Welcome to Gellivare, a small mining town in the north of Sweden. This region is better known as Lapland, and apart from the mining industry tourism is the main business here. Gellivare offers amazing outdoor possibilities unlike anything else in the world. The National Parks of Stora Sjöfallet, Sarek, Padjelanta and Muddus are all part of the Laponia World Heritage, which was founded in the year 1996.Gellivare offers plenty of possibilities to fully enjoy this unique ecosystem.
In town, the hotels and outdoor companies are all buzzing with activity.
Miles of cross country tracks and well prepared downhill skiing slopes are waiting for you. Gellivare is host to the cross country skiing World Cup which takes place every other year. Because of the excellent snow conditions, even early in the year, Gellivare is the scene for the official opening of the World Cup season.
Of course there are other activities to choose from too: What about a northern lights tour, either by dog sledge or horseback riding? The more adventurous might even consider leading their own pack of dogs for a spectacular ride through the winter landscape of Gällivare.