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.