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Hofors is a town, and a municipality, Hofors kommun, in Gävleborg County, in the western Gästrikland province.


Get in[edit]

Hofors is along European route E16 route between Oslo and Gävle. Travelling by car from Gävle takes about 45 minutes. Bus 141 from Gävle via Sandviken stops in Hofors.

Regional trains run hourly from Gävle to Sandviken, Storvik, Hofors (40 min), Falun and Borlänge. Some continue to Kopparberg and Örebro.

Other trains towards Örebro via Avesta only call at Torsåker.

  • 1 Hofors railway station (Hofors järnvägsstation). The railway station in Hofors inconveniently located about 3½ kilometres north of the town centre, however there is usually a connecting bus.
  • 2 Torsåker railway station (Torsåker järnvägsstation).

Get around[edit]

Map of Hofors


  • 1 Kratte furnace (Kratte masugn). An historic ironworks, nowadays an idyllic picknick spot. Several buildings and machinery remains. Kratte furnace (Q10548583) on Wikidata
  • 2 Storberget’s mines, +46 290-771401. A historic mine, open during summer with guided tours.






  • 1 Hotell Bergsmannen, Skolgatan 11, +46 290-23010, fax: +46 290-23160.


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