Gallivare

Gällivare is home to the world heritage Laponia, which includes several beautiful national parks that you can explore.

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Destination in detail

Gallivare is a small Arctic town 100 km above the Arctic Circle. Nestled in the world heritage site of Laponia, the area is surrounded by vast mountains and towering pine forests. Traditionally known as a mining town, Gallivare also has a rich heritage in Sami Culture. Discover the lands where the Sami People have lived and worked for thousands of years and experience the majestic landscapes that have shaped their cultural history. With five months of snow in the winter and the midnight sun in the summer, Gallivare offers a range of outdoors activities throughout the year. From skiing, and snowmobiling, to fishing and hiking there are plenty of opportunities for adventure!

Location

67.1379° N 20.6594° E

Population

18 300

Area

16000km2

Time Zone

GMT+1 Hour

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Travel Facts

Learn more about flights, climate and geography for this destination.

Getting there

Gallivare has a small Airport served by regular flights from Stockholm. You can also fly into Kiruna or Lulea and take the spectacular journey through Swedish Lapland by train or car.

Trains from Kiruna and Lulea run all year round stopping at the train station just south of the town. We can organise your private transfer to meet you at the station.

Climate

Gallivare has a typically temperate climate with cool summers and long snowy winters.

In winter the temperatures can get as low as minus 18 but sometimes in the long summer days the temperature can climb into the twenties.
Geography

Gallivare is surrounded by several national parks and nature reserves that are part of the Laponia World Heritage site. With snow capped mountains up to 2000m, the area boasts stunning landscapes and lots of opportunities for outdoors adventure.

Plants and Animals

The region around Gallivare is home to many species of wildlife, flora and fauna.

You are very likely to encounter reindeer and elk as well as lots of different type of forest and marsh birds.

The surrounding national parks are even home to bears, lynx and wolverines.

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