Gällivare

Gällivare is a town in Lapland in northern Sweden, and an important railway junction as the ending point of Inlandsbanan and an important stop on the Malmbanan railway to Norway.

Get in

By rail

By plane

Gälivare airport, also called Lapland Airport in promotional material, sees two flights per day with the small regional carrier Nextjet to Stockholms Arlanda airport.

By car

Two European routes connects to the city.

E10 then connects with E6 in the northern end (Narvik), and E4 in the southern end (Töre and Luleå)).


Note that neither E45 or E10 have motorway standard in this northern region.

Traffic accidents involving reindeers, sometimes whole herds, are not uncommon.

Also, be aware of the risk of white-outs during winter: As the temperature here can drop to -40 degrees or colder, snow can become a very fine powder. This can lead to complete and sudden temporary loss of sight, caused by thick snow smoke in the draught behind heavy trucks/buses and other meeting traffic. Keep your distance.

Get around

Do

Sleep

Go next

Routes through Gällivare

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