The Luleå archipelago is part of the archipelago of the Gulf of Bothnia, stretching from Skellefteå in the south to Haparanda by the Finnish border in the northeast.
The Bothnian archipelago is the world’s largest brackish water archipelago. The water is neither salt nor fresh, which affects the flora and fauna. There are 1,312 everchanging islands in the Luleå archipelago, shaped by weather and wind, midwinter cold and the magical summertime midnight light. This vast archipelago, near the city, is wellpreserved and tranquil. An experience for everyone and for all the senses.
Those used to life in the archipelago often say that you leave everything behind on the main land. Worldly things leave your mind and time itself slows down. Here, there is a fresh fragrance, an aroma of sea and not harbour. The weather shifts. Sun turns to summer rain and mirrorlike waters become stormy seas.