Luleå offers plenty of activities to fill your days with and our natural environment is something you simply have to see. Luleå is a coastal city with water in reach wherever you turn. We are close to our beautiful archipelago but also to the rivers that surround the city.
In the Råne River, fishing is often good, regardless of whether you’re after the salmon in the northern parts of the river or the pike, closer to the coastal mouth. The Råne River is the largest forest river in Sweden and one of the few not developed for hydroelectric power, with long stretches running through unt ouched nature. However, the Råne River has many faces – in some spots the flow of water speeds up and the otherwise calm fishing and canoeing river turns into a perfect place for whitewater rafting.
There is a lot to explore on land too. Our many, long hiking trails are great for those who wish to explore the flora and fauna. The Hertsöleden trail, exi ting at the Ormberget recreation area, as well as the mighty boulder ridges of the Bälingeberget mountain, are two favourites amongst hikers.
More and more people choose fatbiking instead of hiking these days. This eyecatching bicycle with abnormally wide tyres will take you across sticks and stones, mires and sand. Exploring Luleå’s natural environment on a fatbike is a perfect way to get around, simultaneously providing an injection of adrenaline.
Climbers have great options for satisfying their needs at Snipen in Niemi sel and Kvarnberget on Brändön where the inland ice sheet has moved large boulders to the coast – perfect for bouldering.
Our summer lasts for 100 days with no night, a natural environment that never sleeps and experiences that never end.
Luleå Golf Club
Luleå has Sweden’s northernmost 27 hole course and it is likely to have some of the best lighting conditions in the world. Luleå’s midnight light means that you can even play a round in the middle of the night. Equipment can be hired on location (everything you need, as well as golf carts). Here you can also enjoy a good meal at Rutvik Golfrestaurang, serving Swedish fika and home cooked meals.
For those of you looking for highspeed experiences, you can go karting, solo or together – on a 690 metre track. The race track is loca ted in a scenic environment by the Lulviksvägen road to the airport (opposite Nordkalotten Hotell & Konferens).
Cape Wild is a wilderness center located about 10 km outside Luleå center, just south of the Lule River. Here lives the elk Zigge, Zebbe, Zaga and Udda, as well as the reindeer Sven and his six sows in the middle of the lush forest. Note! Only open for prebooked visits.
Upzone is Luleå’s new highaltitude obstacle course, opened in the spring of 2018. Here, you can challenge yourself amongst the treetops by walking between the trees and whizzing along ziplines. The courses vary in difficulty and are fun for all ages. The adventure begins with a safety demon stration before you ascend the courses. Please be assured that you will always be supervised by trained instructors. This means that you can relax and enjoy the surroundings. A full body harness, helmet and gloves are provided on location. You just need to bring suitably sturdy clothing, closed shoes, a positive mindset and a lot of willpower!
The Kärngården farm is newly established, located about 15 km outside central Luleå, along the Route 616 tourism road. Here you will find a shop, accommodation and restaurant to receive visitors who want to experience, learn, eat, shop and live.