For many of the hotels or accommodation facilities we spent the night, we will make a short film presentation. This is one of the ways we managed the Diamonds of the Arctic Tour. The idea was to have a representative of the business having a go at it. In Älvsbyn we ran into a problem. Did we miss Älvsbyn and Polar Hotel?
Älvsbyn is an attractive and active small town in Norrbotten. It is regarded as the Pearl of the County of Norrbotten. It is the midpoint of at least five nice destinations in Norrbotten. It takes less than one hour to drive to Storforsen (N), Boden (E), Luleå (SE) or Piteå (S). It is more than an hour to drive west to Arvidsjaur.
In the center of Älvsbyn you can check-in at Polar Hotel. It is a small, tidy and friendly hotel. It is close to the shopping opportunities in town. We had a good time eating pizza on the sidewalk of one restaurant in the vicinity.
The hotel is accommodation for normal working people as well as travelers. It has a self-service fika buffet which is open 24/7. Fika means to take a break and eat a light snack or in-between-meal smörgås/sandwich. The hotel has 82 rooms/150 beds, including a few VIP rooms.
The hotel is very good for small conferences and has four rooms for this purpose. The mandatory sauna you will find and an area for relaxation. A fancy gym is also in the basement of the hotel. The hotel serves a buffet in a fully-licensed (?) restaurant with 100 chairs.
Ms. Åsa Brännemark did the presentation. It was a new experience for me. She was dressed for the red carpet at the Oscars, and we were definitely not. There is a chance our standard budget do not align with her professionalism.
Älvsbyn is Miss Small Town Sweden.