This is Skellefteå!

Skellefteå is the southern entry into Swedish Lapland. Half the population inhabits the country side – next door to wild salmon rivers, hundreds of lakes, dense forests and miles and miles of coastline. The other half dwell in a modern city; a seamless transition from urban to rural defining the good life in the subarctic - Welcome!

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TIME TO GO HIKING

Hiking is quite simple. Step one: pick a trail. Step two: Head out. Step three: Enjoy! If you go on a day hike you hardly need more than nice hiking boots, a small backpack and snacks

Bonnstan – a cultural heritage treasure chest!

Not many places have history so clearly written on the buildings as Bonnstan, an old church town with a history dating back to the 1600's, here in Skellefteå...

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IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF A WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER

Imagine leaving all the stress and bustle of your everyday life behind you for a few days. Imagine spending your time in the forest as a wildlife photographer, experiencing the natural scents of the woodland and mee [...]

This is Skellefteå

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BJURÖKLUBB – ABOUT A PENINSULA

Bjuröklubb is one of Skellefteå’s most popular destinations. The attractions of this peninsula are obvious to anyone who has ever visited, but the act of capturing Bjuröklubb in speech or writing is by no means [...]

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GET A GREETER

Global Greeters is a global network of hosts looking to share their love of a particular place on Earth. Here you will get to know more about Greeters in Skellefteå.

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Experience northern light

The northern lights are best experienced in the darkest possible environment. As far away as possible from the light pollution of human civilisation.
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Our amazing arctic lifestyle

Anne and Doreen has been invited by Saleta to Skellefteå, in Swedish Lapland for three days. Here life is all about the outdoors. Roaming dense forests, island hopping in the archipelago and just enjoying being a free spirit under a sun that really never sets in summer. And of course, meeting people doing their thing.

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ENTER A DIFFERENT WORLD

There is a difference between here and there. At least if “here” is defined as Skellefteå’s forests, our alluring countryside and archipelago – and “there” refers to the big city buzz of Berlin or possi [...]

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Three Wild Salmon Rivers

There are five rivers in Skellefteå, three of which are classified as wild salmon rivers. Such a concentration of salmon waters cannot be found anywhere else in Sweden...
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Hotel offers in Skellefteå

Hotel offers in Skellefteå

Great accommondation, fun activities and awesome events - all in one package!
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Svedjan ost – the best cheese

The facade of the farmhouse dairy is a plastered white. The front door is deep red with a stainless steel plate displaying the company name...
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Calendar

Calendar

Click here to see the entire Skellefteå's calendar. Here you will find big and small events, performances and exhibitions around Skellefteå. Have fun!
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Crayfishing under a moonlit sky

As the bright summer nights slowly turn to dusk, we have by now entered August and fall is almost upon us. And that is a good thing...
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THE FREEDOM TO ROAM

The freedom to roam. It's a huge part of everyday life in the Swedish Lapland. Stated in Swedish law. But it works both ways. You have to pay respect to the environment.

Exploratoriet – Science Center

In Skellefteå you will find Sweden’s newest Science Center. Here, science and technology challenge you to think outside the box and play your way to insights about the nature of our fantastic world. Welcome to Exploratoriet — the Exploratorium!

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A 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.

3x taste of Swedish Lapland

Isn't it true that everything tastes better outside? 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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SKELLEFTEÅ’S NEW LIVING ROOM

At Scandic Hotell in Skellefteå, the ambition is to cross boundaries. To open up and invite. Put simply, to create a living room for everyone who wants to meet.

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Biking and fishing in heart and soul

Since the city of Skellefteå is surrounded by world-class wilderness and fishing waters, it is only natural to have a premium outdoor living shop too.
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Skellefteå

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How to get 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

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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Stay in a Church Town

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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THE MIDNIGHT LIGHT

Some say that the never ending ray of lights transforms our berries, our fruit and vegetables into super food due to the constant daylight. Like they force nature to blossom while it can

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THE SKRÅMTRÄSK MILL

Sko och kvarn i Skråmträsk. Erik och Asta Hellgrens verksamheter är tätt sammanflätade av en röd tråd bestående av hållbarhet, miljövänlighet och inte minst hög kvalitet.

Skellefteå Tourist Center

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

Opening hours
Monday-Friday  10-18
Saturday          11-15

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First snow

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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 [...]

Everyone must take time to enjoy the spectacular autumn colours #autumn #fall #Visitskellefteå #swedishlapand #skellefteaaplacetobe 📸@vasterdrottningen #thanks

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