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


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


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


  • 1 Älvkarleby Hydroelectric Plant. Älvkarleby Hydroelectric Power Station (Q8077057) on Wikidata Älvkarleby Hydroelectric Power Station on Wikipedia
  • 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.


  • 1 Rullsand (Rullsands havsbad). Popular beach along the Baltic Sea. Rullsand (Q10657715) on Wikidata






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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