Sustainable Arctic Destination
Kiruna Municipality is Sweden’s northernmost and largest municipality to the surface. The destination is known for its preserved natural and cultural landscape, majestic mountains, glaciers, several unregulated national rivers and over 6000 lakes. In the destination, you will find Sweden’s highest mountain Kebnekaise, two national parks and protected forests with unique environments with exciting fauna. It is 26% of the municipality’s area and almost 11% of all protected nature in Sweden, which is located here. Kiruna city with its high-tech hub in the mineral industry and space technology borders to nature with big areas where few people live. You can experience three different cultures; Swedish, the Torne valley culture and Sámi culture.
Thanks to The Right of Public Access, everyone has the freedom to roam in the countryside, even in sensitive areas protected by national parks, nature reserves or Natura 2000 areas. But there are some things you must keep in mind when you are out walking, camping, climbing, picking flowers or doing something else in the countryside.
Kiruna Lapland has a long-term focus, our aim is to contribute to the welfare of the planet and our mission is to contribute to solutions so what you can experience today is preserved for future generations. In our work, we take into account and care for the different cultures, the visitors, and local people.
The way to become a sustainable destination …
Kiruna Lapland works long term to become an internationally sustainable certified destination. On behalf of that work, we have started to certify companies.