Plan your visit

Plan your visit

Welcome to the World Heritage Gammelstad Church Town and the open-air museum Hägnan! Here you can read more about the history of the area and what you need to know before your visit.

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Cafés and restaurants

There is one restaurant in the church village that is open all year round, Iraj Kyrkbyn Restaurang & Pizzeria, located on Lulevägen 1. For larger, pre-booked groups there is also Restaurang Kaptensgården (no drop-in service).

During the summer season you can also enjoy homebaked pastries and freshly brewed coffée at Kafé Fägnan and Ullas Café, please observe that these are only open during the summer.

Gammelstad Church Town and the open-air museum Hägnan

Gammelstad Church Town is the largest and most well-preserved church town in the world. Here you will find a medieval stone church, surrounded by hundreds of small red church cottages. Located next door is the open-air museum Hägnan with its old, wooden structures typical for the north of Sweden. And lots of activities all year round.

This is also the place where Luleå town first was founded in the 17th Century, when the area grew from being a church town and a small market place into a real city. When Luleå town was relocated to it's current location, due to the landrising the area became known as Gammelstad, which means old town – a name that lives on even today.