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Gällivare [2] is a town in Lapland in northern Sweden, and an important railway junction as the ending point of Inlandsbanan and an important stop on the Malmbanan railway to Norway.

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By rail

  • Inlandsbanan[3] is a 1300 kilometer railway running south to north through the Swedish heartland, roughly half way between the coast and the Norwegian border. Though there is regular passenger traffic on the line, it mainly serves as a recreative railway, and most ticket types give you the option to hop on and off the train as you like. It begins in Kristinehamn on the shores of Väneren, and passes the major inland cities of Mora, Österssund and Vilhelmina on the way.
  • Malmbanan, which literally means the Ore railway, is an important railway running between Luleå on the gulf of Bothnia and Narvik on the Atlantic coast. It's mainly used to transport Iron ore from the huge mines around Gällivare and Kiruna, but fortunately the spectacular views along the line can also be seen from several passenger trains running between the two cities, and in the summer, a daily overnight train from Göteborg and Stockholm.

By plane

Gälivare airport, also called Lapland Airport in promotional material, sees two flights per day with the small regional carrier Nextjet[4] to Stockholms Arlanda airport.

By car

European route E10, joins the E4 for highway connections to Stockholm.

Get around







  • Fjällnäs Castle Resort, Fjällnäsgrand 45, +46 970 12570 (), [1]. Beautiful accomodation in a charming old castle, or mansion rather, but quite pricy. from 1500 SEK in low season, and 1700 SEK in high season.


Get out

Routes through Gällivare
NarvikKiruna  W noframe E  LuleåEND

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