Skellefteå, called Skellefte by locals, is a town in Västerbotten County, Sweden, at the Baltic Sea, with around 33,000 inhabitants. Skellefteå municipality, Skellefteå kommun, has 72,000 inhabitants in total.



Skellefteå is built on natural resources; gold and other metals from the mine at Boliden, forestry, and hydroelectric power.

Skellefteå River

Get in

Serving the city is Skellefteå Airport, which is a hub for charter flights in Norrland. Regular services are avalible daily to Stockholm-Arlanda by SAS and, a bit surprisingly, to Girona (low cost airport near Barcelona) by RyanAir.

The airport shuttlebus to Skellefteå cost 80 SEK each way. From the city it departs a centain time before take-off. E.g., from Stadshotellet (City Hall) it is 65 minutes.

Arriving by train is not possible, in fact Skellefteå is the largest city in Sweden without passenger traffic. Most convenient is to hop on night trains to either Umeå or the small town of Jörn where connecting buses will take you to city center.

Long-distance buses is a cheap alternative and runs daily towards Stockholm or further north in Norrland.

European route E4 runs along the coast.

Get around

Skellefteå River Boardwalk


Skellefteå Church town
Skellefteå Lanthandeln
Skellefteå Museum



Nygatan is the pedestrian shopping street.

Skellefteå Nygatan




Go next

Routes through Skellefteå

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