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Pitea is a city in Norrbotten in northern Sweden, situated about 900 km’s from Stockholm. It is a large municipality with an appealing nature located at the mouth of the Pite River (Piteälven), at the shore of the Bay of Bothnia.
Piteå has an attractive archipelago making it a popular place for tourism both in summer and winter. It features a beach resort area around which there is a spa, a long sandy beach, a restaurant and a golf course. The area is also suitable for fishing and outdoor activities. In the winter, snow activities such as skiing and winter bathing are popular.
Things to See & Do
* Outdoor art
* Baggen - island in Piteå archipelago
* Pitea Museum
* Piteå Stadskyrka – old wooden church
Cruise Season – March - Nov
Currency – Swedish Krona (SEK)
Language – Swedish
Land Area – 24.87 km²
Population – 24,000 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code - + 46
Port Location – Piteå Harbour is located at Haraholmen, 12km southeast from Piteå City.
Travel Links – To get to Pitea you fly to Kallax airport in Luleå 50 km north of Piteå, or take the train to either Luleå or Älvsbyn 50 km from Piteå. If you go by bus, it stops right in the town centre and there are plenty of car-rentals or buses.