With more than 35 years of experience in building and operating specialized testing facilities, we know that the key to successful vehicle and tyre testing is in the details. Together, we offer our customers everything they need – whether it is about meeting technical requirements, finding facilities for events, catering, booking accommodation or going on snowmobile tours. With some luck, the northern lights will be dancing in the sky too.
It all began by the Arctic Circle. The year was 1985 and the founder of what would later become Arctic Falls began ploughing test tracks on lake ice, where Saab came to test their cars. It was an instant success. In 1988, we opened our first permanent proving ground in Vitberget. Several car and tyre manufacturers quickly realised the potential of developing their cars and tyres in the cold climate that is characteristic of northern Sweden.
The concept of proving grounds available to clients for daily, weekly, monthly and yearly hire, grew quickly. Today, Arctic Falls runs seven facilities, five outdoors and two indoors. Unlike in our early days, we now use land based tracks exclusively, which guarantees an extra long season, and a higher level of safety. As early as mid-November, we welcome customers to our open air tracks, and our indoor halls are open all year round. Inside them, we have permanent, controlled winter, in facilities cooled using exclusively renewable energy.
When we ask our employees what they like about working with us, the variety and the building of relationships with customers are the two things they point to most often. Offering a total set of services is our niche, and therefore our staff is also our most valuable asset. All customers who visit us, be it for short or long term projects, receive personalised service at every step of the way. We have staff on call around the clock, meaning that you can reach us at any time, even in the middle of the night.
You will find our outdoor proving grounds in the municipality of Älvsbyn. The area surrounding the testing facilities is sparsely populated with vast forested wilderness. Our customers can test vehicles, components and tyres in calm and seclusion. Älvsbyn is a community of a little more than 8000 inhabitants and there is a full range of services including shops, banks, restaurants, hotels and a train station. If you want to visit the expansive coastal region, the town of Luleå is about an hour from Älvsbyn.
Within an hour of driving from our proving grounds, airports are located in both Arvidsjaur and Luleå, with several daily flights to Stockholm. During the winter season, direct connections are offered to Germany to and from Arvidsjaur.
Our indoor facilities are located 10 min from the city centre of Piteå, close to the motorway. Driving to the airport in Luleå or Skellefteå takes approximately one hour in both directions.
Just outside Luleå, we find Sunderby sjukhus which is the county hospital of Norrbotten. There are fire and rescue services 10 minutes from our proving grounds. An ambulance based in Älvsbyn can reach our proving grounds within 10-30 minutes.
Your private data protection is of utter importance to us and a matter we take very seriously. Therefore, we set transparency in this regard as a key priority in all our operations: which means you should always be able to feel completely confident and know exactly what is happening and what is recorded when you submit your personal information to us. Read more about our Data protection policy.