Welcome to Kiruna


The citizens of Kiruna (Giron in Sami) have for many years had to live with the news that their city is on the verge of collapsing into an enormous iron mine. Fortunately a solution is under way: the building of a new city 3km to the east, largely funded by the mining company. Although just about the entire existing central city will be demolished, both the historic church and clock tower will be moved.


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$137.86 Day Trips & Excursions

Husky Sled Ride Northern Lights Tour from Kiruna

Pick up is at 17:45 at the Camp ripan hotel, Kiruna tourist information in the center of Kiruna, or at the icehotel. From here we have a 30 min drive to our kennel which is located away from the touristic areas. Once at our kennel you can borrow warm gear (coverall, boots) at no extra cost. (Please note we expect you to return the gear in good order or there will be a fee!) You get a short instruction as to how to sit on the sled before heading off into the wilderness. You can ask questions to your guide who will be driving the sled whilst a team of 12 dogs will pull the sled. The total distance covered is approx 13 kms. Our trail covers a varied landscape. Our trails are home made. When we stop half way at our teepee you can say hello to your dogs, take photos of the scenery and hopefully get to see the aurora! You can also enjoy a cup of tea or coffee with a cinnamon roll before heading back to the kennel. At the kennel we feed our dogs whilst you return our gear to us. From here we head back to kiruna by minivan.

$126.83 Outdoor Activities

Sit Back and Relax Morning Husky Tour

Pick up is at 0:845 at the Camp ripan hotel, Kiruna tourist information in the center of Kiruna, or 0:900 at the icehotel main reception. From here we have a 30 min drive to our kennel which is located away from the touristic areas. Once at our kennel you can borrow warm gear (coverall, boots) at no extra cost. (Please note we expect you to return the gear in good order or there will be a fee!) You get a short instruction as to how to sit on the sled before heading off into the wilderness. You can ask questions to your guide who will be driving the sled whilst a team of 12 dogs will pull the sled. The total distance covered is approx 13 kms. Our trail covers a varied landscape. Our trails are home made. When we stop half way at our teepee you can say hello to your dogs, take photos and warm up by the fire! You can also enjoy a cup of tea or coffee with a cinnamon roll before heading back to the kennel. At the kennel we feed our dogs whilst you return our gear to us. From here we head back to kiruna by minivan.

$110.17 Cultural & Theme Tours

Kiruna Magical Northern Lights Photography Tour

If you want to experience the ultimate attraction that Lapland has to offer, then you have to do the northern light tour. The northern lights are the most visible outside the city where there is no light pollution and thus we will go to different places, in and around Kiruna. Towards Abisko’s national park, which is about 90 kilometers north from Kiruna and is one of the popular places to see the northern lights.The northern lights are visible between November and the end of April.For the tour you will be picked up from your hotel or other accommodation, and with an SUV you will be driven to different locations, with Abisko as end station where the northern lights are visible.On this tour we will teach you everything we know about the northern lights and take you through all the camera settings you need to know to make the best pictures. If you don't have a camera, but would still like to make some pictures, you can book one of our camera's on location if available.

$727.88 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Swedish Arctic: 3-day small group tour to the Northern Lights and Sami land

From your hotel in Stockholm, you’re picked up in the morning and transported to the Airport for a flight to Luleå in the far north of Sweden. Your tour manager is with you along the drive and will fly with you to Luleå. Flight tickets is included in the price of the tour. After the 1-hour flight your tour group will get into a Mercedes minivan at the airport and travel to the UNESCO – World Heritage of Gammelstad. Your tour manager will guide you for an hour and you can spend 1 additional hour on your own at the sight. Audio guides can be purchased at own expense if one wants even more information. You are then driven to central Luleå for lunch. Lunch is at own expense, but the tour manager will provide you with different food and budget level recommendations. The group rendezvous at the Luleå cathedral (domkyrka). It is a very small town so all in easy walking distance. You will then have walking tour for 60-90 hour with your tour manager. The rest of the day is spent on your own in Luleå. We will stay at a hotel in the city (3,5-star). The second day we start by travelling to Jokkmokk, enjoy the hilly scenery on our journey to the heart of the Sami culture. In the tiny town we visit Attje, a museum completely dedicated to Sami life and history. You spend in total 2 hours in the museum, entrance fee and a guided tour is included in the whole tour price. You can browse for Sami handcrafts in the museum shop and the group will have lunch at a Sami restaurant, reindeer meat in focus. Jokkmokk we drive to Kiruna, the most northern city in Sweden. On the way we make a short stop in Gällivare for refreshements, toilet break and refueling. As we arrive in Kiruna you can have dinner in the town and check in to your hotel, afterwards we head to Abisko to catch the Northern Lights. We spend 2-3 hours in Abisko looking out for the Northern lights. We then travel back to our hotel in Kiruna. On the third day we are heading back to Luleå for a flight to Stockholm in the late evening. We start the morning with a 2-hour guided tour in central Kiruna including the church, built in national romantic style and often considered the most beautiful in Sweden. It was inspired by Swedish, Norweigan and Sami building traditions. The we will have lunch in the Kiruna, you choose restaurant with recommendations from your tour manager. Afterwards we hit the road for the world-famous Jukkasjärvi Icehotel for a 2-hour visit with a guided tour. We then go back to the airport in Luleå and take the late evening flight back to Stockholm, we make a short breaks for refreshments in Gällivare and Överkalix.

$170.94 Outdoor Activities

Husky Tour Sit and Drive Combo Tour from Kiruna

Pick up is either at 12:45 from Camp Ripan hotel /Tourist information office in central Kiruna or 13:00 from Icehotel Jukkasjarvi main reception. After pick up we drive to our kennel which is approx 45 kms from Kiruna away from the touristic areas. Once at our kennel you can borrow warm gear (coverall, boots) at no extra cost. (Please note we expect you to return the gear in good order or there will be a fee!) You get a short instruction as to how to sit on the sled, how to drive the sled and how to harness a dog before heading off into the wilderness. The total distance covered is approx 18 kms. Our trail covers a varied landscape. Our trails are home made. When we get back to the kennel, you can feed your own team of dogs, unharness them and return them to their yards. We also get a chance to warm up by the fire and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee with a cinnamon roll. You have the chance to ask questions to the guide and time permitting visit the rest of the kennel.  After the trip you return our gear to us and we head back to kiruna by minivan.

$62.33 Transfers & Ground Transport

Kiruna Train Station - Airport To ABISKO Transfer

If you need a transfer to your hotel or other accommodation, we would be happy to pick you up and bring you to Abisko.- If you would like to book a transfer for more than 5 people, please contact us by phone so we can check our availability for a second car.- Although Abisko is part of the Kiruna municipality, it is 100km away from Kiruna city, therefore, this transfer is different from the regular airport/train station transfer.- Abisko is about one hour, to one and a half hour driving from the city center of Kiruna. You will be picked up by an experienced guide and driver in a large Volvo SUV, warm and comfortable