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Here we list what you can see and do in Gävle


Visit Furuviksparken, the park for the whole family. There you can walk in the beautiful green, leafy park, say hello to all the animals, go on Sweden's only kangaroo safari, visit the stalls, enjoy good food in one of the restaurants, spin on the funfair, cool off in the adventure pool or enjoy concerts at warm summer evenings. Stay overnight at Havshotellet or Havscampingen, both of which have a view of the sea.


At Bönan you can discover the lighthouse museum, coffee at Böna café and visit the fish smokehouse.

Böna Fyrmuseum

Check out the old lighthouse from the 1840s, which is now a museum and sometimes has guided tours. The lighthouse is a joint building with the lighthouse residence, which consists of a room and kitchen. The lighthouse itself is built of half-timber and planks, and the dwelling house is built of timber. The height of the tower is 19.9 meters above sea level, 73 steps lead up to the lighthouse and then you have a wonderful view of the archipelago.

Once upon a time, the lighthouse was kerosene-powered and the lamp was reinforced by lots of mirrors. It is free to visit the museum

Böna Café

Eat a light lunch or have a coffee in the cozy café with an old-fashioned and genuine home feel. During the summer and in good weather all year round, there is plenty of room in their garden service.

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Eat & Drink

Restaurants, cafes and pubs in Gävle

Brända Bocken

On the main square in Gävle you will find the restaurant Brända Bocken. Regardless of whether you want to eat a nice lunch, a well-composed dinner or have a harmonious evening out with tasty drinks, you are always warmly welcome to Brända Bocken.

The restaurant serves classic dishes with modern elements. Every weekday lunch is served between 11-15 and after that the À la carte menu applies for the rest of the evening. If you don't want to sit indoors, that's no problem, as the restaurant has a 200 square meter outdoor dining area that can be weatherproofed in case of rain or bad weather.

Erlandssons Restaurang & Bar

With the longest bar counter in Gävle, designed by Lena Björklund from I&I, Erlandsson's Restaurant & Bar has a unique atmosphere that is welcoming and refined at the same time.

In the bar, you can be served Spanish Gin & Tonics, nice cocktails and sangria that has both red wine, white wine and cava as a base. The menu designed by the kitchen team includes a fusion of international and local grilled dishes. All grilled dishes at the restaurant are served with an accompanying accessory tray containing 7 different accessories that vary according to mood, season and availability, and all accessories are designed to go with poultry, fish and meat.

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Hotels and campsites in Gävle

Furuvik Havshotell

Live with the sea as a neighbor and a stone's throw from the Furuvik Park with exciting animals, adventure pools, tickling attractions and magical concert evenings at Furuvik Havshotell.

Havshotellet is very close to Furuviksparken, and if you book accommodation here, two days of park admission is included. The hotel offers conference facilities with associated concerts, activities in the park and well-prepared food. Right next door to the hotel is Furuvik Havskrog, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner to the hotel.


Right in the middle of the city, right next to Gävle central, is the Järnvägshotellet. The train from Norrland or from Stockholm & Arlanda takes you almost to the entrance. It is walking distance to shops, museums, restaurants, the college and tourist information.

At the hotel, the guest gets what is needed for a successful overnight stay, family & personal service, good breakfast and, above all, comfortable beds & pleasant rooms. The hotel offers affordable rooms for travelers who prioritize the charming and personal, Wi-Fi is free and all rooms have a TV, most of them also have a washbasin. Shower and toilet are shared by all guests.