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SWE DI SH LAPLAND YOUR ARCTIC DESTINATION

winter/spring-winter 2018/2019

LINDBÄCKSSTADION

There is winter all year round in the tunnel

out on the ice this is where the locals go

Creative Piteå initiatives creating the entrepreneurs of the future

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Experience the best the coast has to offer in Piteå

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i n t h e e a s t e r n pa rt s o f s w e d i s h l a p l a n d , along the 300 kilometre coastline beside the largest brackish water archipelago in the world, you will find the glistening coastal gem, Piteå. In the summer, Piteå and its environs play host to many visitors and also, when dressed in winter garb, its magnificent natural environment and expansive vistas are more beautiful than ever. Enjoy well prepared ski trails and let yourself be captivated by the majestic pack ice along the vast coastline. Piteå’s subarctic climate is affected by the Gulf Stream, giving us warm summers and pronounced contrasts between the seasons here, the winter is for real. Steaming breaths by the light of the campfires and snow creaking beneath your shoes. Here, the winter ice is an adventure arena, the Northern Lights are the lights in the sky and nature itself is the lifeblood of it all. Not to mention the charming accent that is probably best experienced in the surrounding, idyllic villages. A wide range of entertainment, activities and events are on offer with options for adults and children alike. Try ice skating at the Piteå Ice Arena and visit the entertainment metropolis Pite Havsbad – “Sweden’s Riviera” – where food, entertainment and adventure are all available throughout the four seasons. At the Lindbäck Stadium you can ski on the same trails as the international elite, a year round ski tunnel is availabe and on the slopes you can try both downhill skiing and snowboarding. Yes, there is something special about the spirit of the region, that makes it easy to feel welcome in Piteå, not least because of the warmth of the easy-going, hospitable locals. The airport is 45 minutes away and the flight to Stockholm takes just an hour. About an hour away by car, you will find the largest undammed waterfall in Northern Europe, Storforsen, a powerful natural phenomenon and a magical sight.

A warm welcome to Piteå, Swedish Lapland. Here, you can really feel at home.

Photo: Maris Fäldt Photo: Maria Fäldt

Welcome from us at the Piteå Tourist Center, we are happy to help you plan your visit. We can tell you more about where to stay, what to eat and what to see and also what will be going on in Piteå during your stay. You will find us at the old brewery opposite the bus station. We sell tickets for local events, fishing licences, books, art, crafts and souvenirs. In Piteå, parking is free in designated spaces, using a parking disc. A warm welcome to Piteå! TOURIST

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PITEÅ TOURIST CENTER Telephone: +46(0)911-933 90, e-mail: visit@pitea.se/en Visiting address: Bryggargatan 14, SE-941 63 Piteå Discover more about Piteå or chat with us online at www.pitea.se/en/visitors 3


Photo: Claes Jörgen Pohl

to the sea WELCOME OUT

about the relationship that Piteå’s locals have with the sea. It might be difficult to imagine that these are some of Sweden’s warmest waters in summer, when you have just heard the thundering sound of pack ice being crushed against the hull of an icebreaker. However, the sea has always been important to the people of Piteå, in summer as well as in winter. In 1666 the city centre was moved to its current location, in order to be closer to the coast. Generations since have found their livelihood in fishing and shipping. The locals enjoy the opportunities of the sea all year round, not least in winter. The there is something special

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majestic, white vistas of the Gulf of Bothnia, create a winter wonderland for ice skating, skiing, dogsledding, snowmobiling and more. The centrally located Piteå Ice Arena serves food and offers hire of longdistance ice skates, free hire of kicksleds and other gear for thrilling, wonderful adventures on the ice. Being here in the pleasant early spring sun is one of the highlights of the year, the locals come here to barbecue, enjoy a Swedish fika, hang out and take part in kicksled competitions and other such activities. You can also try biking on the ice – a unique winter adventure. Bike hire is available if you haven’t got your own. DE ST I NAT I ONS OF SW E DI S H L A PL A ND   P I TEÅ


Photo: Arctic Activities

On the outer edge of the archipelago, you can see the tracks left by the icebreakers. Take the chance to come on a thrilling tour out into the pack ice.

Photo: Destination Piteå

SKIING TOWARDS THE HORIZON

EXPERIENCE THE MAGIC OF CLEAR ICE A magical experience no matter if you go for a long tour over the open ice or a short one on the well prepared ice track at the Piteå Ice Arena. The locals are out as soon as the waters have frozen over, this is the best time to experience the phenomenon. Remember that you need to be informed about the ice and how the weather affects it in order to enjoy it safely.

An ice cold adventure aboard an icebreaker Take the opportunity to experience an extraordinary winter adventure. Going aboard the icebreaker on a clear, cold winter’s day and experiencing the uncompromising push through the pack ice, leaving an open waterway behind, really is quite extraordinary. You can also try a true ice bath, wearing a special suit. Step down into the ice and feel your pulse racing, in the secure knowledge that the suit gives you complete protection against the cold. In addition to scheduled departures, group bookings are also available. www.icebreaker.fi/arcticexplorer

Photo: Destination Piteå

Photo: Magnus Johansson

Go on a tour by yourself, over the ice or through the beautiful, wintery forest landscape. As soon as snow has covered the ground, trails are prepared and the ice is ploughed. In many ways, Piteå in Swedish Lapland is a paradise for skiing enthusiasts, try the great trails at Grisberget, close to the city centre, or the well prepared competition trails at the Lindbäck Stadium.

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The Piteå Elit skiing club is the home to many of the top Swedish skiers, both men and women – no wonder winter culture prospers in Piteå!

A world class SPORTS ARENA

at the lindbäck stadium a winter sports arena has been built and here you can brush up your skiing on the same trails as the international elite. Several champions have trained and competed here, there are alpine slopes and a biathlon track. The Lindbäck Stadium is already a year round facility with activities and amenities such as Swedish Championship competitions, a fun park, a campsite, a restaurant and a café. Week 12 in 2019, Lindbäcksstadion arranges the World Cup in ski orientation. This is a lively place and Piteå locals of all ages hang out here, on the slopes and trails. Bring your fighting spirit and challenge yourself like the pros! 6

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PITEÅ ELIT WITH KALLA AT THE FOREFRONT

WINTER SPORTS ALL YEAR ROUND

HIGH ALTITUDE ACTION SPORTS The Lindbäck Stadium is aiming to become one of the most attractive winter parks in Swedish Lapland. A meeting point for free skiing in the styles of Big Air, Big Mountain, Halfpipe and Slopestyle, is currently being constructed. A winter wonderland for youngsters and anyone else who would like a little more action in their lives. Come and try it yourself!

Photo: Ulf Gutafsson

Photo: Ulf Gustafsson

Photo: Kultur Park och Fritid

Piteå Elit is one of the many proud sports clubs in the city with world-class cross country skiers, the most famous being Charlotte Kalla, a World Cup, Olympic and Swedish Championship gold medallist. Charlotte is one of the partners behind the new ski tunnel at the Lindbäck Stadium and flashing her trademark smile she says that she is “proud to take part in the development of a facility that will be of great importance to all of Sweden”. Amongst Piteå Elit’s male skiers are Jesper Modin and the club coach Magnus Ingesson, a former World Championship medallist and a respected name within the Swedish skiing fraternity. Sofia Henriksson and Martin Bergström are two of the up-and-coming skiers, a good sign that the Piteå skiing culture is living on.

In Piteå we go cross-country skiing all year round. The first stage of the ski tunnel has already been completed and is 400 metres long. It will initially be used for skiing and tyre testing, a growing industry in the region. In the second stage the tunnel will be expanded to become a total length of 1200 metres. The central idea is to create a ‘total arena’ for winter sports where enthusiasts and the global elite can come together. The skiing of the future can be found in Piteå! 7


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winter adventure through the forest ,

Photo: Graeme Richardson

Photo: L-O Lundgren

L-O Lundgren at the Lillberget stable also offers traditional horse and carriage tours.

out onto the sea ice. Here you can whizz through the world behind a pack of sled dogs, glide over the breathtakingly clear ice on long distance ice skates, pole your way along the ski trails or brave the winter landscape on snowshoes. A snowmobile adventure will raise your pulse and give you the freedom to cross forests and ice on longer adventures. Experiencing the teamwork between the musher and their dogs is a unique experience as the dog sled rushes through the frosty, snow covered landscape. Not far from central Piteå you will find the challenging slopes of the illuminated ski tracks at Grisberget, yet another way to experience the outdoors.

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your guide

TO ENJOYING THE OUTDOORS

Guide Natura is the company that lets you experience the joy and wonder of discovering nature’s mysteries and its calming, healing influence. Offers longdistance ice skates, snowshoes, snowmobile and much more. Photo: Guide Natura

www.guide-natura.com

Learn the noble art of ice fishing

Photo: Destination Piteå

Photo: Svedjekojan

In early spring you will have the opportunity to try your luck at fishing in the peaceful bay at Jävrebodarna, with tranquil piers all around. Here you will find sea-farmed rainbow trout, giving you a tug-of-war with nature. Learn the secret tips and tricks of winter fishing or just relax and enjoy the calm. Bring your own equipment or rent on site. www.fiskecampen.se

Try dogsledding At Tranuträsk, just north of Piteå, you will find 55 happy, eager and strong Alaskan Husky dogs waiting to take you on a winter adventure. Ride along or try driving your own sled, giving you a rare adrenaline rush as you realise that you are commanding the dogs in a natural synergy. www.svedjekojan.se/en

MOTORS AND SKIS Snowmobiling is one of the locals’ favourite pastimes. A highspeed experience that lets you sample nature in a fun and simple way. Piteå’s many snowmobile trails are well managed and if you don’t have your own snowmobile, rental is widely available. Visit one of the 550 islands in the Piteå archipelago or take a Guide Natura snowmobile taxi to Pite Havsbad and let yourself be captivated by the powerful vastness of the pack ice. www.guide-natura.com

SAFETY ON THE ICE Test the ice before you set out and always bring a buddy, and other equipment. If someone has gone through the ice, call 112, and then use the extended arm during your rescue mission.

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Photo: Go Business, Anders Westergren

PLENTY OF ROOM FOR

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of the drive and enthusiasm found amongst Piteå’s creators and entrepreneurs, private enterprise together with the local council and researchers are working closely together. The Piteå Science Park is one of the hubs built to create cross-border cooperation leading to new ideas, possibilities and businesses. The business incubator, Go Business, supports entrepreneurship in the creative and cultural industries where musicians, designers, journalists and others get help with starting their own businesses. The Studio Acusticum concert hall and business park is situated near the Piteå School of in order to make the most

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Music, creating a platform for students, teachers, businesses and new entrepreneurs. The philosophy is simple, this is a place where ideas and business can prosper. Studio Acusticum offers cultural experiences through cutting edge knowledge, modern technology and world class acoustics. You are invited to a be a part of the ongoing creative development in Piteå, Swedish Lapland.

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Photo: Fredrik Broman

Unique organ with 9,000 pipes Studio Acusticum is home to one of the largest organs in Scandinavia. The instrument, ten metres wide and almost as tall, has an impressive 9,000 pipes and 208 voices. At its opening in 2012, a piece was played on it, written specially for the occasion by Benny Andersson, one of the famous ABBA-members. The idea is that the majestic organ should be playable from all over the world, via high speed internet. www.studioacusticum.com/acusticum-orgeln

An open meeting place for culture

Photo: Sunpine

At the heart of Piteå there is a creative oasis for inspiration, culture, knowledge and meetings: Kaleido. Its central location makes it accessible to anyone, you can drop in to read, create, find inspiration or just have a cup of coffee. Here, you will also find information about cultural and other events and you can visit the Piteå Art Gallery where there is a digital workshop and an art studio. Smaller concerts, plays and talks are organised here. Forget about pomp and pretence, generosity and an open mind is the motto here. Just the way the locals like it. You are welcome to walk right in.

Technical Visits – visits for learning There is extraordinary creative power in Piteå and Technical Visits give you an opportunity to learn more about how this is being channelled through the cooperation between enterprise, the council and the academic world. The Piteå company, Sunpine were the first in the world to extract biodiesel from raw pine oil and today they are responsible for 2% of Sweden’s diesel production. Another recent example is Smurfit Kappa Kraftliner’s major investment in a new Experience Centre in Piteå. Find out how unique, worldclass breakthroughs have been made in the small city of Piteå, Swedish Lapland. www.visitpitea.se 11


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Photo: Maria Fäldt

have extensive experience when it comes to welcoming visitors. You can tell from the hospitality and the warm reception, stemming from the inviting spirit of small town charm. The malls have a natural place in the city and they are complemented by smaller, more individual boutiques where visitors can browse vintage and second hand goods. The main pedestrian street is heated and thus free from snow and ice. Its history began in 1961, when it became the first pedestrian-only street in Sweden. The city’s ‘big stars’ have had their names preserved in the street. If you are looking for something special, you can visit a traditional farm shop and a vintage country store, where you can meet craftsmen in person. At the Heta Hyttan glassworks you can try blowing your own glass.

One of the objects in the work ‘Pray’ by local artist Tora Ceder. Photo: AnnaKarin Bengtsson

Charming shopping city

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Convenient indoor shopping

The Småstaden and Gallerian malls offer indoor shopping in a friendly environment. You will find well-known brands and you can hang out, eat and enjoy a Swedish fika. Here you will find most things under one roof for simple and convenient shopping even if you don’t have a lot of time.

www.gallerianpitea.se www.smastaden.com

Local artists come to Rabarber

Photo:Rabarber/Heta Hyttan

Photo: Britta Elfving Persson

At the top of the pedestrian street, next to the square Rådhustorget you will find Rabarber, a boutique with a wide choice of local arts and crafts. Here, artists display their works and also manage the store themselves. Are you looking for a gift with that little something extra? Welcome inside, find inspiration amongst unique local arts and crafts. www.rabarberkonsthantverk.se

Carefully selected at Hem ljuva hem Home interiors and gifts of mainly Swedish and Nordic design. At the shop ”Hem ljuva hem” retro feel is mixed with a carefully selected range of modern interiors. Unique, hand-picked and cosy.

Photo: Backcity

www.hemljuvahem.org

A full day’s shopping

Piteå’s largest shopping location is Backcity with 25 stores, just outside the city centre. There’s something for everyone here and it’s easy to get here either by walking, by bus or by car. There is always free parking and there are free buses – take the City Line from the city centre. www.backcity.se

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Eventful Piteå

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Photo: Ulf Gustafsson

From concerts, international youth tournaments, street festivals and national sporting events to small, charming events such as barn dancing, cultural cafés, outdoor theatre and flea markets. One of Piteå’s hallmarks is the fact the locals always pitch in to help the city show its best side.


Foto: Destination Piteå

EVENTS ALL YEAR ROUND The Piteå Summer Games attract soccer teams from all over the world and the drag racing competition, Midnight Sun International, attracts a huge number of motor enthusiasts. The Piteå Dansar och Ler festival has attracted hundreds of thousands of happy visitors throughout the years and Stora Nolia – the largest fair and exhibition in Sweden – attracts more than 800 exhibitors and about 120,000 visitors every other year. www.pdol.se www.nolia.se/stora/in-english

Piteå Summer Games

Annually attracting approximately 800 teams from 16 nations, making it the second largest youth football tournament in Sweden. During this weekend, all of Piteå is teeming with the particular kind of festive atmosphere that comes along with enthusiastic young footballers, parents, coaches and audiences from every corner of the world, coming together to challenge and support one another during hot summer days and light, cool, summer nights.

Foto: Destination Piteå

www.piteasummergames.se

Återkommande evenemang March SMASK

June Festspelen

For over three decades Festspelen in Piteå has attracted an audience from the entire Sweden and far beyond our borders with high quality and original music.

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Juli Piteå’s fantastic School of Music and its passionate students have provided an important incubator for many famous musicians. Every year, the students organise SMASK – Swedish Music Academics’ Sång Kåntest – a competition just for fun, where the six Swedish Schools of Music get to re-enact the dream of taking part in the Swedish Eurovision Song Contest competition. The result is a grand finale where creativity triumphs. www.smask.org

Sveriges Musikakademikers Sång Kåntest, is a music competition that is arranged all around Sweden.

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August

Piteå Summer Games

With almost 800 teams from 15 nations this soccer event for youngsters is the second largest in Sweden.

Öjeby kyrkmarknad

A cozy market that attracts visitors from the entire Scandinavia.

Midnight Sun Dragfestival

Welcome to the coolest motor race in Norrland. Fast cars, exciting competitions, activities, food and a lot of happy motor enthusiasts.

Piteå Dansar och Ler

Piteå dansar och ler is a free festival that every year invites you to a great weekend with something for everyone.

Stora Nolia (EVERY TWO YEARS)

Stora Nolia is Swedens largest fair and it lasts for nine days. Here 500 exhibitors give you the unique opportunity for inspiration and shopping.

November Gammaldags Julmarknad

Welcome to the atmospheric market in a cultural environment, here you can find handcrafts and local products

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Local food culture THAT GIVES YOU ENERGY AND LEAVES YOU WANTING MORE

Photo: Maria Fäldt

The pitepalt is a signature dish popular with the locals, a culinary experience.

local ingredients , a proud culinary heritage and not least the local signature dish palt (a particular kind of Swedish potato dumpling) is on the menu. In Piteå, there is fine dining as well as a wide range of lunch restaurants. At Doktorsvillan (listed in the White Guide) and Piteå Stadshotell’s restaurant 1906 you will be dining in genuinely historic environments. There is of course the local pitepalt but more than that you will get to discover the varied local cuisine with fish from clear, nearby waters, wild game from the forests, topped off with the deliciously nutritious Swedish Lapland berries. The untouched, pure nature is your best friend and here, the path from raw ingredient to your plate is always as short as possible.

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Photo: Magnus Skoglöf

KARINA’S VILTBUTIK – A TASTE FOR LOCAL GOODNESS

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Karina’s Wild Game Shop is the place where you will find a wide selection of delicacies such as reindeer and elk meat, arctic char, cured and smoked char, berries, jam, lemonade, flatbread and cheese, all with a taste of Swedish Lapland. There are also gifts and souvenirs from carefully selected suppliers, inspired by the Swedish mountains.

ÅNGBRYGGERIET – CULINARY ENJOYMENT AND PLEASANT COMPANY In Piteå’s historic brewery, in central Piteå, you will find Ångbryggeriet, the restaurant that has chosen a creative menu. The history behind the building becomes a natural part of the culinary experience. The dining cellar welcomes larger groups for special occasions.

Taste

THE PALT

Piteå’s signature dish has not one true recipe, everyone has their own variety. The basics are potatoes, flour, salt and a filling of salted pork. Everything is prepared and then boiled as round potato dumplings and then enjoyed with lingonberry jam, butter and ice cold milk. Heaven on a plate, according to the locals.

RESTAURANTS SERVING PALT: 2Kök Nolia city, Paltzerian, MD:s restaurang, Piteå Stadshotell, Restaurang Toppen, KolerElvis

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Photo: Guide Natura

Photo: Stormyrbergets Lantgård

Cottages in the archipelago

Photo: Sofia Wellborg

Experience country life and the scent of hay. Familiarise yourself with the friendly horses. Go for a forest excursion in the winter landscape and round it off with homemade food at Storstugan. Relax for real on a living farm where you can easily befriend the sheep, horses, hens, dogs, cats and bees.

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UNIQUE ACCOMMODATION CHOICES

Piteå Hostel


Pensionatet

Cosy accommodation in historic facilities, a short walk from central Piteå. Enjoy the lovely view of Badhusparken and the stillness of nature by the picturesque Strömsund channel. Affordable, accessible and central accommodation.

Centrally located in the historic, partially protected building environment of Norrmalm you will find Pensionatet (the Boarding House). A great place to stay, with turn-of-the-century charm and catering, in the middle of Piteå’s oldest quarter.

Photo: Ulrika Lindgren

Stormyrberget

Four islands in the Piteå archipelago offer cosy accommodation with selfcatering. Try wintertime life in the archipelago, experience the magical early spring and enjoy the natural, inviting warmth of the fireplace. Booking opens in February and snowmobile taxi gets you there.

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Settle down in a cosy, warming bed as pleasant as when you have just experienced something completely new and different. The hospitality of the Piteå locals is widely known, regardless of whether you choose affordable or luxurious accommodation, near to the city or near to nature. In the middle of the city center you can find, Swedish Lapland´s new landmark, the Kust Hotel and Spa. A 53 metre high building with a magical view of all of Piteå. Piteå Stadshotell, anno 1906, is just as charming and well preserved as a historic city hotel should be, brimming with crystal chandeliers and living history. Furunäsets Hotell & Konferens lies in a historic, beautiful castle environment and the newly built golfing hotel is situated next to a 27 hole course, a restaurant and beautiful ski trails in the winter. When the cold has reddened your cheeks and the day’s excursions are over you can warm yourself in the sauna, go for a spa treatment or just crawl into a newly made bed and dream sweet dreams. All accommodation options can be found in the directory.

Photo: Kust Hotell & Spa

Photo: Piteå Stadshotell

sleep is rarely

A voyage of discovery at the KUST Hotell & Spa

PITE HAVSBAD – BATHING & ENTERTAINMENT Welcome to a tourism and conference facility with an impressive capacity. The coast outside Piteå has mile-wide sandy beaches, hotels, cabins and camping grounds surrounded by activities and entertainment for the entire family. There is a spa with massage available, an entertainment restaurant with great food and its showtime all year round. Visit the Skeppet activity house and play park or ride the water slides at the Äventyrsbadet aqualand, which also features saunas and jacuzzis. Stay in a hotel room, a suite, a self-catering cottage (or camp, in summer).

Photo: Maria Fäldt

KUST Hotell & Spa is a four-star designer hotel towering above central Piteå. Its 15 stories, or chapters if you will, invite you as a guest to come on a storytelling journey along the Pite River. The journey begins at its source, in the Sulitelma mountain massif, Sweden’s largest glacier and continues down to the brackish-water archipelago by the coast of the Gulf of Bothnia. KUST Hotell & Spa uses all of the senses to tell the story. The pride of local ingredients become fragrances, tastes and memories in the restaurant and sky bar at the top of the hotel. You are supposed to want to stay here for a long time, no matter whether you hang out in the lobby bar for a night, participate in a conference, pamper yourself at the hotel spa or are just there for a relaxing weekend with your loved one.

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Accomodation

HOTELL SPORT & REST Yrkesvägen 36, Piteå +46(0)911-313 10 www.hotellsportandrest.se Hotel rooms with good options for self-catering.

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KUST HOTELL & SPA Hamngatan 60, Piteå +46(0)911-300 00 www.hotellkust.se Hotel in the city center with a fanastic view over the town.

Hostels/rooms

CAMPUS HOLMEN Ängsholmen 1, Öjebyn +46(0)911-666 62 www.campusholmen.se Hostel, rooms and apartments in a range of sizes FRAMNÄS FOLKHÖGSKOLA Adrian Wennströmsväg 15, Öjebyn +46(0)911-23 11 00 www.framnas.nu Rooms with or without selfcatering all year round..

PITEÅ VANDRARHEM Storgatan 3, Piteå +46(0)911-158 80 www.folketshus-pitea.org Hostel in the middle of Badhusparken, next to the channel connecting the north and south harbours

PITE HAVSBAD Hotellvägen 50, Piteå +46(0)911-327 00 www.pite-havsbad.se/en Large facilitiy in northern Europe for accommodation, conferences and experiences PITEÅ GOLFHOTELL Nötövägen 119, Piteå +46(0)911-149 90 www.piteagolf.se Hotel, cottages and camping near one of the best golf courses in Swedish Lapland, great ski trails in winter. PITEÅ STADSHOTELL Olof Palmesgata 1, Piteå +46(0)911-23 40 00 www.piteastadshotell.com/en Business and conference hotel with exciting architecture and a wide range of options for accommodation, food and entertainment. 22

SKOOGS BNB Uddmansgatan 5, Piteå +46(0)911-10 000 www.skoogs.se/cityhotell Modern hotel in the same building as Piteå’s inviting shopping mall Småstaden. STORMYRBERGETS LANTGÅRD Stormyrberget 100, Piteå +46(0)911-610 84 www.stormyrberget.se Farmyard with animals, offering accommodation in charming rooms and cottages.

BJÖRKBACKENS REKREATIONSBYGGNAD Hällanvägen 68, +46(0)70-212 10 07 www.pitea.se/bo Cosy, modern cottage with fireplace and wood-burning sauna DI-NI FARMEN Skomanstjälsvägen 21, Sikfors +46(0)911-701 89 www.di-nifarmen.se Farm with animals, cottages and rooms, breakfast offered MATTESBÄCKEN EKO. GRÖNT & TURISM Övre Storfors 1180, Altersbruk +46(0)911-20 31 50 www.mattesbacken.se Eco-houses with solar panels and fireplaces, as well as a wood-burning sauna by the river Alterälven.

VÄSTRA KAJEN CAMPING & GÄSTHAMN Sjöbodegränd 19, Piteå +46(0)911-120 30 www.vastrakajen.se Camping ground with a maritime feel in the southern harbour, central Piteå. Also a Quick Stop.

Pensionat PENSIONATET Malmgatan 11, Piteå +46(0)76-224 95 80 www.pensionatet.com Charming boarding house with unique rooms in Piteå’s old quarters.

Skärgårdsstugor

NORRSKENSGÅRDEN Stor Långträsk 47, Långträsk +46(0)911-22 02 00 www.norrskensgarden.se Rooms, cottages and camping by lake Storlångträsket. SIKFORS KONFERENS & FRITIDSBY Kockvägen 9, Sikfors +46(0)911-700 77 www.sikforscamping.se Hotel rooms, cottages and camping, beautifully situated next to the Pite River.

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HOTEL BISHOPS ARMS Storgatan 44 B, Piteå +46(0)911-25 72 50 www.bishopsarms.com/pitea Hotel with British-style interiors, one floor above the gastropub The Bishops Arms.

Camping & cottages

The cottages out on the islands are all close to the shore and equipped for self-catering. RENTAL COTTAGE BAGGEN Four cottages, wood-burning sauna available.

STORSTRAND KURSGÅRD Mandolingatan 1, Öjebyn +46(0)911-601 47 www.storstrand.nu Camping, cottages and rooms by the Pite River.. TAIGANS SMÅBRUK Strömnäs 67, Piteå +46(0)70-242 09 85 www.taiganssmabruk.se Small-scale farm offering accommodation in cottages.

Information and booking (opens in February) Piteå Tourist Center +46(0)911-933 90. www.pitea.se/en/visitors RENTAL COTTAGE VARGÖN Two cottages, wood-burning sauna available. RENTAL COTTAGE MELLERSTÖN One cottage, wood-burning sauna available

Foto: Stormyrbergets Lantgård

FURUNÄSET HOTELL & KONFERENS Belonasvängen 2 B, Piteå +46(0)911-779 50 www.furunasethotell.se Modern hotel and conference facilities, exciting architecture in a historic building.

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RENTAL COTTAGE STOR-RÄBBEN Cottage, built in 2013. Information and booking of the cottages on Vargön, Mellerstön and Stor-Räbben. Contact Guide Natura www.guide-natura.com

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Shopping & local produce PMU SECOND CHANCE Granavavägen 1, Öjebyn +46(0)911-27 15 60 www.kustkyrkan.se/mission/ pmu-second-chance-pitea

HETA HYTTAN STUDIOGLAS Hampas gränd 14, Piteå +46(0)911-199 90 www.hetahyttan.se Boutique and glassworks, glassware and designer glass art with great artistic liberty.

EUFÅRIA Hamptjärnsvägen 105, Svensbyn +46(0)70-204 12 26 www.eufaria.se Country-style farm store with handicraft and lambskin products straight from the farm.

Foto: Böle Garveri

BUTIKEN PÅ PENSIONATET Malmgatan 11, Piteå +46(0)76-224 95 80 www.pensionatet.com Boutique featuring locally produced design, small tasty treats and organic spa products

HEM LJUVA HEM Storgatan 46C, Piteå +46(0)911-130 10 www.hemljuvahem.org Gifts and interior decoration.

Foto: Sanna Dahlén

BACK CITY Fläktgatan 10, Piteå www.backcity.se Shopping district close to the city centre, where you will find something for all ages from a wide range of options. The public transport City Line will take you here for free.

Foto: Stina Eriksson

ALTERHEDENS GÅRDSBUTIK Norra Altervägen 1075, Norrfjärden +46(0)911-20 40 93 www.alterhedens.se The only rhubarberie in Sweden. Inviting farm shop and self-service shop with locally produced products based on rhubarb.

JÄRNSPISENS MATBOD Uddmansgatan 5, Piteå +46(0)911-199 20 www.jarnspisenpitea.se Delicacies and tasty gifts KARINA’S VILTBUTIK Aronsgatan 1, Piteå +46(0)911- 810 00 www.karinasviltbutik.se Souvenirs and delicacies with a taste of Swedish Lapland.

RABARBER KONSTHANTVERK Storgatan 37, Piteå +46(0)911-637 10 www.rabarberkonsthantverk.se A wide selection of local arts and crafts, the store is managed by the artists themselves. SMÅSTADEN Storgatan 48, Piteå www.smastaden.com Inviting mall in a charming environment.

PITEÅ TOURIST CENTER Welcome from us at the Piteå Tourist Center, we are happy to help you plan your visit. We can tell you more about where to stay, what to eat and what to see and also what will be going on in Piteå during your stay. You will find us at the old brewery opposite the bus station. We sell tickets for local events, fishing licences, books, art, crafts and souvenirs. In Piteå, parking is free in designated spaces, using a parking disc. A warm welcome to Piteå!

BÖLE GARVERI Nya Älvvägen 647, Bölebyn +46(0)911-620 23 www.boletannery.com Purveyor to the Royal Court of Sweden, the only spruce bark tannery in the world.

GALLERIAN Storgatan 41, Piteå www.gallerianpitea.se Centrally located mall with cafés and stores offering everything from clothing to beauty products.

Telephone: +46(0)911-933 90 e-mail: visit@pitea.se/en Visiting address: Bryggargatan 14, SE-941 63 Piteå Discover more about Piteå or chat with us online at www.pitea.se/en/visitors

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NODO LOUNGE OCH COCKTAILBAR +46(0)911-157 77 Storgatan 54, Piteå www.nodo.se

RESTAURANG BLÅ ÄNGELN +46(0)911-105 40 Källbogatan 2, Piteå www.pizzeriaangeln.se

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KALEIDO STORGATAN +46(0)911-69 69 01 Storgatan 44, Piteå www.pitea.se Listed in Swedish White Guide, the only nationally complete restaurant guide which evaluates the Swedish restaurant scene with Journalistic integrity.

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LEMON TREE BAR & RESTAURANG +46(0)911-277 277 Sundsgatan 36, Piteå www.lemon-tree.nu

O´LEARYS +46(0)911-88 01 00 Uddmansgatan 4, Piteå www.olearys.se/pitea

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KOLERELVIS KÖK OCH CATERING +46(0)911-150 95 Nyckelvägen 2, Öjebyn www.bolefisk.se

SIKFORS KONFERENS OCH FRITIDSBY +46(0)911-700 77 Kockvägen 9, Piteå www.sikforskonferens.se

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PITEÅ STADSHOTELL, RESTAURANG 1906 +46(0)911-23 40 00 Olof Palmesgata, Piteå www.piteastadshotell.com

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PITEÅ GOLFKLUBB RESTAURANG +46(0)911-149 90 Golfbanan Nötön, Piteå www.piteagolf.se/aeta

RESTAURANG GOLDEN DRAGON +46(0)911-159 22 Storgatan 72, Piteå www.golden-dragon.se

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SUBLAND +46(0)911-923 70 Uddmansgatan 5, Piteå www.subland.se

We guide you to the region’s favourite places, Swedish Lapland’s culinary gems. Places where you can enjoy meals prepared with ingredients obtained locally or purchase locally produced goods to bring home.

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Restaurants & cafés BRYGGAN CAFÉ +46(0)911-23 23 62 Noliagatan 7, Piteå www.bryggan.org

THAI GARDEN +46(0)911-137 99 Sundsgatan 31, Piteå www.thai-garden.se

Foto: The Bishops Arms

SUSHIBAR +46(0)911-88 10 88 Fabriksgatan 7, Piteå www.sushibar.nu SUSHI & TE +46(0)76-837 87 44 Prästgårdsgatan 29, Piteå www.sushiochte.se

EKBERGS KONDITORI (BACKCITY) +46(0)911- 21 10 99 Fläktgatan 9, Piteå Foto: Backcity

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SUBWAY +46(0)73-429 99 91 eller +46(0)70-664 60 73 Hamngatan 42, Piteå www.subway.com/sv-se

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CAFÉ PITEÅ +46(0)911-21 15 95, Småstaden, Piteå www.smastaden.com

FIKET PÅ PENSIONATET +46(0)76-224 95 80 Malmgatan 11, Piteå www.pensionatet.com

Foto: Ulrika Lindgren

Foto: Markus Tiburzi

CAFÉ RÖDA LYKTAN +46(0)911-914 55 Småstaden, Piteå www.smastaden.com

THE BISHOPS ARMS +46(0)911-25 72 50 Storgatan 44B, Piteå www.bishopsarms.se/pitea CAFÉ RÖDA LYKTAN +46(0)911-914 15 Gallerian, Piteå www.gallerianpitea.se

ÅNGBRYGGERIET +46(0)911-104 44 Bryggargatan 14 , Piteå www.angbryggeriet.com

EKBERGS KONDITORI +46(0)911-21 12 90 Storgatan 50, Piteå www.ekbergskonditori.se

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VISCHANGRILLEN +46(0)911-24 50 20 Lillpitevägen 580, Lillpite www.vischangrillen.nu

KVARTERSBAGERIET +46(0)911-188 30 Storgatan 72, Piteå www.kvartersbageriet.se

NYA HANSÉNS KONDITORI +46(0)911-23 04 23 Öjagatan 39C, Öjebyn www.hansensbageri.se

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SVEDJEKOJAN HUSKY FARM +46(0)70-699 76 35 www.svedjekojan.se/en Dogsled tours. Come along on a ride through the forests or try driving your own sled.

GUIDE NATURA +46(0)70-672 21 09 www.guide-natura.com Naturupplevelser i fokus, erbjuder även långfärdsskridskouthyrning och skoteruthyrning.

PITEÅ ICE ARENA +46(0)911-371 70 www.mssk.se Activity arena on the sea ice in central Piteå. Ice skate hire available.

LO LUNDGRENS HÄSTSKJUTS Västra vägen 104, Blåsmark +46(0)70-338 07 87 www.stall-lillberget.se Horse rides, wedding carriages and more.

XENTUS +46(0)911-21 11 99 www.xentus.se Snowmobile rental.

HÄSTTURER +46(0)70-608 58 98 www.hastturer.se Cozy horse tours with a sled.

Foto: P-Town

Foto: Maria Fäldt

TVÅHJULSMÄSTARNA Svanborg & Lundberg, Piteå, +46(0)911-21 14 75 Bike hire all year round, try biking on sea ice and snow.

Photo: Guide Natura

ICEBREAKER TOURS Hotellvägen 50, Pite Havsbad +46(0)911-327 00 www.pitehavsbad.se/en Comfortably challenge the forces of nature and experience the feeling of ice being crushed against the hull of the icebreaker.

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MAD MIKE’S ADVENTURES +46(0)70-225 28 77 Western riding where you will safely experience the synergy between rider and horse.

Foto: Carina Kvist

Foto: Kultur Park och Fritid

JÄVREBODARNAS FISKECAMP (FISHING CAMP) Södra Jävrebodarna 351 Jävre. +46(0)911-360 30, +46(0)70-360 48 68 www.fiskecampen.se Winter fishing – learn how to catch fish on the ice.

Winter sports arena with cross country ski tracks, biathlon track and fun park. Restaurant & café.

PITEÅ RIDKLUBB (RIDING CLUB) Grisbergsvägen 10 +46(0)911-53 00 50 www.prk.nu Riding school offering riding lessons with horses and ponies.

ÖRJANS FISKE OCH FRITID (FISHING AND OUTDOOR LIVING) +46(0)70 347 66 33 www.paintballtorpet.se Try Mormyshka fishing – results guaranteed.

STORMYRBERGETS LANTGÅRD (FARMYARD) Stormyrberget 100 +46(0)911-610 84 www.stormyrberget.se Farmyard with activities for young and old alike.

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BOWLINGARENAN Kyrkbrog. 19, Piteå +46(0)911-172 9 www.bowlingarenan.se Bowling and moonlight bowling. PAINTBALLTORPET +46(0)70-347 66 33 www.paintballtorpet.se PITEÅ TENNISKLUBB Batterig. 3 +46(0)911-166 00 www4.idrottonline.se/PiteaTK Tennis courts for hire.Tennisbanor för uthyrning.

Sights ACTIC GYM & BAD N:a Björklundavägen 4 +46(0)911-69 63 90 www.actic.se/club/pitea-ojebyns-simhall/ CROSSFIT PITEÅ Bryggargatan 14 +46(0)73-031 45 07 www.crossfitpitea.se KORPEN Prästgårdsgatan 27, Piteå +46(0)911-27 75 50 www4.idrottonline.se/KorpforeningPitea-Korpen/ S.T.A.R Yrkesv. 36 +46(0)911-310 50 www.thomsons.se

PITE HAVSBAD ÄVENTYRSBAD (AQUALAND) Pite Havsbad, Hotellvägen 50 +46(0)911-327 00 www.pite-havsbad.se Aqualand with fun for the entire family as well as a spa.

Foto: Anders Alm

SKEPPET Pite Havsbad, +46(0)911327 83, www.pite-havsbad.se/skeppet 3,000 m2 activity centre for young and old alike: adventure golf, bowling, recording studio, hunting simulator, dome screen cinema, multi-sport simulator and games.

BÖLE GARVERI (TANNERY) Nya Älvvägen 647, Bölebyn +46(0)911-620 23 www.boletannery.com Leather tannery, purveyor to the Royal Court of Sweden. Unique turn-of-the-century crafting environment with a lovely aroma of leather. The world’s only spruce bark tannery. Open on request.

Foto: Bölebyns Garveri

Foto: Pite Havsbad

S.T.A.R CITYGYM +46(0)911-310 50 Batterigatan 3, Piteå www.thomsons.se

ALTERHEDENS RABARBERI (RHUBARBERIE) Norra Altervägen 1075, Piteå +46(0)911-20 43 93 www.alterhedens.se Sweden’s only rhubarberie and self-service store is open every day and found in the beautiful Alterdalen valley. Edible gifts such as rhubarb toffee, rhubarb liquorice, cloudberry mulled wine and different marmalades can be found here.

STEP IN 24 Prästgårdsgatan 40 www.step-in.se STEP IN PLUS Furunäsv. 100 www.step-in.se

PITEÅ KYRKA (CHURCH) Nygatan 23 Piteå +46(0)911-27 40 00 www.svenskakyrkan.se/pitea In central Piteå you will find one of the region’s cultural treasures, the Piteå Church. One of the oldest wooden churches in northern Swedish Lapland with a significant cultural heritage.

PITEÅ MUSEUM Storgatan 40, Piteå +46(0)911-126 15 www.piteamuseum.nu The Piteå Museum is an exciting museum of cultural history in the Piteå region and it is located in the old city hall at Rådhustorget. The Piteå Museum also operates Fiskarstugan (the Fisherman’s Cottage) at the Kurirkajen docks in the north harbour, open on special occasions.

ÖJEBY CHURCH, CHURCH TOWN AND CHURCH TOWN MUSEUM Affärsgatan 17, Öjebyn +46(0)911-27 40 00 www.svenskakyrkan.se/pitea The oldest parts of the medieval rock-hewn church were built as early as the 15th century. The lower part of the current clock tower was built then and Is probably the oldest preserved building in northern Swedish Lapland. The cottages that were used by churchgoers who had travelled from the far ends of the parish are now part of the well-preserved church town. The church and the nearby church town and museum are popular excursion destinations.

Foto: Öjeby kyrka

CINEMA Bio3:an, Småstaden +46(0)911-135 71 www.bio3an.com

PITEÅ BÅTMUSEUM (SHIPPING MUSEUM) Sjöbodegränd, Södra hamn +46(0)70-533 31 63 www.piteabatmuseum.se The atmosphere of centuries of shipping and fishing in Piteå greets you on your visit to the shipping museum.

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