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Kiruna Kyrka

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Address: Kyrkogatan 8, Kiruna 981 22, Sweden
Phone Number: 980678 12
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Gem in Kiruna

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Emanuela R
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Turin, Italy
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Turin, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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Göteborg
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5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

I really enjoyed seeing this church. From the outside in winter it is already a beautiful building, but the interior is really striking. The timber construction is really worth seeing. We did not visit with a guide, but were lucky enough to encounter the church musicians practicing and the experience of the acoustic added to the visit. This building is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

I was there during winter time. With the thick cover of snow it was quite magical to discover this church in the small city of Kiruna. It is a nice one to visit, but if you do not like to visit church, do not go, because i do not think that it is a very exceptional one. Anyway it is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

This is an amazing wooden church. The whole town of Kiruna is being moved, due to mining subsidence. The church is held together with hundreds of wooden pegs. It's dark and broody, but has a wonderful atmosphere.

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