Norrbottens Län Travel Guide

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Kiruna

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180,365,12

Abisko Nationalpark

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Luleå

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45,109,14

Jokkmokk

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31,86,3

Gällivare

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33,82,6

Piteå

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16,20,5

Padjelanta Nationalpark

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36,108,0

Nikkaluokta

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6,24,0

Abisko

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26,41,2

Alesjaure

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28,37,0

Jukkasjärvi

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11,19,1

Muddus Nationalpark

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3,6,0

Haparanda

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5,12,1

Arjeplog

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3,5,0

Vietas

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0,3,0

Saltoluokta

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1,2,0

Sarek National Park

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0,11,0

Pajala

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6,12,0

Teusajaure

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1,2,0

Sjangeli

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Övertorneå

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0,2,0

Ladtjojaure

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2,6,0

Kvikkjokk

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1,2,0

Kalix

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1,2,2

Älvsbyn

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Sareks Nationalpark

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0,2,0

Soppero

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Njunjes

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Laitaure

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Akkastugan

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Virihaure

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Vastenjaure

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0,1,0

Vakkotavarekåtan

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Vadvetjåkka Nationalpark

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Töre

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Tarraure

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Tarfala

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Sitojaure

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0,2,0

Sallohaure

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0,1,0

Rissajaure

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2,19,0

Pältsastugorna

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3,5,0

Kartevarekåtorna

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13,14,0

Kiruna

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  • Dog sled and ice hotel

    Kiruna Things to Do

    We first visited the ice hotel which is 12km east of kirunaIt's 325sek (£32) entry or 200sek with student card With this you get to walk around at your own pace, viewing rooms, the chapel, the bar and any other book of crannie u want to see. There are guides tours but they only give u some history over and above what u can c yourself.It's an...

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  • Camp Ripan

    Kiruna Hotels

    Campingvagen 5, Kiruna, 98135, Sweden

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Bring cash with you! No ATM at the...

    Kiruna Warnings and Dangers

    As of Jan 30th, 2014, there was no ATM in the airport at Kiruna. I probably am the only bright guy to rely too much on the widespread use of credit cards in Sweden (everywhere, any shop, restaurant, B&B, bus, even street vendors..!), but when me and my friends got to Kiruna we had no cash..My friend even asked while in Stockholm Arlanda airport,...

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Abisko Nationalpark

Luleå

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  • They poisoned my whole family!!

    Luleå Restaurants

    Bought food from this place for the first time on Monday 16th July 2012. By Tuesday 17th, I was throwing my guts up, and crying that I wanted to die. Two days later and I am still in agony, with muscle aches, sickness, and diarrhoea. The rest of my family all had different dishes, and they all got sick too!!This shows it was not just a one-off with...

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  • Quality Lulea Hotel

    Luleå Hotels

    Storgatan 17, Lulea 97232, Sweden

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Home decor

    Luleå Shopping

    If you are on the lookout for unique things for your home, try QL inredning. They have everything from kitchenware to bathroom rugs to furniture...not the cheapest place to buy these things of course, but it's definitely contemporary design from Sweden and other countries. From very little to very much, depending on what you buy.

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Jokkmokk

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  • BY ALL MEANS :)

    Jokkmokk Transportation

    How to travel to Jokkmokk?If you are not driving, there are still a number of alternatives. From the airports of Gällivare and Luleå there are daily bus connections. There is also a train station in Murjek or Boden and then bus to Jokkmokk. In the summer the inland train takes you directly to Jokkmokk. Ask for more information from the nearest...

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  • Hotel Gastis Jokkmokk

    Jokkmokk Hotels

    Herrevagen 1

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Jokkmokk bus station

    Jokkmokk Transportation

    Excellent bus station - I arrived in minus degrees for the annual Jokkmokk Sami Festival from the bus I caught from Murjek which is about an hour by bus from the closest train station. Id caught the overnight train up from Stockholm and the connections all went smoothly and Id enjoy the sunrise just prior to arriving at Murjek and therefore the...

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Gällivare

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  • Ettöreskyrkan

    Gällivare Things to Do

    Along the Vassara River and the railway lies the "Lapp quarters" which is where the nomadic Sami's (known as Lapps for a good while in Swedish history until this was considered incredibly rude) settled when they needed to stay in the Gällivare area for a while. The Swedish ruling classes did not want the Samis to stick to their ancient nature...

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  • Dundret Gallivare AB

    Gällivare Hotels

    PO Box 82, Gallivare, SE-982 21, Sweden

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Porjus

    Gällivare Things to Do

    Some 45 kilometres south of Gällivare on the main Jokkmokk road is the hydropower village of Porjus. Its main sight is the Hydropower exhibition by the great dam in the Lule River. Hydropower is a debated way to get Swedish electricity and many are opposed to it wrecking the scenic landscape and Sami paths to the coast for their reindeer. Whatever...

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Piteå

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  • Max hamburger restaurant

    Piteå Restaurants

    Max hamburger restaurant chain is a swedish chain that originated up here in the north but which now is in place ratehr far south in Sweden too. The northerners are famous for being stubborn and fond of their own things so Max even made McDonalds shut down in Umeå a few years ago. They're open again now but it's the first time ever that McD has had...

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  • Pitea Stadshotell

    Piteå Hotels

    Olof Palmes Gata 1

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Families

  • See the great rapids at Älvsbyn!

    Piteå Things to Do

    When you're in Piteå you absolutely SHOULD rent a car or find a friend to drive you to Storforsen, which is a nature reserve and a large white water rapid in the Pite river. The rapid itself is situated in Älvsbyn municipality so I've put my tips on it there, but here you can see a travelogue of the...

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Padjelanta Nationalpark

  • By helicopter

    Padjelanta Nationalpark Transportation

    For the ones that don't have the time or energy to walk the whole Padjalantaleden, there is an alternative. There are helicopter flights on a daily basis that fly from Kvikkjokk to Staloluokta in the middle of Padjelanta National Park on the edge of the beautiful lake Virihaure. They even make a stop at Tarraluoppal if you wish. The costs for a...

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  • Clickable links National Parks in Sweden

    Padjelanta Nationalpark Favorites

    ■ Abisko□ Björnlandet□ Blå Jungfrun□ Dalby Söderskog□ Djurö■ Fulufjället■ Färnebofjärden□ Garphyttan■ Gotska Sandön□ Hamra□ Haparanda Skärgård□ Muddus□ Norra Kvill■ Padjelanta□ Pieljekaise■ Sarek□ Skuleskogen□ ...

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  • What to do after a long day of hiking?

    Padjelanta Nationalpark Things to Do

    So what do you do after a long day of hiking to relax when you are camping in the middle of nowhere far far away from the civilized world? Well, walk a little bit more of course! ;-) No seriously, it really is great to stretch the legs a bit after dinner and explore the surroundings. As you won't have any backpack to carry with you, this will feel...

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Nikkaluokta

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  • Getting to and from Nikkaluokta

    Nikkaluokta Transportation

    Nikkaluokta is a popular start and finish place for hiking in the Fjällen. This isn't so surprising as it is close to the highest mountain of Sweden Kebnekaise, a popular hiking area with connection to the famous hiking trail "Kungsleden", and Nikkaluokta is very easy to reach by bus. The bus connection goes twice a day during the summer season,...

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  • Have your reindeer burger at LapDånalds!

    Nikkaluokta Restaurants

    I had to laugh so much when I heard the name of this place "LapDånalds", located in the middle of nowhere in Lapland along the hiking trail to Kebnekaise. And yes, of course, I was tempted and HAD to try their reindeer burger! I was partially surprised, as I didn't expect too much of this burger, but I wasn't disappointed at all. The reindeer...

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  • Take the boat, shorten your hike

    Nikkaluokta Transportation

    Although this boat trip is absolutely unnecessary for your hike from Nikkoluota to Kebnekaise it is a nice and comfortable way to shorten your total hike by 6 kilometres. The total stretch to Kebnekaise is 19 kilometres, so shortening it to a comfortable 13 is something that appeals to many. The path between Nikkaluokta and Kebnekaise is one of the...

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Abisko

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  • Best way to travel is by backpack!

    Abisko Transportation

    The best way to travel is on the back off a backpack! Great views and if you sit on the sleeping bag its also rather comfy. Even possibly to take a nap now and then.Going to Abisko take a loooooooooong time. 17 hours by train from Stockholm. 2 hour by airplane by then you have a 2-3 hours transport from Kiruna.Note that train is run by Connex not...

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  • Abisko Mountain Lodge

    Abisko Hotels

    Lapportsvagen 35, Box 86, Abisko, SE-981 07, Sweden

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 2.5 out of 5 stars

  • The last evening.....

    Abisko Things to Do

    The last evening has arrived; unfortunately our trip has come to an end. Now all that waits us is the long trip home tomorrow. 20 hours by train.... sigh..... But I have these wonderful memories of the Fjällen that I will never forget. And I am already dreaming of a next trip. Most likely next summer already! This last evening is a cosy evening,...

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Alesjaure

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  • Some Sami words

    Alesjaure Local Customs

    I’ve added a little list with some terrain words. As you know there are a several dialects in Sami and I've added the two most usual ones here, the Lule Sámi and the North Sámi:Blue = Lule Sámi, Green = North Sámi Red is the translation to Englisháhpe áhpi = large marsh, marshlandsbáktte bákti = steep cliffbuollda buolda = mountain slopeduottar...

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  • A Sami village

    Alesjaure Local Customs

    When hiking in this northern part of Sweden you might pass a Sami village, like this one in Alisjávri. Don't expect something special though, as it is like any other tiny village in the north of Sweden. The village mostly excist of some colourful houses (mostly in a rusty red colour) scattered around in the landscape. One thing you might notice is...

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  • More about the reindeer

    Alesjaure Local Customs

    In Sweden there are around 50 native communities where the families earn most of the income from herding reindeers. But they mostly don't live on reindeers alone; they often combine this with fishing, hunting and crafts. But like I said in the previous tip, only a small percentage of the Sami population has reindeer herding as their occupation. One...

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Jukkasjärvi

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  • Amazing light and cold vodka

    Jukkasjärvi Favorites

    No, not at the same time. I just have a problem chosing which of the two was my favourite thing. Look at my intro page to Kiruna and the various Jukkasjärvi pictures to see the very special light here on a good day. Then as it gets dark, you enter the Ice Bar and enjoy a Blueberry Stream, Silver Fox or other vodka drink. Yes, that's only juice in...

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  • Icehotel

    Jukkasjärvi Hotels

    This was the most unusual hotel I have ever visited - by a mile. Everything is made of ice - the...

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  • Dog sledging

    Jukkasjärvi Sports & Outdoors

    The Ice Hotel has morning excursions on the Torne River with packs of eager dogs. Never ever have I heard the leading dog talk to other dogs in the way these do with their howls and their looks at the rest of the pack. Fascinating just to watch the dogs and their special transport trailers. I can only imagine what a tour is like. My dad still...

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Muddus Nationalpark

Haparanda

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Arjeplog

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  • Nature reservoir stroll

    Arjeplog Things to Do

    Just next to Arjeplog nature its displayed at its best. If you like bird-watching (flycatchers, buntings and swallows) or simply strolling in an untouched area you will love this. The nature reservoir next to the city offers you the possibility to walk, the otherwise muddy wetlands, by taking a wooden path that crosses shrubs and rivers spotted...

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  • The friendly reindeer

    Arjeplog Things to Do

    He (or was it she?) seemed to keep guard by the roadside between Arvidsjaur and Arjeplog as we passed him several times, looking for something we thought we had lost. He may have been begging for food. He was collared so must have had an owner (Santa Claus perhaps?) and was not at all afraid of us. I wanted to pat him - he looked so cuddly. If you...

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  • Road 95 (Skelleftea - Norway)

    Arjeplog Warnings and Dangers

    This road passes through Arjeplog and the Pieljekaise National Park, where you can see great views. Don't take it if you are going through to Norway and are travelling in a big van or towing a trailer. This wonderfully empty road turns into the Norwegian Road 77 - a treacherously steep mountain road with hairpin bends.

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