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A small idyllic city of 70,000 inhabitants, Lulea is the seat of Norrbotten County and is located at the mouth of the Lule River. Due to the presence of more than 10 schools which provide professional training, the city is called the educational centre of the country. The prominent industries include iron smelting, shipbuilding, engineering, and lumbering

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The largest city in Swedish Lapland, Lulea provides ample opportunity for entertainment and nightlife. With various White Guide listed restaurants, explore the different cuisines provided. Well worth a visit for any food lover, try the Slow-cooked ox cheek braised in red wine, blue mussels with smoked potatoes or deep-fried small lavaret on flatbread. A small White Guide galaxy, the city booms of an exciting, new, thriving restaurant culture.

 

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A UNESCO World Heritage Site, you can find the Gammelstad Church Town just outside Lulea. The largest late medieval stone church in Northern Sweden, it lights up beautifully at night. Built in 1492, the original church amazingly stands on and there are now over 400 church cottages preserved in Gammelstad Church Town. Make sure you participate in the long old tradition of staying overnight here.

Extremely famous for its ice track that surrounds the city, locals and tourists use it for both recreation and long-distance skating. Spanning from one harbour to the other and then out into the Bothnian archipelago, spend some time walking, sled kicking, running, cycling, skating and sometimes even horse riding on the ice track. You’re guaranteed a fun-filled time here.

For a wonderful shopping experience, visit the city’s shopping mall in the town centre which is considered to be Europe’s first indoor shopping mall.

Autumn is considered to be the most beautiful time of year in Lulea. The sky shines brilliantly with lights just before the winter cold ascends the land. You can spot the fabled northern lights, Aurora Borealis, from September to March under right conditions. For different and magical experiences all year, from snow, cold temperatures and a frozen sea in winter – to sunshine, warmth and midnight sunlight in summer, make sure you plan your trip to Lulea carefully. 

 

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Gammelstad Church Town

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, you can find the Gammelstad Church Town just outside Lulea. The largest late medieval stone church in Northern Sweden, it lights up beautifully at night. Built in 1492, the original church amazingly stands on and there are now over 400 church cottages preserved in Gammelstad Church Town. Make sure you participate in the long old tradition of staying overnight here.

Ice Rink

Extremely famous for its ice track that surrounds the city, locals and tourists use it for both recreation and long-distance skating. Spanning from one harbor to the other and then out into the Bothnian archipelago, spend some time walking, sled kicking, running, cycling, skating and sometimes even horse riding on the ice track. You’re guaranteed a fun-filled time here.

Luleå Archipelago

Containing over 1700 large and small islands, Luleå Archipelago provides the perfect opportunity to spend a day skinny-dipping, berry picking, and camping. Accessible by boat, the bigger islands look straight out of a festive postcard with the classic red-and-white Swedish summer cottages. Have a wonderful picnic here with your friends and family.

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Norrbottens Museum

Popular for its extensive displays on the history of Norrbotten, the museum is a beloved tourist attraction. The nomad tent and the recreated 19th-century playrooms are a favourite among the kids. The Sami section of the museum is noteworthy, with an extensive collection of photos, tools, and dioramas depicting traditional reindeer-herding Sami life.

Teknikens Hus

Situated within the university campus 4km north of town, the museum is an inquisitive mind’s paradise. From interactive exhibitions about everything from hot-air balloons and rocket launching to the aurora borealis, you are guaranteed a wonderful hands-on experience. This gigantic educational playground can be reached using the bus 4 or 5 to Universitetsentrén.

Bishop’s Arms

One of the town’s extremely famous watering holes, spend some time here in the atmospheric book-filled nook. You can sample more than 200 kinds of whiskey amber stuff here and have a delightful time at the Luleå version of this pseudo-English pub chain.

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Boden

A small town full of history blended with numerous other Swedish cultures, Boden is one of the two largest towns in Northern Sweden's interior. The presence of two river valleys in the region opens up opportunities to indulge in exciting adventures along with enjoying the atmosphere provided by nature. Make sure you visit the world-renowned Treehotel in the Lule River Valley.

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Pitea

Located at the mouth of the Pite River, Piteå is an uncut gem. Consisting of breathtaking places including the archipelago, sea, rivers, forests and an amazing countryside, this part of Swedish Lapland is a must-visit tourist destination. Visit the town squares at night which are brilliantly lighted up and provide a sense of warmth.

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Haparanda

Founded in 1821, this historic river-town provides ample activities for outdoors enthusiasts to choose from. Enjoy a day fishing and rafting on the Torne River or hiking and following ski trails in the Haparanda Archipelago. Visit the informative Museum of Tornio Valley and discover the valley’s culture and history.

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Tornio

An attractive and happy border city, Tornio falls in Finland. The impressive Tornionjoki, northern Europe's longest free-flowing river, flows along-side the city. Mustaparran Päämaja, an atmospheric restaurant attracts tourists from all over the globe. Try their lovely reindeer burger with smoked cheese, lingonberry pickle and tar-mustard mayo.

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Skelleftea

The southern entry into Swedish Lapland, Skellefteå is an industrial and mining city. The Skellefte River passes through the city and the contrast is greatly seen with half of the city nearing dense forests and the other half embedded in a modern city. Seamlessly transition between swimming in the chilling water and dining in fine restaurants.

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Kemi

Called the Pearl of the Bothnian Sea, Kemi is a Finnish town which is located very near the city of Tornio. Home to the largest snow castle in the world, you are guaranteed to have the time of your life here. With historic wooden buildings decorating the seaside, spend some time discovering regal and fascinating attractions this area provides.

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Arvidsjaur

A gorgeous small town in the middle of Swedish Lapland, Arvidsjaur is a significant center for the European car industry. The locality offers varying adventures to indulge in, from world-class snowmobiling, driving on ice and cross-country skiing to the opportunity to participate in the country’s best arctic char fishing.

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Raahe

One of the ten historic wooden towns yet remaining in Finland, Raahe has numerous glittering sights to see. Go island hopping and have picnics with your friends and family in the Finnish Archipelago. Go for a stroll in the old wooden town and discover the engrossing and mysterious past of this quaint town.

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