Tre personer i kajaker på Färnebofjärden.

Adventure Weekend - Get ready for thrills

Feel the excitement building in your stomach! Just a short trip from Stockholm and Mälardalen lies Gävle. Here you'll find everything from high ropes courses and trampolines to unbeatable experiences on the sea or lake. We promise a packed weekend full of adventures!

Start your adventure weekend with friday fun

A warm welcome to Gävle! What better way to start your Friday evening than with tacos?! Followed by a leisurely walk and experiencing central Gävle from the water. It's a wonderfully calm start to your adventure weekend in Gävle, designed to help you ease in and get ready for everything the weekend has in store.

Hotell lobby med bord och stolar framför en fondvägg

Your safe haven for the weekend

You might arrive in Gävle by train, and if so, it's just a few minutes' walk to Scandic CH. Check in at this comfortable hotel located right next to Gävle Central Station. Here, you can enjoy a comfortable stay and prepare for all your weekend adventures, both before and after your excursions.

Scandic CH

Byt ut

Taking friday tacos to new heights

A perfect start to Friday evening and the weekend! Step in and smell the aroma of freshly made authentic Mexican tortillas, crafted only a few meters from your table. Sit down and enjoy a Friday classic done in a way you might not serve at home. It's the perfect Friday treat to kick off your adventure.

Maria Bonita Tortilleria

Göran på en kajak som glider genom stilla vatten med motljus

Fitness by and on the Gavleån

Take an evening stroll along the Gavleån river as it gently flows towards the sea. Rent a SUP or kayak and enjoy an evening tour in the city center. It's a peaceful and fun activity to kick off the weekend adventure. Try it out in the nearby Alderholmskanalen with easy access to docks and piers, or paddle out into the sea along the coast.


Adventure at heights and depths

Good morning! After a good night's sleep and a hearty hotel breakfast, you're ready for the day's adventures. A Saturday among treetops and sunken shipwrecks awaits, mixed with good energy refueling, so get ready!

Man och barn går på en gångbro av trä bland trädtopparna

Maximize the adventure mong the treetops

Prepare for three hours of adventure among the treetops in Hemlingby. Whether your adventurous spirit is satisfied by experiencing things low or high, you're promised excitement as you tailor your adventure! Here, you can climb through nets, balance on seesaws, crawl through tunnels, and of course – glide on the zipline!

Högt och lågt

Byt bort

Refuel and reload for more adventure

After the exhilarating heights, you might start feeling hungry. It's time for lunch and to replenish your energy. Next to the Town Hall at Rådhustorget, sit down and enjoy lunch at the outdoor terrace. Take a break in peace and recharge for more experiences.

Erlandssons restaurant and bar

Stor tegelbyggnad i en stor skogsglänta

Adventure at the Bruk

About 40 km north of central Gävle lies the beautiful Axmar Bruk. This old ironworks, also a nature and cultural reserve, is filled with adventure opportunities. How about exploring sunken shipwrecks, some of which can even be glimpsed beneath the surface from the land or from a kayak?

Axmar bruk

Fint upplagd kebab med sås

Enjoy smashburgers or kebab

Time to summarize the day's experiences, reminisce, and plan for what lies ahead tomorrow. What better way to do that than over a classic kebab at the table? Eat and enjoy together before strolling through town and finally returning to the hotel.

Le Bab

The adventure continues – adrenaline and nature

Oh my, the adventures never end! Sunday offers the chance to do a 360 or set records in the Warrior course before enjoying local master chef pizza and ending the weekend with nature adventures! All topped off with a coffee as you plan which weekend in Gävle to choose next time.

Inomhusarena med kättervägar

Maximize the adrenaline rush

Start your Sunday by challenging yourselves and each other. In the 6,000 square meter arena, there are nearly endless opportunities for just that – challenges! Find your favorites at DOME Adrenaline Zone, where there's something for everyone. The Dome is Northern Europe's largest indoor arena for extreme sports, where you can try everything from trampolines to kickbikes, skateboarding, and climbing.

DOME Adrenaline Zone


Local Master Chef pizza

After a few hours of excitement, a pizza is just perfect for refueling and getting ready for more adventure! Choose a proven favorite from the menu or be a bit adventurous and let the kitchen create your very own version. Just off a side street near Stortorget, you'll find the team with the motto "We trust in the crust."

The Crust

Två kanoter paddlar på stilla vatten med grön skog i bakgrund

Nature adventure as a finale

Head a few miles northwest of central Gävle for a nature adventure to wrap up the weekend. Here, at the entrance to Lundbosjön, lies the picturesque Smörnäs. An outdoor area with opportunities for most types of outdoor activities. To name a few examples, you can rent a canoe, hike, or fish. There's a café open in the summer, perfect for ending the adventure.