12 days in Norrbotten County Itinerary

12 days in Norrbotten County Itinerary

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Fly to Kiruna Airport, Drive to Abisko
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Abisko
— 2 nights
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Kiruna
— 2 nights
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Jokkmokk
— 1 night
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Vidsel
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lulea
— 4 nights
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Abisko

Abisko's northern location free of light pollution makes it home to one of the greatest displays of the Northern Lights and midnight suns.
On the 20th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Abisko National Park. On the next day, explore the activities along Tornetrask, look and learn at Aurora Sky Station, and then head outdoors with Lights Over Lapland.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Abisko online vacation planner.

Madrid, Spain to Abisko is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Expect colder weather when traveling from Madrid in June: highs in Abisko hover around 16°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kiruna.

Things to do in Abisko

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

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Kiruna

Sweden's northernmost city, Kiruna remains best known for its proximity to the world's first hotel-museum built entirely of snow and ice.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Kiruna Kyrka, then make a trip to Kiruna Stadshuset, then examine the collection at Sami Siida - Markanbaiki, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jukkasjärvi Kyrka & Församlingsgård. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Samegarden Museum, get engrossed in the history at Hjalmar Lundbohmsgarden Ek Forening, and then go deep underground at LKAB's Visitor Centre.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kiruna trip planner.

Drive from Abisko to Kiruna in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Abisko in June, Kiruna is slightly colder at night with lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Jokkmokk.

Things to do in Kiruna

Museums · Historic Sites

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Jokkmokk

Jokkmokk is a locality and the seat of Jokkmokk Municipality in Norrbotten County, province of Lapland, Sweden with 2,786 inhabitants in 2010. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Jokkmokks Fjalltradgard, then examine the collection at Ajtte Museum, and then examine the collection at Kulturhuset Gamla Apoteket.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Jokkmokk travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Kiruna to Jokkmokk takes 3 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Vidsel.

Things to do in Jokkmokk

Museums · Parks
Highlights from your trip

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Vidsel

Vidsel is a locality situated in Älvsbyn Municipality, Norrbotten County, Sweden with 533 inhabitants in 2010. Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Storforsens Naturreservat and then head outdoors with Storforsen. On the next day, head outdoors with Burning Snow.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Vidsel travel route tool.

Drive from Jokkmokk to Vidsel in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in June, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Lulea.

Things to do in Vidsel

Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Lulea

Luleå is a city on the coast of northern Sweden, and the capital of Norrbotten County, the northernmost county in Sweden. Venture out of the city with trips to Holgers Traktor Museum (in Overkalix), Kukkolaforsen (in Haparanda) and Western Farm (in Boden). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Gammelstad Church Town, walk around Gultzauudden, see the interesting displays at Flygmuseet F21, and make a trip to Rodbergsfortet.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Lulea trip planner.

You can drive from Vidsel to Lulea in 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lulea

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Norrbotten County travel guide

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Outdoor Activities · Churches · Specialty Museums
Norrbotten County is Sweden's diamond in the rough. Its harsh Arctic climate and slightly aloof populace conceal spectacular sights and tourist attractions. The northern location yields midnight suns, arctic nights, and awe-inspiring displays of the Northern Lights. The old town of Luleå along the coast boasts historical 15th-century churches listed as World Heritage Sites. The fascinating Sami culture dominates the county, where igloos and reindeer are not uncommon sights. Make tracks across fresh snow through pine forests while riding at the helm of a dog sledding team.