True to its name, Lulea Kallax Airport in Sweden is situated in close proximity to two municipalities, the hamlet Kallax and the city of Lulea. Both are located off the coast of the Bay of Bothnia and are surrounded by the scenic landscape of northern Sweden where travelers flock to hike, fish and ski in an area much less crowded than climes further south.
Lulea is a large and active city known for its prominence in Sweden’s tech scene. Among others, the city hosts a data center for Facebook, and also hosts The Lulea University of Technology which attracts many students and industries. The city is home to many metal and punk bands such as Machinae Supremacy and Raised Fist.
Nearby Kallax is quite small with barely over 300 residents and makes for a relaxing day trip. In addition, the Bay of Bothnia is close by and is dotted with thousands of small islands to explore. Some are inhabited only part of the year and are accessible via ice roads during the winter.
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The area has a unique climate thanks to its northern latitude. Winters are long, cold, dark and snowy, but boast the famed Aurora Borealis. Summers are conversely bright and warm with a brief twilight when the sun dips below the horizon for a few hours in the middle of the night.
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Airlines that fly to Lulea Kallax Airport
There are quite a few airlines that stop at Lulea Kallax, among them the following popular options:
- Scandinavian Airlines
What to expect when arriving at Lulea Kallax Airport
Bus Route 4 stops right outside the airport. There are also taxi and car rental options available.
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Facilities at Lulea Kallax Airport
The airport has a currency exchange, post office and excellent selection of dining options for travelers. There’s also a child’s play area and convenient luggage storage that can be used for up to two weeks.
What to see and do in Lulea
Nearby Lulea is bustling with activity year-round. During the winter, check out the Minus 30 Festival, an exciting March occasion that celebrates the long night typical of winters in northern Sweden. The summer has its own selection of festivals; the Lulea Harbor Festival in July is a general celebration designed to showcase the best of summers in Lulea, while Musikens Makt in August is a hip affair revolving around talented local musicians.
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