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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  • Amazing !! Spent hours skating around ice road with family with skates we hired from shop in town centre .never experienced anything like it ..you’ll love it  more »
  • We live 90 km from luleå, every year we make a trip by excursion boat from Laponia.se to the offshore archipelago. So far we have visited Hindersön, Stenskär, Junkön and Kluntarna. On board, there is a delicious buffet with salmon, various meats, and vegetables, potatoes and salad. On the archipelago you can each take part in a guided tour or explore the area on your own. Also you can go swimming in the Baltic Sea. An Cafe (Jopikgården) is located on the Skerry of Hindersön, there's Swedish cake. All tours are strongly recommended.
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  • A unique place, both in winter when you can use your car and visit some of the islands by the ice roads, and in summer when it never gets dark. The light is amazing.  more »
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