Shop in Lapland
954 33 Gammelstad
Directions while walking
Follow Rutviksvägen 200 meters to the car park and Shop in Lapland.
Directions by road
Follow the road towards Gammelstad, the shop is the first house on the left side by the large car park when you pass the Gammelstad sign.
Follow Rutviksvägen 200 meters to the car park on the right and Shop in Lapland.
Shop in Lapland at Rutviksvägen 40, Gammelstad, Luleå, Sweden.
The shop is located in the World Heritage Gammelstad, 200 meters from Gammelstad church and 200 meters from the open-air museum Hägnan. 10 km north of Lulea City. Wheelchair accessible entrance, ample parking even for buses and mobile homes, three toilets adjacent to the store one of them handicapped accessible.
Selected Nordic Design
Shop in Lapland selects designs and artwork created by genuine natural materials that carry the history of Lapland’s rich cultural landscape. With deep knowledge, a strong sense of form and aesthetics and great respect for the talented artists, Shop in Lapland ensures quality and authenticity. All this to let you remember Lapland by beautiful objects that tell – about the lifestyle, the eight seasons, the midnight sun, northern lights, blizzards, plains, mountains, rivers, deep forests and the Sami culture.
We accept the following payment methods
- Card – Visa/Mastercard
- Cash (SEK and Euro) - but not during the Covid-19 pandemic
- Invoice for businesses
No VAT for customers outside EU.
Bring your purchases directly or let us deliver them.
Why not take the chance to combine your visit with a tour of the Old Church Town followed by a cup of coffee or a gourmet dining experience? For more info, please visit www.lulea.se/gammelstad.
History of Gammelstad Church Town
In Gammelstad Church Town you find 408 church cottages, the biggest medieval stone church in Northern Sweden, private homes, a parish storehouse and much more. A great deal has happened in Gammelstad since the 15th century, when the church was built. Luleå was originally founded in Gammelstad and it was here it grew from a small church and trading site into a real town . At the end of the 17th century, however, the city had to be moved to where it is today, and people began to call the Church Town “Luleå gamla stad”, popularly known as “Gammelstad” — which simply means old town. Many people, from the outlying villages and from further away have visited Luleå. Among the more prominent visitors was Carl Linnaeus, who arrived to Gammelstad around Midsummer 1732.
The first cottages were probably built during the 16th century. Long distances, tradesmen´s need of storage and overnight accommodation, the church stables, where the horses stood while the people attended church services, and last but not least the obligation of the inhabitants to go to church regularly were the reasons why the number of church cottages slowly but surely increased. The irregular siting of the cottages indicates that they were added gradually and when needed. Initially people from the same village had their cottages adjacent and placed them along the villages´ access road to the church. Once all the streets were lined with cottages, the land between the roads was filled with buildings. This created alleys and so called “smog”, i.e. the narrow passages between the church cottages.