Luleåkalaset is a event in the north of Sweden and it is a good marketing thing for the city of Luleå. A weekend in August the city become crowded and many people come and want to party in Luleå. They have bands playing and it is a big party here.
If you look for information about all kind of things about Luleå, you can find all information on this web page www.lulea.se. This is a web page made by the city and provide you with all kind of information, maybe more fr the locals, but you can find usueful information too. This side will also be written in English, if you dont understand Swedish.
Luleås has a tourist office which helps you to provide you information about Luleå and also other parts of the north of Sweden and especially Norrbotten. They are professionals here and inform you all about all events and things to do here as a tourist. You can also buy trips to the archepelago outside Luleå and buy some touristic souvenir things too. The tourist office you will find in Kulturens Hus and the address is Skeppsbrogatan 17.
A lot of visitors to northern Sweden are surprised by one of our ways of saying 'yes'. In addition to the regular 'ja' or 'jo' which are the Swedish words for yes, many people here also use a sound which is kind of hard to describe. It's like sucking in air through your mouth/teeth - or, in a way, like it would sound if you breath in while saying 'you'. I told you it was hard to describe! Anyway, if you are in northern Sweden and you hear this sound, it's likely that the person making the sound isn't shocked or has a speech disorder, they're simply agreeing with you... :-)
Since 1996, Gammelstad Church Town has been un UNESCO World Heritage List, and thereby protected by the 'Convention Concerning the Protection of World Culture and Natural Heritage'.
'Gammelstad Church Town is an outstanding example of traditional church towns in northern Scandinavia. It excellently illustrates the adoption of traditonal town planning to the special geographic and climatologic condition in an unfavourable natural environment.'
-- World Heritage Comitte, 7 December 1996
The tourist office of Luleå has put up different sign and that is just to help the tourists up here in the north. You can look at them and you dont need any map to find around in Luleå.