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200 km north of the Arctic Circle, you will experience contrasts from northern lights to the midnight sun, the highest mountain in Sweden to the world's largest underground iron-ore mine, ancient Sámi culture to an ongoing city transformation.

The Arctic Capital of Swedish Lapland

Welcome to Kiruna - come and share our everyday lives, which are far from ordinary.


Some say we have four seasons, but the Sámi people have taught us there are actually eight. The climate and seasons are very important to the Sámi people for their reindeer herding.

Our eight seasons


Kiruna is unique. If you follow our latitude, 68° N, around the world, you’ll discover that it runs through uninhabited wilderness on much of the globe.

This is Kiruna


Are you planning to visit Kiruna but are a little unsure when? Kiruna has a lot to offer in all seasons. Here you get a short guide to the months in Kiruna as a little help in your planning.

Kiruna – month by month
The world's largest underground iron-ore mine

LKAB's Visitor Centre

The mine in Kiruna is the world’s largest underground iron-ore mine. It is a fascinating operation where the ore is mined far below the surface using remotely operated machines and driverless trains. One of the best attractions in Sweden, the LKAB’s Visitor Centre, is located here – a show mine that the Lonely Planet international guide book gave its highest rating.

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The arctic summer

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Exciting activities year round

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24-28 January 2024

Kiruna Snow Festival

When the light returns and the cold is biting at your skin, the people of Kiruna celebrate the snow and the winter with the Kiruna Snow Festival. This winter festival has been held during the last weekend of January since 1986 in the middle of the Kiruna city center. And as always the festival is full of activities for all ages!

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Kiruna Snow Festival/Kjell Törmä
Snöfestivalen i Kiruna

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From forest to mountains

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Thinking about visiting Kiruna?

Plan your trip

When you travel to Kiruna in Swedish Lapland, you also travel to a part of the Arctic and get to experience our Arctic lifestyle. The great distances and the harsh climate have created a very special lifestyle, centered around nature and the seasons. Planning the trip well in advance gives you the best conditions to enjoy your stay here.

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Planera din resa till Kiruna

Explore our winter wonderland

Some tips on the way

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Lars Janssonsgatan 17

SE-981 31 Kiruna

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Swedish Lapland