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South and North Bredåker

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The village of Bredåker is located on the Lule River a few miles northwest of Boden. Divided into north and south sides, the village is linked by the bridge that replaced the ferry service in 1989. Characteristic of the village is its mixture of old farms and modern villas. The average age is low and the village is popular for families with children who can use the village’s preschool. Several of the residents run businesses or commute to work in Boden or Luleå. (In addition to the scenic location, it is perhaps the commuting distance both north and south that makes Bredåker an attractive place for families with children.) Furthermore, the village has an active association life where the various associations often collaborate on various events. An appreciated investment is the annual Bredåker Week, which takes place in week 28. During these days, the village is buzzing with activities for all ages, everything from pony riding to pub night is arranged. For many, this is “a week you live on all year.” Around 600 people currently live in the village.

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  • 1. The river The location near the river provides great opportunities for swimming, boating, fishing and nature experiences.
  • 2. Rich outdoor life It is close to the forest with nice snowmobile trails and ski trails. The village has its own football pitch and a clay pigeon shooting range. There is also a riding activity with Shetland ponies for children aged 1-8 years.
  • 3. Preschool Bredåkers preschool is located in the southern part of the village. The school (which has 51 places) has been awarded the Sustainable Development Award and serves home-cooked food from its own kitchen.
  • 4. Gym and light trails In Norra Bredåker there is a gym run by the company SS Fitness. The gym is open 24 hours a day and members have access through an electronic key. The well-prepared floodlit trail with LED lighting is the result of successful cooperation and is managed with joint efforts.
  • 5. Sense of community Bredåker is a place where young adults like to return to when they start a family, and the word 'village feeling' appears in their stories. In addition to a church building, the village has several facilities for community activities, such as a village hall and a bakery.

About the area

Bredåker’s roots go back a long way, but the earliest written sources date back to the 16th century. The actual name Bredåker is not entirely clear, but may allude to the character of the place with wide fields. Here the village emerged as a small farming community where barley and rye were important crops. The villagers kept livestock and supplemented their livelihood with hunting and fishing. Some traces of older times are a number of Norrbotten farms dating back to the 17th century, and the custom of appointing a village elder and holding an annual village meeting. In 1968 Bredåker got its own parish hall, which since 1996 has been known as Bredåker Church. On the initiative of some villagers, the church got its own belfry, built from timber from thirteen landowners and donations from villagers. The stack was inaugurated on All Saints’ Day, October 31, 1998. The newly cast bell bore the inscription: With the church of the fathers for the prosperity of the future. A current proof of the “Bredåker spirit” could be the hashtag #Bästbyn on Instagram.


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