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Europe > Nordic countries > Sweden > Svealand > Uppsala County > Älvkarleby
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Älvkarleby is a town 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


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

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

Get around


  • Älvkarleby Hydroelectric Plant
  • Dragon Gate. Is a Chinese museum, with a hotel to open in 2013.







Go next

  • Furuvik zoo and amusement park is in Gävle municipality, just across the county border.
Routes through Älvkarleby
TornioGävle  N Tabliczka E4.svg S  TierpHelsingborg

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