Church Town of Gammelstad

Church Town of Gammelstad

Gammelstad Church Town.Photo: Graeme Richardson
There are more than 400 church cottages.Photo: Graeme Richardson
The City of Luleå was founded around the old church in the 17th century.Photo: Graeme Richardson
The view from the church tower.Photo: Graeme Richardson
Inside the church.Photo: Graeme Richardson
A unique assortment of church cottages.Photo: Graeme Richardson
Visiting one of the church cottages.Photo: Graeme Richardson

Visit the old church town in Gammelstad!

Gammelstad Church Town was included in UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 1996. Gammelstad is an outstanding example of a Northern Scandinavian church town. More than 400 cottages, which were used on Sundays and during major religious festivals, markets and local courts, are grouped around the late medieval stone church in Gammelstad. The cottages served as overnight stop for parishioners who lived too far away to make the journey to the church and back in one day. The City of Luleå was founded around the old church in the 17th century. Today Gammelstad consists of a unique assortment of church cottages, year-round dwellings and public buildings. The church cottages are still used in a traditional way.

This 1-2 hour activity available all year includes:

  • City tour of Luleå
  • Visit Gammelstad
  • Private guide