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SWE DI SH LAPLAND SWEDEN’S ARCTIC DESTINATION

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KIN THTA LIVING A E R B A S, A TAIN DE AND N U I TY MO YS NTR OCIE COU GING S N CHA

Winter adventures for the whole family TAKE A LOOK AROUND

DISCOVER LAPONIA

Dundret Runt

Winters ski festival — a stone’s throw from the town centre


Photo: Magnus Emlén

Welcome to Gällivare — The world of Trollihopp. Both the book’s author and most of the photos are from Gällivare Municipality. www.trollihopp.se

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An Arctic pearl IN THE HEART OF SWEDISH LAPLAND w e l c o m e t o g ä l l i va r e ,

the small Arctic town 100 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle, in the heart of Swedish Lapland. The winter season has already started in November and World Cup skiers from several national cross-country teams flock here to churn up rival Marcus Hellners home track. We have amazing ski trails here in Gällivare. If you’d rather ski downhill, you can choose between 15 different slopes on Dundret, our mountain in the middle of town. To get to the top, which is 823 metres above sea level, you can choose the Dundret Express; an ultra-modern six seat lift that takes you right up to the top in less than four minutes. Winter in Gällivare is long and glorious. During this dark period, there are many opportunities to see the spectacular Northern Lights dancing in the sky. To get away from the town’s street lights, you can take a ride out with Icelandic horses, sit comfortably in a sled behind enthusiastic workhorses or let strong sled dogs take you far out into the wilderness. From mid-winter darkness to sunny spring days. The beauty of early spring may send shivers down your spine and activities such as cross country and downhill skiing, snowmobile tours and ice fishing are popular. Enjoy the sun’s warming rays that bring out the first freckles while you grill sausages over an open fire out on the frozen water. Warm your hands on the mug you drink ‘Lemmel’ coffee from. In Gällivare the possibilities for winter adventures are endless. This small Arctic town is also home to two mines: the underground mine run by LKAB and the open pit mine Aitik. Mining is an important industry for our community and it has now reached the point where a whole community needs to be moved. Malmberget is being dismantled piece by piece and a new Gällivare is emerging. Gällivare is an Arctic gem worth exploring once, and then again and again. You are always welcome here. Come and make yourself at home

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Photo: Andreas Hinzer

Winter days in Laponia are ideal for excursions. Enjoy the magnificent views and dramatic landscape.

World Heritage Laponia BREATHTAKING MOUNTAINS AND MAGNIFICENT SCENERY

is a place, location, environment or object that is so valuable and unique, it is a priority for all humanity to protect and preserve it. It can be of natural or cultural value, sometimes both. Laponia was designated a World Heritage Site called ”the Laponian Area” in 1996 by UNESCO for its considerable natural and cultural values. Laponia is home to the Sámi, who have lived and worked in the area for thousands of years. The landscape has become a part of them and every brook, forest, hill, cliff, river and lake has a name. Reindeer have been in the region since the ice age and today reindeer herding is economically important and the foundation of the Sámi culture. There are nine different Sámi villages in Laponia where the Sámi live and work. They follow the reindeer herds on their seasonal migrational cycles. Although the area has been inhabited for a long time, traces of human beings are few. They live in and together with nature. The nature in Laponia is magnificent. Here you will find high mountains, deep valleys, barren hillsides and lush forests. There is also the country’s largest cohesive marshland with virgin forest of spruce and pine, as well as wonderful mountains that take your breath away. Laponia is an area so unique that it is important for all humanity to protect and preserve it for future generations. Laponia is yours, ours and the world’s heritage.

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LAPONIA FACTS SIZE: 9,400 square kilometers. LOCATED IN: Norrbotten County, in Jokkmokk and Gällivare municipalities. SÁMI VILLAGES: Baste earru, Unna tjerusj, Sirges, Jåhkågaska tjiellde, Tuorpon, Luota-Mávas Mountain Sámi villages and Udtja, Slakka and Gällivare forest Sámi villages. NATIONAL PARKS:

Padjelanta/Badjelánnda, Sarek, Muddus/Muttos and Stora Sjöfallet/Stuor Muorkke.

NATURE RESERVES:

Sjávnja and Stubbá and areas Tjuoldavuobme, Ráhpaäno suorgudahka (Látjávrredeltat) and Sulidälbmá.

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Naturum Laponia — a place of stories

First a glimpse of the sparse ancient forests, but come to the edge of the forest and the landscape suddenly opens up. The forests, rivers, lakes and mountains all meet. In the middle lies the nature center Naturum Laponia, a stone’s throw from the beach at lake Lánjas. This is the gateway to four national parks, two nature reserves and nine Sámi villages. A naturum is a place for storytelling. There may be stories about the mountains on the other side of the lake or how the reindeer come here every spring. We tell you a little about what led to this large area being designated a World Heritage Site. Get to know the mountains, forests and marshes. Follow the four seasons and gain insight into why the reindeer are the centre of the Sámi culture. Naturum Laponia is a newly built visitor center with an exhibition, café and a house designed by both architects and local craftsmen.

Photo: Andreas Hinzer

Exhibition, café and shops. Guides, tours and trails. Slideshow, children’s activities and learning workshops. www.laponia.nu/naturum

Laponia Exhibition

Photo: Sapmi Nature Photo: Anette Andersson

Early spring along Kungsleden

The Sámi are one of the world’s indigenous people, with their own parliament, flag and language. The Sámi area, Sápmi, stretches across four countries. In Swedish Lapland there are 32 Sámi communities that engage in reindeer herding within a given area. For thousands of years, the Sámi have been nomads, moving with the reindeer through the seasonal changes. Reindeer herders still live as nomads for part of the year. Traditional Sámi knowledge of how to live alongside nature without depleting its resources, has been passed down generation to generation. Reindeer herding is the foundation of Sámi culture, but there are also many Sámi companies working with arts and crafts, design, music, tourism and Sámi food production.

Hush… Photo: Andreas Hinzer

On the upper floor of the train station in Gällivare/Jiellevárre, you will find Laponia exhibition, which is about autumn, the most eventful season in Sápmi. Learn about the Sámi culture and be entranced by how the Sámi have lived and worked in the area for thousands of years and the development of the area to the present day. The exhibition is part of the larger exhibition that can be found at naturum Laponia in Stora Sjöfallet.

Sápmi Nature Camp

LAPONIA IS BOTH HOME AND WORKPLACE FOR THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLE

Sápmi Nature Camp is a high-end, sustainable and small-scale camp that offers high quality, close to nature accommodation in the Laponia World Heritage Area. The camp consists of ‘double’ rooms in the form of lavvu tents (that look like a tepee) furnished with comfortable double beds, stoves and cosy furnishings inspired by nature and the Sámi culture. Sápmi Nature Camp is operated by Lennart Pittja who grew up in a reindeer herding family. Sápmi Nature is committed to responsible tourism that does not threaten the reindeer and the herding here, but instead wants to share knowledge about Sámi life-both past and present. www.sapminature.com Off the beaten track, near the border of the the World Heritage Site, lies Saltoluokta. The STF’s mountain lodge has been here since 1912 and attracts people who wish to enjoy the mountains and be inspired by nature. The mountain lodge has seasonal opening times, offers several different types of accommodation, and the restaurant serves good food cooked with natural ingredients from the local area. During the early spring, STF arranges many activities including ski tours set against the stunning mountain backdrop. www.saltoluokta.se

If you meet grazing reindeer, please do not disturb them. If possible, take a detour around the animals. If you encounter a herd, sit down and wait until they have passed. In the spring, when the reindeer cows fawn, they are particularly sensitive to disturbances. Do you have a dog with you? Make sure to keep it on a leash, and keep it from barking.

DID YOU KNOW THAT… • The practice of reindeer herding has developed over thousands of years, from the hunt for wild reindeer, to the herding of today. • ‘Sarv’, ‘vaja’ and ‘härk’ are Swedish words loaned from the Sámi language. A ‘sarv’ is an adult male reindeer, a ‘vaja’ is a female reindeer with calves and a ‘härk’ is a castrated and tame reindeer. • There is a Sámi saying that the reindeer belong to the wind. Nature sets the rules and the reindeer herders are never completley in control of the size of their herd. 5


Photo: Daniel Olausson/Media Tales

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Winter adventures s n ow a n d w i n t e r i s e xc i t i n g i n g ä l l i va r e .

The winters are long and the possibilities for winter adventures are virtually endless. The snow usually falls early and in November the slopes of Dundret open for fantastic downhill skiing. One could say that the winters in Gällivare are spread over three seasons. Even if the snow comes early, it is not unusual to find the region still covered up to the end of April. Just after autumn comes the dark period that makes us yearn for warm blankets, lighting candles and the cosiness of Christmas. Saunas, lovely spa treatments, museum visits, Christmas dinner and wonderful winter activities such as dog sledding or cosy rides through the woods on a horse drawn carriage. After the winter solstice, the light begins to 6

slowly return and the cold period makes its entrance. At the beginning of the year it is not unusual to have temperatures as low as -35°C. During the cold winter nights, there are many chances to see the spectacular Northern Lights. Sometimes a small flicker among the stars, at other times the sky is filled with dancing green flames. As the days get brighter, clear days create a fantastic winter light. Some of the winter’s most beautiful images are taken during this crisp cold period. The white plains stretch as far as the eye can see. When the early spring arrives, the active winter in Gällivare begins. Ski tours, downhill skiing, snowmobiling, ice fishing and kicksledding. The days become longer and the sun is warming. Which winter adventure are you ready for? DE ST I NAT I ONS OF SW E DI S H L A PL A ND   GÄ L L I VA RE


Photo: Mårten Lantto

Feel the warmth of the horse Feel the hooves thud on the ground as you ride through snow-covered forests. Over the mountains and through valleys. On horseback you experience nature up close. On clear nights the stars light up the dark winter sky and if you’re lucky, you will see the spectacular Northern Lights, or some of the forest animals such as Moose, reindeer or owl. www.galgbacken.com

The mountain on the middle of Gällivare offers cross-country skiing, ski touring, off-piste and 15 downhill runs, where the ultra-modern Dundret Express chairlift takes you to the peak. All ages and levels of skiers will find suitable skiing for around six months from November to May. Snow Park and Snowland are enjoyed by the children — everything you need for an outstanding family winter vacation is here. If you travel here by snowmobile, the ’Malmens road’ will take you from the coast all the way to Dundret, where you can park the snowmobile. Dundret is close to the mountains and near to all activities, yet still gives the feeling the wilderness is just a few steps away with excellent opportunities to experience the Northern Lights. www.dundret.se

Adventures in the wilderness Speedy adventures with dog sledding and snowmobiles through the beautiful snowy landscape, and cozy winter days on the ice. www.lappeasuando.com

Experience the Arctic winter in Swedish Lapland with a five-day adventure. Cold Northern Light nights in the wilderness camp, far from the nearest building, and fun filled daysfull of winter activities, such as dogsledding, ice fishing, snowshoeing and igloobuilding. Fill your lungs with the clean, fresh air and enjoy ”The Magic of the North”. www.truenaturesweden.com

Photo: Ann-Sofie Dagbro

Dog power to count on The dogs are howling and pulling at their harnesses, eager to get going. Suddenly it is silent as the anchor is released and the sled glides away. Full speed downhill as well as uphill. Collective dog power pulling you forward over the snow. Experience the Swedish Lapland wilderness on a sled behind willing huskies. Take a dog sled tour in beautiful and peaceful natural surroundings either locally or in the mountains. www.avvakkoadventure.dinstudio.se

Photo: Lappeasuando

Photo: Daniel Olausson/Media Tales

The magic of the north A glorious winter adventure

Enjoy the long spring days on skis gliding over snow, through the snow covered forests and over magnificent snowcapped mountains. Surrounded by wilderness, untouched by the modern world. Sleep in cosy mountain huts, enjoy the shimmering Northern Lights, the deafening silence and leave everyday stresses behind you and embark on a challenging and glorious adventure. www.laponiaadventures.com

Photo: Mirja Andersson

Photo: Adam Klingeteg

Ski in — ski out

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winter activities Learn, relax & enjoy

Photo: Daniel Olausson/MediaTales

WONDERFUL

Northern Light Spa in Koskullskulle

More than just a hotel

Enjoy the warmth of the sauna or the relaxation area. Why not challenge your family or friends to a bowling match? Quality Hotel Lapland is a newly renovated and modern hotel with all the facilities you could possibly wish for; Hairdresser, gym, bowling, steakhouse and café. Right in the center of Gällivare with everything under one roof. www.qhl.nu

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Photo: Daniel Olausson/Media Tales

Photo: Quality Hotel Lapland

Beauty treatments for body and soul interspersed with warm and cold bathing in a wood-fired hot tub and sauna. Warm, quiet and relaxing. At this garden spa in Koskullskulle, you get a completely unique spa experience and can recover after all the winter activities. www.spa4you.se

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Silent and magical

Meet Santa Claus

Photo: Daniel Olausson/MediaTales

By horse and sleigh, ride through the beautiful winter landscape at the foot of Dundret. If you are lucky you might get a glimpse of Dunder Santa Claus — everyone knows that the real Santa lives behind Dundret in Gällivare. At the camp you will cook coffee and grill your lunch over an open fire. If you want to see the area and experience how it was in the past, when the horses were not found under a bonnet, you can go on a guided tour by horse and sleigh. For example, along the cultural path where you will see some of Gällivare’s oldest and most beautiful buildings. www.magicoflapland.se

Dress right! Consider layering up and use clothing made of natural materials, which are both warm and breathe.

Photo: Magic of Lapland

Watching the mythical Northern Lights dance across the sky is an experience you’ll never forget. Be guided towards the light in our sleigh, warmly wrapped up in blankets. As you make your way through the untouched terrain and glittering, snow-laiden trees, the horse’s bell is the only sound you’ll hear. On arrival you’ll be treated to a hot drink as you grill sausages over an open fire. The winter darkness, Northern Lights and glittering snow combine to create a picture postcard winter scene — it’s as if time has stood still. www.magicoflapland.se

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At the farm at the end of a road, right on the edge of the forest, in the small village of Ampiaslantto you can attend courses, retreats and ”Have a pleasant time” with different themes during the winter. Let your body relax and rest your brain from the stresses of daily life. During all activities you have the chance for rest, recovery, reflection, inward listening; as well as increasing energy and well-being. Many days end around the open fire, where you cook coffee / tea and sometimes cook our meal. www.vivira.se

Three cultures have met in Gällivare: Sámi, navvies and settlers. The three cultures have created an interesting history. The Sámi have lived and worked in the mountain areas for thousands of years. The navvies arrived as soon as mining took of when the ore railway line from Luleå to Narvik was completed in the late 1800’s. Also settlers came to the area following the ore rush. Today, Gällivare’s history is part of the local museum. The museum can be found at the Central School, in the centre of Gällivare. You can buy souvenirs and local handcrafts here. In the same building you will also find a cosy café. www.gallivare.se/museum

Photo: Andreas Hinzer

A journey through the history

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A new Gällivare emerges THE SMALL ARCTIC TOWN WITH PLANS FOR BIG CHANGES

MULTI-ACTIVITY HOUSE

Photon: Daniel Olausson/Media Tales

Arena for sport, swimming, cinema, library, music and shopping.

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SJÖPARKEN New ice and event arena, and an activity park.

1000 NYA BOSTÄDER New riverside accommodation.

A BUILDING PROJECT IN THE TOWN CENTRE Sweden’s most modern upper secondary school and adult education centre will be situated in the middle of town.

Today, LKAB’s iron ore mining takes place just north of Malmberget, but the ore deposits travel in a southwestly direction, under the city. Parts of Malmberget have already been moved or demolished. It is a social change that is underway and has affected the residents of the municipality for a long time. During the 2000’s, the pace of transformation has increased significantly and Malmberget is now being phased out and will be completely removed by 2032. In Gällivare, 250,000 m2 of new buildings will be built during the next ten years. An attractive center with a new high school is being built. The small community of Koskullskulle, about 8 km from Gällivare, is also growing and developing, through both relocation and new buildings. Cultural buildings from Malmberget are also being moved to Koskullskulle. Simultaneously with all changes, Gällivare is developing the tourist. www.gellivare.se/nya-gallivare 11


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The small village Tjautjas is located 30 kilometers north of Gällivare. To get there, you travel through Koskullskulle, along a rather crooked road with beautiful surrounding scenery. Then you get to the village, which actually is a dead end. Tjautjas is special in many ways. It is located among the low mountains which on calm windless days, are reflected in the many lakes that can be found here. During winter, the lakes change to snowmobile tracks and from here you can follow the tracks to Kiruna. On the journey there you will come across the villages in Soutujärvi district. Late spring in Tjautjas is a place for snowmobile enthusiasts. Do not miss the snowmobile competition ”ByaCupen”, a drag racing competition which takes place on the Tjautjasjaur lake (Jaur means lake). www.tjautjasik.se

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About 50 kilometers southwest of Gällivare is the scenic village of Nattavaara, which is actually two villages, Nattavaara and Nattavaara Village, with the Råne river acting as a natural divider. A well-known attraction in the area is the 210 kilometre long Malmens road. A historic winter trail which acted as a transport road for ore. During this period it was used by reindeer caravans and sleds before the ore railway was completed at the end of the 1800’s. Today it is a popular ski, snowmobile and hiking trail. Not far from Nattavaara is Pellokielas, one of the most powerful virgin forest reserves in Norrbotten with 500 year old pine trees. The homestead association, Hembygdsföreningen, provides accommodation and there are both a fuel station and a food shop for necessary refills for the journey. www.nattavaara.net

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The easily accessible Soutujärvibygden, along the E10 road, consists of the three villages; Puoltikasvaara, Skaulo and Moskojärvi. Together they organise cosy activities all year round. Do not miss the Christmas market at Kyrkbacken at the end of November each year, or ”Kaamosfirandet” in January when we celebrate the darkest part of the winter with songs and shows. Soutujärvibygden is also home to several dog sledding activity companies such as Lappeasuando, Avvakko Adventure and Snowtrail Dogcamp Lodge. If you like fishing, why not visit the Kaitum river resort which offers accommodation in traditional, wooden Sámi dwellings. www.soutujarvi.se

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Purnuvaara is a sunny little village at the foot of the Jerttaberget hill — The perfect starting point for all your winter activities. Ninety kilometres north of the Arctic Circle, on the edge of the Karhuvaara Ekopark with it’s wild rivers, clean lakes and trails and paths.   Purnuvaara Hembygdsföreningen can offer accommodation and there is the possibility for groups to come here for conferences, activities, etc. www.facebook.com/ Purnuvaara Hembygdsförening

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Ullatti is situated between the hill Särkivaara and the river Ängesån, about 60 kilometres east of Gällivare. The village has a petrol station with a little shop. The village community centre is a gathering place for both residents and visitors. It also serves as a hostel, museum and café. www.ullatti.se

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Hakkas can be found approximately 50 kilometers from the town of Gällivare, south along road E10. Through collaboration and a strong community, a delightful district has been designed with activities all year round. You can stay in the old school, which today is a community homestead. If you are lucky, you may wake up to the smell of fresh stone oven baked bread. In March, the ‘Trekantsloppet’ annual ski race takes place — a cross-country race that goes between the villages of Hakkas, Sammakko and Ullatti. The oganisers are; Hakkas GOIF, Ullatti IF och Sammakko FSF. www.hakkasbygden.se

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Photo: Lemmelkaffe

Lemmelkaffe is not just any coffee. It’s the world’s first dark-roasted brew coffee that tastes best when boiled with mountain water, over an open fire, with some salt grains; drunk from a wooden cup, by a crackling fire far out in the wilderness.

The taste of Gällivare MORE THAN JUST FOOD

w h e n yo u g e t a ta s t e of Gällivare, we assure you, it will be difficult to let go of your fork. Especially if you’re enjoying a meal outside, taking a break during a day full of activities. Then, really good food really tastes good. Yes, the fact is that food is one of the most important ingredients of a truly memorable experience. That is why we here in Gällivare take cooking and the raw ingredients for it, very seriously. We have the luxury of living in the midst of the most majestic landscape which provides us with fantastic ingredients from lakes, rivers, forests and mountains. The active lifestyle gets even better when sustained on all natural game, fish and berries. Your entire body will thank you. When all these ingredients are cooked with love and care by skilled local chefs, the results are amazing. When you are tasting your way through Gällivare, in hotels, restaurants, cafés and bakeries, you might like to take some local produce home. Skogsbärsfröjd in Puoltikasvaara is a small-scale company that refines vitamin rich berries into 14

products like jam, juice and berry syrup. If you are looking to learn more about the gifts of nature, look out for a food experience from Essence of Lapland. Learn more about how you can use Labrador-tea, birch leaves and dandelion leaves to enhance your wellbeing. Take the opportunity to stock up on ingredients whilst you are here. If you would like to enjoy tasty treats with a good conscience, try Anna’s Naturliga foods and indulge in wholesome creations tasting of berries and chocolate. You mustn’t miss the butcher shop, Karlgrens, on the outskirts of the town centre. They offer great beef, reindeer and lamb charcuteries. Browse their beautiful shop and taste Kaffeost, the local squeaky cheese. You know, the fun, traditional cheese that you put in your coffee. Try it! And yes, the coffee should be boiled in a pot and really strong. We recommend the local Lemmelkaffe brand, the first dark roasted potboiling coffee in the world. It tastes best when prepared using the local, crystal clear water. A guaranteed pick-me-up, there’s no doubt about it. DE ST I NAT I ONS OF SW E DI S H L A PL A ND   GÄ L L I VA RE


Take a piece of Gällivare home with you

At Quality Hotel Laplands restaurant Steakhouse the whole party eats well. The restaurant has a close cooperation with farms in Norrbotten, including Gällivare’s own Karlgren’s Slaughterhouse. The restaurant has been recently renovated with fresh and stylish furnishings. It serves charcoal grilled meats, fish and vegetarian options with a great sense of service. Here you can enjoy quality food from the region at its best. www.qhl.nu

Not just water

Organic, gluten, lactose and milk protein-free pastries. No white refined sugar or chemical additives. Handmade and locally produced. Ask for Annas Naturliga’s lemon-muesli or cinnamon bread sandwiches at Quality Hotel. Book a taste experience or lecture! www.annasnaturliga.se

Norrbotten Quality A century-old family business of three generations who provide the best meat products from local farms. Here you will also find berries and other local delicacies. www.karlgrens.se Photo: Daniel Olausson / Media Tales

A pure delight Photo: Ante Skaulo

The cheerful chef’s love of food

Photo: Daniel Olausson / Media Tales

In addition to fantastic mountain experiences, Dundret can also offer real dining experiences. If you are looking for after-ski, the Sportsbar* at Dundret is ideal. Here you can re-energies after a day on the mountain, with delicious dishes that have an American touch and good drinks. *Opens 2018 www.dundret.se

Good service and food, prepared with love and natural ingredients, makes Glada Kocken (The Cheerful Chef) an obvious choice for both visitors and locals. The restaurant is on Repisvaara, at the foot of Dundret and offers a striking view towards our beloved mountain. www.glada-kocken.se

The Food creator

Photo: Daniel Olausson/Media Tales

A high dining experience

Photo: Magnus Emlén

At the foot of the mountain Hirvasåive, in the untouched wilderness far north of the Arctic Circle, crystal clear water bubbles up to the surface. The water is purified through natural cycles and keeps a constant temperature of 2°C. Åive is probably the purest mineral water in the world. www.åive.se

Photo: Daniel Olausson/Media Tales

Photo: Quality Hotel Lapland

Steakhouse

150 km north of the Arctic Circle, the area is characterised by small villages, lakes, forests, low mountains and pristine rivers. Here the forest berries are carefully collected to produce only the finest berry products. www.skogsbarsfrojd.se

Enjoy a three-course menu based on products from the region at STF Saltoluokta Mountain Lodge. Served together with views of → the beautiful mountain area and its nature.

Photo: Therese Rydström

Photo: Daniel Olausson/Media Tales

Mountain season

In our fantastic mountain region you will find Nikkaluokta Sarri AB. The restaurant serves well prepared cuisine with exciting flavour combinations, cooked with natural ingredients from the region.

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Feel at home in Gällivare

Right next to the ski slope

a f t e r a day f i l l e d with winter adventures there is nothing as cosy as returning into the warm and lying down on a comfortable bed. Happiness is rosy cheeks, food in the stomach and a day full of experiences. The next morning you will wake up refreshed and ready for some new adventures. In Gällivare we have a wide range of accommodation to suit all tastes. Whether you want to be close to the ski slopes, be near the train station or secluded in the middle of nature. Where do you feel at home?

The hotel on the mountain, Dundret, offers several accommodation options and you live right next to the ski slopes and the well-prepared cross-country ski tracks. It is also not far to the town center. Choose between hotel room, hotel apartment or cottage. The entire facility has been recently renovated and maintains a high standard of living. After skiing you can go straight to the Sportbar* for after-ski drinks and later in the evening you can also eat well. *Opens 2018 www.dundret.se

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At the Scandic Gällivare Hotel you will have a comfortable stay, close to the centre with the museum, shopping and other activities close at hand. At the end of the day, you can relax in the indoor pool, gym, jacuzzi and sauna. The restaurant serves good food for everyone, big or small. www.scandichotels.se 16

Photo: Scandic Gällivare

Close to everything

More than a hotel Quality Hotel Lapland is more than just a hotel. There is a café and steakhouse, hairdresser, bowling alley, night club, gym and sauna. In this newly renovated hotel in the middle of town and across the street from the train station, you can do more than just sleep well in the tastefully decorated rooms. www.qhl.nu DE ST I NAT I ONS OF SW E DI S H L A PL A ND   GÄ L L I VA RE


A stone’s throw from town

Photo: Lenita Engelmark

A charming and intimate bed and breakfast with a personal touch, located within walking distance from the town centre and close to the fantastic cross-country trails. Here you can choose to stay in a room or in one of the cabins in the grounds. The house is situated a little way up on the hillside and provides a fine view of our fantastic mountain Dundret. www.bbgellivare.se

Affordable and comfortable Photo: Michael Renström

Gällivare Camping is just a few minutes walk from the centre, along the E45 (south) and located right next to the river. There are cabins of various sizes and a hostel with all the necessary facilities. For the younger guests, there is a playground in the area and for the older ones an outdoor gym. Next door to the campsite is the Homestead area, where some of the municipality’s oldest buildings are preserved. www.gellivarecamping.se

Close to the railway station Stay central, affordable and homely in Gällivare, with wifi, gym, sauna and breakfast included in the room rate. Free parking right outside with the possibility of renting a motor heater. Pensionat Augustin has 10 rooms, on three floors without elevator. www.pensionataugustin.se

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Just outside of town is the small and cosy community Koskullskulle. Secluded in beautiful and scenic surroundings, you will find the charming country hotel Skogshotellet. Here you are welcomed with a smile and you will have a comfortable stay in the peace and quiet surroundings. You can eat well at both breakfast and dinner in the restaurant where delicious regional and european specialties are served. Outside the door, the white winter wonderland is waiting. www.skogshotell.se

Comfort in the wilderness

Getting to Gällivare If you are travelling by plane, you can arrive at Gällivare airport which is located just ten minutes by car from the town centre. Alternatively you can arrive at Kiruna airport or Luleå airport and travel on to Gällivare by car, train or bus. If you travel by train or bus, you will arrive at the travel center here in Gällivare. If you drive by car to Gällivare you can drive using the E10 or E45. Gällivare municipality is a large area and the distances between destinations can be relatively long. To the right you will see approximately how long it takes to travel by car in the region.

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In the rustic and homely Lappesuando Hotel & Lodge, you live in comfort in a hotel far from the city noise and street lights. If you want to get even farther away, we recommend the Wilderness Camp, which both summer and winter is an extraordinary experience. One can only travel here by snowmobile during the winter and boat during the summer. Plenty of activities awaits in Lappeasuando, such as dog sledding, snowmobiling, ice fishing and Northern Lights safaris. The adventures are waiting for you just outside your door. www.lappeasuando.com

DISTANCES (Times approx. with a car) Jokkmokk Kiruna Lappeasuando Saltoluokta Stora Sjöfallet Luleå Narvik Stockholm

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You cannot miss...

...the great ski party in April

On the 11th of April 1965, the first Dundret Runt took place. The background to the race was that Gällivare had been visited by the legendary ski teacher Göran Frohm who suggested holding races around Dundret. Said and done. Today, skiers flock from afar to participate in the immensely popular Dundret Runt. Dundret Runt is a race where hundreds of skiers enjoy the beautiful early spring while they ski around Dundret at their own pace, with no time pressure. www.dundretrunt.com

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....Gällivare’s ski premier

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The ski season starts record early this year with the winter’s first competition at Hellner Stadium, here in Gällivare in November. The competition will be the official start for the Olympic season 2017—18. Gällivare has unique opportunities to offer early snow, which is why the International Ski Federation (FIS) has placed the World Cup premiere in Gällivare six times since 2004. The combination of early snow, hard, decisive courses and high-quality organisation has resulted in Gällivare and Bruksvallarna being appointed organisers of the official Swedish ski premiere and World Cup. www.sporteventgellivare.com

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...to visit Toppstugan — the highest cabin

Are you going to Dundret in the winter? Then you should not miss a visit to Toppstugan (Åke på Toppen), which is a popular getaway for locals, but also for other ski-interested guests.   It can be challenging to get up from Porjusvägen (E45) to Toppstugan. Although not more than 6 km, the climb is steep. A ski trip in nature is the best place and source of recreation and a nice experience for both young and old. www.friluftsgallivare.se

...the Homestead area

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The Homestead area (Hembygdsområdet) in Gällivare gives a genuine feeling of history and culture. Here, some of the oldest buildings in the municipality have been gathered to preserve them for future generations. Do not miss the Christmas market held at the homestead grounds in November every year. Snowy, cosy, dark, atmospheric; especially as Santa Claus is there!

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...the winter market in March The winter market in Gällivare has been a beloved meeting place for many years. For more than 200 years the ”vintermarknad” has symbolised that we are moving towards lighter days, after a long dark winter. It brings together traders from all over Sweden to sell spices, leather, meat, handicrafts and more. Look out for the warm clothes made from wool, Sámi handicrafts and the extremely good; dried, salted reindeer meat.

...Polar winter night in January

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Polar winter night is a regular festival with a variety of cultural activities. Now the Polar Winter Night grows and there are masses of events, exhibitions, dance, choir singing, zumba, yoga, jazz, art exhibitions and much more. In total there are about 40 events during three days and everything is free!

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GÄLLIVARE DUNDRET Dundretvägen 1, Gällivare +46 (0)970-145 60 www.dundret.se Hotel, cabins and camping

KAITUM RIVER RESORT Killinge 16, Skaulo, Gällivare +46 (0)70-216 70 03 +46 (0)70-310 42 47 www.kaitumriverresort.com Rooms

GÄLLIVARE BED & BREAKFAST Laestadiusv 18, Gällivare +46 (0)970-156 56 www.bbgellivare.se Rooms and cabins GÄLLIVARE CAMPING Kvarnbacksvägen 2, Gällivare +46 (0)970-100 10 www.gellivarecamping.se Cabins, camping and hostel

Photo: Kaitum River Resort

NORDAN Järnvägsgatan 7, Malmberget +46 (0)970-230 10 Rooms PENSIONAT AUGUSTIN Tingshusgatan 3, Gälllivare +46 (0)970-550 40 www.pensionataugustin.se Rooms

NIKKALUOKTA SARRI Nikkaluokta 1104, Kiruna +46 (0)980-550 15 www.nikkaluokta.com Cabins, camping & apartments RITSEM CABINS +46 (0)70-244 51 28 Cabins STF SALTOLUOKTA FJÄLLSTATION Saltoluokta +46 (0)101 90 23 51 www.saltoluokta.se Hotel and hostel STF RITSEM Ritsem +46 (0)973-420 30 www.svenskaturistföreningen. se/ritsem Hostel TJUONAJOKK Tjuonajokk +46 (0)970-136 30 www.fishyourdream.com Cabin 20

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KILLINGE TURIST Killinge 16, Skaulo +46 (0)76-793 57 78 www.killinge.com Rooms

QUALITY HOTEL LAPLAND Lasarettsgatan1, Gällivare +46 (0)970-77 22 90 www.qhl.nu Hotel

RIDKLUBBEN DUNDRET Ridhusvägen 2, Gällivare +46 (0)970-162 30 www.idrottonline.se/ RKDundret-Ridsport Rooms

STAY IN Lasarettsgatan 3, Gällivare +46 (0)70-355 54 30 Hostel

THE COUNTRYSIDE HAKKAS BYGDEGÅRD Byavägen 34, Hakkas +46 (0)975-100 75 Rooms

VILDMARKSBYN SOLBERGET Solberget 1, Nattavaara +46(0)70-293 58 87 www.solberget.com Rooms and cabins

LAPPEASUANDO Lappeasuando 3, Gällivare +46 (0)970-501 70 www.lappeasuando.com Hotel and wilderness camp

RUM I GÄLLIVARE Hallonvägen 4, Gällivare +46 (0)970-107 71 Rooms SCANDIC GÄLLIVARE Klockljungsvägen 2, Gällivare +46 (0)970-162 00 www.scandichotels.se Hotel

PIILIJÄRVI CAMPING Piilijärvi 1, Gällivare +46 (0)70-560 19 01 www.piilijarvi.com Cabins, rooms och camping

SKOGSHOTELL Skyttegatan 40, Koskullskulle +46 (0)970-306 50 www.skogshotell.se Hotel

VETTASJÄRVI BYASTUGA Vettasjärvi +46 (0)70-386 00 93 Rooms

HEMBYGDSGÅRDEN I SAMMAKKO Sammakko, Hakkas +46 (0)70-660 67 79 Rooms

NATTAVAARA HEMBYGDSGÅRD Byastugan, Nattavaara by +46 (0)970-120 00 www.nattavaara.net Cabins

For more information regarding accommodation: www.gellivarelapland.se

STUGA VID STORSJÖN Sammakko, Hakkas +46 (0)975-510 86 www.sammakko.info Cabins

ULLATTI BYASTUGA Ullatti 37, Ullatti +46 (0)70-234 44 42 Hostel

HEMBYGDSGÅRDEN I PURNUVAARA Purnuvaara 15, Gällivare +46 (0)70-584 98 06 Camping, rooms & apartments

LINAFALLET LODGE +46 (0)70-648 08 07 facebook.com/ LinafalletLodge/ Cabins

SNOWTRAIL DOGCAMP LODGE Skaulo 92, Gällivare +46 (0)70-276 69 08 www.snowtraildogcamp.com Bed & breakfast

STUGAN I BYN Sakajärvi, Gällivare +46 (0)70-277 81 51 www.stuganibyn.se Cabins

Communication FLY Photo: Lappeasuando

THE MOUNTAIN AREA CAMP RITSEM AB Ritsem, 98299, Gällivare +46 (0)70-390 81 00 Rooms

Photo: Anthony Tian

Accommodation

NEXTJET www.nextjet.se +46(0)771-90 00 90

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GÄLLIVARE TAXI/ FLYG TAXI +46(0)970-100 00 www.gellivaretaxi.se www.flygtaxi.se

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NORRTÅG +46(0)771-444 111 www.norrtag.se SJ +46(0)771-75 75 75 www.sj.se

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HERTZ +46(0)970-125 50 www.hertz.se

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NEX RESEBYRÅ +46(0)970-130 35 www.nex.se

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VETEHATTEN BAGERI, CAFÉ & KONDITORI Storgatan 16, Gällivare +46 (0)970–666 30 www.vetehatten.se At this bakery and café you can enjoy a cup of coffee or tea together with some delicious pastries in central Gällivare.

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NORTHSTAR SPORT & CAFÉ By the foot of mount Dundret Dundretvägen 1, Gällivare +46 (0)970-151 00 www.northstar.se By the foot of the mountain, by the large parking area is Northstar Sport & Café. Here you can eat lighter courses like sandwiches, pizza slices or burgers.

GLADA KOCKEN I GÄLLIVARE AB Pelikangatan, Gällivare +46 (0)970-106 10 www.glada-kocken.se High quality food and service, with a stunning view over mount Dundret — this is the restaurant for you. A H L PLAN

HUSMANS Malmbergsvägen 1, Gällivare +46(0)970-170 30 www.husmans.net Swedish ”husmanskost” (plain food) to affordable prices.

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RESTAURANG SKÁIDI Nikkaluokta 1104, Kiruna +46 (0)980-550 15 www.nikkaluokta.com Delicious meals made of local ingredients like fish, reindeer, moose and berries from ”nature’s pantry”. Served together with a stunning view.

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LOVE FROM LAPLAND Nilivaara 137 +46 (0)73-821 06 65 www.lovefromlapland.se Design, fashion and home interiors from Lapland. Brands: Kläppi, Kero and Moski.

AITIK visit.aitik@boliden.com www.boliden.com/sv Guided tours in Aitik — Sweden’s largest opencast copper mine. Here you will see some of the world’s largest machines at work. The mine is about 3 km long, 1 km wide and about 450 meters deep. AVVAKKO ADVENTURE Avvakko 47, Gällivare +46 (0)70-686 05 00 www.avvakkoadventure. dinstudio.se Dogsledding activities. CAMP NORTH +46 (0)70-240 17 31 info@campnorth.nu Fishing & other activity tours.

ERIKSSON CENTER Upplagsvägen 17, Gällivare +46 (0)970-669 60 www.erikssoncenter.se Sports clothes, hunting and fishing accessories and more.

MAGAZIN DU NORD Storgatan 19 , Gällivare +46 (0)970-555 00 www.magazindunord.com Timeless high-quality clothing and home interiors.

ERIKSSON & RÖNNQUIST Storgatan 21, Gällivare +46 (0)70-605 27 21 +46 (0)70-296 72 82 www.erikssonronnquist.se Clothes for the whole family, accessories, home interiors and gifts.

NORTH STAR Dundretvägen 1, Gällivare +46 (0)970-151 00 www.northstar.se Sports shop with clothes, equipment and rental.

ICA KVANTUM Sommarvägen 2, Gällivare +46 (0)970-515 00 www.ica.se Food store at Malmheden. INTERSPORT Västra Kyrkoallén 7, Gällivare +46 (0)970-100 15 www.intersport.se Sports clothes, shoes and equipment. 22

TYGKLIPPET Ö. Kyrkoallén 12 A, Gällivare +46 (0)970-157 95

HYR & ÄVENTYR +46 (0)73-181 33 41 +46 (0)70-648 08 07 www.hyrochaventyr.se Conference and outdoor activities. THE CULTURAL TRAILS You can find brochures, maps and information about the attractions along the Gällivare trail, at the Tourist Information.

For more information about Activities: www.gellivarelapland.se

FISKFLYG Strömgatan 43, Porjus +46 (0)973-102 45 www.fiskflyg.se Helicopter tours.

LAILA SPIK +46 (0)70-359 09 41 www.lailaspik.vingar.se Sámi culture and food experiences.

GALGBACKEN Sakajärvi 25, Gällivare +46 (0)70-647 00 26 www.galgbacken.com Riding tours with Icelandic horses: Northern Lights tour.

LAPONIA ADVENTURES +46 (0)70-547 97 10 www.laponiaadventures.com Guided hiking and ski tours in the mountain world.

Textile, home interiors and clothes. TOURIST INFORMATION Centralplan 4, Gällivare +46 (0)970-166 60 www.gellivarelapland.se Souvenirs, fishing licenses and various Gällivare products.

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GÄLLIVARE MUSEUM Storgatan 16, Gällivare +46 (0)970-818 692 www.gellivare.se/museum Museum and shop with handicrafts and souvenirs.

ORPUS UR & GULD Storgatan 2, Gällivare +46 (0)970-100 98 Watches, jewellery, gifts, table silver and glassware. Watch and jewellery repairs, battery replacements & engravings.

Exhibitions about the Sámi, navvies, settlers and the mines.

Photo: Daniel Olausson/Media Tales

Photo: Love from Lapland

DUNDRET Dundretvägen 1, Gällivare +46 (0)970-145 60 www.dundret.se Skis & other winter activities.

GÄLLIVARE MUSEUM Storgatan 16, Gällivare +46 (0)970-818 692 www.gellivare.se/museum

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Activities & attractions LAPPEASUANDO Lappeasuando 3, Gällivare +46 (0)970-501 70 www.lappeasuando.com Dogsledding, snowmobile tours, ice fishing & more.

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PER-ERIC KUOLJOK Ruokto, Gällivare +46 (0)73-031 79 83 pererickuoljok@gmail.com Sámi culture experiences with reindeer and jojk.

LKAB’S INFORMATION OFFICE Former Gunillaskolan, Malmberget +46 (0)970-766 44 maritha.mossberg@lkab.com www.lkab.com Visits by booking only.

NORTHERN CULTURE +46 (0)70-996 92 96 www.northernculture.se Guiding.

TRUE NATURE SWEDEN + 46 (0)70-245 88 11 www.truenaturesweden.com Overnight tours with activities in the wilderness.

VIVIRA HÄLSA & LIVSSTIL Birkarlagatan 12, Gällivare +46 (0)70-577 59 44 info@vivira.se www.vivira.se Wellness coaching for a more balanced life.

QUALITY HOTEL LAPLAND Lasarettsgatan1, Gällivare +46 (0)970-77 22 90 www.qhl.nu Spa treatments, sauna, gym and bowling alley. SAMELANDSRESOR Klockarvägen 1, Jokkmokk +46 (0)971-106 06, +46 (0)70-211 06 06 www.samelandsresor.com Snowmobile safari for one day or overnight. SNOWTRAIL DOG CAMP Skaulo 92, Gällivare +46 (0)70-276 69 08 +46 (0)73-345 10 23 www.snowtraildogcamp.com Dogsledding and ice fishing.

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MAGIC OF LAPLAND Nattavaaravägen 528, Gällivare +46 (0)70-210 19 56 www.magicoflapland.se Horse and sled tours: Northern Light tour & visit Santa Claus.

VILDMARKSBYN SOLBERGET Solberget 1, Nattavaara +46 (0)70-293 58 87 www.solberget.com Unique experiences: reindeer, ski tours, snowshoes and massage.

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LINAFALLET LODGE +46 (0)70-648 08 07 facebook.com/LinafalletLodge Fishing tours on snowmobile, snowmobile safari etc.

STF SALTOLUOKTA Saltoluokta +46 (0)101-90 23 51 www.saltoluokta.se STF Saltoluokta offers ski tours and activities for the whole family in the mountain world.

SPA 4 YOU Västra Rundg. 26, Koskullskulle +46 (0)70-240 82 10 www.spa4you.se Spa, sauna and treatments.

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LIES NECKEBROECK Skaulo 46, Gällivare +46 (0)72-725 74 66 www.howlinghuskyadventures. com Dogsledding activities.

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PETTER TJIKKOM Gällivare +46 (0)70-239 10 51 trabatbyggare@hotmail.com Sámi culture experiences.

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Northern Lights over Gällivare NATURE’S WINTER SPECTACULAR

The colour depends on the height in the atmosphere where the particles collide, as the composition of the atoms varies. RED ABOVE 225 MILES YELLOW/PINK 150—225 MILES GREEN 75—150 MILES BLUE/PURPLE UP TO 60 MILES

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When to see the Northern Lights; The Northern Lights can be seen from August—April and the best time to see them is between 9pm—2am. Check out also; www.aurora-service.eu/aurora-forecast

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Summer in Gällivare lift your spirits when you visit Gällivare this summer. Go on an expedition in the breath-takingly beautiful countryside that surrounds Gällivare or experience the unique Laponia World Heritage site; a living cultural landscape, thanks to the indigenous Sámi people who have lived and worked there for centuries. Go by bus, rent a car or bike and travel along the road to the west. LKAB have mined for iron ore here since the late 19th century and the community is always changing and developing in symbiosis with the mine. We understand that you might raise your eyebrows when you encounter a house on wheels, but for us who live here, it is completely natural to move houses when the mine expands.

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Enjoy Gällivare’s beautiful summer landscape with us.

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LET THE WARM, WELCOMING MIDNIGHT SUN

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Visit Gellivare Lapland, established in 2006, is a cooperative society with several cooperation partners working within the tourism industry. Visit Gellivare Lapland works with the international marketing of Gällivare as a destination. Gällivare is a small, world-class, Arctic town, offering unique experiences and proximity to nature, all year round. We make wishes come true. www.gellivarelapland.se 28

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