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Getting There

By Plane -- Arvidsjaur can be reached by air from Stockholm, with daily departures in both directions. The airport is 12km (7 1/2 miles) from the town center. Flight time is 2 hours; there is no specially designated airport bus, but a taxi to the center of town costs 140SEK ($28/£14) per person if it's shared. For information and bookings, call SAS (tel. 0770/72-77-27).

By Train -- Arvidsjaur has rail links with Stockholm. Train schedules change depending on the time of year, so you should call for information at tel. 0771/75-75-75. Arvidsjaur is on the inland railway, a line that stretches for nearly 1,290km (802 miles), running between Kristinehamn in Värmland and Gällivare in Lapland. There are rail connections to the Northern Mainline from Stockholm up to the Finnish border.

By Bus -- Weekend buses from Stockholm, with a change in Skellefteå, can be booked through Nyman & Schultz Travel Agency by calling tel. 0960/65-45-00. The distance between the bus station and the railway station is about 455m (1,493 ft.); both are close to Stortoget. For other bus connections in the area, including to Arjeplog, call tel. 0960/103-07.

By Car -- Most motorists take the eastern coastal road of Sweden, E4, which runs through Umeå to Skellefteå. At Skellefteå, head inland and northwest along Route 94 into Arvidsjaur.

Visitor Information

The Arvidsjaur Tourist Bureau, at Östra Skolgatan 18C, 933 31 Arvidsjaur (tel. 0960/175-00; fax 0960/136-87; www.arvidsjaurlappland.se), is open from June 15 to August 16 daily from 9:30am to 6pm. Otherwise, hours are Monday to Friday 9:30am to noon and 1 to 4:30pm, Saturday and Sunday noon to 4:30pm.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.