Kiruna Airport

Kiruna Airport is the northernmost airport in Sweden. It lies around ten kilometres from the town centre of Kiruna. In 2018, the airport served 277,018 passengers.[1]

Kiruna Airport
Airport typePublic
LocationKiruna, Norrbotten, Sweden
Elevation AMSL1,509 ft / 460 m
Coordinates67°49′20″N 020°20′12″E
Location within Norrbotten
Direction Length Surface
ft m
03/21 8,208 2,502 Paved
Statistics (2018)
Passengers total277,018
International passengers4,374
Domestic passengers272,644
Landings total2,477
Boeing 737-600 at Kiruna Airport


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

Norwegian Air Shuttle Stockholm–Arlanda
Scandinavian Airlines Stockholm–Arlanda, Umeå
Seasonal charter: London-Heathrow (resumes 18 December 2021)[3]
Transavia Seasonal charter: Amsterdam

Helicopter routes

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.[4]


See source Wikidata query and sources.

Busiest routes to and from Kiruna Airport (2019)[5]
RankAirportPassengers handled % change
1 Sweden, Stockholm-Arlanda248,100 2.1
2 Sweden, Umeå14,352 22.7
3 United Kingdom, London-Heathrow1,999 10.7
4 Belgium, Brussels1,819 154.8
Traffic by calendar year[1]
YearPassenger volumeChangeDomesticChangeInternationalChange
2019 267,91603.2%263,12203.5%4,79409.6%
2018 277,018272,6444,374

Accidents and incidents

Ground transportation

  • Airport Transfer to and from Kiruna City Center available year round for flights to and from Stockholm, operated by Hörvalls Buss on behalf of Kiruna Municipality [6]
  • Bus 91 to Abisko - Riksgränsen - Narvik departs one time per day from the airport around february - may and june - september [7]
  • Nikkaluoktaexpressen to Nikkaluokta departs once or twice per day in march - may and june - september [8]
  • Taxi and airport taxi are available.
  • Rental cars are available.