Welcome to Skellefteå

A growing city that offers something for everyone. Due to the ongoing pandemic, it may sometimes be a bit difficult to come up with something to do in your spare time. We're here to help you plan your time with us. Many tips on what you can do and some good information when you experience Skellefteå – despite the Coronavirus. Welcome!

Experience the flavours of Västerbotten

We are very proud of our natural flavours. The ones which ground themselves in a prosperous nature where fantastic raw materials have grown at their own pace. In Skellefteå there is an ever-growing selection of restaurants and cafés where delicious flavours and good service are on the menu.

Skellefteå's restaurants and cafés have quickly adapted their offerings to handle the very unique situation we find ourselves in. Lunch boxes, take away and adapted serving to make it easy and safe to continue eating well for both lunch and dinner.

Time to go hiking

Hiking is quite simple. Step one: pick a trail. Step two: Head out. Step three: Enjoy! If you go on a day hike you hardly need more than nice hiking boots, a small backpack and snacks. Preferably a thermos, with coffee or hot chocolate. And of course, a sandwich or two, topped with a generous helping of Västerbotten Cheese. Would you like to hike for longer than that? Then you extend your packing with a tent, a groundsheet and everything else you might need to hike over several days through the rolling forest landscape as heal some as it possibly can be.
Open the hiking trail digital map on your phone HERE

Hiking trails in Skellefteå | 3-80 km

Feel free to enjoy the nature

The Right of Public Access gives everyone the freedom to enjoy the Swedish countryside. You can freely walk around in nature if you show consideration and do not disturb or destroy.


The moose hunting season will take place between 7th September and 27th September 2020, and between 12th October 12, 2020, and 31st January 2021. You can still take a walk in the woods, but it’s a good idea to wear bright clothes that stand out from the colours of the forest, for example, a red sweater or red hat. Usually, most of the hunters are in the forest during the first weeks of September. For your own safety, make them aware that you are nearby without disturbing the ongoing hunt.

Tips on bike trails and parks

Regardless of whether you are a beginner or an experienced cyclist, there is something for you. On a mountain bike, dirt bike or road bike. Here we have gathered some tips on trails and bike parks from the entire destination so that you can easily plan your cycling time

Biking in Skellefteå

Maybe you feel it!