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Social Event

Published: 25 January 2017

Social programme (half-day)

The world heritage site of Gammelstad Church Town – Luleå Old Town

  • Gammelstad is listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
  • More than 400 cottages, which were used on Sundays and during major religious festivals, markets and local courts, are grouped around the late medieval stone church.
  • A delicious lunch will be served in this rustic restaurant. Classic ingredients from the region are blended with international tastes and influences.
  • Guided sightseeing of the old town by foot, including a visit in the medieval church, consecrated in 1492.

Excursion by bus to the Arctic Circle, via the Great River Rapid of "Storforsen"

We are happy to offer a tour by bus to the Arctic Circle in the evening of Wednesday May 30, after the end of the conference programme

17:30 Departure from Luleå

With its average water flow of 250 m3 / sec and the fall height of 60 m, Storforsen is one of the largest rapids in Europe. It is Europe's largest unregulated front where the total length of the whole range, from start to finish, is 5 km with a total fall height of 82 m.

The Northern Arctic Circle is the ultimate place - from the North Pole - where the sun does not go down at summer solstice and does not go up at the winter solstice.

We make a stop for a drink and appetizers and all participants get their own diploma for crossing the Arctic Circle.

A delicious dinner with specialities from the north is served in a typical Lappish tipi, followed by coffee and cake.

At approx 23:30 we are back in Luleå.


Please click to read more about and book the Arctic Circle excursion.