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the destinations of

SWE DI SH LAPLAND

SWEDEN’S NORTHERNMOST DESTINATION

spring/summer/autumn 2016

the woods in summer light exiting activities in a serene environment

TREEHOTEL

exklusive accommodation amongst the treetops

LIVING HISTORY

The cultural soul of Boden

n! R i ve D FUN MFOILY i D ES AN LE FA OF O M T GA E WH D OU ER TH N AN WAT I E TH


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

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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


Photo: Graeme Richardson

Treehotel is one of many experiences that take full advantage of the forests in Boden. Here you even have the opportunity to have a meeting in the treetops in ” TheDragonfly”, or just simply enjoy the architecture.

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.

Tourist information At Boden Tourist Center we are happy to help you plan your visit. We can give you tips about accommodation, restaurants, transportation, activities and sights to see. If you are a larger group, we can help you organise day programmes for excursions and guided tours. You will also find tickets for local events, fishing licences, books, handicrafts and souvenirs. In Boden you can park for free in designated parking spaces, using a parking disc. These can be collected for free at the Tourist Center. We warmly welcome you to Boden! Bodens Turistcenter, Färgaragatan 12 Phone: +46 (0)921-624 10 e-mail: info@upplevboden.nu Discover more at www.experienceboden.nu

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Foto: Graeme Richardson

Photo: Mats Engfors/Fotographic

Warm outdoor swimming pool at Boden Camping.

Summer fun

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

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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


Photo: Mats Engfors/Fotographic

Fun activities for poor weather Alley all can go bowling and for the youngest there is a bowling dragon that makes the experi- ence a success. Area66 is a laser game arena which is housed in an atom safe fort. You compete in teams and the childlike mind can truly live out. The arena is designed like a spaceship and with the help of imagination, you are in outer space.

Photo: Malin Jonsson

Do not let the weather affect your vacation! In Boden there are many fun indoor activities for children of all ages. 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

Travel in time at the adventure park Western Farm

Playing on the beach at Lake Vändträsket.

Boden Camping

Lake Vitträsket, Sörbyn

The large outdoor bath offers excellent opportunities for the whole family to enjoy the hot summer days in Boden. This year – new waterslides!

Lake Vitträsket 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.

Aldersjön

Four SPOTS FOR

SWIMMING Boden’s Playa! Alder Lake is an idyllic and IN BODEN 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 sandwishes from the kiosk.

Photo: Marcel Köppe

The year is 1879 and you are in the wild west town of Shadow Creek. Here, you never know what to expect next! Perhaps you will be challenged to a duel by one of the city’s villains or end up in an ax throwing contest against the colonists. The city is governed by the calm and self-confident Sheriff Charles, but here you will also meet the bandit Scarface who daily turns the city upside down, the Mexican José and schoolteacher Miss Nelly. Every day offers both horse and wild west show. The activities at Western Farm are many and perhaps a paintball game in west environment attract. Or a visit to one of the summer’s all festive evenings? Make your experience complete by staying in Western Farm Village which is located adjacent to the amusement park. www.westernfarm.se

Vändträsk

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 at Café Rävasten in the village. 5


SIGHTSEEING BEAVER TERRITORY

Photo: Love Rynbäck

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. By staying low-key, you can get close to these shy animals. For the best chance of detecting them, you should go out during the early morning or late afternoon. 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

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

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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 licences 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


Photo: Hide&See

A comfortable trip on lake Stora Lappträsket with plenty of opportunities to watch the local wildlife.

HIDE & SEE

Photo: Anna Lundbäck

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. New for the Fall 2016 is the new bear hide, adapted and accessible to all. This significantly increases the chance of seeing this mighty animal. www.hideandsee.se

LET A GUIDE HELP YOU LAND THE BIG CATCH

What the fish? PAIR THE RIGHT IMAGE TO THE CORRECT FISH

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

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PIKE PERCH

abborre ( p e r c a fl u v i a t i l i s )

ARCTIC CHAR xal

fjällröding (salvelinus alpinus)

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Photo: Rånisgården

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


Curious about Treehotel?

Photo: Peter Lundström

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.

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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 Britta’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.

Illustration: Arctic Bath

ZIP THROUGH THE TREE-TOPS Experience the feeling of flying! Hanging in a harness you are swishing among the treetops in the beautiful nature of Harads. Zip-line promises an adrenaline filled ride with speeds up to 50 km/h, 8–10 metres above ground over 6 platforms where the longest distance is 125 m. Of course with Treehotel’s experienced guides that take you through the experience step by step.

ARCTIC BATH – INSPIRED BY TREEHOTEL The innovation spirit in Harads is contagious, and in December 2016 the opening of a new, exiting build in the Luleå River is planned. It is a floating openair swimming-bath with SPA-treatments, 6 hotel rooms and a gastro pub. The building is inspired by the forestry drive and the architects behind the design are Bertil Harström and Johan Kauppi. www.arcticbath.se

Photo: Peter Lundström

The UFO is one of all the uniquely designed tree-rooms at the Treehotel.

Photo: Brittas Pensionat

Photo: Treehotel

m a k e yo u r c h i l d h o o d d r e a m s

TASTY FOOD IN VINTAGE SETTING Midst of the northern forest with views of the Lule River, you will find Britta’s Guesthouse. 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


Photo: CreActive Adventure

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

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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


Photo: Tomas Öberg

Kayaking for new perspectives

The almost silent journey across the water brings you closer to nature and new discoveries.

Photo: Love 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. www.creactive-adventure.se

IN SAFE CARE ON HIGH ALTITUDE

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 favorite 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 wellbeing. 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

Photo: Pure Lapland

au t u m n i s g e n e ro u s a n d g i v i n g ,

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.

Harvets season festivities

Foto: Patrik Öhman

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. Harvest Festival: August 26th-28th Green Market: September 10th

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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.

The roar of love

Photo: Pure Lapland

Experience the magical atmosphere of a cold autumn evening. Frosted, newly fallen leaves that crunches under your shoes. The darkness that slowly settles and veils of mist that float in. Can you hear the red deer’s roar? It is mating season in the deer enclosure of the Bredåker forest! This roar is one of the most powerful vocalizations found in the Swedish nature and can be likened to a lion’s roar or a rough, raucous bellowing. It can vary in length from fairly lengthy to short, intermittent coughing. Under favorable conditions, people can hear the roar up to 5–6 kilometers. After this magnificent experience, you are welcome into the warmth at Bredåkers Vilthägn to enjoy a delicious autumn menu by a lovely log fire and candlelights.

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

Foraging for goodies Experience a relaxing hike in the beautiful pine forest along with Pure Lapland’s Guide. The walk takes you up to a magnificent place with a nice view of the forest landscape. You walk in untouched terrain on the soft, green ground of flora. Take the opportunity to pick wild berries and listen to the silence while enjoying the scenery. Autumn in the northern forests offers many flavors – cloudberries, arctic raspberries, blueberries and cranberries to name a few. Coffee tastes best by an open fire in nature. The sparks from the fire and the sky reflecting in the water will give you peace and harmony. www.pure-lapland.com 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

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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

Photo: Rödbergsfortet

At Rödberget Fortress you can both travel into the defence history of Boden as well as get a great view of the landscape.

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SIGHTS WITH DEFENSE HISTORY

Rödberget Fortress

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 fantasising 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. Visit the exhibition that is new for this year, an exhibition describing life as a conscript in Sweden; ”Det finns en plats på jorden”. 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”. Here you also find a café and a nice museum-shop with historical literature. www.forsvarsmuseum.se

Photo: Fredrik Åström

Defense Museum

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Native Kids Drives Bikes by artist Dylan Miner, Havremagasinet.

DIVE INTO THE

culture

Photo: Havremagasinet

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: Havremagasinet

Havremagasinet is today one of the largest art galleries in Sweden. Here exhibitions of local cultural roots are displayed, along with Nordic and international contemporary art that deals with current themes. This summer there is the international art exhibition ”You like me.” Through the works of contemporary artists of different origins, some with roots in indigenous communities worldwide, the exhibition examines how we are intertwined with one another, in solidarity, happiness, sadness, hopes, illusions, curiosity and fear. The works are presented in the form of video, installations, photography, paintings and more. A melting pot of different expressions. Parallel to this exhibition,

Havremagasinet takes a new grip on the Boden School in the exhibition ”Pendang”. Here they invite four contemporary artists, active in Norrbotten, who they think are linked to four of the artists from the Boden School. Boden School is the name of the loose grouping of 14 artists in Boden, who in the 50s and 60s, organized courses, painting travels and exhibitions together. By bringing together one of the Boden School artists with a contemporary artist, they want to lift the view of the beholder. When art of these eight artists set in a historical and contemporary perspective, what can you see in each artist’s expression – by mirroring it in another artist’s work? www.havremagasinet.se

Summer calendar 2016 May 28–29 Lion’s big flea market, The ice rink June 6 Swedish National Day Celebration along Route 616. Vernissage, Havremagasinet National Day Celebration, Defense Museum

June 18 Party Night – Season Premiere, Western Farm Midnight Trot V75, Bodentravet June 24 Midsummer Celebration, The local heritage area

June 27 Premiere Western Farm Village - Summer cafè with petting zoo July 1–3 Northern Sun Bikemeet, Western Farm July 2 Boden Fortress – Running Challenge

July 9 Anniversary Celebration – 20 years in the wild west service, Western Farm July 13 Radio Bunker 100 years, Pagla July 18 Björnkampen Family Day & V65, Bodentravet

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Photo: Graema Richardson

Mighty rapids at Storforsen

Photo: Graeme Richardson

Fourty kilometres 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 kilometres long with a drop height of 82 meters. There are also opportunities for swimming and the area offers hotel, restaurant, museum and craft shop.

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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.

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A night of culture

This year’s cultural novelty is the new writer and literature fair Eyvind 2016. It is Norrbotten’s largest book fair, and is named after the writer and Nobel Prize winner Eyvind Johnson. Eyvind was born in 1900 and grew up in a bakehouse in Björkelund just outside the center of Boden. The bakehouse is open for visitors during the summer season. Booked lecturer at the fair are in the current the filmmaker Jan Troell and author Martina Haag.

During Boden Cultural Festival he cultural life takes to the streets. Shops, cafés and restaurants offer a stage for artists, musicians and theater groups. Out on the streets you are greeted by the smell of food from around the world, amazed by wizards and touched by rhythmic dances. Wherever you look and wherever you go you will experience the local culture.

July 21 Norway Day, Boden’s Camping/City center July 21–24 Boden Alive & Tivoli, Kvarnängen July 22–24 Boden Summer Market

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.

July 29 Eyvind Johnson Day, Björkelund

August 13 Party Night – Season Finale, Western Farm

July 30 Retro Rally, Ruter Retro Café Large Auction & Flee Market, Svartbjörnsbyn

August 25 Boden Cultural Festival, City Centre August 26–28 Harvest Festival, The local heritage area

August 27 Boden Cruising September 2–4 Eyvind2016 - New Author and Literature Fair September 10 Green Market, Gunnarsbyn September 17 Farmers Market, Western Farm

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Local ingredients MAKE DELICIOUS MEALS

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

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 rejuvenatesus, it is best made over an open fire in a soot-blackpot. The Swedish fika culture is intimately connected to the coffee culture and we like dunking sweet cookies of all kinds, or even

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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


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Country-style shop and café At Vittjärvs Lanthandel & Kafé you will find tasty homemade pastries and good coffee, and a cozy country store with locally produced and organic products. The entire range is well thought out and everything is handpicked. Natural Soaps, wool slippers, marmalades and crafts become perfect gifts along with amounts of goodies such as eco tea, bear sausage, fine chocolates and bark bread.

Hanssons Café

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French coffee house with lovely pastries, delicious cuisine and fully licensed.

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Le Croissant

City café with the large and sunny terrace. The assortment includes both food and pastries, and they are fully licensed.

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.

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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

Photo: Graeme Richardson

WHEN YOU LIVE CLOSE TO NATURE

Sörbyn Lodge is close to nature and has plenty of activities on offer.

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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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Dream in open air A fantastic way to get close to nature is to sleep in the trees with a feeling of weightlessness. At Isdimma’s Hammock Camping you can experience Swedish Lapland’s hidden gems. The food, as the guide prepares under the open sky, tastes delicious, and it is also possible to learn the art of outdoor cooking. www.isdimma.com

QUALITY HOTEL BODENSIA

BODEN CAMPING

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; this year with new waterslides. Photo: Marcel Köppe

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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

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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.

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New & old FOR THE HOME

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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 a new mall at Medborgarplatsen; Köpkvarteret 43:an, a new 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.

Flea Markets & Second Hand

Fair Trade in Gunnarsbyn 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.

Antikboden 200 square meter large store that offers a wide range of antiques and fine second hand goods.

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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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Hotels 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.

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

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 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.

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

STORKLINTEN CAMPING & STUGOR Storklinten, Övre Svartlå +46 (0)921-138 50 Nice 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.

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.

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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.

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 Boden city center.

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

Photo: Marcel Köppe

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.

STORKLINTEN URBERGSLÄNGAN Storklinten, Övre Svartlå +46 (0)921-138 50 Fine rooms and apartments conveniently located in the middle of nature. Access to excellent fishing waters and a nice forest that partly is an ecopark. Photo: Sörbyn Turism & Konferens

TREEHOTEL Edeforsvägen 2 A, Harads +46 (0)928-103 00 www.treehotel.se

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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.

BRITTA’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 and many guests find their own favorite room. DE ST I NAT I ONS OF SW E DI S H L A PL A ND   BODEN


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MING PALACE +46 (0)921-107 32 Färgaregatan 7, Boden M/S BRÄNNA +46 (0)921-500 99 Östra Strandvägen 1, Boden

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

RESTAURANG PÄR & MICKES KÖK +46 (0)921-538 35 Kungsgatan 20, Boden

RESTAURANG PANELEN +46 (0)921-557 20 Prinsgatan 6, Boden www.panelen.nu

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

RESTAURANG BODENSIA +46 (0)921-177 10 Kungsgatan 47, Boden www.bodensia.se

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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

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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. 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.

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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.

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.

ANTIKBODEN Drottninggatan 16 A, Boden +46 (0)921-157 40 Shop with antiques and second hand in high quality. ANTIKVARIAT NORDKALOTTEN Kyrkgatan 55, Boden +46 (0)70-572 53 30 An antiquarian bookshop specialized in Topography Northern Sweden, Lapponica, Ornithology and Handicrafts.

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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.

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Interior & Design

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. LOPPISHUSET – MAGASIN V Kungsgatan 32, Boden +46 (0)70-689 72 25 An overflowing flea market where the range varies from week to week. 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. VECKANS ALLEHANDA Kungsgatan 14, Boden +46 (0)921-133 44 Flea market place where locals rent tables to sell interior, design and clothing. ÅTERVINNINGEN Lundagårdsgatan 7, Boden +46 (0)921-627 27 Second hand shop with sales of furniture, household items, books, etc.

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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Activities

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. Photo: Treehotel

STRAJK ALLEY Brogatan 36E, Boden +46 (0)921-160 70 With the latest technology for bowling and a nice restaurant, Strajk Alley will give you an unforgettable bowling experience. Here you will find a “bowling dragon” that makes it easier for small children to bowl.

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.

AREA66 Boden +46 (0)70-680 04 08 The lasergame arena is housed in a nuclear safe fort. It is designed as a spaceship and with some imagination, you are in outer space and it’s deadly serious. WESTERN FARM Buddbyvägen 6, Boden +46 (0)921-151 00 www.westernfarm.se In the wildest town of all, the people, the houses and the events are all typical the year of 1879. The pace is fast with speedy shows and the dreaded bandit Scarface turns the city up and down every day.

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.

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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.

PURE LAPLAND Bodträskån 1, Harads +46 (0)70-690 77 90 www.pure-lapland.com A variety of nature based activities in the great woodland. Here is the focus on slowing down and reconnect with nature.

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.

Other Activities

Kids Activities

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

SÖRBYN LODGE Sörbyn 220, Gunnarsbyn +46 (0)924-220 36 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. TREEHOTEL ZIP-LINE Edeforsvägen 2A, Harads +46 (0)928-103 00 www.treehotel.se Strapped into a safety harness and together with experienced guides you will experience an adrenaline filled journey down the mountain at speeds of up to 50 km/h.

NORDPOOLEN Garnisonsgatan 1, Boden +46 (0)921-624 00 Secluded relax area with various saunas, rooftop pool and a spa pool. 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 Wood fired sauna on the shore of Lake Vitträsket. Photo: Sörbyn Lodge

BODENS CAMPING & BAD Idrottsgatan 8, Boden +46 (0)921-138 50 The large outdoor bath for the whole family to enjoy. This summer – new water slides!

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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.

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Welcome to Sweden’s northernmost 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 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 28

Idea: Swedish Lapland Visitors Board & Boden Turism • Grraphic design & Copy: Helikopter Brand Design • Cover Photo: Petra Isaksson • Illustrated Map: Lisa Wallin • www.swedishlaplandvisitorsboard.com

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Boden spring/summer/autumn 2016  

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