Gävle, gatekeeper and the oldest city in Norrland. Situated along the east coast of Sweden, 150km north of Stockholm. A town full of proud history as one of the most important harbours in Sweden back in the day. This fact led to a huge increase of trade and enterprise. Among others, Gevalia, Läkerol and the most sold ”car” in the world Ahlgrens bilar are all born in Gävle.
Gävle was a cosmopolitan centre with big visions in the 18th and 19th century and this is still shown in the architecture of the city. You will for example find our theatre built in 1878 inspired of L’Opéra Garnier in Paris, our beautiful city garden Boulognerskogen inspired of Bois de Boulogne and also a great, green and gorgeous esplanade running through the central parts of the city. Most of the tourists coming to Gävle thinks that the city is wonderful and beautiful.