How do I get to Luleå?
Fly! The best choice for faraway visitors is to fly, Luleå is one of the most easily accessible cities in Sweden. It takes just 75 minutes to fly from Stockholm-Arlanda to Luleå Airport. Going from the airport to the city centre takes just 10-15 minutes.
Take the train! Every night trains to Luleå Central Station depart from Stockholm and Gothenburg. Travelling by train is the more affordable option, with a good level of comfort. The train station is located near the city centre and it takes no more than a few minutes to walk to central Luleå.
Hop on the bus! From the bus station you can travel all over Norrbotten County and Swedish Lapland – and back to Luleå. Every day, several buses depart here, taking you to our neighbouring cities along the coast of the Gulf of Bothnia.
Roadtrip! The E4 motorway, starts down south in Helsingborg, Skåne, and passes just outside Luleå. The E4 stretches from Haparanda on the Finnish border, down along the coast right to Stockholm, continuing inland through southern Sweden, to Helsingborg. If you are travelling north by car with Luleå as your destination, this is the best and easiest route to take. Just follow the signs for Luleå and you will have no problem finding your way here.
When can I see the northern lights?
Northern lights may occur at any point during the hours of darkness and vary in duration. It has to be sufficient solar energy to create aurorae in the atmosphere combined with the energy impacting the atmosphere at an angle that is suitable for our location. Clear skies or scattered clouds are required for the northern lights to be visible. There is no timetable. Northern lights are visible in Luleå from late August until the first days of April. During the rest of the year, the skies are too bright for the phenomenon to be visible.
When is the ice track open?
The famous ice track spans from the north harbour, around the cape and under the bridge Bergnäsbron, to the south harbour and then straight out into the archipelago. When the ice track opens and closes depends on the weather and quality of the ice. Usually it opens sometime in January and closes in the beginning of April.