Relaxing in Kiruna

On Wednesday August 9th I made my way to Kiruna in Swedish Lapland. The Fjällräven Classic wouldn’t start until Friday the 11th, but I wanted to get to Kiruna in advance to acclimatise and to relax a bit before the big adventure started. On the plane over, there were many hikers and I met several people who were going to hike the Fjällräven Classic. Very nice and it came in handy later on, as I managed to share a taxi from the airport to Camp Ripan, which ended up being even cheaper than the bus.

Once at Camp Ripan, I settled into my private cabin, which was the cutest ever! I really like Scandinavian interiors with light colours and natural materials. The bed was super comfy, the cabin was spacious and had everything I could possibly need. I had a bit of a wander on the terrain at Camp Ripan and enjoyed the fresh air. In the evening I enjoyed a lovely dinner (reindeer!) and the most delicous chocolate mousse dessert. The next day I didn’t do a whole lot. I wandered around a bit, watched Netflix and just relaxed. So nice to enjoy all this comfort, before roughing it on the trail shortly after!

Published by Alive and Trekking

Dreamer. Adventurer. Traveller. Geek. Idealist. Nature. New Zealand, Nordic countries and the Arctic.

10 thoughts on “Relaxing in Kiruna

        1. Nice! So would you reckon it’s a good place to see the Northern Lights? They advertise for it but am just curious to know how it is in real life 😉

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