We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers: Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Of Sweden's 71 original church towns, only 16 are left today. The majority of these have been reduced to a remnant. Gammelstad has the country's largest and best preserved church town with 408 cottages comprising 553 rooms.
The church town...more
All reviews world heritage guided tour interesting place outdoor museum the cottages swedish history couple of hours old village two hours wonderful place unesco site unesco list north cape visitor center souvenir shop flea market worth a visit
Limited to see in winter time lots of things are deeply covered in the snow so you see nearly nothing. There is a small tourist office with very nice staff. The church is nice and a visit worth but not fully a journey If you...More
Gammelstad is a very nice UNESCO site. There's really not much going around in February but you get very nice picture with untouched snow. We were given some explanations in the church about the church itself and the town.
Easy to get to from Lulea on the number 9 bus. An interesting place to spend a couple of hours. On Tuesdays at 1:00pm they have a guided tour in English, but nice to just wander around by yourself too. Be sure to go to...More
Old small houses for overnight stay by churchgoers from distant areas. Fine atmosphere of times gone by. Very well preserved (if you are lucky to be able to take over a house from the present many-generations-owners you have to pay a lot!).
Very cozy and very unique. Don't miss the guided tour, it will enhance the experience since there is so much history.
Take the bus from city center and spend two hours minimum here for visiting the village and if you have the time there is...More
If you only have a day in this area you must go to Gammelstad and spend at these a couple of hours. We only had an hour and it wasn’t long enough. They have wonderful audio tours of the church and the houses surrounding it....More
The concept of a church town is an interesting piece of history. There are others in the area but this one is (apparently) the best preserved. It is certainly very big comprising many tiny houses. There is a good level of interpretation (in English). It...More