Experience Arctic Your Way
The destination – Environment
5 SEASONS TO VISIT
Did you know that the Arctic regions of Sweden have 5 seasons?
Well, technically we only have 4, but the late spring in the Kiruna region is called the fifth season. It’s when the days are long and filled with sunshine, the temperature warms up but the cold snow conditions still offer world class skiing. This may be the most popular season to visit, but let us show you that the rest of the year is just as magical as the spring.
The early marks of winter is when the first snow illuminates the relief of our sites to the cold and colorful skies of the arctic winter. This is the prime season to get enchanted by the Aurora, otherwise known as the nordic light. During the ski season, you can enjoy all the many outdoor activities in our mountains and the bliss of the fresh powder. The late spring is when the nature explodes and bloom, followed by the long sunny days of our summer, perfect to enjoy the hikes in the surroundings. Lastly, the fall offers myriads of colours and the first sights of the aurora once again.
You can visit us whenever it suits you.
Accommodation – All our different options
No matter which one of our resorts you wish to stay at, we can guarantee you a comfortable holiday. From the spacious and comfortable luxury lodges with breathtaking views over the mountains and lake Torneträsk in Björkliden to the exclusive boutique hotel with 13 rooms in Riksgränsen, or the mountain station Låktatjåkko providing the ultimate remote experience. We are eager to listen to your aspirations and offer the best arrangement for your special holidays.
Travel to Björkliden & Riksgränsen
By flight – The airplane departs from Stockholm and arrives in Kiruna after approximately 90 minutes, after which you need to go by transfer bus, train or car to Björkliden or Riksgränsen. The transfer between Kiruna and Björkliden/Riksgränsen also takes about 90 minutes; the total trip takes about 4 hours between Stockholm and Björkliden/Riksgränsen.
By train – Step aboard the train in Stockholm or Gothenburg at night and wake up amidst the fantastic mountain scenery the next day. You will reach Björkliden and Riksgränsen by lunch time. Both train stations are located at the heart of the villages. VY runs the stretch between Stockholm and Björkliden/Riksgränsen, which takes approximately 18 hours.
By car – Drive north on the E4, turn left at Töre and then take the E10 to Kiruna and Narvik. From Kiruna, you follow the signs to Narvik. From Kiruna to Björkliden, it takes about 1 hr and 15 mins and to Riksgränsen it takes about 1 hr and 40 mins.