Official language: Swedish
Time zone: UTC+2 (summer), UTC+1 (winter)
Currency: Swedish krona (SEK)
Residents of the city love extreme physical activity. If they choose to do yoga, it is on the ice, if they swim - in the seawater that has only 0.1°C.
The microbrewery Kallholmen is thriving in the city. It brews Lager, Ale and IPA beers. Beer is completely natural, without artificial additives, prepared on the basis of crystal spring water.
On the outskirts of Skellefteå there is an unusual candle factory: Lowima. All products are handmade with environmentally safe stearin. Candles are distinguished by Nordic design and great quality.
The town of Skellefteå, known as ”The Golden Town", lies in the Västerbotten region in the north of Sweden. The village is famous for its beautiful church buildings (the so-called kyrkstad), historic mines, the oldest wooden bridge in Sweden (Lejonströmsbron) and the well-stocked Museum of Contemporary Art. The unpolluted natural environment of this part of Scandinavia creates wonderful conditions for relaxing in the bosom of nature. You can rent a boat and explore the coast of the Gulf of Bothnia, discovering the beauty of the surrounding islands, or go on an all-day hike through unusual nature reserves.
The city is favoring active forms of relaxation. A thrill will give us a visit to Skellefteå Adventure park, where there is a rope park and Tyrolean traverses. The possibility of hiding in the forest as part of the "Swenature" program is a great opportunity to look at the Lappish flora and fauna.
Skellefteå is also an ideal place for doing winter sports, such as skiing, snowboarding and ice hockey, which is very popular there. An additional attraction are guided walks on the frozen sea, as well as dog sled rides. It is worth visiting with children the Boda Borg or Leo's Lekland entertainment center – a center of games and activities. O'Leary's is a nice place for an evening with friends. The eatery is famous for its delicious burgers and spicy chicken wings. The current sporting events are broadcasted there.
The basics of regional cuisine in this part of Sweden are salmon, trout, mushrooms collected in nearby forests and reindeer meat. The Västerbotten region is known for its delicious cheese and delicious desserts with the addition of raspberries and blueberries.
Gourmets of fish and seafood can visit Bryggargatan Restaurang & Bistro or Din fest!, where local Scandinavian dishes are served. During your stay in Sweden, you will undoubtedly be invited to "fika", that is coffee with a biscuit. The cosy Café Lilla Mari is a great place for a sweet lunch and a cup of aromatic latte. At Bishop's Arms, we will try local drinks, and for a romantic dinner, choose the elegant Stiftsgården restaurant.