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This gateway to Lapland and the Gulf of Bothnia is usually ice-bound each year until May. A short drive north lies Gammelstad, the original medieval city center. Now a World Heritage Site, the town consists of some 400 small, wooden houses clustered around the fifteenth-century stone church; worshipers who lived too far away to return home the same day would stay here overnight. Luleå is also home to the Norrbottens Museum, which features an excellent collection of Saami or Lapp artifacts.

A must see in the area is Gammelstads kyrkstad (‘Old church town’) which is located 10 km north of Luleå. The town is a unique and exciting historical environment and has been on the Unesco World Heritage List since 1996 and was for me quiet an amazing sight!

  • Last visit to Luleå: Aug 2007
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