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 daily between 08.00-18.00 – all year round!