Gammelstad - Church Town and UNESCO World Heritage Site in Luleå

Nov 9, 2018 1:54:09 PM

Gammelstad in Luleå

Gammelstad (which literally means the old city) used to be the city centre up until the 17th century, before it was moved closer to the sea and the harbour where it is located today. Gammelstad is one of Scandinavia's best-preserved church towns, and the 400 wooden houses, used as lodgings by church visitors, are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites along with the 13th-century stone church. The visitor center provides information about Gammelstad.

Gammelstad in Luleå

Guided Tours of Gammelstad

Learn more about the fascinating history of the church town. The guided tour takes place with a knowledgeable guide, we visit the medieval stone church and make a stop in a church cottage. 

Guided tour of Gammelstad

Information: Guided tours

  • Season: Tours can be arranged all year, please find more information on the website:
  • Duration: 1 h
  • Languages: English; if available German guide  
  • Participants: min. 2 Pax.
  • Services: guided tour

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Visitor Centre Gammelstad
Kyrktorget 1
95433 Gammelstad
Tel. +46 (0) 920457010

Destination: Luleå

Luleå has a great variety of Arctic landscapes and extends from the 1,300 islands of the coastal archipelago over the wild river valleys to the forests of Swedish Lapland. Luleå offers a wide selection of winter experiences. From the mountains to the sea, this region is unique. Tourism remains a down-to-earth and authentic reflection of the culture, unique traditions, history and modern facilities of northern Scandinavia. Fine food from the wilderness completes the personal touch of the region. 

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