Lycksele Zoo offers a classic family day out. You can have a fun time splashing around at Ansia Badpark. The market in Lycksele means party time and thousands of visitors – and it's held twice a year. Motor Week is another awesome crowd-puller.

Today, Lycksele is a modern and important trade hub in southern Lapland. The town's parks, generous green spaces and the Ume River's flowing waters help make Lycksele a beautiful and pleasant summer destination. At the Gammplatsen local heritage area visitors can get a sense of the past, travelling through different eras by wandering among the buildings. Visit the permanent exhibitions at the Textile Museum and the Forestry Museum, the latter depicting forestry from the days of lumberjacks to modern machinery. There's also a unique collection of Sami tools and implements. Then we have the Sami camp, with Sami huts built using traditional methods.

At Lycksele Zoo you can meet our Nordic animals up close. We have bears, wolves, musk oxen, elks, fallow deer, seals, beavers, wild boars and more. See the animals being fed or pet the animals in the children's zoo. There's also an amusement park with merry-go-rounds, rafts, a cableway, electric boats and much more.

You can have fun splashing around at Ansia Badpark, an open-air heated leisure pool. You'll find water slides, waves, jacuzzis with water jets and whirlpools, water cannons, cascades and waterfalls.

Lycksele is also a great place in the winter. You can visit the Forestry Museum, the Nallebjörnens lekland soft play centre or the zoo, which in the lead up to Christmas has a Yuletide theme. Go skiing, join a snowmobile safari or why not roam the wintry town and visit the shops?

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