"Above the Arctic Circle" Top 5 Page for this destination Kiruna by fairy_dust

Kiruna Travel Guide: 174 reviews and 350 photos

While studying in Sundsvall, Sweden as an exchange student for a semester, I and other exchange students in the program decided to take a weekend trip to Kiruna. Kiruna is a small town in northern Sweden, above the Arctic Circle (though we were lucky that it wasn't too cold on the weekend we visited!). It is home of the famous Ice Hotel (though there is an Ice Hotel in Canada too). The Sami people (a tribe of Nomadic people in Scandinavia) also live in that area.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:The ice hotel, the tours/safaris
  • Cons:very cold weather, sleepy town
  • In a nutshell:It's small, but worth visiting.
  • Last visit to Kiruna: Mar 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • DAO's Profile Photo
    Jul 19, 2011 at 4:08 PM

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY Amélie !!!!

  • sourbugger's Profile Photo
    Jul 18, 2008 at 5:07 AM

    i've fancied this trip for a long time - so thanks for the info

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Feb 18, 2007 at 5:29 AM

    looks like a cool adventure (no pun intended)!

  • Pixiekatten's Profile Photo
    Nov 11, 2006 at 4:10 PM

    Always wanted to go to the Ice Hotel. Seems very very cold tho! Greetings from the southern part of Sweden! :)

  • Sjalen's Profile Photo
    Jan 23, 2006 at 4:54 AM

    Nice page! :) Although Kiruna DOES have public transport and is a town, not a little village. Maybe you're confusing it with Jukkasjärvi where the Ice hotel is? :)

  • CALSF's Profile Photo
    Nov 14, 2004 at 3:58 PM

    I've read about the Ice Hotel, really unique! I understand there is a new ice hotel property in Milano now.

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Aug 18, 2004 at 8:02 PM

    Do you have an iced pizza with your ice glass (full of ice cold wine ?) !! Cool place !!

  • Nobbe's Profile Photo
    Apr 29, 2004 at 2:59 PM

    Kiruna is much warmer during the summers... =) But on the other hand, the ice hotel is gone then...


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