Gävleborg County

Gävleborg County consists of two provinces, Gästrikland and Hälsingland, which make up the southernmost part of Norrland in Sweden.


Municipalities of Gävleborg County



Other destinations


Gästrikland and Hälsingland are the gateway to Norrland, mostly covered by hilly forests.

Get in

By plane

By train

Get around

The county is sparsely populated, and preferrably travelled by car. The E4 is the dominant highway, though smaller roads are more scenic.


Bommars, one of the traditional world heritage listed farms



With milder climate and higher population density than northern Norrland, but still with large tracts of nature, Gävleborg is great for outdoor life, with beaches, ski resorts and deep forests. Watching sport is a pastime; ice hockey in Gävle, and bandy in Sandviken and Bollnäs.

As the only major city, Gävle has opportunities for shopping and nightlife.

Gävleborg is also famous for its folk culture, with similarities to neighbouring province Dalarna. Delsbostämman and Hälsingehambon are annual events.

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