Safe to Visit Kiruna

The trade association Visita has produced an information campaign with guidelines for reducing the spread of infection, developed in dialogue with the Swedish Public Health Agency and the Hotel and Restaurant Union. These guidelines are summarized under the “Safe to Visit” brand. Keep an eye out for the sticker that the facilities use to clarify to visitors how the company works with safety during the ongoing pandemic.

Kiruna and Covid-19
Kiruna Lapland is closely following the development of the Corona virus and the recommendations that come from the Swedish authorities and the government. Many companies in Kiruna adapt their operations and their routines to ensure that both staff and visitors can feel safe. Measures such as, marking distances, placing dining tables further apart, offering takeaway on request and home delivery help to reduce the spread of infection.

Some companies have also eased on their booking terms to make you feel more secure with your booking. Opening hours and supply of facilities and activities may vary and change at short notice regarding the development of Covid-19. Please contact the companies directly to get accurate and up-to-date information on what applies to their business.

Kiruna Lappland Tourist Center
The Tourist Center is open for visitors and we are also available through phone, email and Facebook during limited opening hours. We follow the recommendations of the Public Health Agency of Sweden.

Monday-Friday 10.00-15.00   |   0980-188 80   |


Activities in Kiruna and surroundings during Corona
In Kiruna Municipality we are fortunate to have our vast nature, and as we usually say – Nature is always open! In the winter season there are a lot of activites on offer and most companies have adapted their tours to minimize the spread of infection. Such actions can include, but are not limited to, offering private tours. Please ask the activity provider about their safety work in regard to Covid-19.

Travel and Corona
If you or someone near you has symptoms or is in quarantine, we urge you to follow the recommendations of the Public Health Agency to think through if your trip is necessary.

PCR testing for travel certificates is not included in the state-funded testing that the regions have undertaken to carry out to identify cases of suspected covid-19 infection. The Norrbotten region therefore does not issue any certificates for travel regarding Covid-19.
So PCR testing for travel certificates is not available in Kiruna.

For those traveling by train, you can read about SJ’s action plan before you book your trip.
Car rental companies have also taken the necessary steps to minimize the infection when renting a car.

How you can contribute to a safe stay and prevent spread of infection
We all have a personal responsibility and by taking simple steps we can together help to curb the infection.

  • Social distancing.
  • Cough and sneeze into your elbow.
  • Wash your hands often.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Avoid social gatherings.
  • Stay home if you are feeling ill or present symptoms.

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