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Getting There

By Plane -- SAS runs nine flights each weekday between Stockholm and Luleå (two on Sat and Sun), which take 1 1/4 hours. There are six flights each weekday between Gothenburg and Luleå (two on Sat, four on Sun), taking 2 1/4 hours. The airport is 14km (8 2/3 miles) south of Luleå; the Flygbuss costs 45SEK ($9/£4.50) per person each way, and a taxi goes for 235SEK ($47/£24) each way. For information and schedules, call tel. 0770/72-77-27.

By Train -- Six trains arrive daily from Stockholm (travel time: 15 hr.); an additional six come from Gothenburg (travel time: 19 hr.). Trains from Stockholm to Kiruna usually deposit passengers bound for Luleå at the railway junction at Boden, 9.5km (6 miles) northwest of Luleå. Here they board one of three connecting trains a day going between Boden and Luleå. Train traffic from Gothenburg to Luleå also necessitates a transfer in Boden. For more information, phone tel. 0771/75-75-75.

By Bus -- A bus runs between Stockholm and Luleå on Friday and Sunday, taking 14 hours. Both the bus and the train stations are in the town center. For further information, call Swebus at tel. 0200/21-82-18 or visit www.swebusexpress.se.

By Car -- From Stockholm, take the E4 expressway north to Uppsala and continue northward along the coast until you reach Luleå.

Visitor Information

Contact the Luleå Tourist Office at Kulturens Hus at Skeppsbrogatan 17, S-971 85 Luleå (tel. 0920/45-30-00; www.lulea.se), open in summer Monday to Friday 10am to 6pm, Saturday 10am to 4pm; off season Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm.

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.