Jukkasjärvi is a small village located about 17 kilometers from Kiruna. The Torne River is very wide here and looks like a small lake, hence the finnish word “järvi” for lake. The village have approximately 800 inhabitants, but there are also more than 1 000 dogs in the village! Here is the famous ICEHOTEL and the old wooden church. Sami Siida culture centre is here for those interested in the sami culture.