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Address: 247 Boenavaegen, Gavle, Sweden (Formerly Bonan genuine fishing village)

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Nice area about 10 km from town.

Old fishing village about 10 km outside of town accessible by car or bus, even by bicycle. There is even a small beach, water is usually chilly though. There is a café.

Reviewed 13 February 2017
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29 reviews
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

Old fishing village about 10 km outside of town accessible by car or bus, even by bicycle. There is even a small beach, water is usually chilly though. There is a café.

1 Thank Skodoktorn
Gavle, Sweden
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3 reviews
Reviewed 25 July 2016

In addition to your visit to the smokehouse you can swim in the Baltic Sea änd have an exellent lunch at a café. The "böckling" you should put on a buttered swedish crispbread and enjoy!

Thank Rolf N
Boliden, Sweden
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1,024 reviews
811 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 331 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2016

If you want to get away from the city, this is a nice area to relax and spend some time, maybe even going to the beach, if the weather is nice. There are lots of stugas along the coast, even a spa and a camping site. The lightouse is interesting to see. It takes around 15 min from the city.... More 

Thank Ana L
Gavle, Sweden
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125 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2016

Nowadays a popular place to live outside the major city of Gavle. There are a lot of older houses left and a growing number of new ones being built. You can visit this place and other like this village along the coast both in winter and summer.

1 Thank JonasA
Province of Seville, Spain
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2016

A beautiful village with attractive houses and marvellous views over the bay. We were lucky enough to visit on a March day when the sun shone, the water was bright blue with shimmering sparkles and the air was crisp and so clear. A perfect way to recharge the batteries. The local cafe was welcoming and food was divine. A great... More 

Thank 460janey
Ghent, Belgium
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2015

I've been in Bönan three times. Twice in the winter when a part of the sea was frozen and the village was covered in a snow blanket which made for a beautiful scenery. The third time was in spring when nature came back to life which was at least as beautiful to see. A walk around the village and near... More 

Thank wlannoey
Lund, Sweden
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72 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2015

The old fishing village of Bönan is a quick car-trip from central Gävle, and if the weather is nice is worth a trip just to go out and see the old fishing-huts, the old lighthouse and take in the sea air.

Thank xmats
Stockholm County, Sweden
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2015

Bonan is a little pearl. Beautiful village set around a bay, with gorgeous houses and boat houses. Our kids enjoyed playing by the waters edge and walking to the old lighthouse, and the adults were also particularly pleased by the great cafe! Good to get there early to get a parking space and enjoy a few hours taking it in.

Thank Miranda K
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2014

A great little fishing museum with a lighthouse tower to go up (mind the steps very steep) See the lifeguard museum, a little bit further down you can sit on a beach area and then swim in the Baltic sea which in july was lovely and warm and very shallow ideal for little ones

Thank natasha y
Chicago, Illinois
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57 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2012

Ask about short-cut to Bonan through industrial park and next to railtracks. signs will point you to path once there. Lighthouse is nice to see in bonan and some nice restaurants you can stop to along way.

1 Thank tjwb71

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