When the air is so high and clear, take a short trip from Stockholm and Mälardalen to Gävle and Gästrikland, which welcomes you with open arms for a weekend filled with autumnal activities. Everything at your own pace. Choose pulse raising or relaxation. Or, by the way, you can choose both! You have time, without stress. Gävle and Gästrikland in autumn, close to a whole smorgasbord of experiences.
Autumn weekend - an adventure at your own pace
The autumn journey starts here – in the working environment of Gysinge
Step right into the weekend by starting it and Friday at the historic Walloon mill Gysinge bruk among roaring rapids, magnificent waterscapes and deep forests in Färnebofjärdens National Park. Here the Upplandslätten ends and the Norrland forests have their southernmost outpost. It is so special that Unesco has named the area around here a Biosphere Reserve for its high cultural and natural values.
Hiking - makes you sleep well at Gysinge Herrgård
Stay at Gysinge Herrgård and experience the working environment for the rest of the day. Maybe you take a short walk around the mill or you pack your rucksack and you all go inside, maybe you have booked the Autumn hiking package that Gysinge Herrgård offers. Whatever you choose, ask the staff for their top hiking tips.
Autumn adventure among roaring rapids and over log & stone
Good morning! You start with breakfast at Gysinge Herrgård and perhaps a cold bath in the Dalälven in the quiet part right next to the manor before the day that will take you around Gästrikland. Further into the Iron Kingdom Gästrikland, the mill environments here date back to the 17th century and still leave traces today, both with history and with new areas of use. You will notice that during the day.
Tips for cozy activities this autumn - fix it at home
Take a morning walk in the area and look into one of the shops in the old mills, maybe some home furnishing product can come home with you?
Let yourself be inspired for an upcoming renovation at Gysinge Center for Building Maintenance.
Saturday lunch in the exciting greenhouse
Before lunch, it's a good time to eat something good at Café Haga in Hofors. The café is located in the greenhouse where several test and development projects are underway. Right now, the University of Gävle is testing a new greenhouse technology that saves energy here on site. All this exciting innovation goes hand in hand with the café's goodies and cozy atmosphere.
Busy, silly and magical! – Högbo MTB arena.
On the way to Gävle, you stop at Högbo Bruk and hop on the bike, either you bring your own or you can rent one on the spot. Put on a bike helmet and head out into the terrain.
Choose any of the courses, there is something for everyone.
Stay and feel good at the Scandic CH hotel
When your legs are just right, you continue your journey and once in Gävle you check in at Scandic CH.
Unload and recharge by resting for a while at the hotel before the evening, perhaps with a nap in the room or with some energy replenishment in the hotel lobby.
Or why not in the hotel's relaxation area with sauna.
Light candles and cozy up to autumn when you have dinner on Nygatan
Start the Saturday evening with dinner at Restaurang Nygatan. The restaurant is right next to the hotel and the premises are very old. As early as 1922, the doors to a restaurant were opened here for the first time, after those who worked in the harbor demanded it for a long time.
Take a seat among the arches and feel the centuries-old history, now in a more modern vintage.
Cozy tips to end your autumn weekend with
After a wonderfully long Sunday breakfast, you end the weekend by being in, and learning more about, the iron kingdom of Gästrikland. Feel the history throughout the closing day. You are invited to take part in beautiful surroundings, good food and educational experiences. You relax the lid and are then warmly welcome to come back and discover even more.
Let yourself be inspired and captivated at the Gävleborg County Museum
Step into the beautiful building that began construction in 1938. A box with a bit of a time capsule was bricked at the same time as the start into the foundation of the east wing.
Visit any of the exhibitions, learn more about how history happens here, see the glasses that are displayed in the Blue Hall at the Nobel Festival. Just to mention something. What will be your favorite?! Can you even pick just one!
End the weekend in Prince Daniel's beautiful home
Prince Daniel is one of our most famous guests. Enjoy his hometown Ockelbo before departure. Here you are treated to a delicious, varied and healthy lunch with beautiful views at Restaurant Sjöbacken.
Also, don't miss Ockelbo's fascinating industrial heritage in the form of Wij Valsverk, one of Sweden's best preserved and most intact of its kind.