Reasons To Visit Kiruna
Kiruna is known for being the northernmost town in Sweden with a relatively small population of less than 20,000 people. The town offers a perfect blend of interesting heritage sites and exciting outdoor opportunities, so travelers of all tastes and preferences can find something memorable to do. Be sure to check out some of the unique works of architecture in the town like the wooden Kiruna Church and the charming Stadshuset City Hall, or enjoy one of the festive events in the town like the Snow Festival or the Kiruna Festival. You will want to explore the stunning landscape outside of the town which offers many adventurous things to do such as hiking, skiing and kayaking, so thrill seekers can indulge themselves.
Arriving In Kiruna
Kiruna Airport is located just 10 km away from Kiruna and handles flights from around Europe, most of which are on a seasonal charter basis from the UK. If you are looking to travel from the UAE to Kiruna, you will not be able to find any direct flights as the airport only handles flights from European destinations. However, there are regular connections from Stockholm which enables UAE-based travelers to fly to Kiruna with only a single transfer, making the journey a lot easier.
Kiruna Airport is set within a single passenger terminal and offers all of the basic services and amenities you would need. Alongside a couple of restaurants and cafés, there is a travel shop on site where you can get some last-minute things you may have forgotten. In addition to this, the airport provides travelers with free Wi-Fi, although there is a limit to usage and a three-hour maximum time limit. Getting from the airport into Kiruna is possible by public transport if you don’t want to shell out on a taxi with bus services available, while many hotels and resorts also provide their own shuttle services. There are a few leading car rental agencies available at Kiruna Airport, so those looking for a vehicle can rent one immediately upon landing.
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Kiruna Travel Information
As Sweden is within the Schengen Area, UAE nationals traveling to the country can do so visa free for up to 90 days. As Kiruna is located deep in the north of the country, you can expect some of Sweden’s coldest weather with freezing temperatures and heavy snowfall over the winter, while during the summer things warm up somewhat with average highs of around 19 degrees in July. Don’t forget that Sweden has not adopted the euro as its currency, so remember to change up your money to the Swedish krona instead.
* This information is correct as of February 2018
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