Kiruna is the northernmost city in Sweden. The town is an ideal basis for people who want to discover the rough nature in this part of Sweden.
The town has over 20,000 inhabitants.
Kiruna is located in the far north of Sweden, 145 kilometers above the Arctic Circle. The town is built on a more than 500 meter high hill between the Tome (north of town) and Kalix (south of Kiruna) rivers. To the west are mountains, such as the highest mountain in Sweden, the Kebnekaise (2111 m). East of town lie vast woods.
Near the mountain Kiirunavaara lies a large, underground iron ore mine, the main source of income for the town. The old mine near the mountain Luossavaara is closed; it's now a skiing slope in winter months. Winter sports form the second important pillar of local economy. There's also a space center and Virgin Atlantic has plans to build a so-called Spaceport near Kiruna for commercial space flights.
Kiruna Airport is situated eight kilometers southeast of town. There are several flights to and from Stockholm, often via Luleå or Umeå. The airport is easily reachable by rental car. The airport is situated right off the E10; near the industrial area Östra you take the exit to the airport (Flygvältsvägen). The way to the airport is clearly signposted.
Busses run within Kiruna and to destinations in the vicinity. Keep in mind that service at night and during weekends is very restricted.
Traffic and Parking
A rental car is an ideal means of transportation to explore this remote part of Sweden. In general the roads are in good condition, but sometimes very narrow. Following winter the road conditions are often worse because of severe weather. Swedes are quite quick to repair the roads. Also keep in mind crossing game (reindeers and elks). The nearest bigger place is Gällivare (115 kilometers to the south).
There's a reasonable supply of accommodation in Kiruna, with in winter the inevitable Ice Hotel as tourist attraction. Apart from guesthouses and hotels, you can stay in apartments in Kiruna. In summer months there's a campsite outside town.
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Frequently asked questions
Is EasyTerra Car Rental the cheapest?
Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town.
What do I need to do when picking up a car?
To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.
Are there any additional costs?
Our rates are all-inclusive. Our reservation department will inform you in advance should additional costs apply. You can always cancel your booking free of charge if you do not agree (this must be done at least 48 hours prior to the start of the car hire period).
What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental?
In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.
What is a worry-free label?
This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you.
How can I change or cancel my reservation?
You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).
When will I get a confirmation of my booking?
Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).
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