Kiruna was founded as a mining town, and quickly evolved into a well-organized and complete city thanks to the founders’ meticulous planning and desire to give the residents the best there is to offer. The result is a city where anything you need is easily available, despite that the location is very far away from just about everything.
Easily accessible, only nine kilometres from central Kiruna, this large hangar at Kiruna airport offers storage and testing space for all forms of aircraft. Kiruna can offer free airspace with a minimal amount of commercial airline traffic over an area equivalent to about an eighth of Sweden’s total land area.
Esrange Space Center
The long and successful history of Esrange Space Center has allowed SSC to build up a comprehensive infrastructure to support aerospace operations; rocket launchers, a very large balloon pad, a ground based instrumentation site, aerospace vehicle testing equipment and service systems as well as a hotel, canteen facilities and fully equipped laboratories and offices for customers.
About 10 km from the airport, ICEHOTEL appears like an ice dome in the winter landscape, offering its guests comfortable accommodation and uncompromised service. Just spending the night in a palace of ice and snow is an adventure in itself. The modern Scandinavian style hotel cabins are cozy, offering everything you need right outside your cabin door. Your time spent here can be an adventure, a time for complete relaxation, or a combination of both.