Welcome to Överkalix!
Överkalix is a small community, beautifully situated by the Kalix River, in the north of Sweden. Tourists from around the world can enjoy the traditions, hospitality and pure nature with several lakes and great mountains.
The best known of the mountains is Brännaberget, known for attracting thousands of visitors to admire the midnight sun every summer. On top of the mountain - easy to reach by car - great shows is arranged, to attract thousands of people. Brännaberget is a must for summer visitors!
The second known mountain is Storlappberget, where the ski centre is. Cross-country skiing can be done through all seasons, in summer with roller-skis. In winter the great slalom slope is open, for slalom admirers or snowboarding.
In the summer Överkalix is a perfect place to make excursions to discover the freely flowing Kalix River, where the salmons plays. Visit the Jockfall area, to see the waterfall, all year around.
Located in the north of Sweden, Överkalix has midnight sun in the summer. That means bright nights, when the sun never sets, to enjoy the beatutiful landscape. In the winter, when the darkness falls, the snow lights up the area and makes it possible to see the Aurora Borealis, the Northern Light.
http://www.overkalix.se (the community pages, Swedish only)
Telephone: +46 (0) 926 - 740 00
E-mail: kommun(a)overkalix.se - change (a) to @
http://overkalix.heartoflapland.com/en-GB/default.aspx (tourist pages)
Telephone: +46 (0) 926 - 103 92
E-mail: overkalix-turism(a)overkalix.se - change (a) to @