Things to do in Piteå

Piteå – The Riviera of Sweden, surrounded by mountains

Peacefully located by the coastline of Bottenviken you’ll find this northern beauty. With both fantastic an archipelago environment and mountains within reach, Piteå offer fantastic opportunities for everyone who loves the outdoors and appreciates the beauty only Mother Nature can offer here, at the Riviera of Sweden.


Things to do in Piteå


Pite Havsbad

One of the most popular things to do in Piteå is visiting the well known Pite havsbad, which is a big conference and activity complex. The complex is one of the biggest in northern Europe when it comes to tourism and conference and offer a broad range of activities for all ages, all year around. If you come during the winter you can go for a tour with the ice beaker, drive go-carts on ice, go dog sledding, get the adrenalin going with a scooter safari or throw yourself out of one of the exciting water slides in the water park. If you visit during the summer, spend your days on the beach, play some beach volleyball, street basket or why not paly a round of golf.


Beautiful nature

Located one the shoreline of Bottenviken, Piteå offer a fantastic archipelago with over 500 islands of nice swimming spots, pristine beaches and exciting wildlife. During the summer months, there are boats connecting the islands to the mainland and you can also go on guided tours. A nice tip however, is to book a taxi boat that will take you out to some of the more secluded islands where you can enjoy the surroundings, if you are lucky, all by yourself.



A visit to Piteå is not completed until you have had a taste of, what the locals call their “national dish” – Pitepalt. The dish consists of potatoes and barley flour that is squeezed together and made into round balls. These are then filled with pork meat (mostly common) and are then boiled. If you really want to maximize your palt- experience, head on over to the small village of Öjeby, just outside of Piteå where you will find the world’s first “Paltzeria” and where you can find all kinds of variations of the northern dish.


Things to do in Piteå

Piteå Facts

Population23 000
CurrencySwedish Krona
AirportKallax, Sweden (LLA)

Piteå average temperatures

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Piteå ski vacations - Perfect for small children

In Piteå, Sweden, you can go skiing on Vallsberget. There are three runs with a vertical drop at 361 ft (110m) and aside from that also a small slope for children. If you'd like you can also try their new Funpark!

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