Tag: SE – Church Town of Gammelstad Luleå

The Best Scandinavian Christmas Markets For 2022; David Nikel; Forbes

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Reindeer-pulled sled rides, roasted almonds, mulled wine and hand-made Scandinavian gifts are just some of the highlights of attending a Christmas market in Denmark, Norway or Sweden.

Source: The Best Scandinavian Christmas Markets For 2022

Adventures in Arctic Europe – Part 1: Sweden; Kraig Becker; The Adventure Blog

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Last week Kraig Becker had the opportunity to visit an entirely new corner of the planet that he hadn’t been to before. While he has always dreamed of visiting the Scandinavian countries, he hadn’t quite gotten around to making that happen just yet.

Source: Adventures in Arctic Europe – Part 1: Sweden | The Adventure Blog

10 incredible things you need to see and do in Sweden; JULIE DELAHAYE & MIRIAM GRADEL; Mirror Online

Sweden – Church Town of Gammelstad, Luleå

We take a look at the best sights and activities you won’t want to miss…

If you’re looking for somewhere that has spectacular natural landscape, bustling cities, a breathtaking coast and picturesque little towns, then Sweden might be your ideal holiday destination.

It’s not just the stunning backdrops that are giving us major wanderlust – there’s plenty to see and do across the country.

Whether you want to watch the Northern Lights above a beautiful national park, fancy exploring Stockholm or paying a visit to the world-famous ABBA museum, you’ll be spoiled for choice with the wide array of activities to try and landmarks to see.

To give you a helping hand, we’ve rounded up our top picks of the best things to see and do in this stunning country – as well as the cheapest flights and great budget hotels.

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Travel Back in Time to Gammelstad Church Town; Jim Vail; Reflections EnRoute

I joined a small group of travel writers on an excursion to Luleå, the capital of Swedish Lapland as the guests of Luleå Tourism Board. One of the most interesting locations we visited was the World Heritage Site Gammelstad Church Town.

Our small group arrived at the Gammelstad visitor’s center after the short ride out of Luleå, excited by the beautifully photogenic red and white wood cottages and the massive stone church. It never fails, but when you gather together a small band of bloggers, vloggers, photographers, and videographers, you can bet it’s going to be a whole lot like herding kittens. Most of us sprang out of the van ready for action and already starting to wander off in every direction. Our expert trip coordinator, Camilla, knew better and quickly reeled us in. There would be plenty of time for wandering on our own later, first we would be treated to the grand tour complete with knowledgeable guide and storyteller, Christoffer.

Build the Church and the People Will Come

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