A warm welcome to 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.

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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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Skellefteå

Hike, bike and canoe in midnight light

Would you like a crash course in traditional Swedish culture over a long weekend? Getting close to nature, picturesque accommodation and genuine sami culture. Great then this is for you.

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This is Skellefteå

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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.

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Stay in the Church Town of Lövånger

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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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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Storkågeträsk

A perfect morning

Pite-Rönnskär, a kind of slumbering gem in the southern part of the Bothnian archipelago, has been opened up to a wider audience. Four rooms, with a simple, rustic feel have already been prepared on the ground floor...

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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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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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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

Tips of the week

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Get close to nature

People are concentrated in the towns and cities, leaving the countryside for other things. From a visitor’s perspective, that is actually no bad thing. It means 2.2 inhabitants/square kilometre in the Skellefteå [...]

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Stiftsgården – the cradle of Skellefteå

You could say that this is where Skellefteå began. At Stiftsgården, next door to Sweden’s oldest country church...
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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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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. At least if you are about to go crayfishing in the Skellefteå River under a moonlit sky.
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SKELLEFTEÅ ADVENTURE PARK

Everything from an 80 metre zip line, guaranteed to send a thrilling chill down your spine, to children’s adventures only a few metres above ground. The Skellefteå Adventure Park offers exciting challenges for bo [...]

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Huskies on bare ground

Huskies and dogsledding are normally associated with ice and snow but that does not really hold true with Mari-Line and Arnaud in Svanfors, about 60 kilometres outside Skellefteå. No, here you will meet huskies long before the first snow has fallen…
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Svanfors
Rural in Svarttjärn
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Rural in Svarttjärn

It’s like a scene from an Astrid Lindgren story.
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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.

Market Halls and Artisan Food
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Market Halls and Artisan Food

Market halls (saluhall) are similar tp open markets but indoors. They often carry an excellent assortment with a focus on high quality food.
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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
Get a greeter!

Get a greeter!

Are you visiting Skellefteå ? You can experience a warm welcome from a Skellefteå Greeter.
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First and foremost second hand!

Why buy new when you can get the things you need used? To Tova Glänta, who also run B&B Forest Inn Holmsvattnet, second hand is a way of life.
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9 outings to visit

Sometimes, a really good summer day is all about being spontaneous. About picking a spot — maybe a new one that you have never visited before, or an old favourite that you have longed to return to — and just goi [...]

Oh happy day! #cow #release #summer #happiness #visitskellefteå #Swedishlapland
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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

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

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Skellefteå Visitor Center

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

Winter opening hours
Mon – Fri 10 – 17
Saturday 10 – 14
Closed on 25th May

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