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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.

Many visitors arrive by train or bus from nearby, bus #141 from Gävle via Sandviken stops in Hofors. Trains between Gävle and Dalarna calls in Hofors while a few trains that take a more direct route towards Örebro via Avesta only calls in 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 an 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 Storbergets' mines, +46 290-771401. A historic mine, open during summer with guides tours.






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


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