Ockelbo is a small town in Gästrikland.
With only 6,000 inhabitants Ockelbo is the smallest municipality in Gästrikland, this is rural Sweden with lots of forest and small farms. Outlying villages in the municipality includes Lingbo, Jädraås and Åmot. Many here commute to work in the larger city of Gävle, just 30 minutes to the south but a spirit of entrepreneurship rests above the town and there are several small innovative companies. The most famous citizen is Prince Daniel, consort of Crown Princess Victoria.
Get in Edit
To get here by car, take the highway E4 north and turn off to road 303. Another option is to take road 272 from Sandviken. Speed limits along the smaller roads is 70 km/h for most of the time, however the routes are quite scenic.
Get around Edit
Ockelbo is very small, so seeing the town by foot is a good option. To get around the municipality just hop on one of the free Kuxabuses, the timetables are not perfect but they will take you to almost all the small outlying communities.
- JTJ steamtrain in Jädraås, Erskines väg 26b (Just south of Ockelbo on road 272, go west to Jädraås, trianstation in center of village), email@example.com. Go by steamtrain in Jädraås. Usually sundays from june to august, Multiple departures, the little café is open and you can visit the trainyard and the old steelmill. 120 sek for adults, children free of charge.
- Atalanta Restaurang & Pizzeria, Södra Åsgatan 25B, ☏ .
- Sjöbacken Bar & Restaurang, ☏ .
- Wij Trädgårdskök (at Wij Gardens), ☏ , firstname.lastname@example.org. 11:30-16:30. Serves a daily lunch buffet during summer made from local produce. Other seasons open only when pre-booked. 159 kr.