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Hiking, kayaking and swimming in the archipelago, mountain biking ... There is much to experience and do in the summer time!

Summer adventures in the north

Published: 21 June 2017

Exploring the archipelago, hiking in the breathtaking mountains and much more. There’s a wide range of summer and autumn activities in northern Sweden. Here are some tips for you as a student at Luleå University of Technology who want to discover more of your amazing surroundings.


Hiking in the mountains. Sarek, Kebnekaise, Abisko, Padjelanta ... Nowhere else in Sweden are peaks as high and the scenery as wild. The mountains in Swedish Lapland offer world-class hiking experiences. 

Kayaking. Here’s a kayaking guide for the Archipelago in the Bothnian Bay. 

Discover the archipelgo in the Bothnian Bay, from Skellefteå to Haparanda. 

Participate in a race. Trailrunning, biking and other sports.

Salmon fishing. Norrbotten and Västerbotten have the best salmon fishing rivers in Sweden. 


Explore some of the 1312 islands in Luleå’s beautiful archipelago.

Go swimming! Sea, lakes, rivers and outdoor pools.

Summer events. Concerts, festivals, plays etc.

Visit Ormberget, Luleå’s largest outdoor sports area. 


Go island hopping in the archipelgo with 550 islands.

Summer events. Festivals, concerts, outdoor yoga etc.

Hiking along the Solander trail. 


Nine outings to visit. 

Summer events. Trästocksfestivalen, Stadsfesten, summer theatre etc.

High altitude adventures. Zipline etc.

Mountainbiking on Vitberget. 


How do you move a town? Learn more about the transformation of Kiruna.

Go underground. Guided tour to the world’s largest underground iron-ore mine. 

Learn more about Sapmí.

Summer events. Kirunafestivalen, plays etc.