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Useful things to know about Lulea
- Lulea has the fifth largest harbour in Sweden.
- In winter, icebreakers keep the harbour open.
- The town is home to Sweden’s icebreaking fleet.
- Lulea extends over land reclaimed from the sea and onto Hertson Island.
- The Lulea archipelago has over 700 islands.
Lulea Mini Guide
Give me Some reasons for Going to Lulea?
You might be interested in the technological innovations that have been developed there including 4G and GPS. For the less technologically fascinated there is amazing scenery there and many opportunities for camping, hiking, hunting and fishing. Vast swathes of forest cover the region leading, further north, to Sweden’s part of the Taiga. In winter, survival is the name of the game and many go there to pit their skills against nature.
I’m Interested so How do I get There?
There are some direct international flights to Lulea Airport including a weekly service from London
, a flight from Latvia
and from Russia
but there’s a daily connecting flight from Stockholm
which gets you there in just over an hour. There is a train from Stockholm taking fourteen hours but, whilst comfortable and with sleeping facilities available, it’s tedious.
What’s Worth Seeing Whilst I’m There?
Gammelstad Church Town is fascinating and a World Heritage Site. It is the best surviving example of a community that was widely prevalent in centuries gone by. The church was built in the 15th century and the houses around it sprang up afterwards to accommodate parishioners who could not return home because of distance or weather. The houses were only occupied on days either side of a church service. You’ve also got the world’s oldest shopping centre called simply ‘Shopping’. Built in 1955, it is a quaint reminder of shopping in the fifties.
What Else Can I do There?
If you love the great outdoors you can hire a sailing boat and travel around the 700 or more islands of the Lulea Archipelago. Land lubbers should pack a tent and a sleeping bag and hike and camp the interior where you can walk through pine scented valleys and past crystal clear, cool waterfalls.
I Love Shopping…
As well as ‘Shopping’, the oldest mall in the world, Lulea has several other shopping venues with a range of national and international names. There are also traditional clothes from this part of the world such as warm knits, scarves and hats. Several shops also sell souvenirs and crafts made from reindeer bone and antlers.
Getting Hungry Now?
There’s plenty of meat and fish locally. Try the traditional dried or smoked reindeer meat; it’s chewy but delicious. There’s not much in the line of fresh fruit and vegetables here because of the climate and most of it has to be transported in. Wash your meal down with some of the very fiery Swedish vodka.
Latest Update from Lulea:
20/05/12 - The older generation, especially those who make their own clothes, will be interested in the Knitting Cafe held in the Norrbotten Museum on the 9th of June and weekly thereafter through the summer. As well as a great social occasion, it's a chance to learn about the history of the craft.