A warm welcome to the dark and cold

In February Skellefteå will host the Scandinavian Winter Bathing Championship for the fifth consecutive year. This year, the championship is also part of the Winter Swimming World Cup. The event has become a natural part of winter in Skellefteå and today it is an appreciated festival for the entire city – all founded on a declaration of love for the cold and dark.

THE WINTER SWIM
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A walk on the frozen sea

The ice age is always present along the coast of Swedish Lapland. From the constant land elevation to the barren, windswept frozen sea.
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Kågnäsudden

Yoga on ice

What better way to take a break from your everyday life than to meditate and perfect your Tree Stand, than on a buckskin, on frozen waters in Swedish Lapland?

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Kalvtraskski – The oldest ski in the world

To say that cross-country skiing was invented in the area around Skellefteå might not be entirely true. However, no one can dispute the fact that the oldest ski in the world was found in a marsh just outside the sm [...]

3x taste of Swedish Lapland

Isn't it true that everything tastes better outside? Not least during summer. It can be a large cappuccino at a nice café, surrounded by people and friends, or a warm night at one of the inviting open-air  stablishments in the city...

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The Living Church Towns of Skellefteå

In many ways, church towns are synonymous with the olden days, when people had to travel long distances because of mandatory church service attendance...
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Moose safari, pot-boiled coffee and ice cold swims!

The Svansele Wilderness Centre is in many ways a first step into what could be called Europe’s last wilderness. From an easy start with pot-boiled coffee, cinnamon buns and a guided tour of the wilderness exhibition...
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Svansele
Hotel offers in Skellefteå

Hotel offers in Skellefteå

Great accommondation, fun activities and awesome events - all in one package!
Hotel offers in Skellefteå
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Night out in the city

A really great night out is all about having a really good plan – from beginning to end. – If it’s me and the girls, we always start by eating somethingnice, says Josefin. On game days, we naturally go to one of the sports bars in the city, on other days we go for a really good restaurant.
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Skellefteå
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LEGO that’s life

Some think LEGO is only for children. But that’s not quite true. Skellefteå is home to Sweden’s biggest collection of LEGO. Of course, children are welcome, but an adult perspective is at least as important.
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Skellefteå

Tip of the week

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Extreme golden eagle photography

Imagine leaving all the stress and all the noise behind you for a couple of days, breathe the fresh winter air of the forest and meet its four-legged or winged residents eye to eye as you take on the role of nature [...]

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Beauties and beasts

When it comes to sport fishing, Skellefteå is primarily known for two species of fish: salmon and pike. Or beauty and the beast, as some people say.
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Bygdsiljum

Meet in Skellefteå

Become a better wild-life photographer

Emma Dennehy wanted to experience what is sometimes referred to as the last wilderness in Europe — whilst also becoming a better photographer. She travelled to Kalvträsk and to see Conny Lundström.

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A warm welcome to the dark and cold!

Jorge is an adventurer. He has been almost all over the world, but Swedish Lapland his new to him. When he steps through the sliding doors on Skellefteå Airport he doesn’t have a clue what he's doing here. Only that he will need his warmest down jacket and a pair of swim trunks.

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Rural in Svarttjärn

It’s like a scene from an Astrid Lindgren story.
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A burning passion for lights
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A burning passion for lights

A candle consists only of a wick and some stearin. Its light however, can spread so much warmth, cosiness and comfort...
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4 wilderness adventures

In Svansele, in addition to riding four-wheelers, you can also visit one of Sweden’s biggest wilderness museums. With 11 rooms, it covers 1,800 square metres. Virtually all subarctic animals are represented, i.e., nearly 600 species including bear, wolf and lynx. All are presented in life-like settings.
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Svansele
Summer in Skellefteå

Summer in Skellefteå

In Skellefteå, nature is just around the corner, just as the city is in the middle of nature. If you see blue, your picture of Skellefteå is probably focused on one of the 1,500 lakes or the 300 kilometre coastline. The one lined with warm, bare cliffs and kilometres of sandy beaches...

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A pair of ice blue husky eyes

If it’s the first time you have ever met a pack of enthusiastic huskies, no wonder you would be a bit reserved. However, there’s absolutely nothing to be afraid of. Join the British couple Sabina and Pete for th [...]

Skellefteå Visitor Center

Trädgårdsgatan 7
+46 (0)910-45 25 10
info@visitskelleftea.se

Opening hours
Mon – Fri 10 – 17
Saturday 10 – 14

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In the footsteps of a wildlife photographer

För några år sedan följde jag med Conny upp på självaste Vitberget. Då vandrande vi. Och klättrade. 17 meter upp i utsiktstornet på toppen. Då var det natt, högsommar och utsikten vidunderlig.

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Getting here

Skellefteå is situated on the coast of the Baltic Sea, on the southern edge of Swedish Lapland. There are several options of travel to get here...
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Skellefteå
Get a greeter!

Get a greeter!

Are you visiting Skellefteå ? You can experience a warm welcome from a Skellefteå Greeter.
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Lantliv lodge – The moments in Österjörn

You should stay for a week at Lantliv Lodge. At least. Not to give you time to do everything there is to do. No, quite the contrary.

WIN: Two tickets to The Melodifestivalen in Skellefteå. Friday 24/02 at 18.30. - Like the post - Tag a friend and explain why you should win. You have until February 19th to participate. Good luck!! #Skellefteå#visitskellefteå #skelleftelever #melodifestivalen #tävling
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Skellefteå brewery finds its way home

Can you say that a brewery has found its way home? If you can, then that’s exactly what the malt brewery in Skellefteå has done.