Kiruna

Travel Guide
Abisko National Park showing rapids

Book at holiday to Kiruna and go skiing under the northern lights or hiking in the midnight sun.

Kiruna is a town in the northernmost part of Sweden in the county of Lappland. It is situated north of the Arctic Circle, which means that at some times in winter the sun never rises, but in summer it makes up for this by sometimes never setting.

In this pretty town you find landmarks like Kiruna Church whose exterior is inspired by Norwegian timber churches and resembles the shape of a Sami tent. Visit the yearly Kiruna Winter Market to buy local handicraft, sweets and bread. Why not bring home some Sami Ghákku flatbread? In winter there are many space related activities taking place in Kiruna, and this time of year gives you the best chance of seeing the famous Northern Light dance across the sky. Certain times and days you will also find the rocket range Esrange Space Center open to visitors.

Kiruna and its surroundings further abound with wildlife experiences. Only around an hour's drive from central Kiruna you find Abisko National Park, which thanks to its beautiful mountain scenery is worth a visit any time of the year. Another beautiful place to discover is the Sarek National Park with its impressive Scandinavian fjelds. This national park is part of the World Heritage Site Laponia, and also makes up part of Sami reindeer herding areas. Be careful not to disturb the reindeer or the indigenous people tending the animals.

Kiruna usually has snow between October and May, so if you love skiing in natural snow, this is the place to go. Find well-kept slopes like Luossabacken and excellent off piste areas for instance around Riksgransen, on the border to Norway. Cross country fans can opt for the 27 kilometre Lakta Trail or a section of the 400 kilometre Kungsleden Trail.

Why not book a weekend trip to Kiruna, and see the magical things the north of Sweden has to offer? Fly to Kiruna Airport from Stockholm in around 1,5 hours. Rent a car at the airport and follow the motorway E10 which runs around the town. There are also trains to Kiruna, and in the town and surrounding area you can get around using local busses.

Are you ready for a fantastic holiday in Kiruna full of exciting activities? See northern Sweden from its most beautiful side.

Aurora Camp
Aurora Camp
3 out of 5
Uddenvägen 11, Kiruna
The price is Rs7,030 per night from 30 Jan to 31 Jan
Situated on the riverfront, this cabin is within a 10-minute walk of Town Hall and Kiruna Church. Kiruna Mine is 2 mi (3.3 km) away. Kiruna Station is 25 minutes ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (21 reviews)
Northern nature experience
"This has been one of the best stays ever. We stayed at the Harmony lodge, which is located in a very beautiful peninsula place. Kids as well as us adults loved wood sauna! Premises are clean and comfortable. Huge thanks to the hostess for hospitality, friendliness and amazing experience in northern ..."

Reviewed on 15 Jul 2021

Aurora Camp
Hotel Bishops Arms Kiruna
Hotel Bishops Arms Kiruna
3 out of 5
Foereningsgatan 6, Kiruna
The price is Rs10,744 per night from 28 Jan to 29 Jan
Located in the heart of Kiruna, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Kiruna Church and 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Kiruna Mine. Kiruna Station is 27 minutes by foot.
4.1/5 Very Good! (947 reviews)
"Perfect location for our stay. Great breakfast!"

Reviewed on 6 Jan 2022

Hotel Bishops Arms Kiruna
Scandic Ferrum
Scandic Ferrum
3.5 out of 5
Lars Janssonsgatan 15, Kiruna
The price is Rs13,015 per night from 29 Jan to 30 Jan
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Town Hall and Kiruna Church. Luossabacken and Kiruna Mine are also within 3 miles (5 km). ...
4/5 Very Good! (723 reviews)
"Surprisingly nice hotel with inclusive gym and suana. Nice comfortable clean rooms and surroundings. Limited transport to and from the hotel. Had to walk to and from the Hotel in the snow with luggage because of a limited taxis and buses."

Reviewed on 9 Jan 2022

Scandic Ferrum
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
RIBO Apartment Triangel
RIBO Apartment Triangel
2.5 out of 5
Triangelvägen 3B, Kiruna, Norrbotten
The price is Rs5,446 per night from 28 Jan to 29 Jan
Located in the heart of Kiruna, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Kiruna Church and Town Hall. Kiruna Mine is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) away.
2.9/5 (18 reviews)
"the welcome/information sheet in the room was rather as much a rulebook as and info sheet. no staff the entire made for a poor sense of welcome and concern - found it impossible to comply with all the suggested check out chores such as doing the linen laundry for them."

Reviewed on 22 Feb 2020

RIBO Apartment Triangel
Aurora Camp
Aurora Camp
3 out of 5
Uddenvägen 11, Kiruna
The price is Rs7,030 per night from 30 Jan to 31 Jan
Situated on the riverfront, this cabin is within a 10-minute walk of Town Hall and Kiruna Church. Kiruna Mine is 2 mi (3.3 km) away. Kiruna Station is 25 minutes ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (21 reviews)
Northern nature experience
"This has been one of the best stays ever. We stayed at the Harmony lodge, which is located in a very beautiful peninsula place. Kids as well as us adults loved wood sauna! Premises are clean and comfortable. Huge thanks to the hostess for hospitality, friendliness and amazing experience in northern ..."

Reviewed on 15 Jul 2021

Aurora Camp
Arctic Island
Arctic Island
2 out of 5
Lehtisaari Laxforsen, Kiruna
Situated on the riverfront, this cabin is within 9 miles (15 km) of Luossabacken, Kiruna Church and Town Hall. Jukkasjärvi Church and Kalix River are also within ...
4/5 Very Good! (2 reviews)
"Läget var toppen! Saknades en del utrustning i köket. Annars var vistelsen bra."

Reviewed on 26 Dec 2019

Arctic Island
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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