Exploring the rural towns and cities of Sweden is as easy as booking a flight to Kiruna with us here at Skyscanner. Kiruna is the northernmost town in Sweden’s Lapland province and is a frozen gem for anyone who loves boreal forests or icy steppes. Kiruna may not look like much at the moment, but in the future, it’ll be home to Sweden’s spaceport. Currently, the Swedish Space Corporation has their headquarters there.
When Is The Best Time To Fly To Sweden?
You’ll have the best selection of carriers and flights if you fly during the Swedish summertime; Kiruna’s location in the Arctic circle makes it extremely inhospitable for most of the year.
Though flying in the summer period is more expensive than flying during the winter, the frostiness of winter is a potent reason to avoid Kiruna during those months.
Which Airlines Fly To Kiruna?
Most of the carriers that fly to Kiruna are seasonal. In total, the following carriers have service to Kiruna:
- Norwegian Air Shuttle
- Scandinavian Airlines
- Enter Air
Among these carriers, only Norwegian Air Shuttle flies year round.
Landing In Kiruna
Once you touch down in Kiruna’s only terminal, grab your bags and figure out how you’re going to get into the town center. The terminal itself is small, yet modern, and has free Wi Fi which you can enjoy at your leisure.
During the summer months, you can get onto the 91 bus, which will take you to the town center quite quickly. The Airport Bus is another option but drops you farther away from the town center.
If you’re more partial to car rentals or taxis, you can take these forms of transportation from Kiruna Airport too.
Kiruna is known for its natural beauty. On clear nights, you’ll be able to see the Aurora Borealis, also known as the Northern Lights. Hiking around the outland is also a popular activity in Kiruna, though you’ll need to be extensively prepared if you’re trekking at any time other than the summer.
You should also check out the Kiruna church and the Icehotel, both of which are beautiful landmarks. If you visit in the fall, be sure to check out dog sledding tours of the outland, which are a popular tourist attraction. If you visit at the right time of year, watching the midnight sun from a field of fresh snow can be enchanting.