This is a short city centre walk which gives an impression of a small Swedish city in the springtime. Gävle is situated about 200 kilometres north of Stockholm and is the first main centre in the Norrland which makes up the northern half of Sweden. I was visiting friends there and was fortunate to be able to walk around the centre of the city in fine spring weather.
- Most memorable for me were the timber houses of different shapes and sizes
- It was easy to see around the main parts of the city centre and park in a couple of hours
- This being Sweden, just about everyone you meet speaks good English
- The funniest thing was the number of women walking around using hiking poles
- A word of warning - listen out for the bells of cyclists coming up behind!
Contributed by Andrew Llanwarne
|Location||Central Sweden, on the West Coast, north of Stockholm|
|Date walked||31 March & 1 April 2008|
|Walk type||Town and City walks|
|Difficulty||Suitable for anyone who enjoys an easy walk|
|Distance||About 3-5 km depending how far you want to go through the park|
|Time taken||1 hrs 30 mins|
|Walk source info||Taken around by a local resident|
|Getting there||By train from Stockholm, around 1 hour 30 minutes|