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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Festivals in Heart of Lapland

Bright summer nights, tan lines and fresh drinks. Whether your soundtrack is the latest beats or revving engines, the summer of 2019 has something for everyone. Where the river meets the sea, in the town of Kalix, the festival Sommarfesten i Kalix offers activities and music performances by Swedish artists for eight straight days. At the height of summer, cars take center stage in Haparanda City during the weekend-long Motormeet. Experience the festivals in Heart of Lapland this summer.

Sommarfesten, 13-21 of July, 2018

The summer party in Kalix is an 8-day long festival that mixes activities and music in and around the town of Kalix. Start the week on the trail and challenge yourself on a run through forests, mountains and mires. Try out your cooking skills in a cook-off competition for food enthusiasts or take the kids to meet Bamse. Nothing makes summer more enjoyable than live music and the entire week is filled with popular Swedish artists and all kinds of genres. The rock and blues festival in Flakasand is a festival within the festival and set in a unique location outside Kalix, and the stage area in the town offers everything from The Magnettes to classic dance-bands. You can also celebrate love when Kalix Pride walks through town, followed by an entire day of fun activities, more music and nightclub. Welcome to the summer festival in Kalix!

For more information, visit: Sommarfesten

Motormeet, July 11-13, 2019

The sound of humming engines can be heard over the city when cars take center stage during Haparanda’s Motormeet. The event is arranged by Wheels Nationals and features a swap meet, market, live music, award ceremonies, cruising and of course a lot of cars. Vote on your favorite veteran and enjoy entertainment on the stage during the entire day. After the evening cruise through Haparanda city, the party continues all night long. This is a show that every car enthusiast should attend!

For more information, visit: Classic Motor Meet