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 annually over six days in late January, beneath the glorious and awesome umbrella of the Northern Lights 140km above Lapland's arctic circle.

Organised in central Kiruna by the music organisation Tusen Toner, the main focus of the festival is the Kiruna International Snow Sculpture Competition, which attracts artist from all over the world. Other activities include star-gazing and dog-sleighing 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

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Getting here by train

Kiruna train station is a couple of kilometres to the north of the town centre, but there are plenty of connections into the centre from outside the station, and journeys take only 10 minutes.

Visitor information table

AddressGruvvägen 1, 981 31 Kiruna
Telephone+46 (0) 7614 20068
Dates January
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