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the destinations of

SWE DI SH LAPLAND YO U R A R C T I C D E S T I N AT I O N

winter/spring winter 2017/2018

Experience the Northern Lights

GLAMOROUS CAMPING AT AURORA SAFARI CAMP

TREEHOTEL exclusive accommodation amongst the treetops

ISDIMMA HUSKY ADVENTURES

The dream of simplicity Stork

linten

COME TO WINT GETHER F ER O AND A COSINESS R CTIVI TIES


Crisp winter in warm Boden the smell, the sound and the feeling

of winter will go straight to your heart when you greet Boden for the very first time. The cold lightly nipping your cheeks, your eyes watering from the wind as the dogsled rushes through the snow covered forest, the sound of your footsteps creaking against the white, soft and beautiful snow. Whilst you’re here, take the opportunity to collect as many snow-white winter memories as you can, they will last a long, long time. When you go exploring in this little town of ours, you will notice that everything is close: cafés, restaurants, people and experiences. Discover the 2

exciting military history and what still remains of it all over Boden. Breathe the crisp air, experience the smell of snow. When your feet are cold and you’re starting to feel peckish, venture inside for a snack, a Swedish “fika”, like a cup of smoking hot chocolate and a freshly baked cinnamon bun. Have a tasty meal cooked using local ingredients. The outdoors is close by too. As a matter of fact, Boden is surrounded by nature. The forests and the rugged landscape surrounding our two river valleys become a natural playground which we visit all winter. You are invited to come out and play as well. Discover the fantastic feeling of travelling on untracked ground, between snow covered trees. Choose between gliding silently at your own pace, on cross-country skis or getting up on a snowmobile and going full throttle. If you pay attention, DE ST I NAT I ONS OF SW E DI S H L A PL A ND   BODEN


Photo: Mats Engfors/Fotographic

From the top of Storklinten, the chances are that you will be treated to Boden’s best view of the snowy-white forest landscape.

you will find wild animal tracks and if you’re really lucky, you might spot the King of the Woods – the moose – between the trees. If you’re still full of energy after a day outdoors and would like something a bit warmer, visit the Nordpoolen aqualand with tropical temperatures and lots of fun. If you would like to experience local culture, you mustn’t miss the regional art gallery Havremagasinet, featuring both international and local artists. We who live here love the crisp winter, the cold and most of all, the snow. You will find us on the ski slopes, on the frozen river or riding along the snowmobile trails. You are welcome to share our everyday life, we guarantee rosy red winter cheeks.

Boden Tourist Center At Boden Tourist Center we are happy to help you plan your visit in Boden and Swedish Lapland. We can give you tips about accommodation, restaurants, transportation, activities and sights to see. If you are a smaller or bigger group, we can help you organise day programmes for excursions and guided tours. At the Tourist Centre you can buy experiences such as guided tours, bathing experiences, dogsled tours and ski passes for the slopes. You will also find tickets for local events, fishing licences, books, handicrafts and souvenirs. In Boden you can park for free in designated parking spaces, using a parking disc. These can be collected for free at the Tourist Center. We warmly welcome you to Boden! TOURIST

Phone: +46 (0)921-624 10 e-mail: info@upplevboden.nu www.experienceboden.nu #upplevboden @upplevboden

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YOUR OWN NEST

Photo: Johan Jansson

amongst the treetops

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Photo: Treehotel

come true, experience freedom high up in the treetops, in your very own nest. The experience is magical, seeing the forest from above, from within the canopy, becoming at one with the whispering wind, sharing the secrets of the forest. What began as an experiment in the Harads forests, offering accommodation in a homemade treehouse, resulted in this brilliant idea, accommodation in designer tree hotel rooms. At the Treehotel, well-renowned architects have been given full artistic freedom to create innovative and aesthetically perfect hideaways where you can relax and just be. Here, you will find a contrast to everything that defines life in the city: tranquillity, quiet, plenty of room, clean air and natural experiences. Just walking through the woods is an adventure in itself. Take the opportunity to experience the scent of the forest, the fresh winter wind and the feeling of being a small part of something greater. You mustn’t miss the cosy, homely atmosphere at Treehotel’s guesthouse right next door to the Treehotel. Imagine opening the door and walking in to the smell of home cooked food, made using local ingredients, pot-boiled coffee and freshly made bread. Ah, it’s great just to be here.

Curious about Treehotel? Join a guided tour where you get to hear the story of how Treehotel became a reality. You can also follow the work through pictures and stories. The tour includes a stroll up to the area for a viewing of the tree rooms and the saunas. Please bring suitable shoes for walking in the woods.

Photo: Sebastian Gröndal

Photo: Håkan Hjort/niac-photo.se

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BIKE IN A SNOWY LANDSCAPE

RELAXING WARMTH A steamy bath provides much needed relaxation after a long day out in the fresh winter air. At Treehotel there are two saunas with beautiful views of the river and forest. The smaller tree sauna has room for 8 people, and adjecent to this, there is also the opportunity to enjoy the warm, steamy hot tub under the stars. If you are a bigger group, the large sauna is a perfect alternative. At Treehotel’s guesthouse you will find the cozy relaxation area in the old-fashioned environment with whirlpool, classic bath and sauna. One tip is to book an entire evening at the guesthouse with relaxation area in combination with pizza baking in the wood-fired oven. In the future there are also plans for the construction of a cold bath house in the middle of the Lule River close by.

Photo: Treehotel

Follow Taiga Adventures on a bike ride on trails, through the fabulous winter forest and across open snow covered meadows. Maybe you will see some of the forest’s wildlife? Fat Bike, or ”Fatty”, is like a mountain bike, with balloon tires, which make it easier to ride on soft ground. The advantage then, is that you can reach places that might otherwise be inaccessible.

TASTY FOOD IN VINTAGE SETTING Midst of the northern forest with views of the Lule River, you will find Treehotel’s restaurant. Here you are welcomed in a homely environment where the decor has been selected from the 30 to the 50-century Sweden. The atmosphere breathes warmth and coziness and you can feel like home but without everyday stress. In the restaurant they serve delicacies from Swedish Lapland and Swedish comfort food. The menu changes seasonally to keep the ingredients to top quality. Nearly all ingredients are local and as far as possible, organically grown. The staff will gladly help you if you would like to tailor your own menu. 5


Photo: Elisabeth Johansson

Our winter cathedral Photo: Sörbyn Lodge

BECOME AT ONE WITH THE FOREST

After a long day outdoors, few things are as relaxing as a hot sauna. Here at Sörbyn Lodge.

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that surrounds Boden is a blessing. Here, in the proud, tall coniferous forest, peace and tranquillity reigns. Drift away in fantasy, let the tree trunks become pillars – and go exploring this snowy white cathedral, made for adventure. The best thing is that the forest is easily accessible, also with activities for the disabled. See how the light shifts between the trees and makes them glow as the sun finds its way all the way down to the snow cover that we’re walking on. Here, under the snow-covered trees, our sounds are muffled as we look for animal tracks – it’s really quite exciting to guess who walked here just before us. The most exciting thing of all is sitting in complete silence together with Mikael Suorra of Hide & See, in his bear hide, looking for a newly awakened teddy. You could also join a truly skilled guide for a small game hunt in the winter forest. In the evening, darkness lays its soft cloak over the forest and we get to experience the magical polar light, shining on the horizon. Yes, night is far from black. The Northern Lights dancing in the sky shift from green to violet and reflect upon the white snow. The glistening, starry sky and the full moon lights the world in silver. It’s difficult to get enough. So, hurry up and get here – we can’t wait to show you all this and more. t h e ro l l i n g f o r e s t l a n d s c a p e

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Photo: Love Rynbäck

Create new snowy tracks

EXPERIENCE OUR NATURE & WILDLIFE Mikael Suorra is a dedicated and knowledgeable naturalist guide. In the company Hide & see he offers his personal and genuine experiences where you get to peek inside the animal kingdom. During the winter, the main activity is eagle watching from a comfortable warm hiding place. With Hide & see you can also try your luck in the search of wild animals – moose, reindeer, deer, eagle, hare, fox, capercaillie and black grouse. Mikael furthermore offers ice fishing in the sparkling winter landscape with good storytelling about our nature and culture around a warming fire with homemade snacks. Hide & see starts from Svartlå in Lule River Valley. The activities are accessible to the disabled. www.hideandsee.se

TRACKED & UNTRACKED NORTHERN LIGHTS – AURORA BOREALIS

Since ancient times, the skis have been used as a smooth way to get around on the winter covered land. Touring skis fit perfectly on the untracked terrain, while the cross country skis do well on pisted ski-trails. In Boden, you will find well-prepared ski-trails at the local ski-stadium Pagla.

Photo: Marita Bergström

Photo: Elisabeth Johansson

Geared with snowshoes you are bound to get around easily even when the snow lies deep and untouched.

Photo: Maria Åsén

Experience the vast winter landscape. Along with CreActive Adventure you can move through the snow-heavy woodland with snowshoes or touring skis. With a little luck you can discover animal tracks for example of reindeer, weasel, fox, hare and the king of the forest, the moose. Seated comfortably in a sled behind a snowmobile you have a good starting point to look out for this majestic animal on a Moose safari. End the tour with a warm fire and a nice sandwich. With the sandwich it will taste good with a nice cup of hot coffee. Genuine Swedish boiled coffee is prepared over an open fire in a “sotpanna”, a kind of coffee pot, and of course the coffee is served in a “kosa”, the traditional wooden mug. www.creactive-adventure.se

Capture the light in the darkness. You will always remember your first Aurora. When solar flare hurls huge amounts of particles into space and when those particles reach the earth’s magnetic field, they are led into a circle around the North Pole and comes in contact with the upper atmosphere. This forms a light in different colours and the solar winds control the spectacular show of the Northern Lights. At a proper distance from the city’s light pollution, you enjoy a good dinner in the heated tent. The starry night is magical and hopefully the mythical Northern Lights dance across the sky in the arctic winter night. www.arcticadventure.se

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Photo: Mats Engfors/Fotographic

STORKLINTEN – READY FOR

skiing adventures

Foto: Graeme Richardson

s t o r k l i n t e n ’ s s u r ro u n d i n g s

are reminiscent of a fantasy landscape – rolling, forest-clad mountains and valleys swathed in pure, white snow. It is the snow that makes the winter more fun than anything else, as you rush down the well-prepared slopes of Storklinten. There are a wide variety of options for the entire family – from beginners to more advanced skiers. The backside of the mountain offers challenges for the off-piste enthusiast. The terrain is also ideal for cross-country skiing. Follow the trail around the mountain that will take you through the wonderful environment of the Eco-park that surrounds the facility. For those of you who would like to improve your technique, skilled instructors are happy to share their knowledge. If you don’t feel like packing your own skis, you can rent equipment 8

on location. We recommend rounding off your day together with other skiers at the après-ski in the restaurant, featuring troubadour music and high-quality food based on local ingredients. The accommodation at Storklinten is of a high standard, spacious cottages with room for several families, cosy, personal and with all kinds of conveniences. They are perfect for lying back and enjoying yourselves after long, pleasant days outdoors. Some cottages have their own saunas and all have a great view of the slopes and the majestic forest landscape. You can sit here for a long time, just enjoying the tranquillity. The best thing about Storklinten, however, is the total skiing experience, so surprisingly close to the coastal cities. Hurry up and come here this winter! DE ST I NAT I ONS OF SW E DI S H L A PL A ND   BODEN


Photo: Mats Engfors/Fotographic

enjoy the surroundings

start and finish in the valley. For those of you who want to sit and capture the nature with a cup of hot coffee in one hand and a jigging rod in the other, you can try out ice fishing on Lake Lapptjärn. Here you fish for the beautiful char. For a nice and quiet stroll in the forests, snowshoes are a good option. These allow you to walk easily in the deep snow.

Photo: Mats Engfors/Fotographic

Get close to the elements and experience the tranquillity on a beautiful walk in the woods. The area surrounding Storklinten offers many different activities. Here you will find a hilly terrain, ancient forests and closeness to lakes and rivers. Around the hill runs a cross-country ski track of 8.5 km and a shorter ski track of 2.4 km in flat terrain with

FUEL UP WITH TASTY FOOD When your stomach starts to rumble and the body needs to be refuelled, food is always close by. Bring your own and barbecue at one of the barbecue places in the area or step into the warmth at Restaurant Storklinten. In the newly renovated restaurant you will find a popular buffet with varied cuisines and a children’s menu during daytime. Some evenings Storklinten invites you to join special events and festivities with menus in different themes, other evenings you can order from the À la carte menu. Anyone celebrating a birthday? Host a children’s party with winter games, cake and the Flying Fox Gunnard! The cosy restaurant is also an ideal place to have a party with nice accommodation adjacent.

Well-groomed runs and child-friendly slopes For those who want to go downhill skiing, Storklinten offers well prepared slopes. For the glider and the curious there are long varied loops, and the adventurous can enjoy the resort’s funpark Parkatjakka, or try the off piste, on the backside of the mountain. Those who are experiencing shaky legs or are a bit insecure can join the Flying Fox Gunnard’s ski school for the younger ones. No experience is required from the skier and for those who do not have their own equipment, all necessaries are available at Storklinten’s ski rental. When the small children are ready to hit the slope, they can easily go up to the top with the kids ski-track. End the lovely day of skiing with some live music at the After Ski, where the kids’ favourite Gunnard comes to dance and play with the children. 9


Nature in the limelight and action have lots to explore when you visit Boden. Especially if you want most activities to focus on nature and the outdoors. Why not challenge yourself and your company to try as many different ways of getting around the snow-covered landscape as possible? Snowmobiling is a given thing for all of us who live here. You must try it too. The feeling of freedom, covering long distances of white, untouched ground, is delightful. You will love the wind on your cheeks and the closeness to nature as you get to know the powerful vehicle. Maybe going along Malmens Väg (The Ore Trail) or looking for pack ice in the archipelago. Dogsledding could be described as a work of art, a fascinating interplay between man and dog, with a language of its own. The sense of speed is second to none as the sled floats, silently between the t h o s e o f yo u w h o l i k e s p e e d

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trees or out on the ice, close to the snow, dusting up from the paws and landing on your glowing cheeks. It’s an experience that you want never to end. The Treehotel offers an exciting expedition tour where you get the chance to drive your own dogsled and stay overnight in a cosy forest cottage. Or you could opt for an Isdimma Husky Adventure in Sörbyn, with only pure-bred Siberian Huskies pulling the sleds, to live the dream of a wilderness adventure. Laplandhusky is yet another option, offering unique dogsled tours in the winter forest. Coffee on the excursion is a must. And then, as per tradition, boiled in a “sotpanna” over an open fire and enjoyed in a wooden cup. Perhaps flavoured with a bit of dried reindeer meat. Each action-packed day can best be rounded off in a steaming hot sauna. You’re ready to throw yourself headlong into adventure now, aren’t you? DE ST I NAT I ONS OF SW E DI S H L A PL A ND   BODEN


Photo: Graeme Richardson

Isdimma Husky Adventure, Photo: Fredrik Broman/humanspectra.com

GET TO KNOW OUR CANINE FRIENDS Alaskan Husky is the “breed” that is bred to be a good sled dog. Actually it is not a breed of dog, in fact it is a cross-breed, usually with Siberian Husky in the intersection and very often a bird dog breed. The look of an Alaskan Husky does not matter that much, the breeder do not make a big deal of the appearance. Instead the most important things are the ability to be part of a sled dog team, that they are suited to run and have the willingness to work. While a Siberian Husky, sometimes called ”Real Husky”, is a pure breed that is appreciated for its durability, appearance and that they have a nice psyche, that are often quiet and stable. The appearance of these two breeds differs a little. A Siberian Husky usually has thick fur with a bushy tail and often the characteristic blue eyes. In another word, a real beauty. What is common for both is the incredibly cheerful willingness to run and pull a sled.

Photo: Martin Norberg

JOIN AN EXPEDITION

Photo: Love Rynbäck

Do as the locals and try to drive a snowmobile. The freedom and the closeness to nature is amazing. The old transport route for iron ore, Malmens Väg, offers many opportunities for the snowmobile trip and takes you all the way from the coast in the east to the mountain area in the west. If you join CreActive Adventure’s guided expedition to the Arctic Circle you drive through the woodlands of Råne River Valley and cross the latitude in the great wilderness. Another exciting tour by snowmobile takes you to the outer parts of the Luleå archipelago in the Bay of Bothnia. If the weather permits you try to reach the drifting ice, with its spectacular view reminiscent of Arctic. All outdoor activities require a warming fire, a tasty wilderness lunch and a cup of boiled Swedish coffee. www.creactive-adventure.se

The best snowmobile trails

In Boden you will find 750 km snowmobile trails. Good trails that are part of the vast network of trails that are available in the region. To get a nice overview, you can buy a snowmobile trailmap that covers the entire region. You can buy the map at Boden Tourist Center or at a snowmobile dealer. It is also available to download on your smart phone. www.skoterkarta.se 11


Photo: Mats Engfors/Fotographic

ENJOY A DAY TOGETHER

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Photo: Mats Engfors/Fotographic

Snow on a hill provides the best conditions for winter games. Here you can entertain yourself for hours regardless of age. Climb up and slide down in the way that suits you. Maybe on snowracer, sliding mattress, bum slider, skis or just directly on the bum. No matter which technique you choose, lots of fun is promised. To make the day even more joyful, bring hot chocolate and a good sausage to grill over an open fire. At Boden Tourist Center you can borrow a bum slider and we are happy to help you find a suitable slope.

Photo: Malin Jonsson

Fun on the slopes

Defrost in tropical heat

ENJOY THE SILENCE Ice fishing is a big part of our culture, both for relaxation and a way to catch the evening dinner. Ice fishing through the thick ice after the beautiful char on the cold source lake Vitträsket, so still and quiet that you can almost hear the fish. With something isolating to sit on and coffee in a thermos, a beautiful winter day on the lake is promised. When your cheeks get red and the toes are freezing you can seek comfort inside, close to the crackling fire and enjoy a delicious dinner at the Kallkällan Restaurant. www.sorbyn.se

Photo: Sörbyn Lodge

After long days of adventures in the winter landscape it can be wonderful to get a feel of the tropical warmth offered at NordPoolen. This indoor aqualand offers a world of boundless bathing adventures. Here it is always tropical climate, regardless of the season and much to do for both adults and children. Fast water slides and a wild rapid river brings out your inner child. And you can wind down afterwards in comfortable saunas and whirlpools. www.nordpoolen.se

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The cultural soul OF BODEN

“We will soon be in Boden. First, the long bridge over the Luleå River at Trångfors. I feel the bridge echoing of an early winter’s day. I sense something of the river, thundering below and narrow ice edges that have not yet stretched across. The sensation of going back, somehow backwards in time, exists, fleetingly, in the exact sensation of entering something quite new.” Excerpt from “Vinterresa i Norrbotten” (A Winter Journey in Norrbotten) by Eyvind Johnson, winner of the 1974 Nobel Prize in Literature, born in Boden.

We go backwards in time to find the images, the words that describe Boden today. It is the story of a fortress that was built on five high mountains that together shaped an important, guarding ring around the city. A fortress, which was without comparison in the Nordics; the Boden Fortress, also known as the “Lock of the North”. Boden became a place whose population was heavily increased by people from all over Sweden, working in the military or at the garrison hospital, however, up until 1997, Boden remained a very closed and secretive place to outsiders. This mixture of people became the breeding ground of the city’s cultural life as it is today; art, music, revue and theatre, film and not least the literary heritage of the proletarian author Eyvind Johnson. In present time you can visit Havremagasinet,

a regional art gallery featuring exhibitions not only of an international standard, but also local art from the Boden School. Close to the library, you will also find the art gallery of the local Arts Society. The local music scene spans everything from rock to classical choral arrangements and is active all year round in several venues. In the cosy darkness of the award winning Saga movie theatre, many people have been introduced to the world of film. Today, Boden is an open place, an warm meeting place for all the cultures of the world. The barbed wire has been torn down and the five high mountains are now popular vantage points. You are welcome here to explore the exciting cultural life in Boden – a dynamic meeting between then and now. We look forward to showing you the way.

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The impressive building Havremagasinet is one of Boden’s largest buildings, a house with a total area of 3,600 m2, spread over six floors. This listed building is today over 100 years and used to store horse feed, oat, to the horses at the Swedish Armed Forces. Nowadays, Havremagasinet houses one of the largest art halls in Sweden and shows exhibitions of contemporary art dealing with topical international themes. The current exhibition this winter is “Territories”, a traveling exhibition and a collaboration between five different organizations in the Barents region. The main theme is migration. www.english.havremagasinet.se

Photo: Petra Älvstrand

Foto: Patrik Öhman

Havremagasinet – Regional Art Gallery

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Photo: Graeme Richardson

Storforsen Storforsen is Northern Europe’s largest free-flowing rapids, and with a total vertical drop of 82 meters, it counts as one of the region’s most powerful experiences. Here you can follow the huge water masses along the ramp views and come titillating close to the foaming and swirling water.

JOKKMOKK

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SIGHTS CLOSE TO BODEN

Photo: Graeme Richardson

Jokkmokk is the natural meeting place for the Sami people from all over Sápmi. Since 1605, for over four hundred years, the colorful Jokkmokk Market has been celebrated annually starting on the first Thursday in February. The warm festival offers cultural activities and great dining experiences just when winter is at its coldest. The market attracts tens of thousands of visitors from around the world. The community is the epicentre of the Sami culture, with unique knowledge of the region’s natural ingredients. www.destinationjokkmokk.se

ON FROZEN SEA It is a special feeling traveling on the frozen sea with an icebreaker weighing 350 tons. As Arctic Explorer travels, it eats through the thick sea ice that partially covers the north part of the Bay of Bothnia. In the track after the icebreaker, dark water blends with large ice cubes and for the brave there is a chance to swim in the ice-cold sea water with a floatation survival suit. If you do not want to take a swim, you can walk around the ice. www.gransresor.se 17


Local ingredients MAKE DELICIOUS MEALS

At the Kallkällan Restaurant, there is a strong focus on high-quality ingredients

of our character through the regional culinary culture: the taste of Swedish Lapland. For thousands of years, our forefathers learned to handle the generous gifts of nature – the wild meat from elk, reindeer and hare with its characteristic taste of wilderness, the game fish from our clean waters and the sweet, sour berries, vegetables and herbs from our rich ground. To all this, we must of course add pot-boiled coffee, strong and black that warms and rejuvenates us, it is best made over an open fire in a soot-black pot. The Swedish fika culture is intimately connected to the coffee culture and we like dunking sweet cookies of all kinds, or even a cinnamon bun, g e t t o k n ow t h e v e ry h e a rt

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in our coffee. A perfect energy boost as we pause between activities. That’s how our food works: it’s part of our culture, part of us and a natural part of your experience. Regional restaurants hand-pick selected ingredients that are prepared with skill and great care. At the Kallkällan Restaurant in Sörbyn, for example. If you choose to go fishing or hunting during your stay here, they are happy to prepare your catch for you, to complete your experience and make your day even better. Being able to trace every ingredient on your plate is an amazing privilege. It can hardly get more locally produced than this. Welcome to the table! DE ST I NAT I ONS OF SW E DI S H L A PL A ND   BODEN


Gastronomic cooking at Kallkällan Restaurant is an excellent activity for the working group, friends or family. No matter how gastronomically interested or urbane you are you get to take part of the joy of food and knowledge to cook a fabulous meal. A professional chef will guide you on a culinary journey through a seasonal three-course menu developed by the chef himself. www.sorbyn.se

Photo: Sörbyn Lodge

In this nostalgic café, it is not just all the tasty homemade pastries you can enjoy, also take the opportunity to look around among all the old stuff. The café is almost a museum and takes you on ajourney back to the 50s and 60s. Granatvägen 3

Gastronomic Cooking

Photo: Tomas Bergman

RUTER RETRO CAFÈ

Photo: Magnus Skoglöf

Game, berries and more at Svantes Is there anything more natural than to eat what comes directly from forests and fields? What is trendy today, has been an integral part of the northern food culture since ancient times. Centuriesold traditions of the northern reindeer herding, hunting and fishing ensures fine ingredients with pure flavours. At Svantes Vilt & Bär in scenic Harads outside Boden, you can buy refined delicacies like smoked, dried, cured or fresh meat from reindeer, fish and forest birds from local hunters. The different preparation methods give a superb flavour and make the products sustainable in a natural way. www.svantesvilt.se 19


Photo montage from the architects, a och o arkitektkontor

Arctic Retreat An authentic luxury lodge with two traditional log cabins on the edge of the Råne River, with a scenic forest landscape all around. Here you will stay with full service, so you just have to focus on yourself and perhaps your travel partners. There is always a host present, to ensure that you have everything you need.

An even better experience

WHEN YOU LIVE CLOSE TO NATURE

in Boden, we would like you to stay really comfortably. This is why we offer a range of options so that you can find your very own favourite. A fundamental principle is that accommodation goes hand in hand with nature. Yes, because we know just how magical it is to both fall asleep and wake up close to nature, in silence, with a beautiful view to rest your eyes upon. A bonus for those of you who choose to stay downtown is the ability to ski between the hotel and the well-prepared tracks at the Pagla Stadium. Imagine just gliding along, almost in the middle of town. You can of course do the same when staying surrounded by nature. Why not try walking on the snow, using snowshoes? It is a magical feeling, choosing your own paths across the snow cover, between the trees or out on the ice. Maybe on the lookout for the Northern Lights or the unfathomably starry sky. We are incredibly proud to offer glamping – glam camping – at the comfortable Aurora Safari Camp in the Råne River Valley, cosy rooms and cottages at Sörbyn Lodge or designer tree rooms at the Treehotel. They are all experiences in their own right – more than just accommodation. A given option to let you share our everyday lives and become at one with our spectacular, arctic environment. w h e n yo u v i s i t u s

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Photo: Fredrik Broman/humanspectra.com

GO GLAMPING

Photo: Eric Borg

By the Råne River you will find Aurora Safari Camp, a glamorous camping or “Glamping”, founded and owned by photographer Fredrik Broman. Here you stay in the middle of nowhere, with no artificial light at all to be seen, in comfortable Lavvu Rooms (Sámi tents). There is a firewood heater in each Lavvu, and even if there are very low temperatures outside, your room is still warm on the inside. Go on a photo safari and develop your photography skills among snow heavy trees and in the evening, if you are lucky, you will be able to catch the northern lights with the camera. Try the tented sauna on a float that is freezed into the ice and at the end of an eventful day enjoy fine dining served in the lounge area by the fireplace. The recommendation is to not have too tight of a program to maximize your stay. The Aurora Safari Camp is a very relaxing but still intense experience just as it is. www.aurorasafaricamp.com

All inclusive in a timber cabin

Photo: Sörbyn Lodge

Photo: Boden Camping

Logger’s lodge is situated 15 km outside the small village of Harads in Swedish Lapland, which is also the home for the world famous Treehotel. With a 2 person capacity, this is perfect for a romantic couple that wants a private and exclusive arctic experience. In the middle of a boreal forest close to a rippling stream, you will have a comfortable stay in the luxuriously decorated cabin with outdoor activities around the corner. A private host will guide you on the activities and prepare local Swedish food during your whole stay. www.loggerslodge.com

Photo: Quality Hotel Bodensia

A stone’s throw away from the city is where Boden Camping is located, a modern campsite near great hiking areas.

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PLACES TO STAY NEAR CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING

Sörbyn Lodge Are you attracted by an accommodation outside the city, why not check in at Sörbyn Lodge? Here you stay either in hotel rooms or in cabins.

Quality Hotel Bodensia

Pensionat Drottninggatan 11

In the middle of Boden center you will find the city hotel, Quality Hotel Bodensia, a welcoming hotel suited to travelers who appreciate quality and function.

A new family-run guesthouse situated in a beautiful house in the center of Boden. Here you are close to everything that the city has to offer.

Photo: Pensionat Drottninggatan 11

Boden Camping

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Accommodation Hotels

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The hotel is located a little bit outside Boden center and it is a conference hotel with several single rooms and a couple of double rooms.

SÖRBYN LODGE Sörbyn 220, Gunnarsbyn +46 (0)924-220 36 www.sorbyn.se Nice hotel in a scenic location outside Boden city. Here you live in the middle of nature, surrounded by a beautiful environment. Here you can relax in the cozy lounge area with bar and fireplace.

BODENS VANDRARHEM Fabriksgatan 6, Boden +46 (0)70-681 33 35 www.bodensvandrarhem.se A nice hostel located opposite the train station. Fresh rooms with private shower and WC. Living room and kitchen facilities, breakfast for preorder. STORKLINTEN URBERGSLÄNGAN Storklinten, Övre Svartlå +46 (0)921-138 50 Nice rooms or apartments with superb location close to the slopes. Here is also a waxing room where skis and boards can be stored and waxed.

SÖRBYN LODGE Sörbyn 220, Gunnarsbyn +46 (0)924-220 36 Nice wooden lodges overlooking Lake Vitträsket, equipped with WC, shower and kitchenette. Restaurant in the main building.

Photo: Marcel Köppe

WESTERN FARM VILLAGE Buddbyvägen 6, Boden +46 (0)921-151 00 Here you get a sense of the 1800s Wild West without sacrificing on the modern facilities. Works for larger families or groups, as well as a small family. Accommodation in cottages and rooms.

STORKLINTEN CAMPING & STUGOR Storklinten, Övre Svartlå +46 (0)921-138 50 Nice ski lodge accommodation or campsite with direct proximity to the ski area. Free access to the service building with shower/WC and sauna, while staying at the campsite.

Guesthouses Foto: Brittas Pensionat Photo: Britta’s Guesthouse

HOTELL BODEN BUSINESS PARK Teknikvägen 3-13, Sävast +46 (0)921-782 70 www.bodenbusinesspark.com

Hostels

Photo: Sörbyn Lodge

HOTELL NIVÅ Kungsgatan 4, Boden +46 (0)921-558 60 www.hotellniva.se Hotel located next to the train station but still close to the city center, serves a nice evening buffet.

Photo: Mats Engfors/Forographic

TREEHOTEL Edeforsvägen 2 A, Harads +46 (0)928-103 00 www.treehotel.se Unique accommodation experience with modern designed tree rooms in the middle of an unspoiled nature. Leave your everyday life, enjoy the silence and recharge your batteries. Photo: Peter Lundström

BODENS BED & BREAKFAST Landstingsvägen 3 C, Boden +46 (0)70-519 99 66 B&B in a quiet area of Boden and within walking distance to the city center. Large nice rooms and a living room on each floor, with the possibility for kitchenette cooking.

BODEN CAMPING Idrottsgatan 8, Boden +46 (0)921-138 50 A modern camping with shops and services in central Boden within walking distance. Offers campsites and various types of cabin accommodation. Close to the ski track and Pagla ski stadium.

TREEHOTEL GUESTHOUSE Edeforsvägen 2 A, Harads +46 (0)928-103 00 www.treehotel.se Staying at the guesthouse is a journey in time. The guesthouse is under heritage protection and here you can find original wallpapers from the 50s. Here you will also find Treehotel restaurant.

PENSIONAT DROTTNINGGATAN 11 Drottninggatan 11, Boden +46 (0)921-757 75 A small family-run guesthouse situated in a beautiful house in central Boden, close to many of the city’s activities. Photo: Pensionat Drottninggatan 11

QUALITY HOTEL BODENSIA Kungsgatan 47, Boden +46 (0)921-177 10 www.bodensia.se Modern city hotel in the center with a la carte restaurant and a relaxation area with panoramic view of Boden city.

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Skiing

ARCTIC ADVENTURE Boden +46 (0)70-569 29 01 www.arcticadventure.se Nature based experiences: fishing, snowmobile safaris and Northern Lights excursions.

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ISDIMMA HUSKY ADVENTURE Sörbyn 110, Gunnarsbyn +46 (0)70-956 15 88 www.isdimma.com Dogsledding with the little extra. The dogs are purebred Siberian Husky so called ”Real Huskies” and are nice and calm.

BODENS TOURIST CENTER – FISHING PERMIT Enter Galleria, Boden +46 (0)921-624 10 www.experienceboden.nu Here you can buy fishing permits for most of the lakes and waters in Boden and also “Fjällfiskekortet” (permit for the mountain area) for Arjeplog, Jokkmokk, Gällivare and Kiruna. You will also find an informative fishing map.

LAPLANDHUSKY Skogså 16, Boden +46 (0)70-563 64 40 www.laplandhusky.com A dogsled company that has many different kinds of tours to choose from. Drive your own dogsled team, or ride on the sled, or why not try both?

MBS-GUIDING Gamla byvägen 19, Gunnarsbyn +46 (0)73-640 86 34 www.mbsguiding.com Offers professional fishing guiding and relaxing nature experiences in the woodlands of Swedish Lapland.

CREACTIVE ADVENTURE Överstbyn 234, Gunnarsbyn +46 70-207 37 51 www.creactive-adventure.se Outdoor activities and expeditions such as snowmobile safaris, tour skiing and snowshoe tours in Boden and throughout Swedish Lapland.

STORKLINTEN Övre Svartlå, Boden +46 (0)921-138 50 Ski area with five lifts, thirteen slopes and cross country trails at about 10 km. Storklinten is the Norrbotten County’s largest ski hill outside the mountain area.

RÅNISGÅRDEN Buddbyvägen 10, Boden +46 (0)70-663 44 09 On the well-trained western horses you can ride out into the wintry forest. Or why not go on a quiet and atmospheric sleigh ride, cozy sitting in an 1800’s sled.

SÖRBYN LODGE Sörbyn 220, Gunnarsbyn +46 (0)924-220 36 www.sorbyn.se Located between the char-rich cold source lake Vitträsket, and the greatest calm waters in the Råne River, Degerselet. Here you will find very good opportunities for an exciting fishing experience, everything from pike fishing in world class to ”dry fly fishing” for char. Photo: Palle Andersson

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Photo: Lennart Jönsson

PAGLA Paglaberget, Boden +46 (0)921-620 00 In Pagla you will find several cross-country skiing tracks, two slopes for downhill skiing and one for sledging. The area has always been a popular place for those who want to spend a few hours in nature.

Photo: Graeme Richardson

FATBIKE Edeforsvägen 2A, Harads +46 (0)928-103 00 www.treehotel.se Try to cycle Fatbike, a mountain bike but with much wider tires making it possible to ride on soft grounds.

SKIFIX Kopplingsvägen 10 A, Boden +46 (0)921-108 08 One of the largest ski rental companies in Sweden. Here are modern downhill skiing equipment for rent.

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Activities Sauna & SPA

BODENS FORTRESS – RÖDBERGSFORTET Rödberget, Boden +46 (0)70-266 31 62 www.rodbergsfortet.com Take a step into the military history and one of Sweden most lavish military secrets of all time. The fort opens up for pre-booked groups during winter season.

TREEHOTEL GUESTHOUSE Edeforsvägen 2A, Harads +46 (0)928-103 00 www.treehotel.se Offers a quaint spa area with cold bath, sauna and jacuzzi.

NORDPOOLEN Garnisonsgatan 1, Boden +46 (0)921-624 00 www.nordpoolen.com

QUALITY HOTEL BODENSIA Kungsgatan 47, Boden +46 (0)921-177 10 www.bodensia.se Large relax areas offering sauna and lounge, with great view of Boden City. SÖRBYN LODGE Sörbyn 220, Gunnarsbyn +46 (0)924-220 36 www.sorbyn.se Wood fired sauna on the shore of Lake Vitträsket. Photo: Sörbyn Lodge

DEFENCE MUSEUM Granatvägen 2, Boden + 46 (0)921-628 00 Offers a journey into Swedish defence history from the late 1800s until today. There is also a café and a nice museum shop with souvenirs and historic literature.

TREEHOTEL Edeforsvägen 2A, Harads +46 (0)928-103 00 www.treehotel.se Enjoy a sauna among the treetops with great views.

Photo: Mats Engfors/Fotographic

Sights

Water land. Secluded relax area with various saunas, rooftop pool and a spa pool.

Other activities Photo: Defence Museum

HIDE & SEE Nedre Svartlå 29, Boden +46 (0)70-575 99 73 www.hideandsee.se Offers personalised experiences where you get to peek inside the animal kingdom. The activities are adapted for disabled. STRAJK ALLEY Brogatan 36E, Boden +46 (0)921-160 70

GUIDED TOUR OF TREEHOTEL Edeforsvägen 2A, Harads +46 (0)928-103 00 www.treehotel.se Take part of this world unique hotel, and its hotel rooms up in the pine tops. Pre booked only during winter season.

Photo: Strajk Alley

HAVREMAGASINET REGIONAL ART HALL Norrbottensvägen 16B, Boden +46 (0)921-930 41 www.english.havremagasinet.se Havremagasinet is one of the largest art galleries in Sweden and shows exhibitions of contemporary art that deals with current international themes. A cozy café is available for those who are hungry or craving for something sweet.

With the latest technology for bowling and a nice restaurant, Strajk Alley gives you an unforgettable bowling experience. A “bowling dragon” makes it easier for small children to bowl.

Photo: Treehotel

TREEHOTEL ZIP-LINE Edeforsvägen 2A, Harads +46 (0)928-103 00 www.treehotel.se Strapped into a safety harness you will experience an adrenaline filled journey. 25


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MING PALACE +46 (0)921-107 32 Färgaregatan 7, Boden RESTAURANT BODENSIA +46 (0)921-177 10 Kungsgatan 47, Boden www.bodensia.se

RESTAURANT PANELEN +46 (0)921-557 20 Prinsgatan 6, Boden

THE BULL +46 (0)921-155 55 Lulevägen 2, Boden

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RESTAURANT NORRIGÅRDEN +46 (0)921-103 51 Kyrkkläppen 3, Boden

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ALLSTAR +46 (0)921-163 00 Kungsgatan 43, Boden

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KONDITORI OPALEN +46 (0)921-185 54 Kungsgatan 49, Boden

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We guide you to the lovely little spots of the region, the culinary gems of Swedish Lapland. Places where you can enjoy meals cooked with ingredients from the area, or buy locally produced products to take home.

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Locally Produced

SÖRBYNS TENNTRÅD Sörbyn 401, Gunnarsbyn +46 (0)924-221 25 +46 (0)70-644 03 13 www.pewterofsweden.com Here you can buy beautiful pewter bracelets or accessories to self-produce your own pewter jewellery.

BODENS KÖTT & VILT – LAPPSIMON Edeforsvägen 94, Harads +46 (0)928-108 80 Offers a wide range of meat. From beef, poultry, fish, pork, processed meat and game meat.

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TOURIST CENTER Enter Galleria, Boden +46 (0)921-624 10 www.experienceboden.nu Here you will find lovely crafts. From pewter thread works and jewellery to glass art, printed fabrics and knits.

HEMMA HOS MOLLY Drottninggatan 9, Boden +46 (0)921-151 51 A cozy store with home decor, jewellery, delicacies and much more.

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TENNTRÅDSSMYCKERIET SNÅRET Snårvägen 7, Boden +46 (0)921-649 80 +46 (0)70-323 14 29 Production of pewter bracelets and pewter jewellery suitable for both everyday use and special occasions. Depending on customer requirements.

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SVANTES VILT & BÄR Edeforsvägen 73, Harads +46 (0)928-100 50 www.svantesvilt.se Delicacies of reindeer is what Svantes Vilt & Bär is best known for. They process everything within game meat and even fishes and birds that local hunters have captured.

WULKANS BOBUTIK Kungsgatan 53, Boden +46 (0)921-123 35 The shop for you who like decor and design.

Interior & Design GILLA Drottninggatan 9, Boden +46 (0)921-198 12 Decorations and other beautiful things – a wide selection of accessories for your home.

ÖNSKA Drottninggatan 8, Boden +46 (0)921-149 90 Everything for the kitchen and more, by known brands.

Antiques & Second Hand ANTIKBODEN Drottninggatan 16 A, Boden +46 (0)921-157 40 Shop with antiques and second hand in high quality. KUPAN – RÖDA KORSET Drottninggatan 15, Boden +46 (0)921-144 70 Second-hand shop in the city center. Here is also a café which now and then offers music events and lectures. PINGSTKYRKANS RETURIDÉ Pontonjärvägen 8, Boden +46 (0)921-163 48 Shop on three floors of over 1,250 sq.m. loaded with flea market bargains – clothes, shoes, furniture, decoration, design and toys, to mention a few categories. VECKANS ALLEHANDA Kungsgatan 14, Boden +46 (0)921-133 44 Flea market place where locals rent tables to sell interior, design and clothing. ÅTERVINNINGEN Lundagårdsgatan 7, Boden +46 (0)921-627 27 Second hand shop with sales of furniture, household items, books, etc.

Travel Car Rental

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Airport

CIRCLE K +46 (0)921-143 22

RESECENTRUM +46 (0)921-545 24

ARVIDSJAUR AIRPORT www.arvidsjaur-flygplats.se

HERTZ +46 (0)921-665 25 www.hertz.se

Train

LULEÅ AIRPORT www.swedavia.se/lulea

SJ +46 (0)771-75 75 75 www.sj.se

SKELLEFTEÅ AIRPORT www.skellefteaairport.se

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CITYBUSS +46 (0)921-500 10

BODEN TAXI +46 (0)921-177 00

LÄNSTRAFIKEN +46 (0)771-100 110 www.ltnbd.se

FLYGTAXI +46 (0)8-120 920 00 www.flygtaxi.se

Travel Agency AXESS RESEBYRÅ +46 (0)921-565 40 FÖRETAGSRESOR I BODEN +46 (0)921-177 40

DISTANCE FROM BODEN TO:

Arvidsjaur Haparanda Harads Jokkmokk Kiruna Luleå Narvik Nordkap Piteå Skellefteå Sorsele Stockholm Stora Sjöfallet Storforsen Sörbyn

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Welcome to Sweden’s arctic destination! In Swedish Lapland you will find unique arctic experiences. Thanks to the warm Gulf Stream, here high up by the Arctic Circle, you can experience seasons with great contrasts between polar nights with sparkling northern lights in a white winter landscape and warm summers filled with swimming and hundred days without night under the midnight sun. In the east – a 300-km coastal stretch facing the Bay of Bothnia, the world’s largest brackish water archipelago, with thousands of islands. Sandy beaches, fishing camps and unique produce. In the west – vast mountains, brooks with water so clean you can drink from them and lots of adventures around the corner. In between the quiet, enigmatic, open-handed forest and river valleys from Skellefte River in the south to Torne River in the north-east, all with their unique distinctive characteristics to offer. Traditions and cultures are strong here, and love of nature is even stronger. This is our everyday-life, and we invite you to share it with us. www.swedishlapland.com

Boden Turism is a member-owned association with the mission to develop the tourism industry in the destination of Boden. Our mission is to make the destination known as an exciting destination close to nature, with good food and thrilling activities. Discover more at: www.experienceboden.nu @upplevboden #upplevboden 28

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