Kiruna, Sweden

Guide for the rail traveller

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CurrencySwedish Krona
Local languageSwedish
Country Sweden

Introduction

Kiruna is Sweden’s northernmost city. It lies in the Lapland province, with under 20,000 inhabitants. Being such a place of natural beauty and tranquility, Kiruna is the perfect place for fans of fishing, hiking, rafting or hunting.


The city is home to a mine, a church and different research centres, such as Abisko Scientific Research Station the Institute of Space Physics or Esrange. Visitors can experience the sami culture, especially during the winter months, or can visit Abisko National Park and enjoy the midnight sun (each summer, the Kiruna Music Festival takes place in the midnight sun) as well as the lakes and rivers of Lapland.


In winter, the Icehotel is a must see; a hotel made almost entirely of ice in Jukkasjarvi/Kiruna. It is set in stunning natural wilderness and attracts tourists from all over the world. During the cold months you can also enjoy dog sledging, driving a snowmobile, ice climbing, ice skating or activities such as scooter jumping, reindeer racing, ice sculpting and more!

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