The old town of Luleå – Gammelstad Church Town – located 9 km outside of Luleå city center, is the largest and best preserved church town in Sweden. This unique cultural environment with its medieval church and 408 small church cottages was added to Unesco’s world heritage list in 1996. Through history visitors to the church travelling from afar, have been staying overnight in the cottages ever since the 16th century. In the middle of the town you will find Nederluleå church – It is richly decorated with one of the finest altar screens in the country, dating back to 1520's. Don’t miss Hägnan in Gammelstad – an open-air museum showing an historical environment with buildings from the 18th until the 20th century. Hägnan gives a realistic picture of how an old village along the coastline of Norrbotten could look like. The church town is a popular destination for exursions and perfect for picnics.
With it´s arctic location – the islands of Luleå is a part of the world´s only brackish water archipelago with a combination of sweet- and saltwater. There are over 1000 islands in Luleå archipelago waiting for you to explore. The long, light summer nights create life and motion in the archipelago – accessible by boat or canoe. While the coldness of winter produces and endless ice landscape, perfect to experience on foot, by snowmobile, car or cross country skis. Book a cabin with sea view on some of the islands and experience the genuine archipelago life – all year round!
Teknikens Hus Science Center allows the visitors to step into the region of Swedish Lapland (Norrbotten) with all of its natural resources. Playful, hands-on exhibitions let visitors experiment and discover technology from the big industries of the North as well as technology from everyday life. Daily shows with stars and Northern Lights in the digital planetarium.
Have a walk on the ice – and tell your friends you have been walking on water. Luleå´s arctic location makes it is possible when the Bay of Bothnia and Lule River surrounding the city, freeze during wintertime. The frozen water turns into a gigantic event arena for small and large winter activites. Try cycling on the ice with fatbike, take a snowshoewalk or try icefishing just a stones throw from the city center of Luleå!
Keep an extra eye on the sky if its clear weather – depending on the solar activity level of the day and which time of the year you are visiting Luleå – you might be lucky to see the Northern lights – Aurora borealis. If the right conditions arises – get away from the light pollution from the city center to increase the chances of seeing the Northern lights. If you are visiting Luleå the first time we recommend you to talk with Luleå Tourist center in Kulturens Hus for more information.
Luleå loves sport – in all forms. Visit one of all the games and feel the atmosphere in the arena. Luleå have some of Swedens top teams in the league, both women´s series and men´s series in hockey and basketball. The hockey teams plays in Coop Norrbotten Arena and the basket teams plays in Luleå Energi Arena during sports season.
360 Trampoline Center Visit us at Luleås mall center, Storheden, where our park is located right in the middle of the shopping district. We have 2200 sq meters and the major part is packed with activities. We offer the best and most exiting activities a trampoline park can deliver. Besides our attractions we also offer party rooms and business events as well as a larger section for snacks, lighter meals and coffee in a welcoming atmosphere. The trampoline park is an activity for various occasions and ages. It is an exiting and energy demanding Entertainment for the entire family, business event, school class activity, the sports team, beginners and advanced acrobat atheletes who want to burn off some extra calories while having lots of fun. In the Active sections we offer: A Main Court with lots of variation. Long courts, short courts and trick sections surrounded by angled trampolines. We also offer one of the worlds first half-pipe section. A foam-pit, where we have four different trampolines where you can jump off into a sea of foam trying outa trick and landing soft. Dodge ball. We have two Dodgeball Courts, one fast Court and one extreme court where you can compete in spontaneous matches or in our upcoming weekly tournaments in an exiting fast paced sport. Slam dunk in the basketball Courts- if you can.
At Clarion Hotel Sense Day Spa you will find a relaxation pool with panoramic view, seasonal saunas and ingenious body treatments for body and soul. Inspired by the four seasons, lighting, fragrances and treatments follow the seasons. The wonderful experience shower will take you through the whole year, and in their seasonal sauna you can feel the changing seasons. Our warm relaxation pool represents a warm summers day, and in their special scrub room you scrub away the day's stress with the Day Spa´s seasonal products. Work out in the gym and round off in the relaxation zone. Welcome to a warmer wellbeing.
Mountain Bälingeberget is an easily reached nature reserve where traces of the inland ice are clearly visible; remains include large areas of rubble fields, shoreline embankments where you can see the different levels of the sea, caves and long erosion boundaries. Inspection has revealed nearly 200 different varieties of plants in the area. The reserve has a number of easily accessible trails, picnic areas with fireplaces and wood, toilets and waste disposal facilities. Enjoy a lovely view over Luleå river from the top of the mountain.
At mountain Ormberget you´ll have a fantastic view over Luleå both summer and winter and there is a restaurant on the top. Visiting Ormberget during winter - choose between down hill skiing or cross country skiing. The ski slope is particularly good for children and beginners. Visiting Ormberget during summer - choose one of all the extensive jogging tracks or try the outdoor gym. If you want to have a little extra fun, try the sledding slope during winter or the adventure trails by bike during summer.
Kulturens hus is located in the middle of the city center close to Norra hamn. Visit the city library, have a walk in the art hall, book on of all the events Kulturens hus has to offer during your stay, use the WIFI in the multifuninal lobbies spanning over three floors or have something to eat in the café or the restaurant.
Norrbottensteatern opend in 1967 as the first county theater in Sweden. The theater is centrally located in Norra Hamn in Lulea and their main mission is to produce professional quality theater for children, young people and adults to be played both on tour in the county and on the three scenes in the theater house in Luleå.
Attitude to food vary. For those who are driven by a passion to cook and serve good food, it is all about the love for food, knowledge and respect. Respect for the produce, for you, the guest, and for the colleagues is important at the restaurant. At Cg they cook according to simple traditions. We bake with sourdough, we dry, marinade, smoke and love to long-cook. We choose seasonal produce and all of our meat is cooked on our fine charcoal grill, the heart of our kitchen. All of our meats are chosen with great care from quality producers, several of which are local and some global.
Hemmagastronomi® philosophy is that you share food with good friends over a good glass of wine or two. The evening menu consists of a wide variety of dishes cooked on first class raw materials, from the northern to the more international. They also have a fantastic cocktail menu that just needs to be tested!
Get a taste of Luleå and Manhattan at Kitchen & Table by Marcus Samuelsson. The restaurant combines ingridients from New York and local produce. It is a Scandinavian cuisine with Manhattan "in mind" that creates cross-border combinations with a personal twist. They offer everything from meat, fish, seafood and poultry to bread, vegetables and fruit. Don´t miss - the restaurant offers the best view over Luleå city, situated at the top of the Clarion Hotel Sense.
Good meat, Good bread, great burgers .. Bastard Burgers basic idea is simple, they want to serve the most delicious burger you've eaten. After countless visits to burgerjoints around the world, testing of meat, grinding the bread recipes, dressings and picklingar, Bastard Burgers now feel that they can proudly serve really awesome burgers! They work with locally produced meat and sausages from Norrbottengården, and they grind their flesh daily in the restaurant. The bread is developed together with local bakers and got the right flavor, fluffiness and texture that is oh so important! Bastard Burgers get fresh bread straight from the bakery 6 days a week. The restaurant have a vegetarian burger (California), and also a gluten-free and lactose-free options. The menu also has 2 different hotdogs, sweet potato fries and other good sides. Bastard Burgers own dressings, a real (!) Milkshakes and other goodies. No prebooking, only drop in! Check out the menu and visit Bastard Burgers soon.
For the farmer, for the customer, for the stomach, for you and for me. Café RECOmmenderas is a proud social company inside the beautiful old Ebenezer Church with kitchen and serving. Food and refreshments are cooked from scratch with selected ingredients. Café REKOmmenderas is a fair trade café where exciting international flavors meet Fairtrade, Organic and Local produce. The café is also a restaurant, with lunchserving and at most of the events held inside the Cultural Ebenezer Church, Cafe REKOmmenderas stands for customized serving based on the organizer's wishes. You can also catera coffee, sandwiches and food to large and small customers.
The Cocktail bar at Best Western Hotell Savoy offers a wide range of cocktails, both classic and new ones. Socialize with your friends, colleagues or clients and spend a pleasant time together in their cocktail bar. The Cocktail bar is often visited by jazz musicians playing soft music. In the daytime, the bar is a haven for anyone who is tired of sitting in the office. You have access to wireless internet, you can borrow their printer, keep you updated with the daily newspapers and much more. The Cocktail bar is a great place to make new contacts from all over the world.
O'Learys – The No1 Sports Restaurant – Event arena with bowling alleys, billiard and restaurant. On Fridays they serve their popular After Work-buffé, the perfect opportunity to start Friday cosiness with the family or party with coils. O'Learys serve their favorite dishes from the menu, so take the opportunity to try the Buffalo Wings, Ribs, Quesadillas or Hamburgers. On the salad buffé, you'll find, among other things, fresh vegetables and their popular coleslaw.
8 km from Luleå city you will find Storheden a large shopping area with all the big concept stores in sport, fashion, shoes, cosmetics, home decoration, pets, big supermarkets, house and building supplies, home electronics, car service etc. Also some nice cafés and restaurants and the popular kids adventure center Leos Lekland. Probarbly everything you will ever need! Go to Storhedan by car, free parking or take the bus from city.
A long the pedestrian street of Luleå you will find Swedens first modern indoor shopping galleria, with the suitable name Shopping. It is an unique building from the 50-ties designed by Ralph Erskine and really worth a visit. Read more about the history walking between the shops and choose from a wide selection of fashion and shoe stores, restaurant/café and some home decoration.
FOREX Bank is since 1965 the Scandinavian market leader in foreign currencies. Since mid-2003 FOREX Bank also offers a growing range of other banking services deposits, loans, payment services, transaction services and credit and debit cards. FOREX Bank is centrally located throughout Scandinavia with more than 110 branches. At FOREX Bank you can buy foreign currency free of charge, at hours that suit you.
Luleå Airport (Kallax) is situated about 15 minutes from the centre. Airport buses are available for most departures/arrivals from/to Luleå. 3 day Tourist bus ticket can be bought at the airport or at Luleå Touristcenter for 120 SEK. A shared airport taxi can be arranged in the arrivals hall. Ordinary taxis are to be found at the taxi rank outside the arrivals hall, approx. 250 SEK.
Communications in the Norrbotten county are well-developed, a necessity in a region where there are mile after mile of deep forests, rushing rivers and wilderness separating towns and villages from each other. Luleå Lokaltrafik, LLT, is the local bus company that runs everyday in the city center and to the outpost of Luleå. Web: www.llt.lulea.se Länstrafiken i Norrbotten AB is the principal provider of all public bus transport in Norrbotten and its routes run between the villages. Web: www.ltnbd.se It is also possible to take the train to Boden and onward to, for example, Kiruna. The railway runs through the county’s forests and pristine mountain scenery all the way to Narvik in Norway. Web: www.norrtag.se
Taxis in Luleå are reliable and use fare meters. It can sometimes be difficult to get hold of a car out on the street, even in the city center. Here are some recommended companies: Luleå Taxi Phone: +46 10 000 6:ans Taxi Phone: +46 66 666 Minicab Phone: +46 25 55 55 Flygtaxi (Airport Taxi) Phone: +46 885 40