A warm welcome to enjoy an archipelago weekend near Stockholm! Our rich history and connection to the sea will be constantly present throughout your visit as Gävle invites you to coastal nature experiences for both body and mind.
Archipelago Weekend – Experience Gävle’s coast
Weekend begins amidst deep forests and open seas
The weekend kicks off with coastal nature and cultural experiences, exploring parts of the Iron Kingdom's history. Immerse yourself in the scents and flavors of the sea's delicacies, sleep well to recharge for the upcoming weekend adventures.
Sleep tight at the countryside hotel
Located between the vast forest and the sea lies a house that has been a unique hotel for a decade, housing various activities for over 150 years. The historic building has been carefully renovated to preserve its original details. Here, you'll reside close to several seaside experiences.
Much to Discover at the Ironworks by the Sea
Discover shipwrecks visible from the shore, wander through art in the English park, purchase locally-produced goods, and enjoy a break. The Iron Kingdom's grand old lady, Järn-Brita, has her own cabin. The mill has ancient origins to enjoy and new experiences to discover.
Directly from Sea to Table at the Point in Saltharsfjärden
Oh, talk about tradition! Bergman's fish is currently in its 7th generation of fishermen!. Enjoy delicious food and drinks with a wonderful sea view. Experience the aroma from the smokehouse and purchase fresh fish or other goodies from the nearby store.
Hike, breathe seaside air and enjoy sea delicacies - along the Böna Coast line
Wake up, enjoy the silence, and have a delightful breakfast. Get ready for a day filled with activities along the coast that you'll enjoy both beachside and slightly from above
Seaside Hike along
Norrland's Coastal Trail
Pack your picnic in your backpack, lace up your shoes, and set out along the trail of approximately 15 km between Engeltofta and Marskärsudden. Experience everything from manor houses and fisherman's huts with boathouses to deep forests and historical buildings. The terrain and accessibility vary from narrow paths in hilly terrain to wide, flat roads. Take detours to beaches and viewpoints along the way.
Eat and enjoy
Recharge along the coastline with a menu that flirts with the sea at the restaurant in the club's clubhouse on the small peninsula. Sailboats line the docks or glimpse them on the sun-glittered sea. Psst!... The name likely comes from Nils Huselius, who lived on "haren" in the 1700s, an old name for a small island that, due to land uplift, merged with the mainland. Restaurant Huseliiharen
Hike with a magical view
over the sea
Step onto the open cliffs and rocks, enjoy the unique environment and magnificent view in the place between the old fishing villages of Böna and Utvalnäs. The fact that Gråberget was a military protected area until 1997 has greatly contributed to the area maintaining high natural values and not being developed to the extent of the rest of the coastline.
Culinary experience next to sea buckthorn fields
Enter the premises that previously housed the fish smokehouse and enjoy the sea view and a magnificent archipelago environment as you savor food consisting of fish and Swedish flavors. Here in the old fishing village of Utvalnäs, much of the old settlement is preserved. Settlement has existed since the 1600s, and fishermen came here in the early 1800s. Enhance the culinary experience by strolling among the sea buckthorns growing at the water's edge.
Stay near a magnificent merchant villa
Sum up all impressions from today's experiences and enjoy the sea view from one of the room's outdoor spaces here at the northern shore of Gävle Bay. Take a dip in the sea or the pool – or actually, you don't have to choose, enjoy both on-site. When it's time, you'll sleep well after today's efforts and all the impressions. Oh, and the neighbor next door, the elegant villa Engeltofta, was built in 1882.
A Mix of Sweet and Salt as You Enjoy River and Sea
Good morning! After a good night's sleep, head to the central parts of Gävle to experience the coast from a different perspective. By calmly traveling on Gavleån towards the Baltic Sea and concluding with dinner in Gävle's southernmost bay.
Glide and experience Gävle from the water
Stroll along Gavleån, which gently flows towards the sea. On the south side of the river, at Södra Skeppsbron, you can easily rent both SUP & kayak. Take a tour in the city center. Kayaking and SUP are peaceful and fun activities, perfect as an introduction on Sunday. If you're a beginner, it's easy to test in the nearby Alderholmskanalen, close to docks and piers, or you can paddle out to the sea along the coast.
Good food, beautiful views – the perfect finale to your weekend
Round off your Archipelago Weekend by dining right next to Gävle's southernmost bays. Here, with the sea as your neighbor, you can enjoy dinner while taking in a magnificent view of the bay towards the fairway. Close to nature and with the sea as a backdrop, Furuvik Havskrog is situated in a beautiful spot just outside Furuvik Park, in Gävle's southern archipelago.