Nature´s Best Sweden
Our Nature’s Best certification guarantees that we provide you with high-quality experiences. Combined with an active responsibility for protecting nature, more eco-friendly travel and careful consideration of the cultural values and people at the destination.
What is Nature’s Best?
Nature’s Best is Sweden’s only sustainability label for nature-based experiences. The labeling system labels the activities of ecotourism entrepreneurs. Nature’s Best functions both as a systematic tool for nature and cultural tourism companies. Sustainable business development and a quality label that makes sustainable experiences visible to conscious travelers.
The organization who stands behind Nature’s Best is the Swedish Nature & Ecotourism Association (Naturturismföretagen). More information regarding quality labeling of experiences in Swedish nature you can find on the website from Nature’s Best
Nature’s Best six basic principles
1. Respect the limitations of the destination – minimize the negative impacts on local nature and culture.
2. Support the local economy.
3. Make all the operator’s activities environmentally sustainable.
4. Contribute actively to nature and cultural conversation.
5. Promote knowledge and respect and the joy of discovery.
6. Quality and safety all the way.
As our guest, you too can contribute to support the environment and sensitive nature. By for example using the train instead of flights between Stockholm and Luleå to reduce CO2 emissions. Or choose quality approved activities which have the lowest environmental impact during your stay.
Join one of our Nature’s Best – certified activities!
UNESCO site Gammelstad
Gammelstad is the district’s main cultural symbol, about 10 km more inland. The village charms with its 15th-century stone church, medieval streets and its UNESCO World Heritage Site status. On this tour you will learn more about history and culture while walking trough the labyrinth of narrow streets. In between the charming red colored cottages.
The rapids of Storforsen
Join us to the rapids of the Storforsen Nature Reserve and let yourself be carried away by the thundering river. The Pite River is one of the four unharnessed National Rivers of Sweden and the rapids are one of the biggest unrestricted water rapids in Europe. This tour is including outdoor lunch cooked above open fire by your guide.
Snowshoe walking offers a unique way to get close to nature. Our tours are fully guided and there are variety of trails to suit all ages and abilities. No experience is required and we supply all the gear you need for a safe and comfortable trip. During the tour your guide will tell you about the unique local history and nature. If you can walk you can snowshoe, it’s that easy!
Northern Lights tour on snowshoes
Experience the wonder of a night time winter walk in the snow covered forest. View the night sky far away from disturbing city lights and enlarge you chance to see the Northern Lights. By the fire we will drink something warm and hear magical stories about the Northern lights. Lucky or not, this trip is always worth doing!
Nordic outdoor skills
Leave the city behind you and join one of our experienced guides into the closeby nature reserves. On this family friendly adventure you get introduced into the basic outdoor skills, such as fire making and building your own shelter. In a fun and educational way you will learn the basic knowledge to feel comfortable while being outdoors in nature.
Come along on one of our fat bike tours and explore the paths and trails Luleå has to offer. Our guided tours are a great introduction to fatbiking. The tours are fully guided and there are variety of trails to suit all ages and abilities. Float on top of the snow during winter or on the sandy beaches during summer. Truly a ride not to be missed!
Discover what makes Sweden such a unique and spectacular hiking destination on a guided forest hike through the impressive landscape. We have selected areas that represent the best of what the region has to offer, all within easy reach of Luleå. The areas are chosen for their natural history, scenic beauty, remote locations and varied terrain.
With Luleå Travel you have the possibility to explore the nearby nature reserves with an experienced guide. The walks are taken at a leisure pace, where no special experience is required. During the tour you will learn more about the local flora and fauna and the history of the region. In autumn you can even pick your own berries!
Join us one of our kayaking tours and experience closeness to water and nature. This is a great summer activity where you will explore together with an experienced guide the Luleå archipelago, before it reaches the seawater of the Bothnian Bay. The tours have a nice easygoing tempo with focus on a joyful experience.