Välkommaskolan is situated in the small iron mining town of Malmberget, 100 km north of the Arctic Circle. It is a non-selective upper secondary school catering for both academic and vocational
students aged 15/16 to 18/19.
The academic sector comprises departments specialising in civics, natural sciences, technology and economics.
The vocational sector
offers an education combined with training for future car mechanics, HGV drivers, industrial workers, plumbers, electricians, tradespeople, and builders. We also have students who are preparing for
life in the medical care sector, and we have a department that caters for students with special needs. We also have a ski school, with its own training program.
The mining pit LKAB in Malmberget.
The northern lights in Gällivare during winter time
A view of the midnight sun from the mountain Dundret.
The sun never sets from 31st of May to 10th of July.