Hellefors has an adult education leading class including design, jewelry art, theater, set design, and culture.
Hellefors gave its name to the breed Hellefors Dog.
Outside Hellefors is Sweden's oldest public park, Hook Dearborn Park, now a listed building.
In Hellefors are Dog Campus including part of the Foundation Cancer detection dogs (scsh) along the Karolinska Institute and Gävle Hospital. On Campus Dog trained dogs and owners in various areas where the dogs' sense of smell can be used while researching the dog's sense of smell.