What you need to know before traveling to Gävleborgs Län

Gavleborgs Lan is a county in the central part of eastern Sweden, on the shore of the Gulf of Bothnia. The land here is low and level, though inland it rises toward a highland. Much of the old forest cover is gone, but there are still some wooded areas. The coastal region is one of the most beautiful Sweden has to offer. Transportation by bus, train, or coastal ferries takes visitors to discount hotels in Gavleborgs Lan communities. The largest city is Gavle, which is about 90 minutes by train from Stockholm. Gamla Gefle is the city’s Old Town. This is a quaint district with narrow cobbled streets and pastel-colored wooden cottages.

At Joe Hill Gardens you can see the birthplace of Johan Emmanuel Gagglund who emigrated to the United States in 1902 and became Joe Hill, a working class hero and martyr. At a museum called Lansmuseet Gavleborg you can see a collection of Swedish art that dates back to the 17th century. In the 17th century Church of the Holy Trinity you can see a masterpiece of wood carving by the German artist Ewardt Friss. Also of interest are the Radhus, a beautiful 19th century theater; and the Swedish Railways Museum. From your budget hotel in Gavleborgs Lan you can venture out to see some of the smaller communities. In Bollnas there is a 15th century church with some excellent medieval sculptures. At Jarvzoo Djurpark near Jarvso, you can see wildlife such as bear, wolf, wolverine, and lynx.

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