SSC – Esrange Visitor Center

The Esrange Space Center is situated just over 40km north-east of Kiruna. SSC (Swedish Space Corporation) uses it to launch sounding rockets and stratospheric balloons for research purposes. There is also a major station for satellite communication here. The base isn’t open to the public, but there’s a small, unmanned visitor center presenting the activities at Esrange and Swedish Spacerelated work.

The Esrange Visitor Center is open between 08.00-18.00 during summer. Other times of the year the visitor center is open on request.