Skip to content

Subarctic Sweden Is at the Forefront of a $100 Billion Green Tech Boom

An e-battery factory and new cultural center have put Skelleftea at the heart of an eco-urban renaissance

The Sara in the center of Skelleftea.

The Sara in the center of Skelleftea.

Source: Visit Skelleftea

Standing in thick snowfall by the frozen river that bisects Skelleftea, a visitor might easily miss the 20-story timber high-rise that, in clearer weather, looms over this small mining town on the edge of the Arctic Circle.

But when the snow tapers off, there’s no mistaking the Sara Cultural Center.