urban area in Älvkarleby Municipality, Sweden

Älvkarleby is a town and municipality at the northern edge of Uppsala County, where Dalälven reaches the Baltic Sea, between Tierp and Gävle.

Towns Edit

  • Gårdskär
  • Skutskär with a foul-smelling paper mill.
  • Marma
  • Älvkarleby

Understand Edit

Dalälven is usually considered the natural border between Svealand and Norrland; at least its lower part, which largely divides Uppsala County from Gävleborg County.

Get in Edit

Stockholm Arlanda Airport is Sweden's largest airport, with rail transfer to Älvkarleby.

The local train Upptåget between Uppsala and Gävle stops hourly at Älvkarleby. The station is 2 kilometres from the town centre.

Get around Edit

Map of Älvkarleby

See Edit

  • 1 Älvkarleby Hydroelectric Plant.    
  • 2 Dragon Gate. A faux-Chinese hotel and rest stop, with a reputation for being one of the most bizarre construction projects in Sweden. After 15 years of construction, it's partly open.

Do Edit

  • 1 Rullsand (Rullsands havsbad). Popular beach along the Baltic Sea.  

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Go next Edit

  • Furuvik zoo and amusement park is in Gävle municipality, just across the county border.
Routes through Älvkarleby
TornioGävle  N   S  TierpHelsingborg

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