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Gävle is near

Gävle is near and quickly within reach, something that will make the location an attractive place to a wide range of visitors from around Europe and the rest of the world.

Arlanda International Airport is only 60 minutes away from Gävle by train. At present there are over 150 non-stop destinations to Arlanda within Europe and trains depart to Gävle every hour from right below the Sky City terminal. By car you reach Gävle via the motorway in 80 minutes.
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Well upon arrival in Gävle, you can reach just about anything by foot, by bike, bus or taxi. The hotels as well as The University of Gävle are all centrally located and within walking distance. There are also local transportation and buses available for those who prefer.

The people in Gävle are friendly and used to take care of international visitors. At first glance, we may seem a little hesitant. But that quickly transforms into curiosity and pride, making us more than happy to help and show you our own home town.

This is Gävle

Gävle is home to everything that characterizes Sweden - mountains, sea, archipelago, lakes, rivers, forest and wilderness, all of which provide all sorts of experiences and outdoor activities. There is also a rich cultural life and endless opportunities for leisure and entertainment, including theatres, symphony orchestras, music festivals, spectator sports, golf courses and shopping centers.
Today over 100.000 people reside in Gävle, and a lot of people move here due to the high quality of life. 
Gävle also has excellent accessibility to Stockholm and Arlanda International Airport which allows good commuting possibilities.
Back in the 1800’s shipping and shipbuilding made Gävle one of the nation’s most prominent cities. The town hall, municipal theater, the unique fire station and the great stone palaces bear witness to a city with a strong self-confidence and a lot of capital.

Today Gävle has a diverse economy which includes both highly productive industries that are traditional to the region, such as paper, packaging and steel as well as innovative sectors, such as clean technology, GIS (Geographical Information Systems), tourism, fiber optic technology and creative industries.

Some of Sweden’s largest brands also emerged in Gävle such as Gevalia , Läkerol and Mackmyra Swedish Whiskey.

To read more about Gävle, visit the website for Gavle Tourist Centre