Piteå, Swedish Lapland
Located on the coast o Swedish Lapland. A place of contrasts, the archipelago, sea, rivers, forests and an amazing countryside. Sweden’s highest water temperatures are often recorded at Piteå Havsbad on the “Swedish Riviera”, hard to believe if you heard the ice crunching against the hull of an icebreaker a few months earlier. The city of Piteå is known as one of the largest tourist summer destinations in Northern Sweden.
During winter icebreaker cruises depart from Piteå. Listen to the sound of crackling ice, crashed ice blocks rise from the icebreaker hull letting and dark water splashing out. In the beginning of winter ice is not more than 30-50 cm thick, but by April it could reach up to 1 m. Arctic Explorer is keeping daily routine from December to early April making route for ships through the frozen sea in Piteå. Join the Icebreaker daily work for 2 h and feel as part of the crew. Learn about work in Arctic ships and participate in daily work of sailors.
A visit to Piteå is possible with the below travel packages: