The Bothnian Coast attractions

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 Historic Site in Skellefteå

Bonnstan

During the Protestant reformation in Sweden in the 16th century, church attendance was demanded of all parishioners, and later in 1861, a regulation ordering it was introduced. Church towns built up to house those w…
Top Choice Museum in Umeå

Västerbottens Museum

The star of the Gammlia museum complex, the engrossing Västerbottens Museum traces the history of the province from prehistoric times to today. Exhibitions include an impressive ski-through-the ages collection starr…
Top Choice Museum in Sundsvall

Stenstan Visitor Centre

This incredibly high-tech multimedia museum shares space with the tourist office at the Stadhus on the central square of Storatorget. Besides showing films of the 1888 fire and its aftermath, it features touch-scree…
Top Choice Museum in Hudiksvall

Hälsinglands Museum

The Hälsinglands Museum covers local history, culture and art, including a recreated cottage interior with traditional painted furniture and costumes from the region. Highlights are the eerily illuminated medieval c…
Top Choice Museum in Umeå

Guitars – The Museum

If you're into the six-string, then this result of two brothers' lifelong hobby, a huge collection of vintage guitars, is for you. Want to see a 1959 Les Paul Standard, identical to the one on which Keith Richards p…
Top Choice Distillery in Gävle

Mackmyra Whisky

Mackmyra Svensk Whisky, established in 1999 as the first Scandinavian malt-whisky distillery, offers tasting sessions that must be booked in advance via the website. You'll find the distillery, warehouse, and visito…
Top Choice Animal Sanctuary in Umeå

Älgens Hus

This moose park, 70km west of Umeå along Rte 92, near Bjurholm, is your chance to meet the (tame) King of the Forest face to face. In Swedish, these are elk, but English-speakers know these giants as moose. There's …
Museum in Haparanda

Museum of Tornio Valley

This museum, only a 200m walk from Haparanda's Tourist Office and into Finland, showcases Tornio Valley culture and history on both sides of the Swedish–Finnish border. There's lots of pictorial and film material, p…
Museum in Sundsvall

Kulturmagasinet

Down near the harbour, Kulturmagasinet is a magnificent restoration of some old warehouses and now contains the town library and Sundsvall Museum, which has engaging exhibits on the history of Sundsvall, natural his…