Luleå is an exciting city on the coast of northern Sweden, just below the Arctic Circle and the capital of Norrbotten County, the northernmost county in Sweden. Luleå has about 75,000 inhabitants. Luleå has the seventh biggest harbour in Sweden for shipping goods. It has a large steel industry and is a centre for extensive research. Luleå University of Technology is one of Sweden’s three technology universities and the northernmost university in Sweden.
The original town was situated where Gammelstad (Old Town) is situated today. The town had to be moved in 1649 to the current site, due to the post-glacial rebound that had made the bay too shallow for ships to enter. The Gammelstad Church Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996.
Luleå is truly a place of contrast. You will be surprised by the international atmosphere while at the same time the closeness to unspoiled countryside opens up for unlimited possibilities. Luleå can offer you action-packed adventure but here you can also enjoy tranquility, peace and quiet.
Luleå archipelago consists of just over 1,300 islands and islets. The brackish water, between fresh and salt, makes the archipelago unique. It’s a fantastic nature area to explore while boating or kayaking and a popular summer destination. Daily ferries leave from Luleå during summer to the most popular islands; Hindersön, Brändöskär, Junkön, and to Klubbvikens havsbad on Sandön island.
Luleå is an exciting city with beautiful nature, an interesting culture-life, great shopping and lots of sports events. Luleå has warm and sunny summers and cold winters with lots of snow.
If you are staying in Luleå you still have easy access to all the fantastic activities available in the winter time. For example Dogsledding, Snowmobiling, Hovercraft tours, Northern Lights, Ice fishing, Fat biking, Snowshoe tours, Horse-riding, Ice-skating, Cross-country skiing, Ice-driving, Icebreaker tours, etc. Through Luleå Travel you are able to book transfers and these activities on any day of the week.
Luleå Travel is located in Luleå, this exciting city is your gateway into Swedish Lapland. Are you interested? For more information check out our latest travel packages and activities.