Luleå is a small city in the far north of Sweden, located just south of the Arctic Circle. Despite its small size, Luleå is a major center for education and culture in the region, and is home to the Luleå University of Technology and the Luleå Symphony Orchestra. The city is also home to a large number of art galleries and museums, and is surrounded by a beautiful natural landscape that includes forests, lakes, and the rolling hills of the Swedish Lapland. Luleå is a popular destination for winter sports enthusiasts, and is home to a number of ski resorts. The city is also an important center for the mining industry, and is the birthplace of the founder of the LKAB mining company.