Lulea, Sweden

Lulea is located at the coast of Norrbotten in northern Sweden. It is the seat of Luleå Municipality and the capital of Norrbotten County. It is a regional centre with a technical university and steelworks in Norrbotten. The city is situated at the mouth of the Lule River, in the northwest corner of the Gulf of Bothnia.

Luleå and its surrounding area have a great deal to offer in both summer and winter. Enjoy the Archipelago’s outstanding natural beauty, discover its exciting cultural history and meet the friendly inhabitants. Relax in secluded spots, take a trip on your own sailing boat or hop on one of the ferries plying between the islands.

Things to See & Do

* Lulea Cathedral
* Lulea Archipelago
* Sailing
* Snow sports in winter
* Island hopping

General information

Cruise Season – March - Nov
Currency – Swedish krona (SEK)
Language – Swedish
Land Area – 28.81 km²
Population – 46,000 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code - + 46

Port Location – The Ettans Båthamn marina in Lulea is located only 200m from the city.

Transport Links – 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 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).

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.

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.

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