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Revision as of 16:09, 17 June 2009

Luleå is a regional centre with a technical university and steelworks in Norrbotten, northern Sweden, with about 70,000 inhabitants. The city is situated at the mouth of the Lule River, in the northwest corner of the Gulf of Bothnia.

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Get in

By plane

SAS have seven flights per day from Stockholm Arlanda to Kallax Airport, with a flight time of about 1 hour 10 minutes. The same route is also served by Norwegian. Kallax lies about 5km from Luleå city centre, which is accessable via shuttle bus [1] or taxi. The shuttle bus to the center costs 45 SEK each way, and is timed to depart based on the flight schedule.

There are also scheduled flights to Kiruna/Tromsö (Nordkalottflyg), Pajala (Nordkalottflyg), Umeå/Östersund (Nordic Regional), Gothenburg (City Airline), Sundsvall/Borlänge (Direktflyg) and Murmansk/Archangelsk (Archangelsk Airlines).

By train

Map of Malmbanan

Luleå is the easternmost point in the Swedish rail network. Night trains connect to Stockholm along the eastern coastal line. The Malmbanan railway line goes up to Narvik in Norway via towns of Kiruna, Gällivare and Boden. Note that the line ends in Narvik and does not link to the rest of the Norweigan rail network.

By bus

The gap in the rail network between Finland and Sweden is covered by buses, which are free with most railpasses. The journey to the Finnish border at Tornio/Haparanda takes 2.5h, and onward to the Finnish railhead at Kemi another half hour.

Get around

A fast, cheap and comfortable way of getting to the different parts of the city, is by using the local bus traffic (LLT). Local buses are usually 20 SEK per trip. If you plan on making more than 4 trips, buy a 3-day tourist pass from the tourist office, which allows you unlimited travel on local buses for 80 SEK.

At weekends you should be able to catch a night-bus from most local traffic bus stations about once every hour between 0.00 and 3.00, at a raised cost.

See

Do

Learn

Luleå tekniska universitet (Luleå University of Technology, LTU) [2] was established in 1971. Its faculties now include Engineering, Computer Science, Music, Wood Technology, Business, Mining and Space Science. It can be reached with buses 4, 5 and 8 in the direction of Porsön.

Buy

Shopping, Europe´s first indoor shopping mall is in the town centre.

Eat

Drink

Club Cleo [3] and STUK [4] are popular late-night dance clubs, with the former being located in the city center (next to the Quality Hotel) and the latter on the campus of LTU. You need a student ID or a special "guest ticket" (which can be purchased by LTU students) to get into STUK. Quality Hotel guests get free entrance to Cleo until midnight.

  • Grace Nightclub and Bar [5] (Grace Nattklubb) is located behind the Elite Stadshotellet in downtown Lulea. During the summer, it is a popular hangout, featuring three bars and two dancefloors. The entrance fee is 80 kronor.

Sleep

  • First Camp Lulea [6]. Cottages and camping, big pool area, restaurants and cafe.

Get out

  • Gammelstads kyrkstad [7] (Gammelstad Church Town) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site about 10 km north west of Luleå, on a small island in the delta of the Lule River. At its centre is an early 15th century stone church surrounded by 408 cottages. The town was built to house church visitors from the surrounding countryside, who lived too far away to get back home before nightfall. It can be reach by local bus.


Routes through Luleå
StockholmSundsvall  W noframe E  HaparandaTornio
NarvikGällivare  W noframe E  END





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