North of Sweden

The Swedish Lapland is the most northern area of the country, situated within the Arctic Circle and between the borders of Norway and Finland. We flew to Lulea in Norrbotten county and stayed overnight before embarking on a 4 ½ hour car journey to Kiruna, which is located close to Norwegian Lapland. In my opinion, this is so far the most beautiful part of Sweden with its magnificent mountain scenery and thousands of lakes surrounding the area. It is especially beautiful when it is covered with snow, which happens most time of the year. We were there at the end of April.


Lulea Airport and Kiruna Airport.

Recommended Airlines

SAS (there are no direct international flights to Lulea and Kiruna, so you need to go via Stockholm Arlanda).

Recommended Hotels

Lulea:     Elite Stadshotellet, Comfort Hotel Arctic, Clarion Hotel Sense and Best Western Hotell Savoy.

Kiruna:   Ice Hotel, Tree Hotel, Hotell Vinterpalatset, Camp Ripan Aurora Spa and Hotel Arctic Eden, Hotell E10, Hotel Bishops Arm and Scandic Ferrum.

Recommended Restaurants

Lulea:     Kitchen & Table, Bistro Norrland, Restaurang CG, Restaurang Goodwill and Cook’s Krog.

Kiruna:   Mommas Steakhouse, Landstroms Kok & Bar, Royal Diner and Spis Mat och Dryck.

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