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Interesting tour of a unique location

My expectations for this tour were somewhat limited since I read some negative reviews here... read more

Reviewed March 10, 2019
icepick80
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Beemte-Broekland, The Netherlands
Interesting voyage under ground

It's been so interesting to see how life goes on uder ground and you can taste how Sweden is... read more

Reviewed January 2, 2019
FedericaV84
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Milan, Italy
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Come along to the world’s largest underground iron-ore mine. We go by bus directly from the Tourist Center into the mountain and down to the show mine LKAB’s Visitor Centre at level 540 metres. Here in Kiruna much revolves around our mine. The guide...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Reviewed March 17, 2019 via mobile

The mine your was surprisingly interesting. The bus takes visitors from the tourist center right into the mine 500m below the surface. Who’d think there’d be so many visitors in Kiruna in March, let alone to fill the bus! It was a popular tour and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 10, 2019

My expectations for this tour were somewhat limited since I read some negative reviews here. However, it surprised me.. sure, the video you get to see is a little propaganda with how great LKAB is... but the tour itself was interesting and the lady telling...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 9, 2019 via mobile

The tour is interesting and the guide was extremely professional. It was great fun to see the massive machines and to learn about the actual mining process. The downside was the pro-corporate description of just about everything from how well the LKAB mining company takes...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed February 24, 2019

The LKAB tour is a "must" when spending some time in Kiruna as it gives you very clear and intersting inputs on the iron ore mining issues. Even the critical aspect a the need to move a considerable part of the city is being spoken...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 11, 2019

I think your enjoyment of this experience is going to vary dramatically based on the expectations you walk in with. If you believe that you're going on a tour of a working mine, you will be disappointed. If you're expecting more of a tour of...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Doug M
KirunaLappland, Gun-Britt at LKAB's Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2019

Hello Doug, This is an informative tour to learn more about Kiruna, the city transformation and the mine. Because of safety it´s not possible to go so deep under to production areas and it´s not a very suitable place for guests but we see your...More

Reviewed January 2, 2019

It's been so interesting to see how life goes on uder ground and you can taste how Sweden is technologically advanced. I'm not sure that is so such a good idea continuing "eating" the ground but I can understand it is important for the local...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank FedericaV84
KirunaLappland, Gun-Britt at LKAB's Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded January 4, 2019

Hello FredericaV84, If you really want to know something about the history of the northern region of Sweden and how everything started up here then this is the tour for you. You will get a lot of information about how mining has developed during the...More

Reviewed December 31, 2018 via mobile

This is by far the most boring tour I have ever done in my life. I usually love educational things (I’m a scientist), but this was sooooooo long and drawn out. The first 30 min were spent in front of two information panels, where details...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 41natalias
KirunaLappland, Gun-Britt at LKAB's Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded January 4, 2019

Hello 41natalias, Thank you for your review. Sorry to hear that you didn´t enjoy the tour. Perhaps you didn´t notice that the mine-tour is an informative tour where the guests will get a lot of information about the history of Kiruna and the impact the...More

Reviewed December 13, 2018 via mobile

A must join tour... more than half a kilometre down into earth A working mine which accommodates tours Very well organised, informative and interestingMore

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank juzadr
KirunaLappland, Gun-Britt at LKAB's Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded December 14, 2018

Hello juzadr, If visiting Kiruna you need to make the mine-tour. It because of the mine we have a city up here. So our history began with the mine around the year 1898 and since then has become the largest and most modern iron-ore underground...More

Reviewed November 29, 2018

IF you are interested int he mining activities of northern Sweden you must go there, also considering that the "entire" economy of the region exists just because there are the mines, otherwise this area would not be populated. They catch you at the tourist office...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Wallyontravel
KirunaLappland, Gun-Britt at LKAB's Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded December 14, 2018

Hello Wallyontravel, How nice to hear that your visit up here was good and interesting. The mine-tour gives you a lot of information about the region but also about our city. Thank you so much for your nice review.

Reviewed November 28, 2018

if you believe in God and Devil perhaps you will feel bad going down 500m in the mine. its very dark but you will find it very interesting to know more about new mining technologie. go will be quite updated . and there is a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ove L
KirunaLappland, Gun-Britt at LKAB's Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded December 14, 2018

Hello Ove L, Thank you for your review. It is an exiting tour to do just to go underground and to know that you still have several hundred meters of mountain above you. Then to experience the technology of mining today and how fast everything...More

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We went to the mine in March 2015. From the flier that I kept from our trip it shows that they have tours in English Jan-March on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 1500 and then in April and May the tours are cut to just... More
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