Swedish Lapland, Kiruna
Kiruna is a small mining town located 200km north of the Arctic Circle. Home to Abisko National Park, Sweden’s highest mountain Kebnekaise and the ski resorts Björkliden and Riksgränsen. Not to mention the Icehotel in the small village of Jukkasjärvi. Kiruna is also undergoing an exciting transformation. The entire town is in the process of relocating, as the mine and ore deposits extend beneath the town centre. Never before has such a large community undergone this kind of transformation.
The Icehotel is the first hotel made from ice and snow, founded in 1989. A world famous hotel and an art exhibition reborn every winter. The rooms are unique and hand carved by artists from around the world and a wide range of disciplines. Spending a night in Icehotel is a surreal experience and a memory for life.
In Kiruna you can experience contrasts from Northern Lights to the midnight sun and the highest mountain in Sweden to the world’s largest underground iron-ore mine. It has a subarctic climate with short, cool summers and long, cold winters. The sun does not set between May 30 and July 15, and perpetual daylight lasts from early May to early August.
A visit to Kiruna and the possibility to visit the world famous Icehotel are included in the below travel packages: