Skellefteå - the best of both worlds
We don't mean to boast, but we have the best of both worlds here in Skellefteå: a vibrant city and the calming nature. We can start the morning with a breakfast buffe made with local, natural ingredients. Continue our day with some shopping, or if the weather is nice we might take a walk to Vitberget, our central nature reserve, for some time in nature.
We'll round the day off with dinner, choosing from a wide variety of cusines and ending our day from Vana Spa on the 20th floor of Sara Kulturhus, with fantastic panorama views of the city and the beautiful landscapes. If we´re lucky, the northern lights will dance for us.
Close to nature
Skellefteå has lush forests, pristine lakes, and a picturesque coastline along the Baltic Sea. We offer an array of outdoor activities throughout the year, making it a haven for nature enthusiasts. Visitors can indulge in activities like hiking, fishing, and wildlife photography during the summer months. As winter arrives, Skellefteå transforms into a winter wonderland, with opportunities for cross-country skiing just 2 km from the city center, snowmobiling, and ice fishing, under a blanket of pristine snow.
Nature enthusiasts can also explore the nature reserves and parks, such as Bjuröklubb Nature Reserve and Vitberget Nature Reserve, where the untouched natural beauty is preserved for all to enjoy. Moreover, the dark winter months offer a chance to witness the mesmerizing Northern Lights, adding a touch of magic to the region.
An active city center
City life in Skellefteå offers a mix of modern amenities and while it's a relatively small city, it provides a high quality of life with a range of services and cultural offerings. The city offers a variety of shopping options, including local boutiques, supermarkets, and shopping centers. There are also many restaurants and cafes serving both local and international cuisine.
Despite its size, Skellefteå has a vibrant cultural scene. The city hosts various events, exhibitions, and cultural festivals throughout the year. Right at the heart of Skellefteå, Sara Kulturhus stands. One of the tallest timber buildings in the world. Including a new premium hotel, this building has become Skellefteås new hub for art, concerts, shows, meetings and congresses.
Skellefteå - a 10 minute city
The concept of "10-minute cities" is an urban planning and design concept that aims to create more sustainable, livable, and people-centric cities. The idea is to organize cities in such a way that residents can access most of their daily needs and services within a 10-minute walk or bike ride from their homes.
Within Skellefteå city, you can find a wide range of amenities including grocery stores, schools, healthcare facilities, and recreational areas, all located within relatively short distances from residential neighborhoods. This reduces the need for lengthy commutes.
Skellefteå also features mixed land use, with residential areas often adjacent to commercial and recreational spaces. This encourages walking and cycling for daily activities and reduces the separation between where people live and work. We have green spaces and parks, contributing to our residents' well-being and providing easily accessible places for recreation and relaxation.
We offer you space of mind
When we talk to people who have moved to Skellefteå, they almost always mention space of the mind. How life here makes it easier for a work-life balance, and the time for a break. Where one is free from distractions, stress, or anxiety, allowing for a focused and peaceful mind.
Maybe it's because Skellefteå offers close connections, elliminating long daily commutes. Maybe it's because you have nature right around the corner from where you live (wherever you may live). Maybe it's because you can meet up with your friends, or partner, for a lovely night on the town where you grab a drink, a meal, visits an art show or a play.
Or maybe it's all of it? The perfect mix. The possibilites for you to find your own perfect mix of city, work, fun and nature.