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Address: Kyrkogatan 8, Kiruna 981 22, Sweden
Phone Number: +46 980 678 12
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Majestic place of worship set in woodland beauty

It would be impossible for me to describe this church without acknowledging its setting. The woodlands around the church provide a simple but impressive frame for this fascinating... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 28, 2016
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A beautiful church, all wooden made ! Easy to access from anywhere in Kiruna, but was closed when i got there :(

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

It would be impossible for me to describe this church without acknowledging its setting. The woodlands around the church provide a simple but impressive frame for this fascinating and beautiful church. The focal point of this impressive and larger than life structure is the altar painting by Prince Eugen.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

I had to visit three times to time getting inside (first time, was closed, second time, couldn't remember hours and missed it again, third time was a charm), but, I'm certainly glad I made the effort... so beautiful, so beautiful!

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Turin, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

Stunning Lapland style church in Kiruna. The light inside is magic, like the northern light! Beautiful architecture and free entrance, a must see in the town.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

This 100 yr. old temple is a marvel of scandic simplicity and beauty. The painting above the altar is enchanting.

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Watford, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

The locals are proud of their huge church, paid for by the owner of the iron ore mines which are the reason that Kiruna exists at all, but inside it is dark, gloomy even in the summer, feels like a turbine hall and externally seems to borrow from far Eastern temple architecture with its steeply sloping pantiled roofs and bright... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

The Church is build of wood, it is an amazing big construction inspired by the Sami "tipi". It is well wort a visit. Entrance is free. I think it will leave an impression on most people, even an unreligious person like me. Is is in walking distance from the "Stadshus", municipal building.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

One of the best attractions of the city. It is very unusual and look very different from all churches I've seen before. It was definitely worth to see, even though I prefer more old style architecture.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

The Kiruna church was built in 1912. Inside,the dark woods is imposing, and balanced by the light coming from the ceiling. The eye is attracted by the painting by Prince Eugene above the altar. Take time to enjoy the inside and then look at the outside and the statues on the roof. Highly recommended.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

This church is one of the "must see" landmarks in Kiruna. From the outside it is unique and very impressive. The inside of the church is less spectacular so if it's not open when you visit, you're not missing anything if you don't go back during opening hours.

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