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Heart of Lapland is the local destination company that seeks to develop and market the tourism industry in Haparanda, Kalix, Pajala, Överkalix and Övertorneå.

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Kalix

Welcome to Kalix, where the river meets the sea. Experience fantastic beaches, the beautiful archipelago and unique places like an underground fortress. Savour Kalix Löjrom, on the Roe Safari, a safari like no other where you can taste the red gold. Or head out on an Icebreaker adventure when winter arrives and cruise the frozen sea.

Where the river meets the sea lays the small town of Kalix. The town offers fantastic beaches, a beautiful archipelago with plenty of islands to visit, unique small town shopping, and lots of activities that attract both locals and visitors to the area. Kalix is famous for it’s caviar, Kalix Löjrom, a prized delicacy with Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) status, issued by the European Union. It is healthy both for you and our nature, and is served at special occasions such as the Nobel banquet, royal weddings and other celebrations. Don’t miss the Roe Safari, a safari like no other where you can taste the red gold.

The food in Kalix is known for its quality and focus on local produce. Aside from savouring Kalix Löjrom at Land och Strand in Pålänge you should also visit Arvid’s Place. This restaurant is listed in the White Guide, and has quickly become extremely popular and is well worth a visit.

Savour Kalix Löjrom, on the Roe Safari, a safari like no other where you can taste the red gold. Or head out on an Icebreaker adventure when winter arrives and cruise the frozen sea.

 

 

Summer in Kalix is characterized by archipelago tours, fishing and camping life. Explore the islands, hike on the beaches and stay at Camp Frevisören. Stay in the cabins or bring your own accommodation for ultimate freedom. Head out on fun day trips and visit the northernmost deep-water harbour in Bothnian Bay, and the unique fortress Siknäsfortet.

Forty meters deep inside the mountain Hömyrberg hides a top-secret underground fortress. Siknäsfortet is the last preserved underground fortress in the military defense-zone Kalixlinjen. It was built for protection during the Cold War and was in use 1950–1990 and housed 322 men at most. Today, the fortress is a military museum and experience hotel, authentically preserved and run by a couple of passionate souls. Guided tours are held daily during the summer months, so take the opportunity to learn more about the history of the area, the everyday life of the civilians and the army. Look inside the narrow climb up to the gun turret, feel the cold metal of warheads and admire the intricate communications devices from decades ago. Stay overnight in the authentic squad room with steel-framed bunk beds, have a coffee in the intimate canteen and check out the military surplus shop housed inside the old infirmary — a perfect setting for an unforgettable stay.

When winter arrives and the ice sets, Kalix presents classic winter activities like snowmobiling, dog sled tours and northern lights safaris. A more unconventional winter activity to combine the classics with is an icebreaking experience. Cruise the frozen sea on the Icebreaker Polar Explorer. Imagine a calm white frozen sea that never storms, covered by endless solid ice as far as the eye can see. Listen to the sound of crackling ice, when demolished ice blocks rise from the Icebreaker hull, dark water splashing out. The Icebreaker creates a “pool” free from ice where each visitor may have a swim in the icy water wearing a wet suit. Tour the boat all the way from the engine room to the Captain’s bridge, relax in the cosy saloon and go for a walk on the frozen sea. The captain will present the Cruise and Swim certificate to everyone as a memorable gift.

Welcome to Kalix – tasty, authentic and icebreaking experiences where the river meets the sea.