Kiruna is the northernmost municipality in Sweden, and also the largest in terms of area (20 000 square kilometres). It has 23 000 inhabitants. Kiruna combines many extremes: Sweden's highest mountain, seven large and unspoiled rivers, midnight sun and polar nights, the world's largest underground mine, high-tech space research, traditional Sami trades and a successful tourist industry. The city of Kiruna is currently undergoing an exciting social transformation; due to mining close to the city centre, large parts of Kiruna have to be relocated. Kiruna's largest industry is the mining company LKAB, which began mining in the 1890s.
Welcome to the webpage of Kiruna Lappland. Here you will find information about what to do in Kiruna, food and drinks, where to stay and other essential information for tourists.
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The iron ore deposit gave rise to the city of Kiruna, and now the mining activity is the reason for the city transformation. Read more on the webpage The City Transformation.