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Northern Lights, Luleå


Gateway to the Northern Lights

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The city of Luleå sits at the northern end of the Norbotten Coast on the Gulf of Bothnia. The city was originally located around nearby Gammelstad, but moved to its new position when the land began rising, in the absence of the heavy glacial ice layers that once covered this region. Although quiet enough to feel truly remote, direct flights from the UK from December 2020 mean Luleå and the surrounding Lappish wilderness are more accessible for adventure-seekers than ever before.

Gammelstad has avoided the commercialisation of the newer city and retained its sense of history. Built up around a 15th century stone church, this is a picturesque setting for a lantern guided tour, or a meander along historic streets, passing among the Scandinavian style cottages that have earned this parish village UNESCO World Heritage status.

The Luleå Archipelago, just off the coast, compromises over 700 islands. Relax at sandy Klubbviken Beach on Sandön Island or go bird watching on Småskär in summer. Here historic sites, forested hinterlands and picturesque harbours reward those who take the time to explore this out of the way region. And, during the winter months this remains the ideal place to spot the Northern Lights, go husky-sledding or snowmobiling in the frozen forests.


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Top itineraries in Lulea

Northern Lights, Luleå

Northern Lights City Break in Luleå

4-day tailor-made break from £855 pp incl. flights

This is the perfect itinerary for those who want to experience the best of both worlds, combining the Lappish wilderness with a stylish city break in charming Luleå.

Brandon Lodge

A winter break in Swedish Lapland

4-day tailor-made holiday from £1,670 pp incl. flights

Explore the frozen wilderness of the Luleå Archipelago on this short but action-packed break. You'll combine the cosiness of a stay at Brändön Lodge with included husky safaris and snowmobile jaunts across the pack ice.

Aurora Safari Camp, Lulea, Lapland, Sweden

Sorbyn Lodge & Aurora Safari Camp

4-day tailor-made break from £2,520 pp incl. flights

This four-day, long weekend break to Sörbyn Lodge & Aurora Safari Camp in the heart of Swedish Lapland will live long in the memory. courtesy of the terrific potential for Northern Lights sightings and some superb winter activities on offer

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Top places to stay in Lulea

Brandon Lodge

Brändön Lodge

Traditional lodge

Overlooking the icy Gulf of Bothnia and the Luleå archipelago, the cabins at Brändön form the perfect base from which to explore a region where islands outnumber people by a long way.

Snowmobiling, Sorbyn Lodge, Sweden

Sörbyn Lodge, Sweden

Small & intimate lodge

Step out from spacious timber cabins straight into polar adventures, including skiing, snowmobiling, ice fishing and dogsledding, and return at the end of the day to a roaring open fire, soothing sauna sessions and freshly caught and foraged forest cuisine to finish off the fun.

Pine Bay Lodge, Lulea, Sweden

Pine Bay Lodge, Lulea

Small & intimate lodge

This classic Swedish lodge is located on the coastal edge of the Luleå archipelago, where the sea freezes metres thick in the winter, edged by snowy Arctic forests through which visitors can speed snowmobiles, mush huskies and indulge in all manner of polar fun

Jopikgarden, Luleå

Jopikgarden, Lulea

Small & intimate lodge

This traditional farmhouse hotel is all red-painted Swedish charm and is the perfect rustic base for exploring the Luleå Archipelago. And, returning from your kayaking and hiking expeditions, you'll be treated to some sauna relaxation, antique-furnished rooms and modern takes on regional cuisine.

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