It can be wise to arrive in Kiruna with a couple of extra days before the actual start of the ride to have some time to shake out the legs after the travel. There are interesting things to see and do in and around Kiruna.
The Kiruna muncipality covers an area of 19,447 square kilometres which makes it the world’s second largest. In this area you will find boreal and birch forests,
alpine tundra, wetlands, seven unregulated rivers and more than 6,000 lakes including Abisko National Park and Vadvetjåkka National Park. Hiking and fishing is easily reached in other words.
The town of Kiruna is situated right at the world’s largest underground iron ore mine. The whole town of Kiruna is actually in the process of moving some three kilometres to allow for continued mining. The relocation is scheduled to be finished in 2024.
The mine – Guided tour LKAB’s Visitor Centre.
The Kiruna tourist centre website, www.kirunalapland.se.