Skiing in Untracked Terrain and Well-Prepared Pistes
The options for skiing are plentiful in and around Kiruna – regardless of whether you prefer hunting for adrenaline kicks or gliding along calmly at your own pace.
In Kiruna you will be skiing on natural snow almost all year round, from late autumn until midsummer, under the Northern Lights and the blue, polar light in the winter, in the warm spring sunlight and midnight sun just before the snow goes away before next season.
A Legendary Ski Resort
Riksgränsen is the northernmost, most legendary ski resort in Sweden. Here, skiers make the most of every metre of altitude that there is. There is a lot of focus on off-piste but that’s not all. There are plenty of slopes that are both rugged and winding in character. Apart from the pistes, there are innumerable off-piste options. There is fun skiing for everyone, from families to freestylers.
Perfect Conditions for Leisure and Professional Skiers Alike
A large number of cross-country skiers arrive every winter to ski in and around Kiruna. Kiruna offers early snow and well-prepared trails close to the city centre, for leisure and professional skiers alike. The ski trails are illuminated on dark nights and maintained using snow grooming machines for the best possible skiing.
Låktaspåret (The Låkta Trail)
Later in the winter season you will find a 27 km prepared cross-country trail running all the way from Björkliden via Låktatjåkka Mountain Station (1,228 m above sea level), Kärkevagge and Katterjåkk to Riksgränsen. A spectacular trail, one of the most beautiful in Sweden, with an incredible view of Lake Torneträsk and the Riksgränsen mountains.
Kungsleden (The King’s Trail)
The King’s Trail between Abisko and Hemavan is one of the best ski trails in the world. A 400 km adventure, pioneered by the Swedish Tourist Association in the early 1900’s. The King’s Trail offers amongst other things, snow-clad mountain tops, warm spring sun, glaciers and the magical Northern Lights. A guided tour of this historical region is a great experience.
You could top it all off by climbing Sweden’s highest mountain, Kebnekaise, for example on a guided tour in the winter.