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How to Get the Best out of 4 Nights in Kiruna!


In the heart of Swedish Lapland, Kiruna calls forth with its enchanting winter landscapes, promising unforgettable adventures beneath the Northern Lights. With only four nights, maximizing your time is essential. Allow us to guide you through the secrets of making the most of your fleeting yet magical stay in Kiruna.

  • Your Arctic adventure begins as you touch down in Kiruna. Check into Arctic Eden Hotel or a cozy lodge, perhaps the Máttaráhká Northern Light Lodge, where the warmth of the welcome rivals the chill in the air. On your first night, weather permitting, embark on a Northern Lights safari. Let the dancing hues of the Aurora Borealis set the stage for an extraordinary stay.
  • Embrace the dawn of your second night with a hearty Scandinavian breakfast. Now, it’s time to dive into the array of winter activities Kiruna offers. Opt for dog sledding, where the exhilarating rush of gliding through snowy trails is guided by a team of energetic huskies. Alternatively, gear up for a snowmobiling adventure, exploring the untouched snowy expanses around Kiruna. The choices are yours, and Adventure Lapland is ready to tailor the experience to your preferences.
  • Immerse yourself in the cultural tapestry of the Sámi people. Explore their traditions, perhaps visiting a Sámi village or engaging in a cultural experience. Later, indulge in the local cuisine. Kiruna’s dining scene offers a mix of traditional and contemporary dishes, providing a delightful culinary journey.
  • As your last night unfolds, we recommend you to choose tranquility. Spend the evening reconnecting with the Arctic wilderness through ice fishing. Breathe in the crisp air, marvel at the serene snowy landscapes, and relish the quiet beauty of Kiruna.


Tips for Your 4 Nights in Kiruna:

  • Be flexible in your planning and make room for spontaneity and adjustments based on weather conditions.
  • Use the layering principle with wool as the first layer closest to the skin to effectively retain heat. Avoid cotton next to the skin as it can draw away warmth. Remember to pack warm winter jackets, waterproof boots, and insulated gloves.
  • Invest in high-quality wool socks to keep your feet warm and dry. Bring cold cream to protect exposed skin from chilly winds and prevent dehydration.
  • To capture the beautiful winter landscapes and the Northern Lights, ensure you have your camera and extra batteries with you. Cold temperatures can affect the performance of batteries.
  • Visit Sámi villages or events to immerse yourself in the local culture. Consider purchasing traditional crafts as souvenirs.
  • Book Activities in Advance – If there are specific activities or excursions you’re interested in, consider booking them in advance to ensure availability, especially during peak seasons.
  • Respect Nature and Culture – Be aware of and respect the delicate nature and local culture. Follow guidelines and rules to preserve the beauty and sustainability of the area.

In just four nights, Kiruna unfolds its magic, leaving an indelible mark on your winter escapade. From the celestial dance of the Northern Lights to the adrenaline of Arctic activities, including dog sledding, snowmobile tours, and the cultural richness of the Sámi people, Kiruna offers a condensed yet immersive Arctic experience. Seize every moment, relish the beauty, and let Kiruna cast its enchanting spell on your four-night adventure in the heart of Swedish Lapland. With over 18 years of experience in hosting guests, we are experts in Kiruna and its myriad activities, eager to assist with every aspect of your unforgettable journey.