Luleå Travel Guide

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Luleå Things to Do

  • Konstens Hus

    Konstens Hus is an art gallery where both local and international artists show their works. There are new exhibitions quite often, and sometimes there are also lectures and other public events in the gallery.Admission is free! Opening hours are 12noon - 4 PM daily during summer. After mid-August the hours are 12noon - 6 PM Tue, Thu and Fri, 12noon...

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  • The Stalls

    The stalls in the choir are medieval and remind of the days when the catholic clergy had their reserved seats there. Seven chairs and six sculptured stall ends have been preserved. This equipment is one of the oldest in the church. To my view they were tailor made :-) One priest must have been very big and the other one... not so....

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  • The Crucifix

    The triumphal crucifix is a splendid masterpiece of medieval art. The four evangelists and their symbols are painted in the north in the summer and it brings out the beauty of this crucifix in a most remarkable way.

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  • The Frescoes

    The chancel frescoes are from the 1480ies and painted by the master himself, Albertus Pictor. In the middle of the 18th century the frescoes were plastered, however they were restored in 1909. This is the northernmost church with medieval frescoes in the world!

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  • The Altarpiece

    The altarpiece is carved in wood and is gilded. It was made at the end of the 15th century in Antwerp / Belgium and purchased for this church. The tree main sections represent the Passion, The Infant-Saviour is the centre of the scenes underneath.

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  • Gammelstad Church

    The church dates back to the 15th century. It is estimated that in 1492 the church was consecrated on the day of its patron saint, St. Peter. The walls of this stone church are of massive blocks or grey and red granite, and it was built when there were only 1500 people in the parish. During times of attacks the church and its walls served as means...

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  • Gammelstad

    Gammelstad town was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List on 7 December 1996. Their reasoning was as follows: "Gammelstad Church Town is a remarkable example of the traditional church town of Northern Scandinavia. It admirably illustrates the adoption of conventional urban design to the special climatic conditions of a hostile natural...

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  • The old town

    A bit outside the city of Lulea you can find the old town (Gammelstad), which is included in UNESCO´s World Heritage List .To go there certainly is a 'must' for every visitor of the city.Gammelstad is a Northern Scandinavian church town which was founded in the 17th century. Around the medieval stone church more than 400 small cottages were built...

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  • Teknikens hus

    Teknikens hus is a science center with a lot of hands-on displays that teaches kids (and adults!) about science. This year it was actually chosen to be the world's best small science center by the world conference for science centers and technical museums...Even if you don't travel with kids, you would probably find a visit to Teknikens hus...

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Luleå Hotels

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  • Quality Lulea Hotel

    Storgatan 17, Lulea 97232, Sweden

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Elite Stadshotell Lulea

    Storgatan 15, Lulea 971 28, Sweden

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Scandic Lulea North

    Banvagen 3, Luleå, Norrbotten, 97346, Sweden

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

Luleå Restaurants

  • They poisoned my whole family!!

    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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  • Persian food and pizza

    Zan has a number of Persian dishes (like various types of kebab) as well as pizza. The pizzas are more expensive than the ones from regular pizzerias, but on the other hand they are made with more "upscale" ingredients such as mozzarella cheese.They also offer take-out.

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  • Food from Eritrea!

    Harnet has traditional Eritrean food as well as some other dishes. It's worth a visit simply because you don't come across Eritrean restaurants that often! (I don't think I've ever seen one before this one...) The owners are from Eritrea and will be happy to tell you more about the food, they are very friendly.The restaurant looks like any typical...

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  • Indian food in Luleå?

    Mac India has north Indian food as eat-in or take away. The actual restaurant isn't that nice or cosy (though it's way better than most of the pizzerias/fast food places) and the food isn't _the_ best Indian food I've ever had, but it's definitely worth a visit anyway. Especially if you are tired of pizza/burgers/Chinese food. I have never had food...

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  • Swedish burgers

    I don't eat hamburgers, but if I did, I would go to Max rather than McDonald's. Max is a north Swedish chain of hamburger restaurants, and are expanding south at the moment because everyone just seems to love their food.In fact, the first time McDonald's tried to open a franchise in Luleå, they had to close again, because everyone went to Max or...

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  • Tasty Thai food

    Baan Thai is one of the best restaurants in Luleå. They have Thai food as well as a few other dishes (but why would you choose one of those when there is Thai food?). At lunch time (around noon-2 PM probably, not sure about the exact times) they have a buffet which is good value. It includes salad, a drink and coffee.In the evenings they have an à...

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Luleå Nightlife

  • Bryggeriet, called 'Bryggis'...

    by maja-li Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Bryggeriet, called 'Bryggis' is a nice place for younger people... You must be 18 at Fridays and 21 at Saturdays.
    Nice mixture of people. 3 floors, the topfloor got nice music almost always!

    Dress Code: No no no, just be your self...

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Luleå Transportation

  • Local buses

    The local bus system in Luleå (LLT) is quite well-developed. Buses operate between most of the suburbs and central Luleå, as well as to the university and to Storheden (industrial area with many of the larger stores, like big supermarkets and outlet shops).One single ticket for an adult (over 16 years) is 16 SEK, you can use the same ticket if you...

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  • coming from south, the...

    coming from south, the airplane is the fastest way to come to Luleå! But the train is also nice, it takes like 14 hours' from Stockholm...by bus (www.llt.se), but Luleå is not so big so walking is also an OK alternative.. If you want to get around to places around both Luleå and Norrbotten, rent a car (at OK, Budget or Statoil) OK/Q8:...

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  • Take the plane to Kallax...

    Take the plane to Kallax airport in Luleå. For more information, please have a look at Luleå Airport.

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Luleå Shopping

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  • Home decor

    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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  • Thrift store

    Kupan is run by the Red Cross, and its Luleå store recently (spring '05) moved to a better location. Now it is a quite large second-hand/thrift shop, with everything from clothes to books. If you need to pick up cheap kitchen equipment this could be a good place to start, if you don't mind things that look like they're straight out of the...

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  • Shopping!

    Europe's first indoor shopping mall was built in Luleå in 1955, and the building is still there...it's called Shopping, and it's located on Storgatan right in the center of Luleå. The architect behind it was the well-known Ralph Erskine, and he was inspired by boat/ship design, so inside Shopping you will see several materials and designs that...

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Luleå Local Customs

  • Yes?

    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...

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  • Since 1996, Gammelstad Church...

    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...

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Luleå Tourist Traps

  • Hmm, I have to say that...

    by maja-li Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Hmm, I have to say that 'Kyrkbyn' (the Church town) in Old town some kilometres from Luleå isn't that special. Just some old, small, red cottages. The church can be nice, it is very cosy in there. But of corse, when you are in Old town you may have to cross 'Kyrkbyn' to walk to the church... And well, the place is in UNESCO´s World Heritage List, I just feel those kind of historical place boring.

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Luleå What to Pack

  • Luleå is windy!

    Clothes that will keep you warm! Luleå is very windy from time to time (...or all the time...) and especially in winter this will make it quite cold. So bring clothes that don't let the wind through. If you go to Luleå in the summer, a thin jacket or sweater could be useful even if it's warm...it gets cooler in the evenings and night, and a...

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  • Rain Gear A Must

    -Goretex rain gear (though it's expensive it will be well worth the investement here)-Umbrella if you don't have rain gear-Warm clothes! -Hiking shoes will help to see the scenery -You will certainly want to bring a camera to capture the beautiful scenery here. -If you will be studying here and want to bike a lot, you may want to consider...

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  • Packing List

    Sportbags... Backpackers (but of course it matter of what you've planned for you trip..) WARM CLOTHES at winter!! Warm shoes and gloves especially! 'Normal' clothes in summer. You can buy most things here... it's cool..

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