Top things to do

Top Choice Historic Site in Luleå


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 Fusion in Luleå


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 breakfast, grab a light bite at lunchtime, or romance your sweetie in the evening…
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. The worthiest splurge here is the four-course menu that shows off Norrbotten's culin…
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

You have to give the chef points for the ambitious pairing of carpaccio with kimchi and Nashi pears and scallop ceviche with coconut, even if some combos work better than others. However, the place is a clear winner…
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…
Cafe in Luleå


This perpetually popular cafe serves some of the town's best coffee, salads, sandwiches and a dish-of-the-day lunch, and segues into an after-work drinks hang-out as the day progresses.
Pub in Luleå

Bishop’s Arms

With book-filled nooks, this pseudo-English pub is one of Luleå’s most popular watering holes. Whisky lovers can sample over 200 kinds of the amber stuff.
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…
Island in Luleå

Luleå Archipelago