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At 250 kilometres north of the polar circle, the summer sun shines for almost two months without going down, while the polar nights offer the most intense Northern Lights that can be seen. In Kiruna, you can go slalom skiing until midsummer or spend the night in a magnificent hotel built from ice. The phrase "kingdom of contrasts" is overused, but Kiruna truly embodies it.

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The Midnight Sun

If you have never been in Northern Scandinavia during the midsummer period, the light is perhaps the most fascinating and obvious phenomena. The sun doesn’t go down at all. There is a good view of the surroundings from the city mountain, Luossavaara, about four km outside Kiruna. The midnight sun can be experienced between 27 May and 14 July in Kiruna.

The Northern Lights

Between September and April there is the chance of experiencing the northern lights, provided that it is a starry night. For a northern lights forecast, phone: 0900 100 10 40

Restaurant Ripan
Campingvägen 5, Kiruna

Serves specialities from the cuisine of Lappland. What about breast of grouse marinated in calvados with cranberry jelly or a cake made of frozen cloudberries with ”coffee-cheese” marinated in Kahlua, for example? Open all year round, but perhaps best in the summer with an area for open-air dining, midnight sun, mosquitoes and minigolf.

Mommas Steakhouse
Lars Janssonsgatan 15, Kiruna

A classic which was mentioned in Ted Ström’s famous song Winter Saga ("and the drinking gets going in Mommas pub"). Rustic decor, cosy bar and a view over the vast expanse of the mountains and the mine.

Föreningsgatan 7C, Kiruna

This shop has a large variety of articles for outdoor sport, perfect for all those that love trekking, hiking or simply looking to gear up to better explore the beautiful nature of Northern Sweden.

Kvadrat Inredning & Design
Föreningsgatan 9, Kiruna

Kvadrat Inredning & Design is a home decor and Scandinavian design shop where you can find everything you need to cosy up your house or buy a nice present for a friend. Original cups, colourful dishes, and many other creative pieces.


Kiruna airport is located ten kilometres from the city centre and the journey time is about 15 minutes. Airport buses are only available at certain times of the year, mainly in the summer period. For detailed information: www.swedavia.se/kiruna/buss/ Taxis cost around 250 kronor for up to four persons (around 300 kr for nights and weekends). Airport taxis cost around 125 kr per person. A taxi to Jukkasjärvi costs around 250 kr, a taxi to Björkliden costs around 1200 kr and a taxi to Riksgränsen costs around 1200 kr. Many hotels have prebooked buses waiting at the airport.


Sweden can be visited visa-free for up to 90 days by citizens of most European countries, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Israel, UAE and most countries in America. If you are unsure whether or not you need to apply for a visa, we recommend contacting the embassy or consulate in your country. International (non-Schengen) travelers need a passport that is valid for at least 3 months after the end of their intended trip in order to enter the Schengen zone. Citizens of Schengen countries can travel without a passport, but must have a valid ID with them during their stay.

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