Scandic Grand Central Hotel

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

Nygatan 45, Gavle, 803 20, SE
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Cost of train ticket from Stockholm to Gävle City

by Jessica.frances

I was wondering how much a train ticket would set me back from Stockholm to Gävle City? I understand that buses are cheaper so it would be great if someone could enlighten me as to the cost of either!

Re: Cost of train ticket from Stockholm to Gävle City

by marielexoteria

Right now the cheapest fare one way Gävle-Stockholm is 244 SEK. Buses are less expensive but take longer. Of course, if you book well ahead you might find cheaper prices in both.

Train: SJ
Bus: Swebus Express

Re: Cost of train ticket from Stockholm to Gävle City

by lakrits


I always use SGS-bussen ( 130 Skr for single fare taking 2h 10min.
You will save 30 - 40 minutes by taking the train, but it usually cost quite a good deal more (if you cannot book well in advance).

Travel Tips for Gävle

The Gävle Goat

by Leipzig

The Goat is the maskot of Gävle. Its origin is a very funny story. In 1966 a local man had the idea of creating a giant Swedish Yule goat of straw. On December the first a 13-meter tall goat stood on the square. On New Year's Eve the goat was set on fire by a young man. He got arrested. In 1969 the same happend as well as in 1970. In the next two years the goat collapsed under its own weight. In the next years the goat was set on fire again, or collapsed or - and this was a rare event - it was left unmolested.

here you can read what happened in every single year so far

Check out all beautiful...

by Nobbe

Check out all beautiful buildings. Here: Dalapalatset at Brynäs. Writing stories about Gävle isn't complete if don't mention the huge straw goat that is built every Christmas by the merchants´ association in Gävle. Almost every year vandals burn it down, but they are seldom caught.

1966 The first straw goat was built in 1966. On the new years eve the goat was burn down. The perpetator of the crime was found and was prosecuted.

1967 Nothing happened.

1968 Nothing happened this year either.

1969 The goat was burn down on the new years eve.

1970 The goat was burn down 6 hours after its construction. Two drunk youngsters was arrested and prosecuted for the crime. A new goat was built up again, and this time of reed.

1971 The merchants´ association gives up. The scientific association from Vasaskolan takes over instead. Their small straw goat was destroyed.

1972 The goat brakes down due to sabotage.

1973 Unclear destiny.

1974 The goat was burn down.

1975 Unclear destiny.

1976 A hotrod car destroys the goat.

1977 Unclear destiny.

1978 The goat was crashed again.

1979 The goat was burn down before it was even constructed and completed. A new one was built and impregnated, but this one was also sabotaged and destroyed.

1980 The goat burn down on Christmas eve.

1981 The goat was spared.

1982 The goat was burn down the 13th of December.

1983 Broken legs.

1984 The goat was burn down the night before Lucia.

1985 With the height of 12.5 meter the goat is now part of the Guiness Book of Records for the first time. Brun down in January.

1986 The merchants´ association starts to build the straw goat again. From now there are always two goats, one from the merchants´ association, and one from the scientific association from Vasaskolan. The big goat was burn down the night before Christmas.

1987 Very well impregnated goat this year. The goat was burn down the week before Christmas.

1988 The goat was spared. In the UK it now becomes possible to bet money and gamble of the existence of the goat.

1989 The goat was burn down before it was constructed. Money was collected from the public and a new goat was built, but it once again was burn down. January this time. In Mars 1990 anothe goat was built up, and this time for the swedish movie 'Black Jack'.

1990 The goat was spared. This year alot of volunteers guarded the goat.

1991 The goat was burn down on the Christmas day.

1992 The goat was burn down after 8 days. The small goat was also burn down the same night. The goat was built up again, but was burn down on the 20th of December. The perpetator of the crime for the three goats was arrested.

1993 With the hight of 16 meters the goat was once again part of Guinnes Book of Records. The goat was spared this year.

1994 Spared

1995 Was burn down on the Christmas day. Was built up again to be part of the celebration of the 550th anniversary of the town.

1996 Was spared. Guarded for the first time with help of a web camera.

1997 The goat was spared but was harmed by fireworks.

1998 Was burn down on the 11th of december. Was built up again.

1999 Was burn down a few hours after the construction. Built up again on the 13th of December.

2000 Was burn down a few days before New Year.

2001 Was burn down on the 23rd of December. A 51-year old man from USA was arrested.


by Dizzyhead

This is the ice hockey team from Gävle and they have played in the highest division for many years. Gävle has a strong ice hockey culture. Their old ice hockey stadium was called Gavlerinken, but they play now in Läkerol Arena. Nothing.

Mackmyra Swedish Whisky

by lisa.carlson

Mackmyra Swedish Whisky was established in 1999 as the first Scandinavian malt whisky distillery. The whisky is not yet for sale but will be a single malt, with a unique Nordic character. Mackmyra is the only distillery in Sweden, thus adding a new dimension to the national tradition of vodka and aqvavit. The distillery is situated 10 kilometres west of the city of Gävle and 200 kilometres north of Stockholm, which makes it the nothernmost distillery in the world.

Railways and rams

by Sjalen

G?vle to me is one of Sweden's hidden gems. I would not have been that familiar with it if it was not for the fact that my mum was born here and has her first happy memories from this place until granny had enough of the dark winters up here and asked granddad if it wasn't time for that career move home to south Sweden yet. It was, and so he had to leave his County office and the chairmanship of the local football club to someone else and move south for good, much to mums sadness.

Today, she has hardly gone back, whilst I instead seem to go there regularly. Not that I'm a train spotter but I DO love train journeys and G?vle is the home of the National Railway Museum. It is also home of the famous Christmas straw ram which people come all over the world to set fire to and to Gevalia coffee - quite trendy in New York these days I believe? The city smells of it on business days. Wake up and smell the coffee here you too!


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