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Esrange Space Center

Esrange Space Center is located in northern Sweden, 45 km from the town of Kiruna at 67oN, 21oE.

Rocket and balloon launches
Satellite services
Flight test services
Ground based scientific instrumentation

No of employees

Postal address
Swedish Space Corporation
Esrange Space Center
P.O. Box 802
SE-981 28 Kiruna

Address for delivery of goods
Swedish Space Corporation
Esrange Space Center
SE-981 91 Jukkasjärvi

+46 980 72 000

+46 980 128 90

User’s Handbook

Public visits

Frequently asked questions
about the activities at Esrange Space Center

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Esrange Space Center

How to get here
Kiruna has good air, rail, and road connections. It is recommended to use winter tyres from mid-October until mid-April. This is provided on all rental cars.

Travel by air 
Daily flights to/from Stockholm-Arlanda to Kiruna Airport, the flight-time is 1,5 hrs. Kiruna Airport is located 10 km from Kiruna C. Taxi service or rental cars are recommended for local transport. Flights are operated by SAS and Norwegian.

Travel by railway 
Train connections daily to/from Stockholm with overnight train, 14-24 hrs travel time – couchette and sleeping wagons available. Kiruna town center is on a walking distance (10 min) from Kiruna train station but taxi is recommended if you have luggage. Trains are operated by SJ all year around and during high season also Veolia

Travel by road
Kiruna is 4 hrs drive from Luleå (east coast). Drive highway E10 and turn right at the crossroads to Jukkasjärvi (ICEHOTEL) 10 km before Kiruna – roadsign “ESRANGE” to follow. In the middle of the Jukkasjärvi village, turn left and drive the last 25 km to Esrange Space Center. 
To reach Kiruna from Narvik (west coast – Norway), drive 2 hrs on highway E10.
Both Luleå and Narvik have international airports operated by several airlines.

Local drive, Kiruna to Esrange 
There is no public transportation. Car or taxi must be used. The distance is 45 km, driving time is about 45 minutes.
From Kiruna airport or the town of Kiruna, drive south on highway E10. At about 10 km south of Kiruna C, turn left towards Jukkasjärvi until you find yourself in the middle of the village. There you turn left again and follow the roadsigns to Esrange, around 25 km east of Jukkasjärvi.

Rental of cars 
AVIS +46 980 192 99
Hertz + 46 980 190 00
Europcar + 46 980 666 00 
Esrange has an agreement with AVIS and can arrange rental cars if an advance request is made. The cars are made available at the airport or the railway station upon arrival in Kiruna and/or left at these locations upon departure – arrange in reservation.

It is recommended to make an advance reservation for taxi. On flight arrival/departure, shared FlightTaxi Kiruna Airport – Kiruna C (“Flygtaxi”) is available on reservation.  Approx cost for taxi Kiruna C – Esrange 700-850 SEK.
Taxi Kiruna tel +46 980 120 20

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