Activities in Skellefteå

Skellefteå offers a wide variety of activities, for every taste and for every one. There are things to do, things to see and attractions to experience. You can find activities for every day of the week, whether you like the great outdoors or rather stays inside. Explore attractions that are centuries old, enjoy exciting activities in natureand find lots of things to do right here in Skellefteå.  

Get help from our digital guides

Explore our collection of guides for you who want to discover all the wonderful things that Skellefteå has to offer. Here you will find comprehensive guides with everything you need to know about, for example, hiking, cycling or canoeing.

Freedom to roam

The Swedish freedom to roam is fantastic! It makes it possible for everyone to practice outdoor life and move freely and easily in nature, but it also places certain demands on those who visit it. Read more about the possibilities and obligations of the right of public access here.

Shopping in Skellefteå

We are proud to have received the Årets Cityhandel award in 2017 and that our shopping centre Citykompaniet ranked as Sweden's 2nd best city shopping centre in 2018. It shows how much our stores care about you - their customer. It's also a sign that we can offer a wide range in products and the fact that many stores work with both ecological and social sustainability in their businesses.

Fun attractions in Skellefteå

Whether you're planning your vacation or is busy spending it you might want to know what things you can do in Skellefteå. Well, unfortunately we don't have a short answer to you because we have so much activities to offer! There a are tons of things you can do while visiting Skellefteå with your family and friends, no matter if it's spring, summer, autumn or winter.


To make it easier for you to see what activities are available for your stay we've categorized everything. So, if you're into culture you can see all cultural attractions gathered on one page! Or, if you're travelling with your family, we've selected all kid friendly activities into one page. We hope this helps you find what speaks to you!


Here in Skellefteå, the seasons change quite a bit. Our summer days (and nights) are long and bright, whilte our winter days are short and dark (but super cozy). So the things to do in either season changes a lot. But don't worry, we want to show you the best activities of the next main season ahead, but if you're planning further into the future you can always find attractions for all the seasons on our page. And if you don't find what you're looking for you can always contact our Visiting Center.