The Bothnian Coast

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 (seven minutes, every two hours).

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby The Bothnian Coast attractions

1. Limön Island

4.21 MILES

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…

2. Sveriges Järnvägsmuseet

5.46 MILES

Inside Gävle’s former engine shed, this excellent museum traces the history of the railway in Sweden through seriously hands-on displays. Besides numerous…

3. Joe Hillgården

6.35 MILES

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…

4. Gamla Gefle

6.36 MILES

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…

5. Länsmuseum Gävleborg

6.38 MILES

The county museum, Länsmuseum Gävleborg, has beautifully designed exhibitions on regional culture through the ages, from prehistory to the ‘golden era’ …

6. Gävle Castle

6.52 MILES

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…

7. Rådhus (Town Hall)

6.54 MILES

Gävle's impressive town hall was completed in 1790 after the previous one burned down in 1776. The upper part of the building was then destroyed in the…

8. Sveriges Fängelse Museum

6.55 MILES

Duck into underground dungeons, check out ye olde instruments of retribution, peer into the windowless 'punishment' cells and enjoy the tableaux of…