Luleå in Swedish Lapland

Luleå in Swedish Lapland

Short about Swedish Lapland

Luleå is Swedish Lapland's coastal city which is known for its really beautiful winter landscape but also for the archipelago! In winter the archipelago creates a feeling of long white vastness where you can enjoy a skiing trip under the northern lights. In summer you may kayak between the islands under the midnight sun! Luleå isa wonderful destinationfor all seasons!

More about the summer and winter city of Luleå

Luleå is a coastal town in Norrbotten County. Here you can experience everything from spas and nice restaurants to beautiful nature experiences. In the center there is a large selection of shopping, both in small shops and the malls Smedjan, Shopping and Strand. You can also settle down in one of the many cafes or restaurants in the city.

Just outside the center of Luleå is the world heritage Gammelstad church village. In Gammelstad's center stands a beautiful medieval stone church from the 15th century, surrounded by 405 unique church cottages and 552 chambers. This is where the city of Luleå was once founded and grew until in the 17th century it was moved to where Luleå is today as a result of land elevation. In Gammelstad's church town there are cozy shops with locally designed products, art and crafts. You can experience the beautiful and unique world heritage both without and with a guide, winter as well as summer.

The Luleå archipelago consists of 1,312 islands, coves and skerries with beautiful nature and well-preserved cultural history. You can get out into the archipelago by tour boat, either for a pleasant day trip or a longer trip with an overnight stay in one of the cabins that can be rented out on the islands.

In winter, you can experience an icebreaker tour, a snowmobile tour, snowshoe hiking, northern lights hunting, dog sledding and meet reindeer and moose. In the summer, you can kayak or stand up paddleboard, climb both indoors and outdoors and visit the high-altitude track Upzone.

Every year, an ice rink is plowed from Norra Hamn around to Södra Hamn. You can either take a walk, kick or skate along the ice rink. In Luleå there is Sweden's largest multi-arena Alcatraz. They offer, among other things, paintball, laser game, go kart, Prison Island, Arcade including VR, spa and relax and food court.