In summer, a trip to the Linafallet or the Jockfall is a nice excursion. And in the evening there is a cosy barbecue at the house. There is a barbecue in the garage, barbecue accessories in the storage room.
By the way, the waterfalls are also worth seeing in winter. With their ice shell and bizarre ice sculptures a highlight not only for photo fans. At the Linafallet, however, you should ask beforehand whether the way there is also passable.
Gällivare (approx. 60 km away) is also an interesting destination. Naturally, the greatest attraction in Gällivare is nature. However, there are also other attractions to discover such as:
Nya Kyrka: The church, completed in 1882, is made entirely of wood.
Address: Lasarettsgatan 10. Tel.: 0040 (0)970 755 30 https://www.welcometogallivare.com/see-all/gallivares-new-church/
Gällivare Museum: The museum has an exhibition on the history of the Sami as well as the first miners and settlers in the region.
Address: Storgatan 16. Tel.: 0040 (0)970 818 692
Dundret: The 823 m high Dundret offers a fantastic view of the midnight sun in the four weeks around the time of the summer solstice. The hut at the mountain station of the ski lifts is also open during summer nights. https://www.welcometogallivare.com/see-all/dundret-nature-reserve/
The popular Jokkmokk winter market takes place in February every year.
This is where the Sami, Sweden’s indigenous people, meet to trade and celebrate. In its 400-year history, this market has developed into the largest winter festival in Northern Europe. In freezing temperatures and a thousand kilometres from Sweden’s capital Stockholm, people trade, sing, dance and eat. When darkness falls over Lapland in the afternoon, northern lights often appear in the sky.
For over 50 exhibitors from all over northern Sweden, the market is the highlight of the year. Visitors can taste many of Lapland’s specialties, listen to traditional yoik singing and buy colourful caps and gloves.
In the cold and long dark part of Sweden, handicrafts are of particular importance. The Sami call this craft, which is part of their culture and identity, “Duodji”. Kitchen utensils made of wood as well as jewellery made of silver and reindeer leather are typical Sami products.
There is a program around the market with activities such as a dog sled ride, a snowmobile ride as well as snowshoeing https://www.schwedentipps.se/lappland/jokkmokks-marknad/
Ájtte – Main Museum of Sami Culture
Here we meet the mountains and Sami culture
Ajtte, the Swedish Fjäll- and Samimuseum, a gateway to the mountains, to Laponia and to the Sami culture. Here we learn about Sápmi, the land of the Sami and its people, a story of life and survival in a rugged landscape of moors, forests and fjäll.
Lulea, about 180 km away, could also be an interesting destination. If you are arriving by plane, you will probably land in Lulea. Then, before you continue your journey by car, you could start enjoying your vacation in this small coastal town on the Gulf of Bothnia.
There are many interesting excursion destinations such as:
- Church village Gammelstad – a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is well worth seeing
Gammelstad is a real eye-catcher with around 400 red houses, its narrow streets and its imposing church. The whole of Gammelstad is actually a large, lively museum. The church town invites you to stroll around and after the visit to sit down in a pretty café with delicious cakes.
- Nederlulea Kyrke
Nestled in the middle of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Gammelstad stands this medieval church made of natural stone, which was inaugurated by Archbishop Jacob Ulsson in 1492 and is dedicated to St. Peter. Inside, ceiling paintings from the 16th century can still be seen, which were painted over from 1745 and were only rediscovered around 100 years ago. The altarpiece showing the Passion of Jesus Christ comes from Antwerp and was created around 1520. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nederluleå_Church
- Isbanen (of course only in winter) What does a city that has a lot of ice do?
It builds an ice rink around the city, prepares it fresh every day and provides free kick sledges. There are also small barbecue areas with a mulled wine stand in the middle. It is very impressive that you can walk for miles out onto the frozen sea.
- Flygmuseet F21
his flight museum is located in close proximity to the airport.
The exhibition is quite extensive and there are also many interesting (flight) objects to marvel at. Unfortunately the descriptions are only in Swedish.
A special highlight for technology fans: There it is possible to fly with the flight simulator for a fee. http://www.flygmuseetf21.se/
- Teknikens Huus
If you have children or if you are interested in the technical development of our civilization, then this is the right place to come to. Children (and adults too) can learn a lot there about stars, spaceships, paper making and much more. http://www.besucherguide-schweden.de/sehenswurdigkeiten/Teknikens-Hus.php
- Norrbottens Museum
Great museum with a beautiful cafe on the ground floor. The museum has great exhibitions.
Entry is free.
For the little ones there is an indoor playground where they can have fun while you can comfortably drink a coffee next door.
- Lulea Domkyrka
Lulea Cathedral was consecrated in 1893 and is located in the city centre. It is a brick building in neo-Gothic style.