Top things to do in Gällivare

Swedish in Gällivare

Sofias Kök

A very local spot for a good-value lunch buffet and Swedish standards such as chunky pea soup. In the evening you can nurse a pint with the local barflies.
Cultural Centre in Gällivare

Laponia Visitor Centre Gällivare

Upstairs in the train station and looked after by the tourist office, this lovely exhibition about Sami culture, specifically life in autumn, is well worth visiting. The displays and videos are insightful and the pl…
Swedish in Gällivare


This is good wholesome food at reasonable prices only a few minutes' walk from the train station. Pizzas and pastas run from95kr and dishes such as salmon steak and potatoes cost 129kr. Pay at the counter when you o…
Mine in Gällivare

LKAB Iron-Ore Mine

Descend into the bowels of the earth to marvel at the immense, noisy trucks labouring in the darkness of the underground LKAB iron-ore mine. Malmberget (the whole town!) is being phased out for mine expansion and wo…
Thai in Gällivare

Nittaya Thai

Authentic Thai cuisine in attractive surroundings. The changing weekday lunch buffet (90kr) is a crowd-pleaser, and the curries and stir-fried dishes off the menu are good too.
Museum in Gällivare

Gällivare Museum

The Gällivare Museum has exhibitions on the navvies (railway workers), Sami culture and early settlers, plus a collection of local artefacts and the Mosquito Museum (relocated from a nearby bog). There are also chan…