Why you should visit Kiruna

Kiruna, located in northern Sweden, is an exciting destination offering a unique mix of natural beauty and cultural attractions. Nestled in Lapland, the city is renowned for its mining industry and the ongoing city relocation due to mining activities.

One of the most impressive sights in Kiruna is the Kiruna Church, considered one of Sweden’s most beautiful churches. Built to resemble a traditional Sami tent, it is now part of the city relocation project. Visitors can also take a guided tour of the world’s largest iron ore mine at the LKAB Visitor Center.

For nature enthusiasts, Kiruna offers fantastic opportunities for mountain hiking in the summer and the chance to see the northern lights in the winter. Dog sledding is a popular winter activity, providing an exhilarating and nature-connected experience. Another unique attraction is the Icehotel, where guests can stay in a hotel made entirely of ice and snow.

Kiruna has several accommodation options to suit different tastes and budgets. Camp Ripan is a hotel with activities for both summer and winter tourists, inspired by Swedish, Sami, and Tornedalian design. Hotel Bishops Arms offers a central location above an English pub, while Hotel Arctic Eden is a Best Western hotel with Sami influences.

Regarding dining, Kiruna has many options. Stejk Street Food is known for its meat-filled sandwiches, and SPiS Mat & Dryck is a local favorite for both lunch and dinner. Landströms Kök and Bar offers a wide range of dishes and delicious drinks.

To travel to Kiruna, you can easily fly from New York. Kiruna Airport is just 10 minutes from the city center. For more information and bookings, visit Avionero.