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 Jukkasjärvi. Here 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. Kiruna 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.
With its 19,447 square kilometres, Kiruna Municipality is as big as half the size of the Netherlands – where over 17 million people live. In Kiruna Municipality, just over 23,000 people share the half as many square kilometers. That is almost a square kilometer per person. More than 18,000 of them live in the town of Kiruna, the rest of them living in about 50 villages. Kiruna has three native languages, the Swedish, Sámi and Tornedalen Finnish cultures living side-by-side.
The ‘Full Circle’ is a 8 days Fly & Drive holiday organised by Luleå Travel to discover Swedish Lapland including the city of Kiruna.