Top things to do

Top Choice Historic Site in Luleå

Gammelstad

The Unesco World Heritage–listed Gammelstad, Sweden's largest church town, was the medieval centre of northern Sweden. The 1492-built stone Nederluleå church has a reredos worthy of a cathedral and a wonderfully opu…
Top Choice Burgers in Luleå

Bastard Burgers

Could possibly do with a name change, but Bastard Burgers is a big hit with locals in Luleå. While the signature burger is known as The Bastard, it goes international with the New York Original Streetburger, the Ber…
Top Choice Fusion in Luleå

Hemmagastronomi

Is it a bakery? Is it a deli? Is it a bar? Is it a bistro? Hemmagastronomi wears many hats and we love them all. Come for a leisurely lunch, or for a bit of romance in the evening under dimmed lights over softshell-…
Island in Luleå

Luleå Archipelago

This extensive offshore archipelago contains over 1700 large and small islands, most of them uninhabited and therefore perfect for skinny-dipping, berry picking, and camping. The larger islands, decorated with class…
Museum in Luleå

Norrbottens Museum

Besides the extensive displays on the history of Norrbotten, Norrbottens Museum is worth a visit for the Sami section alone, with its engrossing collection of photos, tools, and dioramas depicting traditional reinde…
Fusion in Luleå

Kitchen & Table

The local Luleå specials here are great – expect lots of fabulous local produce including vendace roe, surströmming, Arctic char, venison, cloudberries, black grouse and almond potatoes. And this place is a clear wi…
Museum in Luleå

Teknikens Hus

Curious minds of all ages will love the gigantic educational playground that is Teknikens Hus, within the university campus 4km north of town. The museum has hands-on exhibitions about everything from hot-air balloo…
Thai in Luleå

Baan Thai

All dark wood and gold Buddha images, this authentic Thai restaurant on the main drag is perpetually filled with locals. Dishes such as the chu chi pla (deep-fried fish curry) are particularly good, but ask the staf…
Pub in Luleå

Bishop’s Arms

With book-filled nooks, the Luleå version of this pseudo-English pub chain is one of the town's most popular watering holes, spilling out onto Storgatan on good-weather days. Whisky-lovers can sample more than 200 k…
Swedish in Luleå

Cook’s Krog

Still the choice for discerning carnivores, Cook's Krog is Luleå’s top spot for steak, reindeer and other Norrbotten specialities. It's next to the Quality Hotel Luleå.