Stories from Skellefteå

Stories from Skellefteå

In Skellefteå we like to tell stories. You could say it’s in our DNA. Actually, the region of Skellefteå is know to have boosted more writes an most places in Sweden and we have a viral scene of storytellers. Here you’ll find some stories - most of them from our everyday life in the subarctic.

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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Burträsk
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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
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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Skellefteå
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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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Lövånger
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Food

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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Forsbacka
Forsbacka

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 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
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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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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 [...]

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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
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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 ...
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Svansele

A photographer’s good life

Imagine that someone who has travelled all over the world chooses to settle down in Boliden, just outside Skellefteå, in Swedish Lapland. Why, you might wonder? Well, it’s because Boliden is the best place on earth...

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Close to town while in the midst of nature

Paddling a canoe requires a lot of cooperation and as the overgrown waterways become narrower, that cooperation becomes more and more important.

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THE ARCHIPELAGO OF THE GULF OF BOTHNIA

On the island of Pute-Rönnskär there are about 30 small red cottages. In the past, fishermen’s families used to live in these cottages. They don’t any longer. Today, these are privately owned summer houses [...]

Rural in Svarttjärn
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Rural in Svarttjärn

It’s like a scene from an Astrid Lindgren story.
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Svarttjärn
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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
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Second hand
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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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Skellefteå
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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.

Storytelling walk

Nordanå is one of Skellefteå’s most popular places to visit and not without good reason – here you will find some of the loveliest little spots of summer. Come on a storytelling walk from east to west, directed by the Skellefteå Museum.

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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 [...]

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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

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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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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Skellefteå
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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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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.

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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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RACING JOY ON EUROPE’S MOST MODERN KARTING TRACK

One of the most thrilling high-speed attractions this summer can be found in Furunäs, less than 10 minutes outside Skellefteå. Furunäs is home to the Skellefteå Karting Arena, the perfect spot to determine who [...]

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The Skellefteå Art Gallery

Norrland. The vast landmass that covers 60% of the surface of Sweden and is home to 12% of its population. Norrland is often said to consist of wilderness. Wasted space and government subsidies. But Norrland is also a force of nature. An enabler. Yes, the image of the north is as broad as it is contradictory. And that is the backdrop for this summer’s large exhibition at the Skellefteå Art Gallery.
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Visit an artist this summer- or 8

- Sommarsalong. Doesn´t it sound nice? Charlotte smiles while she welcomes us to Galleri 1. We have fantasized about doing something like this for years, but now, finally it´s happening. Charlotte is one of twelve [...]

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STADSFESTEN IN SKELLEFTEÅ

The City Festival (Stadsfesten) is one of the best music festivals in Swedish Lapland. Every year, the event attracts about 90,000 visitors to Skellefteå.

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The Food tour of Skellefteå

In the middle of the harvest month of August, 15 farms around Bureå, Lövånger änd Burträsk will be opening their doors to the public. The idea is to let visitors discover the amazing range of locally produced food available in the region.
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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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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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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 [...]

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An authentic gelateria with regional flavours!

Gelato is italian for ice cream. And Italian ice cream is in many ways very different from the conventional ice cream you find in the freezer display at your grocery store.
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Alhem

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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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.

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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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SKELLEFTEÅ IS FULL OF INNOVATIVE CAFÉS

In Skellefteå there are cafes for everyone's taste. The city offers Sweden's only TV-game at Café på bit, to the Society café where you can enjoy a coffee with British influences. If you want to experience an ex [...]

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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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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
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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

Welcome to the dark and cold!

Jorge is something of an adventurer. He is from Spain and he has been almost everywhere. He has seen pyramids, temples and tundra, the Great Barrier Reef, Route 66 and Greenland’s vast ice cap. However, never before
has Jorge set foot in Swedish Lapland!

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Winter swim – a declaration of love for the cold and dark

In February Skellefteå will host the Scandinavian Winter Bathing Championship. The championship is also part of the Winter Swimming World Cup.

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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?