Ockelbo is a locality and the seat of Ockelbo Municipality, Gävleborg County, Sweden with 2,724 inhabitants in 2010.In the 13th century a Romanesque church was built in Ockelbo.During 1906-1908 a new church was built in line with the sketches made by the architect Gustaf Améen. The church is characterised by its neo-baroque style.
When the medieval church was demolished in 1795 a runestone later designated as runic inscription Gs 19 was found bricked up in the foundations. When the church burnt down in 1904 the stone was destroyed. A copy was made in 1932 based on reproductions made in the 1880’s. The runestone shows motives from the Sigurd Fafnesbane-tale and has been one of the most image-rich rune stones on the Swedish mainland.Ockelbo is mostly famous for its basketball team, the annual summer and winter market and the rose gardens. Ockelbo is also famous for Ockelbo-Lundgren.