Piteå is situated in Norrbotten in Swedish Lapland, and is known as one of the largest tourist destinations in Northern Sweden. A place of contrasts – light and darkness, warmth and cold, the mountains and the archipelago.

Sweden’s highest water temperatures are often recorded at Pite Havsbad on the Nordic Riviera – hard to believe if you heard the ice crunching against the hull of an icebreaker a few months earlier. The sea ice of the Gulf of Bothnia also serves as an arena for skating, dog sledding and snow-mobile safaris. Piteå has also been designated as a Sustainable City by the Swedish Energy Agency.

Piteå is packed with things to do for all tastes and ages. We’ve got major annual events attracting hundreds of visitors, but also smaller local events such as barn dances, a range of concerts, open-air theatre and the city’s popular second-hand markets.

The Arctic Explorer ice breaker. Photo: Pite Havsbad



Pite Havsbad is one of northern Europe’s largest tourism and conference centres. There really is something for everyone, and every age, from all the fun of the Skeppet activity centre to children’s entertainment and magnificent shows. The complex attracts visitors all year round.

In the winter we’d recommend an impressive trip on the Arctic Explorer ice breaker – a memory to last a lifetime!

In the summer enjoy lazy days on the beach, interspersed with fun in the waterpark or amusement park, golf, karting, beach volleyball and street basketball.

The SPA at Pite Havsbad offers a beautiful view of the archipelago. Photo: Pite Havsbad



Friendly and relaxed shopping, socialise as you shop – that’s the best way of describing the Piteå shopping experience. Our shops are packed with the latest fashions and excellent offers.

The Back City shopping district is expanding its range and Piteå is continually growing as a retail destination. If you’d rather head out into the countryside, you’ll find farm and country shops to discover.



Piteå is a popular host city offering attractive accommodation, professional conference solutions and a wide range of entertainment and activities. We also know that many of our guests choose to hold their meetings here because the entertaining experiences we offer are a little out of the ordinary.