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Kiruna (Sweden)

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Feel like you´re at the top of the world at the northernmost city in Sweden

Kiruna is the northernmost city in Sweden and its surrounding area boasts amazing landscapes, ranging from towering mountains and crystal-clear lakes to ancient boreal forests and vast rivers. The population of Kiruna is about 18,000.

The region shares a long history with the indigenous Sami people, with evidence of at least 6000 years of settlement. The city of Kiruna was founded in 1900 and it quickly became a major centre for the iron ore extraction and mining industries. Due to Kiruna's position north of the Arctic Circle, the city experiences both midnight sun and polar nights throughout the year as well as a very cold climate, even by Scandinavian standards.

Kiruna is perhaps most famous for the ICEHOTEL, which is located in the nearby small village of Jukkasjärvi. Other popular activities in the Kiruna region are northern lights tours, snowmobile rides, dog sled tours, reindeer farm visits, moose safaris, skiing, snowshoeing, and ice fishing.

Other attractions include Kiruna Church, which was built in 1912, and is one of Sweden's largest wooden buildings. The exterior is built in a gothic revival style, while the altar depicts an art nouveau style. In 2001, Kiruna Church was voted the most popular pre-1950 building in Sweden, in a country-wide poll conducted by the Swedish Travelling Exhibitions, a government agency connected to the Ministry of Culture.

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You could experience Kiruna (Sweden) through any one of these tours below.

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4 days / 3 nights

16 Dec - 31 Mar

Icehotel Winter Adventure

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4 days / 3 nights

15 Dec - 31 Mar

Lapland Aurora Break

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4 days / 3 nights

15 Dec - 22 Mar

Aurora Extravaganza

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6 days / 5 nights

15 Dec - 22 Mar

Northern Lights Over Abisko

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