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Almost 1,500kms north of Stockholm and covering an administration area of 3,000 square miles, is the city of Kiruna, the most northern city in Sweden. Home of the great Kebnekaise mountain and Lake Tornetrask, it is an ideal city to start an exploration of the Arctic wilderness. Highly advantageous to you on your trip is car hire. Book cheap car hire in Kiruna with us today, and we'll find you the best deals online.
There are plenty of interesting sights to see in Kiruna; the Stadshus, southeast of the railroad station, is a massive tower where 23 bells ring at noon and 6pm daily. The interior of the tower has some fabulous artwork from around the world.
Even though Kiruna is geographically huge, the town is easily navigated. Just round the corner from the Stadshus is Kiruna Kyrka, a stylish church with an origami design of rafters and wood beams. The roof is adorned with gilt bronze statues that represent various states of the mind.
It’s worth travelling 16kms east of the centre of Kiruna to Jukkasjärvi Wärdshus och Hembygdsgård, said to be the best restaurant in Swedish Lapland. It serves traditional dishes such as arctic char with apple cider sauce, or filet of reindeer with Arctic shiitake mushrooms.
Eighty kilometres away from the commercial centre of town is the highest mountain in Sweden, Kebnekaise, which can be reached by car or by bus. The bus will take you to Aroksjokk, from Kiruna's city centre, and a motorboat will then take you to the Lapp village of Nikkaluokta. There, the Sami will offer themselves as guides.
There are three flights daily to Kiruna Airport from Stockholm (duration: 95 minutes), which is located about 9kms east of the city centre. There are plenty of options for getting from the airport into Kiruna including taxis, buses and car rentals.
Car rental suppliers operate from the airport's arrival hall, these are Hertz, Avis and Europcar. For more options on cars and suppliers please compare the market with us, and we will find you cheap car hire in Kiruna. If you wish to prebook a hire car make sure to arrange to collect it either from Kirkwall Airport or from one of the supplier's depots in the the city center.
Three trains which depart daily to Gallivare where you can change trains to Kiruna, which will take approximately 90 minutes.
There's a daily bus service between Gällivare and Kiruna.
Travellers can come from Gällivare, and continue northwest along the E10.