Kiruna – sites to see

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.

Kiruna Photo: Jessica Nildén

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.

Lapporten – the Lapponian Gate Photo: Kiruna Lappland

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.

Husflytt stadsomvandling Kiruna Photo: Jessica Nildén
Kristallen – the new town centre Photo: Kiruna kommun
LKAB Visitor Centre
LKAB’s Visitor Centre Photo:Tomas Utsi


The mine – Guided tour LKAB’s Visitor Centre.

Icehotel in Jukkasjärvi.

The Kiruna tourist centre website,


Length of Sweden on Vimeo

Now available worldwide for on demand streaming at Vimeo, Length of Sweden a documentary by ERTZUI Filmmakers about the 2016 edition of the long distance bike ride Length of Sweden Sverigetempot.

Head over to Vimeo to start streaming or view the free trailer.

Length of Sweden Sverigetempot 2014, video traveling to the start in Riksgränsen, Sweden

Video: Arthur van der Lee, RoadworkX, used by permission

Arthur van der Lee, one of the participants of the Length of Sweden Sverigetempot 2014 edition, has produced this video about traveling to the start in Riksgränsen, Sweden and the pre-ride meeting.

Arthur flew in to Narvik, Norway and then rode his bike to Riksgränsen, Sweden. Another option is to fly into Kiruna, Sweden and then travel from there to the start or go by train to Riksgränsen, Sweden.