Kiruna Snow Festival

Europe's largest celebration of snow!

Since 1986 this has become Europe's largest festival dedicated to the celebration of snow! The festivities take place over six days in late January, beneath the glorious and awesome umbrella of the Northern Lights 140km above Lapland's arctic circle. Activities here include star-gazing, dog-sleighing and a snow-sculpting competition amongst many others. Though the snow festival has enough activities and warming drinks to keep your temperatures up, do still make sure you arrive well-prepared; temperatures can drop to -25 degrees centigrade!

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Map showing the location of Kiruna Snow Festival

Visitor information table

AddressKiruna, Sweden
Telephone+46 980 188 80
Dates January

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