Feel like you´re at the top of the world at the northernmost city in Sweden
On your visit to Swedish Lapland, you’ll find plenty to explore in the ever-changing city of Kiruna.
This city was founded over 100 years ago and it has the largest underground iron ore mine in the world. In 2014, the city authorities decided to expand the mine under Kiruna’s town centre. This project meant that Kiruna’s town centre needed to move completely, a few kilometres to the east!
Explore the remaining buildings of the old town, some of which are being prepared to be moved whole into the new town. The wooden Kiruna Church is one of the largest wooden buildings in Sweden. In the new city centre, officially opened in 2022, discover the “Kristallen” (“the crystal”), Kiruna’s new city hall.
Of course, apart from the interesting urban development, this city has plenty of its own culture to offer. Sample traditional Swedish Lapland food in a cosy restaurant and explore the snow-blanketed streets. During winter Kiruna gets very little sunlight, giving it an enchanting wintry atmosphere.
You can also visit the mine on a guided tour to see its incredible size and scope.View Attractions