Have time for what you truly love to do
Whether you prefer summer to winter, a hard running session in the forest or a quiet day at the beach, the freedom of the bike, or a gallop on a horse, there is time for your passions here in Skellefteå. Most recreational possibilities are only 10 or 20 minutes away by car. It's amazing, isn't it?
Digital guides to help you find your way
We have produced a wide variety of guides for things to do in and around Skellefteå, so that you can quickly and easily find exactly what you are looking for.
Enjoyable winter days
One advantage of living up here in the north is that we have clearly defined seasons. The days of summer are bright, while the days of winter are short, although illuminated by the snow. The winter nights' skies are also lit up by the dancing northern lights in green, pink and purple shades. We take advantage of these seasonal differences. We enjoy ourselves in the cold with an icy bath, with downhill skiing in central Skellefteå and rural areas, and playing in the snow wherever you, and your family, are.
Vitberget, the skiing and recreation area close to the city centerJust 2 km from the city center you will find the Vitberg area, an outdoor area for those who love nature and exercise. There's great skiing, snowboarding, berry picking, hiking trails, electric light trails, and much more. Regardless of the season, Vitberget offers a fantastic recreation experience, in beautiful surroundings, for all ages.
Aurora borealis | Experience the northern lightsThe northern lights are most easily seen where it is darkest - therefore as far away from the light pollution of civilization as possible. Also, it is better if the landscape is open, so places such as Bjuröklubb and Kågnäsudden on the coast near Skellefteå are ideal for viewing one of nature's most awe-inspiring phenomena.
On snowshoes under the full moon"The sky is pitch-black and we will soon be walking into a similarly dark forest. We have snowshoes on our feet and we are wearing headlamps but we've been told not to switch them on! In the sky hangs a completely different light source that will guide us into the forest. A bright, shining full moon. "
What makes the simple life?
We have defined the simple life based on four different qualities we think characterize our way of life. Right now you are looking at one of them - but are you not just a little curious about the other qualities?