Piteå Piteå is a lovely, small town that attracts visitors from all over the world to Swedish Lapland. Located in the eastern part of the region, there is sea, forests and a festive atmosphere, particularly during summer...
The highlight of Piteå must be the vibrant town and water-based activities on the beach, rivers adventures, and cuisine. Here you can experience the mystical magic of the midnight sun as well as exciting events. You get to choose from a wide range of accommodation; camp out by the sea, stay at a luxurious hotel or book a cottage of your own in the archipelago.
A warm welcome
A wide range of entertainment, activities, and events are offered with options for both adults and children. There is something special about the spirit of the region and it’s easy to feel welcome in Piteå because of the warmth of the easy-going and hospitable locals. The Luleå airport is only 45 minutes away, Skellefteå airport is 1 hour away, and the flight from and to Stockholm takes just an hour.
The sea & archipelago
The 550 islands of the Piteå archipelago each have their own exciting history. The varying characteristics of the islands offer an exciting range of plant life, inspiring stories, culturalstory-telling and remains from days of old. The Piteå archipelago is easily accessible by boat, kayak, tour boat or boat taxi.
We recommend a visit to the glistening the lagoon at Stenskär, a beautiful place to explore on hot summer days with its long sandy beach, abundant bird life, labyrinths and a picturesque fishing camp. The centrally located island, Fingermanholmen is popular with tourists and locals alike, with its web of walking trails, excellent sandy beaches, bathing, barbecuing spots and saunas.
Activities for all seasons
Piteå’s subarctic climate is affected by the Gulf Stream, creating warm summers and pronounced contrasts between the seasons.
In summer, Piteå is a bustling tourist city, creating a carnival atmosphere brimming with hospitality and charm, alongside great tranquillity. Along the 300 kilometre coast, facing the world’s largest brackish-water archipelago, a summer adventure awaits. Let yourself be enticed by the long sandy beaches, the shimmering archipelago, and the scenic walking paths in the stillness of its forests.
In winter, ski trails on the packed ice along the vast coastline are one of th emost exciting adventures to have here. Steaming breaths by the light of a campfires and snow creaking beneath your shoes makes winter here a delight. The Northern Lights are striking here too.
It’s easy to get out to the surrounding islands, either on one of the open ice roads, or by hovercraft or snowmobile. Way out where the ice meets the sea, you can see the spectacular pack ice which at certain times of the year forms unique landscapes. Another way of discovering the power of nature is by joining a tour with an icebreaker that makes you experience the engine power as it breaks the thick ice.
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