Sweden // The Bothnian coast //

Haparanda kyrka

After the train station, the only other place worthy of some attention is the copper-coloured Haparanda kyrka, a monstrous construction that looks like a cross between an aircraft hangar and an apartment building. When the church was finished in 1963, its design caused a public outcry: it won the prize for being the ugliest church in Sweden.
20% off ebooks

Subscribe to the Rough Guides newsletter and get 20% off any ebook.

Join over 50,000 subscribers and get travel tips, competitions and more every month.