Short on time in Kiruna? Here are our tips!

Kiruna has a lot to offer – everything from nature experiences to fun activities. There is something to do for everyone. Here are some tips if you are visiting Kiruna and are short on time.

If you have 2 hours in Kiruna
Go on a cultural walk through the city center and have a look on some of Kirunas unique buildings and beautiful artwork. Get information about the ongoing city transformation at the new city transformation center and visit our beloved church. In the summer you could also rent a bike if you want to get around faster. The museum at Samegården is worth a visit if you are interested in the Sámi culture.

If you are visiting in summer with access to a car we highly recommend you visit our city mountain Luossavaara, where you can enjoy the fantastic view of the mountains, endless forests and marshes. (If you don’t have a car it is possible to go by taxi). If you only have the night then this is a great spot to see the midnight sun. Of course you can also walk up, but that requires a bit more time.

If you have half a day in Kiruna
There are several guidade activities that you can participate in both during summer and winter. Most activities are around 3 hours. Two popular activities that are available all year round is the guided tour to the world’s largest underground iron-ore mine LKAB’s Visitor Centre (2.45 hrs) and a guided city tour focusing on the city transformation and history (2,5 hrs).

If you have a full day in Kiruna
We highly recommend visiting some places outside of Kiruna city. Take the train or car and experience the majestic mountains such as Nikkaluokta or Abisko. Or you could rent a car and drive east to explore some of the more than 50 villages.

The small, but wellknown village Jukkasjärvi definitely deserves a visit. Jukkasjärvi is home to the world famous ICEHOTEL, which is open all year round. Continue on to Sámi Siida – Márkanbáiki where you can feed the reindeer and learn more about the Sami culture. You can also take a break and eat some traditional  Sami lunch here. Don’t forget to stop by the old wooden church with an amazing altar piece.

Once back in Kiruna you will have time to go shopping for everything from outdoors equipment, nordic delicacies and genuine local handicrafts. Finish off the day at one of our restaurants that will give you a culinary experience from local produce.

If you want more tips you are welcome to contact the Tourist Center and get some personal advise!