When you see Kiruna for the first time, whether it is from the ground or air, you can’t help marvel at the wilderness that completely surrounds the city: Whether blanketed in snow or temporarily thawed out, you see a patchwork of forest and wetlands, intertwined waterways, majestic mountains rising just to the north and their plunging into the Atlantic in Norway to the west. Every environment is offered as an adventure in itself. Your choice of transportation is everything from snowmobiles and dogsleds to canoes and horses.

ICEHOTEL offers a wide range of outdoor activities year-round in the area around Kiruna. During the summer and early autumn season, hikers from around the world spend their vacations here hiking, camping, fishing, canoeing and horseback riding. The greater part of the year, when the areas are covered in deep snow, the experiences become more exotic: Dog sledding, snowmobiling, skiing, ice fishing and much more. If you are lucky, these adventures take place underneath a sparkling aurora.

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