Gävle is a provincial town (pop. about 80,000) in southernmost Norrland on central Sweden's East Coast, with an industrial heritage, large parks and a small university college. The old town with its colourful wooden houses is authentic.
Gävle is a town with 93 000 people.
Being a railway hub in southern Norrland, Gävle can be reached by a variety of trains from all over Sweden, including Malmö, Göteborg, Linköping, Stockholm, Örebro, Sundsvall, Östersund, Boden, Kiruna, and Narvik.
Gävle is also a junction of several inter-country highways e.g. E4, R67, R68, R76 and R80.
Gävle has a commercial port which serves the wood and paper industry as well as the metal industry in central Sweden. Gävle is also one of Swedens best shoping and partytown whit lot of nightclubs an discoutques.
There are lots of possibilities to go canoeing on the numerous lakes of Gävle's region.
STF Gävle/Gamla Gefle Södra Rådmansgatan 1, a youth hostel in the old town, walking distance from the railway station. 145 SEK/bed.