Visit Kiruna the most northerly town in Sweden, famous for the Jukkasjarvi Icehotel.
The landscape around Kiruna is beautiful, changing from crystal clear lakes and streaming rivers to rugged mountains.
Are you interested in local traditions, culture and history, Kiruna offers a unique experience. The Sami people, the northernmost indigenous people of Europe, still live here. Take part in the Sami traditions, and activities and learn about their languages, culture and customs that differ from the societies around them.
Kiruna is one of the best Northern Lights destinations in Sweden and the Nordic countries, and during the Northern Light season, you will find tourists arriving from all over the world to explore the unique lights.
The highlight nearby Kiruna is the ICEHOTEL in Jukkasjärvi, where you can sleep on an ice bed wearing warm reindeer skins throughout the Winter. Kiruna has the world`s largest underground iron ore mine, which people can now visit the LKAB Visitor Centre.
Kiruna is a highlight for fishing fans because of the streaming rivers and 6200 lakes. Try your luck in Lake Luossajarvi in the city centre, or why not experience ice fishing on a winter day for the first time.
What about going downhill skiing under the Midnight Sun or dogsledding in the polar night? If you are into climbing, Kiruna has a beautiful and exciting challenge for you, climb Kebnekaise, the highest mountain in Sweden.
You will never be bored whenever you visit Kiruna in the Summer or winter. Local tour operators offer all kinds of activities and adventures.
Swedish state-owned mining company LKAB on Thursday, 12 January 2023, published that it had identified more than 1 million tonnes of rare earth oxides in the Kiruna area. It is the largest known such deposit in Europe and very important for green development in the future.
Rare earth minerals are essential to many high-tech manufacturing processes and are used in electric vehicles, wind turbines, portable electronics, microphones and speakers.
Travelling to Kiruna is relatively easy though it`s far up north in Sweden.
You can fly to Kiruna from Stockholm in 90 minutes. Every day all year round, there are usually 2-3 direct flights from the international airport in Stockholm, Arlanda, as with SAS and Norwegian airlines.
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