The Aurora Borealis captured in a clearing in a Swedish coniferous forest.

©Dave Moorhouse/Getty Images


Scarred by mine works, the ‘current’ Kiruna may not be the most aesthetically appealing city, but it's a friendly place with the highest concentration of lodgings and restaurants in the northwestern corner of Sweden. Its proximity to great stretches of hikeable wilderness and the proliferation of winter activities make it an excellent base.


Must-see attractions for your itinerary


Latest stories from Kiruna


Top winter experiences in northern Sweden

Nov 29, 2013 • 4 min read


Purchase our award-winning guidebooks

Get to the heart of Kiruna with one of our in-depth, award-winning guidebooks, covering maps, itineraries, and expert guidance.

Go Beyond

Kiruna and beyond