Pajala features in a novel Popular Music from Vittula (Swedish: Populärmusik från Vittula) by Mikael Niemi and the film Popular Music based on the novel. It is a story of growing up in rural Sweden during early 1960s.
- 1 Pajala Airport (PJA IATA). A small regional airport serving the town. The only regular connection is with Luleå. The two daily flights are timed with the flight coming from Stockholm.
Kolari is across the border river Torne älv, 30 km from Pajala centre, with overnight rail services part of the year to southern Finland.
The sundial in the centre is the biggest sundial in the world. There you can read the history on a board.
- [dead link] Pajala Internet Café, Kengisgatan 6, ☏ . Here you can come and enjoy good internet connection on new modern computers. They also sell tasty snacks and pizza.