Guided tour of Gammelstad church town
Activities

Guided tour of Gammelstad church town

Free cancellation
Language: English , Swedish
Availability: Daily
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 2 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Visit a UNESCO world heritage site
  • Go back in time and learn the history of Gammelstad
  • Walk through a labyrinth of narrow streets and red coloured cottages
What to expect

Located about 10 km inland from Luleå town, Gammelstad is the districts’s main cultural symbol and this tour will take you back to a time when Northern Sweden was still a so called no man’s land.

Accompanied by a guide, you will be visiting the Gammelstad church town which is over 400 years old and is the best preserved church town in Sweden. As you walk through the labyrinth of narrow streets between old charming and red coloured cottages, you will hear about the history of this UNESCO World Heritage site and the culture surrounding it.

Most of the church town is still in the same style as it was a few hundred years ago. The church cottages were built by the farmers from the villages nearby as overnight accommodation in connection with church attendance, session at the court, parish meetings and markets. The Church Town was the obvious place to meet friends and acquaintances from other villages.

The church cottages are still privately owned and a few times a year their owners and other parishioners meet for church gatherings, fairs, lectures and cultural activities. The impressive Gammelstad church is located on the highest point of the town and you will be able to visit it if it´s open for visitors on the day of your tour.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • What's included
    • Local expert guide
    • Hot beverages
    • Transfer
    Where

    Luleå, Sweden

    Meeting point:

    This tour includes pick up from central Luleå and you will be able to choose your starting point from a list of hotels during checkout. Alternatively, you can email your accommodation details directly to the supplier using the contact details on your booking voucher.

    What to remember
    • Minimum guests per booking: 2 persons
    • Group size: 2 to 8 persons
    • Difficulty level: Easy
    • Bring warm clothing
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    When
    • Tour departs daily during the season at 10.00am
    • Unavailable on select days and public holidays, please see calendar for details
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    Provider
    Luleå Travel
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 14 days before the activity begins.

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