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Haparanda [1] is a city in Norrbotten.

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By car

Most people arrive by car, either from the Finnish town of Tornio at the other side of the border, or from other places in Sweden. Haparanda is a border town, so there's a lot of car traffic.

By bus

It is possible to come to Haparanda by bus from other parts of Sweden by buses, see Länstrafiken Norrbotten and Resplus route planner to find a route.

From Finland you can use a bus of Matkahuolto to Haparanda. Frequent bus connections connect Haparanda to Tornio and Kemi, but some lines extend even to bus station in Oulu.

By train

The nearest train stations are in Luleå in Sweden and Tornio in Finland. Railway station of Kemi is about 20 km away and has quite frequent connections to south and north. You can use a bus to connect from Kemi to Haparanda.

By plane

Nearest airport is in Kemi of Finland and the second nearest in Luleå of Sweden.


Haparanda has what is considered the ugliest church in all of Sweden. It was opened in 1967 and welcomes both tourists as worshippers.


IKEA was brought to Haparanda just recently and attracts people not only from Sweden but also from Norway, Finland and even Russia. It is the northernmost IKEA in the world.

IKANO is a building right next to IKEA and has several stores selling clothes, candy, magazines, shoes, pets etc.

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