Travel

Accommodation

Information on accommodation to be confirmed soon.

Rental cars and transfer (to/from Lulea airport)

Most athletes will arrive to the region at Lulea airport (see also below). From there to Överkalix it is about 110 km. Transport from the airport to Överkalix and back is not part of the race package. So, all athletes need to make their own arrangements. The options are rental car, taxi transfer and bus.

1) Rental Car

MLAU Sponsor REKO Biluthyrning is a car dealership and rental car company in Överkalix and Kalix. They will offer the following rates (all including Swedish VAT) to athletes of the MLAU:

  • SEK 1,200 for 1 day rental car
  • SEK 5,000 for a 10 day rental car
  • SEK 7,000 for a 15 day rental car

Please note that there is a charge of SEK 1,000 each for pick-up and drop-off at Lulea airport, i.e. if you pick the car up at Lulea airport and if you drop it off there, you need to add SEK 2,000 to the above rental fees. If you pick up or drop off the car in Överkalix there is no additional service charge.

For rental car bookings please email info@brahyr.se. They will need the following from you

* Name on the driver
* Rental date and time
* Special requests (automatic transition, skibox)

Payment is via credit card.

2) Transfer

Another local Överkalix company is Ahlbäck’s Taxi. They offer the following rates (including Swedish VAT):

  • from Lulea airport to Överkalix SEK 2,000 for a 1-person transfer
  • from Lulea airport to Överkalix SEK 1,200 for a shared transfer
  • from Lulea airport to Jockfall SEK 3,000 for a 1-person transfer
  • from Lulea airport to Jockfall SEK 1,800 for a shared transfer

The same rates apply for the transfer back to the airport.

For transfer bookings please email info@ahlbackstaxi.se. They will need the following from you

* Name
* How many persons
* Date, time and place for pick-up
* Flight Number
* Solo taxi or shared taxi

Payment is via credit card.

3) Bus

The cheapest way to get to Överkalix from Lulea airport is via airport shuttle bus. Per person it costs SEK 350 one way. From the bus stop to most of the central accommodation in Överkalix it is another SEK 60 for a taxi. If your accommodation is in Jockfall the taxi will be more expensive.

To book the shuttle bus you need to call + 46 926-756 95. They speak English and need your reservation before 5 PM on the day before you intend to travel.

Please note: There is one big drawback to the shuttle bus option. The maximum weight allowance for luggage is 20 kg!

By Air

The closest airport to Överkalix is Luleå (LLA). You can reach it via Stockholm Arlanda International Airport (ARN) with SAS and Norwegian.

By Train

The SJ night train from Stockholm is a comfortable option. It passes by Luleå where you can continue by car or bus.

By Bus

Travelling by bus is easy, the distances are manageable and the routes scenic.

Information on options you will find here:

Länstrafiken Norrbotten (for local bus time tables)

By Car

The International E-road network crossing the heart of Swedish Lapland, includes E4, E8 and E10. When coming from abroad, it might be interesting to know that the borders between Sweden, Norway and Finland are open and you may pass without any border control.

For more information on travel option and the many things you can do in Swedish Lapland if you ever come back for a vacation or plan on extending your stay before or after the race, please check out www.heartoflapland.com and www.swedishlapland.com.