Kiruna Airport

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Kiruna Airport
Kiruna flygplats.jpg
Airport type Public
Operator Swedavia
Location Kiruna, Norrbotten, Sweden
Elevation AMSL 1,509 ft / 460 m
Coordinates 67°49′20″N 020°20′12″E / 67.82222°N 20.33667°E / 67.82222; 20.33667Coordinates: 67°49′20″N 020°20′12″E / 67.82222°N 20.33667°E / 67.82222; 20.33667
KRN is located in Norrbotten
Location within Norrbotten
Direction Length Surface
ft m
03/21 8,208 2,502 Paved
Statistics (2011)
Passengers total 164,103
International passengers 2,951
Domestic passengers 161,152
Landings total 1,047
Statistics: Swedavia[1]

Kiruna Airport is the northernmost airport in Sweden. It lies around ten kilometres from the town centre of Kiruna. In 2011, the airport served 164,103 passengers.[1]


Kiruna Airport is the chosen destination for the Spaceport Sweden project. Spaceport Sweden is a new venture between Swedish Space Corporation, the Jukkasjärvi Icehotel, LFV Group and Progressum, in which they hope, when operations start that Virgin Galactic will make their second base after the USA.[2]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Norwegian Air Shuttle Stockholm-Arlanda
Scandinavian Airlines Stockholm-Arlanda, Umeå
Seasonal charter: London-Heathrow[3]
operated by Enter Air
Seasonal charter: Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Doncaster/Sheffield, East Midlands, Exeter, Humberside, Leeds/Bradford, London-Gatwick, Manchester, Newcastle[4][5]

Helicopter routes[edit]

There are scheduled helicopter flights for paying passengers in the mountain region of Kiruna. One such is Nikkaluokta-Kebnekaise mountain lodge, which goes twice daily in the summer season operated by Kallax Flyg.[6]

Accidents and incidents[edit]

Ground transportation[edit]

  • Bus 91 to Kiruna busstation and Narvik is available a few months a year.
  • Airport Bus is available year-round.[7]
  • Taxi and airport taxi are available.
  • Rental cars are available.


External links[edit]

Media related to Kiruna Airport at Wikimedia Commons