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Let the arctic light guide you t h e a rc t i c s u m m e r here in Boden is generous and appreciated. Yes, to be perfectly honest, it is lavish. That’s not so strange, considering everything that there is to squeeze in during the intense summer months. It’s like magic every year, as all that was frozen comes back to life and the environment explodes in a firework display of gorgeous plant life. A lust to play, explore and discover all the exciting things that are just around the corner, fills your soul. To top it all off, the sun is up around the clock. Boden will give you more time than ever to make your summer dreams come true. Boden has a lot to offer, regardless of whether you’re all grown up or a child with lots of excess energy. Explore the forests surrounding the city, teeming with life and activities. Why not go out into the wilderness together with Hide & see and
hide in blinds to spot large wild animals? Or glide silently across the waterways in a canoe, keeping your eyes peeled and learning more about beavers and their engineering ingenuity. Summer also means longing for sunshine and swimming. In central Boden you will find a heated outdoor pool for fun and games. There are many lovely sandy beaches and lakes around the city. Take the opportunity to learn more about Boden’s history and discover how it still affects life in the city today. Boden became a junction on the main railway line as early as 1894 and that, coupled with the large hospital, made people from all over the country come here to work. This provided the foundations for culture that you can enjoy to this day with art, music, revues, theatre, film and not least the literary heritage of proletarian author DE ST I NAT I ONS OF SW E DI S H L A PL A ND BODEN
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Rödberget Fortress is an experience that takes you back to the beginning of Boden’s and Sweden’s military history. Until 1997 Boden was a closed town for foreign citizens.
and Nobel Prize winner, Eyvind Johnson. Keep an eye on the events calendar, featuring events such as Kulturnatta (lit. the Culture Night) and Havremagasinet, one of Sweden’s largest art galleries. Why not watch a midnight horse race at the modern track in central Boden? Those of you who like trinkets and antiques should look for the flea markets that pop up during the summer. Whenever you run out of energy, rest your weary legs and treat yourself at one of the outdoor establishments - or take a picnic blanket out on the grass. Try local delicacies such as reindeer meat, bleek roe and wild berries – or even better – pick them yourself and make your own jam. You are invited to share our arctic lifestyle in Boden this summer.
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 small or bigger group, we can help you organize day programmes for excursions and guided tours. At the Tourist Centre you can buy experiences such as guided tours and bathing experiences. You will also find tickets for local events, fishing licenses, 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! Phone: +46 (0)921-624 10 E-mail: email@example.com Address: Kungsgatan 40 www.experienceboden.nu #upplevboden @upplevboden
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Warm outdoor swimming pool at Boden Camping.
FOR KIDS ALL AGES
w h e r e v e r yo u r n o s e p o i n t s ; there’s a place to swim. Just a bike ride from the heart of Boden you’ll find Aldersjön. A popular beach where both locals and tourists storm during the hot summer days. If you’d like to bathe more centrally there’s both an outdoor swimming facility and an indoor water park to spend your day at. What most families with children appreciate with Boden is that it is a small town with a great selection of things to do. Where you, fast and easy, can
go between the first activity to the next. Within reach from the city center many adventures awaits. Why not saddle up to be a cowboy for a day? Or experience life as a soldier? You can try the obstacle course at the Defense Museum or play catch up on the central playground Smörblomman. It is also possible to go fishing in the Lule River, just a short walk from the city center. Another lovely family activity is to go exploring the Råne River Valley. DE ST I NAT I ONS OF SW E DI S H L A PL A ND BODEN
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Fun activities for the whole family can go bowling and for the youngest there is a bowling dragon that makes the experience a success. At Boden Camping’s rental center you can rent canoes and stand up paddleboards and make your way out on Lake Bodträsket’s beautiful water. Next to the rental center you will also find a mini golf course. www.bodencamping.se/en
Photo: Malin Jonsson
Summer is not just sun and lazy days on the beach. There are plenty of activities for the whole family. At NordPoolen it is great bathing weather all year round. You can compete in the water slides and challenge each other on the climbing wall or just relax in one of the saunas or whirlpools. Bowling is an activity that is usually enjoyed by the entire family. On Strajk Alley all
Travel in time at the adventure park Western Farm
Foto: Marcel Köppe
Pre-book your wild west experience. The year is 1879 and you are in the wild west town of Shadow Creek. Here, you never know what to expect next! The activities at Western Farm are many and perhaps a paint-ball game or a Zip-line tour in west environment attract? Or a visit to one of the summer’s all party nights? Make your experience complete by staying in Western Farm Village which is located adjacent to the area.
Playing on the beach at Lake Vändträsket.
The large outdoor bath offers excellent opportunities for the whole family to enjoy the hot summer days in Boden. Lunch and dinner is of course served at the camping’s own Bistro Bjørknæs.
Four SPOTS FOR SWIMMING IN BODEN
Boden’s Playa! Aldersjön is an idyllic and popular swimming lake, which lies within cycling distance from the center. During the hot days it is possible to buy ice cream, soft drinks and sandwiches from the kiosk.
The lake Vitträsket in Sörbyn with its crystal clear water is a wonderful choice for the family during the hot summer days. Enjoy lunch at Restaurant Kallkällan which is adjacent to the beach.
A cozy bathing place in a long shallow lake, ideal for families with small children. It has large grassy areas and a small sandy beach. You can buy something sweet for your coffee or lunch at Café Rävasten Eftr. 5
LET A GUIDE HELP YOU LAND THE BIG CATCH
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Boden offers really good fishing. To find the best place and learn the best fishing methods, it may be a good idea to take help from a fishing guide. As an advanced angler, you might choose to go find the fishing luck by yourself. Fishing licenses are available at Boden Tourist Center. www.upplevboden.nu . www.arcticadventure.se www.creactive-adventure.se . www.sorbyn.se/en
Discover the arctic wildlife
AND SADDLE UP AS A COWBOY
e x p lo r e t h e f o r e s t s a n d wat e rway s with the whole family and see how they burst of life and activity. Skilled nature guides help you track wild animals – and the king of the forest – the moose. Resting spots, feeding spots and droppings tell us a lot about the lives of the animals. We must really sharpen our senses as we move swiftly, yet silently through the forests, or on the waterways. Canoeing, we can get really close to shy beavers and see their engineering ingenuity up close. Such impressive, ingenious constructions. What efficiency – exciting to watch for young and old alike. If you want a real adventure, venture out into the forests and hide in one of Hide & see’s blinds as you call for wild animals such as moose and bears. A close encounter with such majestic animals is a
guaranteed adrenaline rush and a lifelong memory. Do you enjoy fishing? Then you should really try wetting your line in the rich fishing waters around Boden. With a skilled fishing guide by your side you will learn the best tricks and find the most attractive fishing spots. Of course, you may also explore fishing by yourself. Fishing licenses and additional information available at the Boden Tourist Information Office. You could also take the opportunity to learn the basics of Western riding and experience the magical feeling of interacting with the well-trained horses at Rånisgården. Trying real cattle herding out in the open fields is a powerful experience – you might even want to consider a career change and become a cowboy. DE ST I NAT I ONS OF SW E DI S H L A PL A ND BODEN
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Calm fly fishing in Råne river’s streams with good chances to catch the dream fish.
HIDE & SEE Feel the pulse rise when the moose ox responds to the host’s vocalizations. Hear how it rustles in the moss, creaks in branches and watch the king of the forest when he curiously enter in front of you in the autumn’s dazzling colors. Enjoy a good meal by the warming fire and sum up the day’s impressions and listen to stories from the forest. Hide & see offers you a unique experience where you get to experience how to attract moose with the possibility of photo shooting. If you are lucky you may even get to see one of the country’s forest brown-bears which also can respond from the moose calls. Hide & see’s well constructed bear hide, adapted and accessible to all. Significantly increases the chance of seeing this mighty animal. www.hideandsee.se
SIGHTSEEING BEAVER TERRITORY
What the fish? PAIR THE RIGHT IMAGE TO THE CORRECT FISH
Along with CreActive Adventure you get an exciting outdoor experience in Råne River Valley. Quiet you paddle in a canoe on the river’s scenic and quieter parts and make a visit to the beavers’ habitat. To visit a beaver hut and take part of the beaver’s lifestyle gives you a new perspective of the river and the forest. Did you know that this hard-working animal can fell trees with a diameter of as much as 50 centimeters in just one night? www.creactive-adventure.se
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RIDE LIKE A COWBOY Rånisgården is beautifully situated in a south slope, down towards a large lake. The lake is at its widest here and it is a 1.5 km visibility across the water to the mountains on the other side. On Rånisgården’s trained western horses you can ride out in the forest and learn the basics of western riding and how to with ease and sense ride a horse. Maybe you dare to gallop? The pace is adapted to your riding experience and is suitable for both beginners and more experienced riders. Another option is to go on a two-day tour along with either your own horse or a horse from Rånisgården. During these days you train the horse for real cattle in fields and at the riding arena and go through basic exercises for cutting and team sorting. A great opportunity to try something new! www.ranisgarden.se 7
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amongst the treetops
YOUR OWN NEST
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 summer breeze and the feeling of being a small part of something greater. The days at Treehotel are best finished off in the warmth of a sauna. You have two saunas overlooking the great forests, and also the option of bathing in the hot tub under a bare sky. 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. m a k e yo u r c h i l d h o o d d r e a m s
The 7th Room is one of all the uniquely designed tree-rooms at the Treehotel.
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 that surrounds the hotel.
FOREST SPA & SAUNA Enjoy a soothing sauna and perhaps a Jacuzzi bath under the tree tops. The sauna rituals are many and here there is no right or wrong. With local snacks and something cold to drink, the experience is complete. To conclude the day in this way is good for the night’s sleep.
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. 9
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TWO WHEELS TO CARRY YOU Head out on a nice and exciting mountainbike tour in forest surroundings of Råne River Valley. With MTB, helmet and gloves you embark along forest paths in a mixture of off-road and trails both up and down. Along with CreActive Adventure’s guide will this experience be unforgettable. The paths that you by foot track easily suddenly become a bit more winding and messier by bike. When you begin to feel safe and can increase the speed, you will get the feeling of euphoria. Uphill, you will have to fight, but downhill you should keep focus on the brakes, the steering and just ride along. When the day is over, you go home with a great feeling in body and mind. You have enjoyed the forest, mastered the mountainbike in its right element, and maybe, if you were lucky, you’ve seen some wild animals out there among the trees. www.creactive-adventure.se
Hug-friendly trees YET TRANQUIL, FOREST
f o r o u r a n c e s t o r s , the forest provided an important livelihood – work that was often arduous and exhausting. Today, the forest has changed into a much-loved place for recreation and relaxation. When the lively, accessible summer forest opens its gates, nature and adventure go hand in hand, providing attractions in the form of both tranquillity and challenges. Also bear in mind that the sun is up around the clock from May to July, giving you twice as much time to explore the expansive vistas. Discover the powerful feeling of being small and still in some way cared for by the straight, wise old pines, proudly reaching for the blue sky with their mighty crowns. Listen to the silence and let your feet sink deep into the soft green moss. The eco-park at Storklinten offers a varied environment and a range of possibilities. Relish
in the feeling of freedom and concentration as you cruise between the pines on a fatbike or mountain bike, along winding forest trails, some uphill, others downhill. If you enjoy climbing, you have really come to the right place, offering challenges suitable for beginners as well as more advanced climbers. As the summer ripens, the light shifts and the character of the forest changes. There is still plenty of time for new discoveries. If you like canoeing, take the opportunity to explore the vast, generous waterways weaving their way through the forestland. Why not step up the excitement and go river rafting? There are tours suitable for both adventurers and families with children. No matter which forest adventure you choose, it is best rounded off with a tree hug full of gratitude – a memory to keep for a long time. DE ST I NAT I ONS OF SW E DI S H L A PL A ND BODEN
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Kayaking for new perspectives
The almost silent journey across the water brings you closer to nature and new discoveries.
IN SAFE CARE ON HIGH ALTITUDE
Photo: Tatiana Rynbäck
Lake Stora Lappträsket in Råne River Valley is reminiscent of the archipelago and is attractive paddle water. Thanks to its special character it brings a lot to discover. The lake system provides in addition to the segment of the archipelago, segments of river and delta landscape in a beautiful environment. As a beginner in kayaking you can book a guide and rent kayaks at CreActive Adventure in Överstbyn. Paddling in Lake Stora Lappträsket is very well suited for a beginner when it rarely gets rough seas and the paddling can be tailored to your skills. If you have more knowledge and want to challenge yourself; CreActive Adventure also offers kayaking tours in the archipelago. If you just want to paddle with your girlfriends, you can now book with Women Adventure Travel, specializing in unique and exclusive adventures for women. www.creactive-adventure.se . www.womenadventuretravel.se
Photo: Pier Rynbäck
Swedish Lapland offers several good sites for both sport-climbing and repelling. The mountain Dödlarsberget near Storforsen Nature Reserve is for example perfect for top-rope climbing with increasing degrees of difficulty in different climbing routes. Here you can enjoy the wonderful nature and end an exciting day of hiking to Storforsen – Europe’s largest free-falling waterfall. If you go instead to Niemisel you walk up on Snipens famous cliff. After an easy climb up above the cliff is the time for a 25-meter repelling with beautiful views of Råne River Valley. The arrangements are always arranged according to the group prerequisites and prior knowledge, and with the help of CreActive Adventure you will be guided to find your favourite place. Whether you choose sport climbing or repelling an exciting and thrilling experience are promised with a hefty dose of adrenaline! www.creactive-adventure.se
Feel the tickle Imagine yourself serenely floating along on the sunlit water, surrounded by the majestic forests and the beautiful horizon in front of you. You are one with the calmness of Swedish Lapland. As you approach the falls you feel the forces from the water in the paddle and the whole boat. Your heart rate increases as you approach the rapids and the adrenaline rushes as you travel down through it. Once down you breathe freedom and the endorphins fills you with well being. Swedish Lapland offers a lot of rivers suitable for rafting. Here you find both proven and unexplored waters; everything from smaller to larger rivers. CreActive Adventure has good knowledge about the waters. Based on your wishes, they can put together a tour that’s suited for your specific requirements; whether you’re a wild adventurer or a calmer family. With high quality and high safety, we can guarantee something for everyone who wants and dares to raft. www.creactive-adventure.se 11
Secret little gems WILL FILL YOUR PANTRY
a crackling firework of colours and aromas. This is a time when everyone goes outside to enjoy the splendour of nature and to fill their pantries with all the natural gifts that have grown during the light summer days – and nights. First, there is the forest’s gold, the soughtafter cloudberries which only grow here in the arctic environment. Finding the gold and bringing it home with you is an adventure in itself; the warmth, the sweet smell and the buzzing of bumble bees vibrating in the air, over the mire. If you are patient, you will be richly rewarded and able to enjoy your bounty during the long winter ahead. As the weeks pass, the rest of the berries in the forest ripen quickly: blueberries, bursting with the taste of summer and rich supplies of vitamins and antioxidants. Shortly thereafter, the lingonberries, red and shiny with a taste that marries nicely with wild game - reindeer and moose. Fill your baskets whilst you are here and make your own jam to use on pancakes or in breakfast yoghurt. In early August, the eagerly
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anticipated crayfishing in the Råne River is an absolute must. Buy a fishing license and traps, bait them and submerge them by the banks. Then just wait and hope. Enjoy the excitement and the atmosphere around a crackling campfire with pot-boiled coffee and food made on the open fire. When it’s time to empty the traps, the river is filled with canoes and boats – and people calling out in excitement over their catches. What joy! Simply enjoying nature and all that goes on in the forests is an adventure in itself. With all our senses engaged, we look and listen for wildlife. Suddenly, a bellowing can be heard, it might just be the most powerful sound in the forest as it echoes, waking everything in its path. It is the mating season for moose and time is of the essence, winter is coming. Later in autumn, the forests provide rich, tasty mushrooms. Why not join a skilled guide and learn more about edible goodies such as porcini, birch boletes and chanterelles? When you’ve found a spot of your own, remember to keep the secret for next autumn, when you return.
Foto: Patrik Öhman
Harvest season festivities
In the old Swedish farming society the harvest festival was the time when the stocks were well filled and the harvest was celebrated with a big party. The last weekend in August every year, it is time for Boden’s own harvest festival at the cozy local heritage area and by the church cottages. The Harvest Festival is one of the region’s largest meeting and marketplaces for food production, handicrafts, environmental companies, health business and cultural outlets with a focus on local produce. In September, Råne River Valley invites to Green Market in Gunnarsbyn with sales of locally produced, organic and fair trade products. Western Farm also has a harvest market, Farmer’s Market, with tractor ride, horse riding for children and moose meat soup. Harvest Festival: August 23th–25th Green Market: September 14th Farmer’s Market: September 14th
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Photo: Hide & see
Guided hunting tours
Photo: Sörbyn Lodge
Enjoy a day with top bird hunting for capercaillie and black grouse. These wonderful woodland birds that choose to, in the late autumn sit in pine-tops and birch trees and eating pine needles and tree sprouts. After an early breakfast, you head up along with Sörbyn Lodge’s hunting guide to the hunting grounds, consisting of varied terrain of mountains, moors and young and old forests. There is plenty of space – more than 3,000 hectares of private hunting grounds and access to 60,000 hectares of public hunting grounds. During the day, you pause for coffee and lunch. Preparations for the hunt are at least as exciting as the actual hunting. The day before, you go through security and routines. A seed of what is to come will be planted, and at night you might dream about tomorrow’s successful hunt. Whether you return with a prey or not, you will get a sense of satisfaction. The forest has that effect on us.
Calling for moose
Photo: Håkan Hjort, Niac Photo
An alluring adventure with the king of the forest and the moose whisperer. Mikael, Hide & see, has approximately 30 years of calling experience and is able to summon the moose really closeby impersonating a range of moose. Mikael mainly aim for bull moose, but also cow moose with or without calves. If you are lucky, you might spot one of the bears of the woodland, attracted by the moose calls. He calls as you stealthily move through the forest or spawn from a covered wooden spotting tower with a door and photo openings. Great opportunities to scout and take pictures of the amazing animals. The activity is accessible for mobility disabled. www.hideandsee.se
Colourful photo excursions
Photo: Fredrik Broman
In the autumn, up here in the northern part of Sweden, there is a period of really dark skies during the evenings and nights. That creates a great opportunity to see the beautiful Auroras. At Aurora Safari Camp you are offered tailor made experiences, often connected to the Auroras. Photography excursions are a specialty at Aurora Safari Camp, and it is arranged with the professional photographer and owner of the camp; Fredrik Broman. The late autumn is an ideal time with powerful colors of the nature, which is getting ready for winter. All the green leaves turning into beautiful yellow, orange and red. The berries and mushrooms in the forest are ripe to be picked. It is harvest time in Swedish Lapland, and it’s truly photogenic. www.aurorasafaricamp.com
On balloon tires in the taiga forest Fatbike is like a mountain bike, but with balloon tires that makes it easier to bike on soft surfaces. And much more fun since you reach areas you can’t reach with a regular mountain bike. The fatbikes take you wherever you want to go. You ride on smooth, beautiful trails in the pine woods as well as on the sandy beach along the river right by the water. You take a pause and have the opportunity take some pictures of the beautiful scenery as well as on the red summer houses along the river. If you are lucky you will see reindeer and moose. www.taiga-adventures.se 13
Fortress of secrets
i n a byg o n e e r a , when Sweden was one of the most militarized countries in the world, the Boden Fortress was built. One of the ten largest military construction projects ever built. The fortress was intended to be, and even became, so powerful that it deterred the Soviet Union, Russia and Germany during the two world wars. Before the main railway line through the northern part of Sweden was built, northern Sweden wasn’t considered as a great value. Once the mainline was finished in 1894, Sweden suddenly had access to the huge amount of natural resources found here. A great value for our country – a great value to defend. To protect these values the construction of Boden Fortress began in 1901 and was completed in time for World War I. The fortress forms a belt around Boden and consists of five heavy mountain forts, three smaller fortifications and some artillery batteries. If we include all buildings of importance to the fortress, it totals them to 1200 pcs. This majestic work is so secret that it is barely noticeable, but if you look
carefully out of the mountains that surround Boden, you can glimpse the forts watching over our city. Back then the whole city was a military area. At all entry points, there were large signs that told foreign citizens that they weren’t welcome here. At nighttime there was guard dogs that ran loose in the moats guarding the forts. Nobody was meant to have access to the secrets and treasures that were stored here. One of them was a part of Sweden’s gold-reserve and it was preserved in Degerbergsfortet 1941-1982. The secrets came to be invaded by one of the biggest spy scandals; “the Stig Bergling affair”. Stig worked as a spy for the Soviet Union and revealed the room positions of the mountain. This led to high costs for reconstructions and changing of the defense plans. 1979, Stig Bergling was sentenced to life in prison for aggravated espionage. Mjösjöfortet was closed in 1978 due to cracks in the mountain and between 1992 and 1998 the other forts was phased out. The city of Boden was opened again to the public and the defense history is now a major tourist attraction in Boden. DE ST I NAT I ONS OF SW E DI S H L A PL A ND BODEN
Photo: Fredrik Åström
At Rödberget Fortress you can both travel into the defence history of Boden as well as get a great view of the landscape.
SIGHTS WITH DEFENSE HISTORY
The road that takes you up to the mountaintop of Rödberget, is a small serpentine road, twisty and narrow and partly blasted into the rock. Do not worry about meetings; traffic down from the mountain takes a different route. Enjoy the journey instead, maybe fantasizing about the people who used to work here defending one of the largest defense secrets in Sweden’s modern history. When you get to the top of the mountain you will find, besides a parking lot, a canteen where the guide tour starts. The tour that will take you from the canteen into the moat, deep into the mountain and the rooms there and the tour ends at the crown of the mountain. The fort was served as a small community and those who lived and worked there could cope without contact with the outside world for a long period. In Rödberget Fortress you will find all furnishings and equipment left, which shows how the fort was used in everyday life and how it was supposed to work in combat. www.rodbergsfortet.com
Make an exciting journey in the Swedish defense history from the late 1800s until today. A journey that will take you through war and peace, with strikes in the history timeline. Defense Museum is a modern museum with interactive exhibits. The museum caters to both adults and children – simply to all who want to have a greater knowledge of the events that characterized the Swedish defense history. Climb into the tank, sit by the controls of the helicopter and ”fly away”. Experience a hot air balloon ride over Boden Fortress 100 years ago with V. R-technology, Operation Draken.
Photo: Fredrik Åström
Defense Museum Boden
The county of Norrbotten Art Hall, Havremagasinet.
DIVE INTO THE
Photo: Photo:Havremagasinet Petra Älvstrand
t h e p e r i o d a f t e r the construction of the fortress and before that, when the city became a hub for the railway mainline, the population heavily increased in Boden with people from all over Sweden, who came to serve in the Swedish army, at the garrison hospital or by the railway. This mix of Swedish culture became a breeding ground for the cultural life that we can enjoy today with art, music, revue, theater, film and not least the literary legacy of proletarian writer and Nobel Prize winner; Eyvind Johnson.
Regional Art Hall in historical environment
Photo: Petra Älvstrand
Havremagasinet, the County of Norrbotten Art Hall, with its 3,600 sqm, is one of Sweden’s largest. The house was completed in year 1913, with the purpose of supplying the military’s horses with oats. The county art gallery shows exhibitions with local cultural history anchoring, along with Nordic and international contemporary art that deals with various topical themes. During the summer of 2019, the climate exhibition “Change”, which with different artistic perspectives, processes the climate changes we are struggling with. Havremagasinet also shows the exhibition “3X Eriksson” with Sonja, LarsErik and Jatte Eriksson, who are three artists, a mother and her two sons, with their roots in Boden. www.havremagasinet.se
Summer calendar 2019 June 6
Opening: Change & 3X Eriksson, Havremagasinet National Day Celebrations
V75 Trot, Bodentravet Party Night, Western Farm
Late Night Shopping, City Center Boden Fortress – Running Competition Flea Market, Western Farm (Mondays in July)
Sing Along, Brännastrand (Thursdays in July) Boden Event Talent Show, City Center Activities and Open House, The local heritage area
Boden Event Talent Show, City Center Heritage Days, The local heritage area Boden Alive, City Center
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Photo: Sofia Sundh Lundberg
Mighty rapids at Storforsen Forty kilometers northwest of Älvsbyn you will find Storforsen. A powerful experience where you through trails and view ramps come close the swirling rapids. Storforsen is Europe’s largest unregulated rapid, measuring 5 kilometers long with a drop height of 82 meters. There are also opportunities for swimming and the area offers hotel, restaurant, museum and craft shop.
EXCURSIONS Luleå archipelago Laxholmen On this historical ground at the Lule River shore, you can enjoy tasty salmon sandwiches and buy nice crafts to take home. Experience the history and the preserved buildings from the 1700s at the old fishing camp or wander around the island.
The archipelago consists of more than 1,300 islands and there is something to do for everyone. Swim at the long sandy beaches, or by the soft rocks. Go fishing or enjoy the rich flora and fauna. Experience the archipelago in your own boat or take a tour boat, on several islands there are cabins for rent if you want to spend a night or two.
Boden Fortress A running race with three different distances. Everything from ten kilometers to fifty kilometers. The longer distance runs over the five forts that constitute the fortress. The name is a tribute to the cultural history with the largest and most secret military construction project ever made in Sweden, Boden Fortress.
Boden Alive A cozy and familiar city festival. Here you will meet new and old friends, eat tasty street food and listen to first-class entertainment from the stage. Also enjoy the local artists, take part of all the activities and ride the carousels at the funfair.
Boden Event Talent Show, City Center
Wild West Run, Western Farm
Boden Summer Market
V64 Trot, Bodentravet Late Night Shopping, City Center
Eyvind Johnson Day, Björkelund Retro Rally, Ruter Retro Café Party Night, Western Farm
Harvest Festival, The local heritage area
Late Night Shopping, City Center
Culture Night, City Center
Green Market, Gunnarsbyn Big Flea Market & Farmer’s Market, Western Farm
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Photo: Sörbyn Lodge
Photo: Jacob Nilsson, Silverview
MAKE DELICIOUS MEALS
g e t t o k n ow t h e v e ry h e a rt 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 moose, 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 potboiled coffee, strong and black that warms and rejuvenates us, it is best made over an open fire in a soot-blackspot. 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, 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
New chef at Restaurant Kallkällan The new chef at Restaurant Kallkällan is Mats Ole Herz. Mats comes from Germany and during his childhood he spent many summers in his parents’ cottage in Södermanland, Sweden. This spring he started to work at Restaurant Kallkällan, and here he can really live out his passion for tasty and well-balanced food. In his cooking, he highlights the wonderful flavors our northern nature offers with everything from moose and reindeer to arctic char. Together with food, Mats’s great interest is fishing and he gladly takes you on a guided fishing trip, where your catch can be the evening’s dinner. www.sorbyn.se/en
Färgaregatan sött & salt Le Croissant Photo: Ruter Retro Café
French coffee house with lovely pastries, delicious cuisine and fully licensed.
City café with the large and sunny terrace. The assortment includes both food and pastries, and they are fully licensed.
WHERE YOU CAN SIT OUTSIDE
Ruter Retro Café Nostalgic café with homemade pastries. The café, which is almost a museum, will take you on a journey back to the 50s and 60s.
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. Centuries old traditions of the northern reindeer herding, hunting and fishing ensures fine ingredients with pure flavors. 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 flavor and make the products sustainable in a natural way. www.svantesvilt.se 19
An even better experience WHEN YOU LIVE CLOSE TO NATURE
The church cottages near central Boden are close to nature and the city with its range.
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 have a refreshing dip in either a heated pool indoors or outdoors. Or why not a refreshing bath in a small cozy lake? You can of course do the same when staying surrounded by nature. Make sure to try the sauna after a cooling swim in a nearby lake. It’s a refreshing feeling that strengthens the body and soul, even more preferably under the midnight sun or a starry autumn night. 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.
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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. With closeness to nature with a nice lake so you can have a swim, a summer café on the beach, fishing, adventures and forest strolls. You will also find a nice restaurant, Restaurant Kallkällan. www.sorbyn.se
QUALITY HOTEL BODENSIA
A stone’s throw away from the city is where Boden Camping is located. Here you have access to the city’s wide range as well as good hiking areas. The campground also offers a fun bathing area. www.bodencamping.se/en
Photo: Mats Engfors/Fotographic
Photo: Marcel Köppe
Photo: Maria Johansson
In the middle of Boden center you will find the city hotel. A welcoming hotel suited for travelers who appreciate quality and function. During summertime the lobby transforms to a bistro with nice outdoor seating. www.bodensia.se
PLACES TO STAY FOR FAMILIES
WESTERN FARM VILLAGE
Here you get a sense of 1800s Wild West without sacrificing the modern facilities. The area is adjacent to the theme park Western Farm, you only have to step out the door and you’re there.
PENSIONAT DROTTNINGGATAN 11
Pensionat Drottninggatan 11 is a small family-run guesthouse situated in a beautiful house in the central of Boden. Here you are close to all activities that the city has to offer. www.drottninggatan11.se
Photo: Hemma hos Molly
b o d e n c o m b i n e s the old with the new. The town is known for innovative design supply as well as sustainable second-hand stores. Those looking for the hard to get and special kind of things tend to appreciate the shopping selection. In recent years, the city centre has undergone major restoration. There’s two malls; Enter Galleria and Köpkvarteret 43:an, a bus connection spot and a beautiful, child-friendly square. Here you find great open-air-cafés and nice seating; embraced by the city’s main shopping area. Like an outdoor living room to hang out with your friends and family at. There are several shopping areas outside the center of Boden, and whether you shop in the city center or outside, Boden offers you delights you don’t want to miss. You should also keep track of when and where the city’s many flea markets and auctions take place – a fun experience any day.
Photo: Selma’s Style For You
New & old FOR THE HOME
Flea Markets & Second Hand
Fair Trade in Gunnarsbyn
Nostalgic things and furnitures from times gone by.
In Gunnarsbyn’s parochial council, about 4 km outside Boden operates Swedish Church one of Sweden’s over 40 Fairtrade shops. The great assortment consists of 600–800 products, ranging from toys and textiles to glass, porcelain and groceries. In the store you can also take a break in the café which offers fair trade coffee and tea as well as tasty home-baked pastries.
M & K Antik Furnitures, design objects and things for the collectors.
Nestors: Café & General Store
Nestors Café & Diversehandel is well worth a visit. Here you will not just find a café. The shelves are crowded with flea market finds, news and crafts. Nestors is originally an old country store that was started in 1936 and was driven by Svea and Nestor Lundborg. The store was extended in 1945 and it was a real general store where you bought the flour and sugar from the drawers in the merchant’s counter. The family lived upstairs with the kids and a dog. Welcome to see, feel, remember and experience the cozy environment and have a good cup of coffee!
Here the locals rent a table for selling second hand stuff.
Kupan Röda Korset Second hand in the city center.
Återvinningen Here you will find a wide selection of furniture and household items in used condition.
Pingstkyrkans Returidé Pingstkyrkans Returidé – Boden’s largest second hand-shop where you will find lots of bargains.
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MIDNIGHT SUN DURING SUMMER
TO GÄLLIVARE RAILWAY TO NARVIK
SANDTRÄSK GUNNARSBYN HARADS
383 TO RÅNEÅ
RAILWAY TO LULEÅ
TO GAMMELSTAD & LULEÅ
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Travel Car Rental
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
LULEÅ AIRPORT www.swedavia.se/lulea
SJ +46 (0)771-75 75 75 www.sj.se
SKELLEFTEÅ AIRPORT www.skellefteaairport.se
Taxi & Airport Taxi
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
140 km 130 km 48 km 133 km 307 km 36 km 522 km 842 km 82 km 158 km 222 km 931 km 275 km 85 km 36 km 23
Accommodation Camping & Cabins
HOTELL NIVÅ Kungsgatan 4, Boden +46 (0)921-558 60 Hotel located next to the train station but still close to the city center, serves a nice evening buffet. HOTELL BODEN BUSINESS PARK Teknikvägen 3–13, Boden +46 (0)921-782 77 www.bodenbusinesspark. com/en 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. Just a few steps away from the hotel you will find Sävast Golf Course. SÖRBYN LODGE Sörbyn 220, Gunnarsbyn +46 (0)924-220 36 www.sorbyn.se/en Nice hotel in a scenic location outside Boden city. Here you live in the middle of nature, surrounded by a beautiful environment. The reception is located in the restaurant building, Kallkällan, which is also the main building. Here you can relax in the cozy lounge area with bar and fireplace.
SÖRBYN LODGE Sörbyn 220, Gunnarsbyn +46 (0)924-220 36 www.sorbyn.se/en Nice wooden lodges overlooking Lake Vitträsket, equipped with WC, shower and kitchenette. Restaurant in the main building.
KYRKSTUGORNA Strandplan 25, Boden + 46 (0)921-198 70 www.kyrkstugornaboden.se Nice stay in charming church cottages from 1800s. The cottages are located in a verdant area close to the city center.
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.
ARCTIC RETREAT Överstbyn 50, Gunnarsbyn +46 (0)70-238 57 56 www.arcticretreat.se Luxury hotel standard cabins in a beautiful forest location beside the Råne River’s rapid water. LOGGER’S LODGE Bodträskån 1, Harads +46 (0)70-690 77 90 Logger’s Lodge is a totally private eco-luxury wilderness lodge made for two guests. It has been featured and top rated in numerous internationally renowned magazine since the opening in December 2016.
Hostels 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. LAPLAND YURTS Leåkersvägen 6, Boden firstname.lastname@example.org Enjoy the simplicity of the hand crafted Mongolian yurt. The yurts are located close to Boden City with on one side a lake and on the other side the forest. You can sleep in the yurt with up to 4 people.
Photo: Marcel Köppe
BODEN CAMPING Idrottsgatan 8, Boden +46 (0)921-138 50 www.bodencamping.se A modern camping with shops and services in central Boden within walking distance. Campsites and various types of cabin accommodation. Close to hiking trails.
STORKLINTEN CAMPING & STUGOR Storklinten, Övre Svartlå +46 (0)921-138 50 www.storklinten.se Nice cottage accommodation with all amenities in beautiful natural surroundings. Fishing, berries and mushrooms and an ecopark with nice orchids and other unique flora and fauna.
Foto: Guesthouse Brittas Pensionat Photo: Britta’s
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.
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.
Photo: Mats Engfors/Forographic
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 easier cooking.
TREEHOTEL’S GUESTHOUSE Edeforsvägen 2 A, Harads +46 (0)928-103 00 www.brittaspensionat.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 in several rooms. Each room has its own sense.
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
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Restaurants & Cafés Restaurants
Cafés Photo: Café Rävasten
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FÄRGAREGATAN +46 (0)921-544 84 Drottninggatan 6, Boden
RESTAURANG NORRIGÅRDEN +46 (0)921-103 51 Kyrkkläppen 3, Boden
BASTARD BURGERS +46 (0)921-520 10 Kungsgatan 23, Boden
RESTAURANG PANELEN +46 (0)921-557 20 Prinsgatan 6, Boden www.panelen.nu SUZIE Q’S DINER +46 (0)73-828 14 14 Stationsgatan 8, Boden
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NODO +46 (0)70-101 65 38 Kungsgatan 43, Boden
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CAFÉ RÄVASTEN +46 (0)921-48 10 12 Vändträsk 23, Boden
M/S BRÄNNA +46 (0)921-500 99 Östra Strandvägen 1, Boden
RESTAURANG PÄR & MICKES KÖK +46 (0)921-538 35 Kungsgatan 20, Boden
MING PALACE +46 (0)921-107 32 Färgaregatan 7, Boden
BARNENS Å +46 (0)73-416 39 07 Lillån 1, Harads
RESTAURANG BODENSIA +46 (0)921-177 10 Kungsgatan 47, Boden www.bodensia.se Photo: Susie Q’s Diner
RESTAURANT TREEHOTEL +46 (0)928-103 00 Edeforsvägen 2 A, Harads www.treehotel.se
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LE CROISSANT +46 (0)921-36 03 56 Kungsgatan 43, Boden MANDANAS CAFÉ +46 (0)921-175 21 Drottninggatan 16, Boden NESTORS CAFÉ & DIVERSEHANDEL +46 (0)73-066 51 76, +46 (0)70-243 35 27 Överstbyn 14, Gunnarsbyn RUTER RETRO CAFÉ +46 (0)70-645 62 58 Granatvägen 3, Boden E TA S T OF
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KONDITORI OPALEN +46 (0)921-185 54 Kungsgatan 49, Boden
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RESTAURANG KALLKÄLLAN +46 (0)924-220 36 Sörbyn 220, Gunnarsbyn www.sorbyn.se/en
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Unique shopping Local Handicrafts
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 jewelry.
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 wild meat.
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.
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 wild meat and even fishes and birds that local hunters have captured in the mountains and forests.
M & K ANTIK Pontonjärvägen 7A, Boden Second-hand shop with retro, antiques and design.
Interior & Design
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GILLA Drottninggatan 9, Boden +46 (0)921-198 12 Decorations and other beautiful things – a wide selection of accessories for your home.
MAGASIN V Pontonjärvägen 7A, Boden Shop with retro and nostalgic objects and also vinyl record. NESTORS CAFÉ & DIVERSEHANDEL Överstbyn 14, Gunnarsbyn +46 (0)73-066 51 76 +46 (0)70-243 35 27 A cozy flea market and summer café in a former country store.
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Photo: Tenntrådssmyckeriet Snåret
TENNTRÅDSSMYCKERIET SNÅRET Snårvägen 7, Boden +46 (0)921-649 80 +46 (0)70-323 14 29 www.tenntradssmyckeriet.se Production of pewter bracelets and pewter jewelry suitable for both everyday use and special occasions. Depending on customer requirements.
Antiques & Second Hand
VECKANS ALLEHANDA Kungsgatan 14, Boden +46 (0)921-133 44 Flea market place where locals rent tables to sell interior, design and clothing. SELMA’S STYLE FOR YOU Drottninggatan 6, Boden +46 (0)70-680 54 84 A cozy store with home decor, jewelry, delicacies and much more. TH
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TOURIST CENTER Enter Galleria, Boden +46 (0)921-624 10 www.upplevboden.nu Here you will find lovely crafts. From pewter thread works and jewelery to glass art, printed fabrics and knits.
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VECKANS ALLEHANDA Kungsgatan 14, Boden +46 (0)921-133 44 Offers many lovely crafts. From pewter work, leather craft and jewelry to paintings and knits.
ÅTERVINNINGEN Lundagårdsgatan 7, Boden +46 (0)921-627 27 Second hand shop with sales of furniture, household items, books, etc.
WULKANS BOBUTIK Kungsgatan 53, Boden +46 (0)921-123 35 The shop for you who like decor and design. ÖNSKA Drottninggatan 8, Boden +46 (0)921-149 90 Everything for the kitchen and more, by known brands.
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. 26
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BODEN FORTRESS SECRET PLACES Rödberget, Boden +46 (0)921-48 30 60 +46 (0)70-266 31 62 www.rodbergsfortet.com A guided bus tour taking you to places that once were closely-guarded military secrets. DEFENSE MUSEUM Granatvägen 2, Boden +46 (0)921-628 00 Swedish defense history from the late 1800s until today. There is also a café and a nice museum shop with souvenirs and historic literature. GUIDED TOUR TREEHOTEL Edeforsvägen 2A, Harads +46 (0)928-103 00 www.treehotel.se Discover this world unique hotel, and the story behind. Daily tours for pre-booking. HAVREMAGASINET REGIONAL ART GALLERY Norrbottensvägen 18, Boden +46 (0)921-930 41 www.havremagasinet.se One of the largest art galleries in Sweden and shows exhibitions of contemporary art that deals with current international themes.
Bath & Adventure BODEN CAMPING & BAD Idrottsgatan 8, Boden +46 (0)921-138 50 www.bodencamping.se The large outdoor bath for the whole family to enjoy.
NORDPOOLEN Garnisionsgatan 1, Boden +46 (0)921-624 00 Indoor aqua park with complete bathing experience, from recreational swimming to relaxing bath, several saunas, hot tubs and water slides. CREACTIVE ADVENTURE Överstbyn 234, Gunnarsbyn +46 (0)70-207 37 51 www.creactive-adventure.se Outdoor activities and expeditions: kayaking, rafting, climbing and MTB tours. LAPLANDHUSKY Krokfors 2, Harads +46 (0)70-563 64 40 www.laplandhusky.com Visit the kennel and meet the furry athletes who love working. Enjoy a shorter training trip with cart behind the dogs.
ARCTIC ADVENTURE Boden +46 (0)70-629 84 33 +46 (0)70-569 29 01 www.arcticadventure.se Salmon fishing in the Lule River with guide. The fishing takes place close to the center of Boden, in the evenings when the salmon are most active.
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.
BODENS TOURIST CENTER – FISHING PERMIT Färgaregatan 12, Boden +46 (0)921-624 10 www.upplevboden.nu 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. CREACTIVE ADVENTURE Överstbyn 234, Gunnarsbyn +46 (0)70-207 37 51 www.creactive-adventure.se Råne River and surrounding waters attract anglers from near and far. Together with a knowledgeable guide, the experience is available to all. MBS-GUIDING Lassbyn 206, Gunnarsbyn +46 (0)73-640 86 34 Offers fishing guiding, lectures and calming nature experiences.
RÅNISGÅRDEN Buddbyvägen 10, Boden +46 (0)70-663 44 09 Ride well-trained western horses in the forest, or stay in the arena and develop your riding skills. TAIGA ADVENTURES Edeforsvägen 67, Harads +46 (0)70-398 66 17 www.taiga-adventures.se An activity company that focusing on tougher adventures. Mostly on fatbikes. WOMEN ADVENTURE TRAVEL Övertbyn 234,Gunnarsbyn +46 (0)70-287 34 14
An activity company focusing on adventures for women and by women.
STRAJK ALLEY Brogatan 36E, Boden +46 (0)921-160 70 The latest technology for bowling and a nice restaurant. Here you will find a “bowling dragon” that makes it easier for small children to bowl. Photo: Mats Engfors
BODEN FORTRESS – RÖDBERGSFORTET Boden +46 (0)921-48 30 60 +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 is open for guided tours during summer season.
Photo: Mats Engfors
WESTERN FARM Buddbyvägen 6, Boden +46 (0)921-151 00 www.westernfarm.se Pre-book your activities in the wildest town of all. The people, the houses and the events are all typical the year of 1879.
Sauna & SPA NORDPOOLEN Garnitionsgatan 1, Boden +46 (0)921-624 00 Different sorts of saunas and jacuzzi. 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/en 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.
SÖRBYN LODGE Sörbyn 220, Gunnarsbyn +46 (0)924-220 36 www.sorbyn.se/en Wood fired sauna on the shore of Lake Vitträsket. TREEHOTEL Edeforsvägen 2A, Harads +46 (0)928-103 00 www.treehotel.se Sauna bathing among the treerooms overlooking the river and forest. 27
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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
Idea: Swedish Lapland Visitors Board & Boden Turism • Copy: Ella Jonsson & Boden Turism • Cover Photo: Rikard Mattsson • Illustrated Map: Lisa Wallin • www.swedishlaplandvisitorsboard.com
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Visitors guide to Boden in Swedish Lapland