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. To see what the new city will look like in 2033, check out the excellent model, plans and pics at the tourist office.

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$141.84 Outdoor Activities

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.

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Magical Northern Lights Photography Tour

If you want to do the ultimate attraction that Lapland has to offer, then you have to do the northern light tour. The northern lights are no always easy to predict and thus we will go to different places, in and around Kiruna like Abisko. Abisko’s national park is about 90 kilometers north from Kiruna and is the most popular and best place to see the northern lights.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.


Arctic Circle and Fjords by Rail

The Arctic Circle may sound like a chilly destination, but when you go in the summer, there’s plenty to see and do by the light of the midnight sun. Begin in Kiruna and take two weeks via rail on this scenic train route, crossing to Norway above the Circle and going back south through the fjordland. Along the way, you’ll ride famous railways like Flåm, Ofoten, and Bergen, then disembark to engage in summer activities like rafting, kayaking, or canoeing. Seeing the fjords from a kayak rather than an oversized cruise ship is a brand new perspective – come realize it for yourself.

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Northern Lights & Arctic Circle by Rail

If it’s a picturesque train journey through wintery mountains and past tiny Scandinavian towns you’re looking for, then check out our very own version of the Polar Express. On this scenic nine-day trip, you’ll start in Oslo and head up north to get a taste of the highlights of Lapland. Once you disembark, there’ll be plenty of opportunities to visit museums, take part in winter activities like snowshoeing and dogsledding, and get acquainted with small-town life.


Lapland Active Adventure

Nothing prepares you for the icy wilderness of Sweden's far north. This incredible trip takes you right inside the Arctic Circle to the snowy wilderness of Lapland. Slide across the ice in complete silence, listening to the sound of your team of dogs pulling your sled and enjoy the frozen beauty of the ICEHOTEL®. Sleeping out in a teepee in the snow and looking out for the aurora borealis (northern lights) are unforgettable experiences.