeppsbron, Gävle's port, to the island of Limön, part of the surrounding archipelago. The island has a …
Ruins in Gävle

Gävle Castle

On the south side of the river, Gävle Castle (Gävle Slott) was originally built by King Johan III in 1593, looking like a real castle with pinnacles and a tower. Unfortunately, it burned down in 1727 and was then re…
Amusement Park in Gävle

Furuvik

Families mob Furuvik amusement park in summer, thanks to its roller coasters, Aqua Jungle pool area with water slides and ape enclosure at the zoo. Furuvik is 12km east of Gävle; take a local train to Furuvik stop (…