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Lulea Archipelago, Lulea
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The Luleå archipelago is a group of Swedish islands in the north part of the Bay of Bothnia. They lie offshore from the city of Luleå and the mouth of the Lule River. A few of the islands have small permanent populations, but most are used only for recreation in the summer months. They are icebound during the winter.LocationThe north of the bay of Bothnia contains a large archipelago area. The islands in the Swedish sector make up the Norrbotten archipelago. They are divided into the Piteå, Luleå, Kalix and Haparanda archipelagos. The Luleå archipelago lies in the Luleå Municipality, part of the Norrbotten county. The port of Luleå is one of the largest in Sweden in terms of tonnage, shipping iron ore and steel.There are more than 1,312 islands in the Luleå archipelago if small or very small rocky islets are included. Many of the islands are uninhabited, in a natural state, and are quite small with little or nothing in the way of facilities for visitors. Due to post-glacial rebound the land is rising at from 0.8to annually, so the shoreline can retreat by as much as in one person's lifetime. As a result, the islands are growing in size but the waters and harbors are becoming shallower. Because of this process in 1649 the entire city of Luleå was forced to move to its present location since the channel to its previous location had become too shallow.
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  • The archipelago became absolute in glorious julisol. We left the ship Symphony all the way, and it became a little too far without going ashore anywhere. First bit to Club the Bay was a boatload of families so it was quite crowded and yell-but most walked out of there and the rest of the trip you could choose among the seats both out on the sun deck and indoor. On the boat were served light lunches, coffee and ice cream. None of the lunch dishes was vegetatiska, which I think is a minus.
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  • My husband and I took the ferry M/S Symphony out to Småskär where we rented one of Luleå municipality's cabins for two days. We dashed into superväder and enjoyed the Sun, sand and relaxation. The cottage we stayed in is ideally located right next to the bridge, where there is also a sauna and a rowing boat to borrow. During our stay we roamed around on the island, visited the small chapel, rowed along the island and looked fine bathing places. We bathed and best, had dinner at the cabin's porch in reddish evening sun and enjoyed the stillness and silence. The hosts were two superb cute and polite young guys who could help us with some practical things such as mosquito Windows and turn on the propane. The cottage we rented was fresh and well equipped, including with a fridge and stove. A wonderful mini-vacation!
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  • We took a little trip. From the South Harbour 12.00 to Club Bay of sandön. They took about 40 minutes and cost £ 5 one way. The island was large enough to go around and was very beautiful. Shallow and felt as if we were abroad. We ate at the restaurant there and they had skärgårdsbuffe. Very good. Then we took the boat back at 15:30. Absolutely perfect!
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