Gällivare (Finnish: Jällivaara, Northern Sami: Jiellevárri or Váhčir, Meänkieli: Jellivaara) is a locality and the seat of Gällivare Municipality in Norrbotten County, province of Lapland, Sweden with 8,449 inhabitants in 2010. The town was founded in the 17th century. Together with nearby towns Malmberget and Koskullskulle it forms a conurbation with some 15,000 inhabitants. This conurbation is the second northernmost significant urban area of Sweden after Kiruna. Gällivare is situated at the northern end of the Inlandsbanan railway line, just about 100 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle. Gällivare is located in a major iron ore mining region.Adjacent to Gällivare (about five kilometres) is Malmberget, known as a site for iron ore extraction from deep mines by LKAB. Outside Gällivare lies the ski resort Dundret, which is equipped with six ski lifts and ten groomed slopes along with a conference center and hotel. The ski season stretches from the end of October all the way into early May. The town has been host for several World Cup skiing events, both alpine and cross-country. Gällivare is the central place for the Firstborn Laestadian movement. It was the host town for the 2008 VIVA World Cup. Gällivare is twinned with Barga in Tuscany, Italy. Gällivare was the filming spot for Avicii's single Addicted To you. Wikipedia
A place in Sweden, Gällivare is an interesting place to visit, given its unique culture, history and character. After your splendid visit to Gällivare, you can proceed to an important near-by city of Kiruna. Take a short trip from Gällivare and set some time aside to explore the Kiruna. Dotted with places like Esrange Space Center, Kiruna Iron Mine, Kiruna Sleddog Tours; it will definitely be a good idea. Also, to reach Gällivare, you'll have to take a flight to Kiruna; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. Get in the character of the city, this city requires at least of 1 to 2 number of days of exploration.
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