Skellefteå is a modern town on a smaller scale but with everything you could expect in the way of retail, entertainment and service. It's also a real summer haven with many interesting events and festivals, such as the Trästockfestivalen and Stadsfesten music festivals and the Bonnstan folk festival.
The town of Skellefteå is surrounded by rolling forest landscapes, wild rivers and magnificent wilderness areas, so there's plenty of opportunity to enjoy outdoor pursuits. Hiking, fishing, cycling, white-water canoeing, skiing, snowmobile safaris and dog sledding are just a few. You can also swim and relax in heated pools, forest lakes and the sea.