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Skellefteå, called Skellefte by locals, is a town in Västerbotten County, Sweden, at the Baltic Sea, with around 33,000 inhabitants. Skellefteå municipality, Skellefteå kommun, has 72,000 inhabitants in total.


Skellefteå River Boardwalk
  • Skellefteå town
  • Skelleftehamn, the harbour of Skellefteå
  • Boliden, known for its gold mine
  • Burträsk, known for Västerbotten Cheese


Skellefteå is built on natural resources; gold and other metals from the mine at Boliden, forestry, and hydroelectric power. As of the 2020s, the city expands fast.

Skellefteå River

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

The airport shuttlebus to Skellefteå costs 80 kr each way. From the city it departs a certain time before take-off. E.g., from Stadshotellet (City Hall) it is 65 minutes.

By train[edit]

Arriving by train is not possible, in fact Skellefteå is the largest city in Sweden without passenger traffic. Most convenient is to hop on night trains to either Umeå or the small town of Jörn where connecting buses (lines 26 and 205) will take you to the city center. Bus from Bastuträsk to Skellefteå for connection to the arriving train is Länstrafiken's regular bus service, line 260.

By bus[edit]

Long-distance buses is a cheap alternative and runs daily towards Umeå or further north in Norrland.

Tapanis Buss has a route going from Stockholm to Tornio, Finland stopping at Skellefteå. Ticket from Stockholm 845 kr, from Tornio 300 kr.

By car[edit]

European route E4 runs along the coast.

Get around[edit]

Map of Skellefteå

By bus[edit]

Skellefteå Buss offers local transport.

By taxi[edit]

  • Smartphone apps: Uber


Skellefteå Church town
  • 1 The Church Town. It consists of 116 wooden cottages, and it was historically for families that had to travel a long way to attend Sunday masses at the city church.
Skellefteå Lanthandeln
  • 2 Nordanå, Ernst Westerlunds allé, +46 910-735510. Scenic culture and open-air recreation area near the centre of Skellefteå. Free entrance.
Skellefteå Museum



Nygatan is the pedestrian shopping street.

Skellefteå Nygatan



  • 1 Bishops Arms, Torget 6, +46 73 530 29 11. M 16:00-23:00, Tu-Th 16:00-01:00, F 15:00-02:00, Sa 12:00-02:00, Su 15:00-22:00. Has a good selection of beers.



Go next[edit]

Routes through Skellefteå
HaparandaPiteå  N  S  UmeåSundsvall

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