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Luleå

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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.

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. Kallax lies about 5km from Luleå city centre, which is accessable via shuttle bus or taxi.

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

Luleå is the easternmost point in the Swedish rail network. Trains go to Luleå using Malmbanan from Narvik via Kiruna, Gällivare and Boden. Via Boden and Norra stambanan, night trains goes to Stockholm from Luleå. There is also a line that goes to Narvik in Norway, via the mining town of Kiruna. 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). 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 Teckniska Universitet (Luleå Technical University, LTU) [1] was established in 1971. Its faculties now include Engineering, Computer Science, Music, Wood Technology, Business, Mining and Space Science.

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Sleep

  • First Camp Lulea [2]. Cottages and camping, big pool area, restaurants and cafe.

Get out

  • Gammelstads kyrkstad[3] (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 is was built to house church visitors from the surrounding countryside, who lived too far away to get back home to before nightfall.



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