Things to do in Kiruna

Our most recommended things to do in Kiruna

Kiruna: Guided Snowmobile Tour and Northern Lights Hunt

1. Kiruna: Guided Snowmobile Tour and Northern Lights Hunt

Experience the freedom and serenity of driving through the vast wilderness of the Swedish Lapland countryside on a guided snowmobile ride. Spot the northern lights from locations far away from the light pollution of the city and stop for a traditional Swedish fika (tea or coffee break). After getting picked up from your hotel, travel to the camp in Poikkijärvi, where your adventure begins. Get kitted out with snowmobiling gear and warm clothing before setting out on your snowmobile safari. Then, spend some time discovering the best spots in the area to see the northern lights without the light pollution of the city. Stop for a Swedish fika with hot drinks and sweets before returning to you accommodation after the snowmobile ride.

Kiruna: Northern Lights Tour with BBQ Dinner

2. Kiruna: Northern Lights Tour with BBQ Dinner

Start with pickup from your hotel in Kiruna and travel to the village of Abisko. Your guide will get the fire started and prepare your BBQ dinner in a traditional Sami tent or cabin. After dinner, search for the spectacular natural phenomenon of the Northern Lights. With your experienced guide, find the ideal location to catch a glimpse of vibrant colors dancing in the night sky.  The location will vary and depends on local weather conditions. A professional photographer will take several photos and videos of the Northern Lights, which will be sent to you after the tour. Enjoy a hot drink as you gather around the fire to admire the beautiful sky. Hear a little bit about the history of the region and associated legends. Once the tour is concluded, you will return back to Kiruna.

Kiruna: Guided Snowmobile Tour and Swedish Fika Expereince

3. Kiruna: Guided Snowmobile Tour and Swedish Fika Expereince

Blaze into a picture perfect winter wonderland on this guided snowmobile tour from Kiruna. Enter the Lappish wilderness and have the chance to spot the northern lights. Savor a Swedish fika experience while surrounded by nature. Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation in Kiruna. Hop aboard a comfortable and climate-controlled bus. Relax and take in views of the wilderness on the way to the basecamp in Poikkijärvi.  Put on a warm shoes, gloves, and high-quality winter clothing to ensure that you don't get chilly on your adventure. Head out into the snow with two people per snowmobile. Experience the thrill of driving as you have the chance to drive and take the passenger seat.  Go far away from the city's light pollution and find a nice spot to look for the dancing colors of the northern lights. Settle in for a quintessential local experience with a fika of piping hot coffee or tea and some sweets. Return to your hotel by bus at the end of your tour. 

Kiruna: Northern Lights Tour with Photographer/Guide

4. Kiruna: Northern Lights Tour with Photographer/Guide

Go hunting for the Northern Lights in Kiruna on a guided aurora photography tour. Find an area with clear sky and get your camera set up to capture photos of the illusive natural phenomenon. Watch the lights as you stay warm by the fire and enjoy hot drinks. Get picked up from your accommodations in Kiruna and meet your friendly guide and group for the night. Let your expert team find a suitable location with clear sky to make your camp. Get help with setting up your own camera so you can take some photos of the Northern Lights. Wait to catch a glimpse of bright green to illuminate the starry night sky. Watch the aurora dance above you as you listen to the crackling campfire keeping you warm and cosy. Be served hot drinks and reflect on your magical night as you head back to Kiruna.

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What people are saying about Kiruna

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 20 reviews

It was just perfect! Starting from pick up to the very end. We had good food. Enough explanations about nordic lights. We got warm outfit plus boots which were absolute must out there. We found the best possible spot on the frozen lake to watch the lights and the weather was just perfect for such event. Just our group! Nobody near us. After 1.5 hours of full lightshow in the sky we warmed up at the campfire. One of the best nights ever for sure! Strongly reccommended.

We had a great time with Onur and Felipe (sorry for the bad spelling). We were spoiled by the universe which offered us a magnificent show! Regarding the organization I have nothing to say! We were very well received in a good mood and kindness! Want to try something cool without worrying about the rest? Come see the “ororas” with them

Great experience! Despite the fact that the day was quite cloudy, the guides managed to find clear areas and we were able to see the auroras.

It was a fantastic tour with the guides going above and beyond to make sure we had a memorable experience

It was an amazing experience. Best Northern lights tour ever