Worth every moment!
Just take a walk in the forest or in Gävle's beautiful city park, the Boulogner Park. Visit one of our recreation areas or go shopping in one of the shopping malls of Gävle City, Valbo or Hemlingby. In the summertime you can play golf at one of Sweden's largest golf courses or leave town to spend some time at sea. Visit the theatre and a museum, watch a dance performance or go to see a work of art you have perhaps never seen before. Visit one of our relaxing cafes and enjoy a cup of coffee or a picnic in the fantastic parks and gardens.
Visit the museum and the permanent exhibitions in two old prisons, centrally located beside the castle on the south side of the Gavle River. The exhibition in the castle prison from 1732 will tell you about the time when we in Sweden had shame piles in town, shame logs outside the churches and all the gallows along the beaten track.
Come and see Gävle’s biggest celebrity in December! The thirteen metre high Gävle goat adorns Slottstorget in Gävle every year from the first advent.
Here you can find souvenirs of the Gavle Goat. Who knows, you might stumble over a nice gift for yourself or for someone special!