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Places of Interest

Jockfall Waterfall

Jockfall waterfall with a height of 9 meter impresses with it's power and atmosphere. It's located above the Arctic Circle, around 40 kilometers from Överkalix with an excellent restaurant next to it with local specialities.

You can see a ladder imitation, which was specially built for salmon. It simplifies and helps salmon to overcome rapids, when fish are spawning. It is the only such place on the Kalix river. Up to 13 000 salmon passes waterfall every year. Jockfall is one of the best salmon fishing spots in Europe and you can book a private fishing guide as well as accommodation in luxury cabins. 

Brännaberget

During the summer the hill Brännaberget, just a few kilometers from the hotel is the perfect place to observe the midnight sun.

Many years ago Brännaberget was an entertainment palace in the north of Sweden attractig thousand of visitors to events with bands suchs as ABBA and Boppers. Today it's a view point and there are also nice walking trails around the hill.

 

Orthodox church Sirillus

Russian Orthodox church called Sirillus with beautiful gallery of icons charms visitors from all around the world. There is peace and calmness in this place. You can always feel connected to something inconceivably beautiful and sublime.

Church visitors have an opportunity to have a conversation with poet as well as church rector Father Bengt. Church itself is situated in Tallvik not far from the hotel.

The Church of Överkalix

Överkalix Kyrka is protestant church situated in the centre of a town. It was opened in 1943 on the site of the burnt wooden church.

The church is 48 meters height (including the tower's top). Överkalix Kyrka has two large bells weighing 700 kilos and 400 respectively.

The author of the project was the architect Einar Lundberg. The altarpiece is made by Torsten Nordberg from Stockholm and depicts the Ascension.

Stone Age Village Fornminnesbyn

Forminnesbyn is a Stone Age village. It is a reproduction of people's settlements, who lived there more than 6 000 years ago.

Forminnesbyn is located in Överkalix town. The village itself consists of seven different sized semi-subterranean dwellings on the river bank. Just a fifteen minutes walk from Grand Arctic Hotel and it's first of its kind of major archaeological finds in Sweden.

Martin Manor

Is one of the best preserved mansions dated to the 18th century.

There is an exhibition of equipment and painting from Överkalix which shows us the culture of past centuries.The Manor is open during the summer upon pre-booking. 

Linafallet waterfall

16 meter waterfall Linafallet is located 70 km north from Överkalix, in a place where the rivers Linaalv and Ängesån meet.

Magnificent rural surroundings at the bottom of the waterfall Linafallet are popular places to relax and do fishing. It is the highest waterfall of Norrbotten county.