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LKAB's Visitor Centre

17 Lars Janssonsgatan, Kiruna 981 31, Sweden
+46 980 188 80
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A thrilling visit under the ground. The bustrip down in total darkness was almost a little scary... read more

Reviewed October 19, 2017
Christin T
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Stockholm, Sweden
Busy place

Busy place, offering plenty of local information. Free Wi-Fi while you are visiting, car rentals... read more

Reviewed September 20, 2017
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White Rock, Canada
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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 will talk about modern mining and how it can cause a whole town to be moved. Coffee and cookies will be served in the cafe. A warm welcome!
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  • Average9%
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“iron ore mine” (12 reviews)
“tourist office” (10 reviews)
“below ground” (6 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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17 Lars Janssonsgatan, Kiruna 981 31, Sweden
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+46 980 188 80
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Reviewed October 19, 2017

A thrilling visit under the ground. The bustrip down in total darkness was almost a little scary. 40 mil road under the surface. Exiting to have a close look at all the mining machines and ecuipment and the simple cafe break over 500 m belove...More

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KirunaLappland, Tourist Center at LKAB's Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded December 28, 2017

Hello christint655, Thank you for that wonderful review! So happy you had a nice time on the tour. We will take into consideration the time spent in the mine museum. Thank you for your feedback. Kind regards, Jessica, Kiruna Lappland Tourist Center

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Reviewed September 20, 2017 via mobile

Busy place, offering plenty of local information. Free Wi-Fi while you are visiting, car rentals and hotel information.

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KirunaLappland, Tourist Center at LKAB's Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded December 28, 2017

Hello Good_time_Ahead, Thank you for your review. So glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the tourist center! Welcome back! Kind regards, Jessica, Kiruna Lappland Tourist Center

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Reviewed August 25, 2017

Really enjoyed the trip down the mine. I am not a scientist or a geologist but found it really interesting the learn about this underground world!

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KirunaLappland, Tourist Center at LKAB's Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2017

Hello Ngresswell, Thanks for taking the time to write a review! We are very happy to hear that you found the tour interesting. Welcome back to Kiruna! Kind regards, Jessica, Kiruna Lappland Tourist Center

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Reviewed August 16, 2017

Very impressive set up of the mine. It shows you how mining works and how difficult it is to get the ore out of the mine!

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KirunaLappland, Tourist Center at LKAB's Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2017

Hello Spieser, Thank you for that very nice review! Welcome back to Kiruna! Kind regards, Jessica, Kiruna Lappland Tourist Center

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Reviewed August 12, 2017

The mine tour (no separate visitors center) is expensive but quite involved. There wasn't enough time to see everything. The bus takes you from the town directly into the mine. Our guide was quite knowledgeable. A movie, museum exhibits, full-sized earth movers, etc. I like...More

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KirunaLappland, Tourist Center at LKAB's Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2017

Hello bcdonthego2016, Thank you for taking your time and write this good review. We are happy to hear that you found the tour interesting. The time can feel quite short sometimes because there is so much to see down there. Kind regards, Johannes, Kiruna Lappland...More

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Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

Amazing tour with great guides. Took this tour since it seemed to be a must, but didn't expect it to be this good. Interesting about everything mining; the history of the mine woven together with the city, how the company has developed and mining technology....More

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KirunaLappland, Tourist Center at LKAB's Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2017

Hi MariaJamestown, Thank you for this wonderful review. Its really nice to see that you are happy with you visit in the mine. It is a really big mine after all. You are of course welcome back to Kiruna in the future to see how...More

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Reviewed August 9, 2017

We went as a family and really enjoyed this Kiruna experience. Boarded a coach at the tourist centre and then got driven into the mine on a road that descended to around 500m, in darkness! Then arrived at the Visitor Centre, put on helmets and...More

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KirunaLappland, Tourist Center at LKAB's Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2017

Hello Nick B, Thank you for taking your time and write such a nice review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour in the mine and that you found it interesting and informative. There is a lot to look at and it...More

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Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

This is an educational experience like no other in the world. Very interesting history and knowledgeable guides to teach you. Highly recommend making this a priority on your visit to Kiruna.More

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KirunaLappland, Tourist Center at LKAB's Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2017

Hello dbrunner, Thank you for this fantastic review. We are happy to hear that you are satisfied with the visit to the mine. It is very interesting history! It is also quite impressing to go with a bus down in the mine to level 540...More

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Reviewed July 26, 2017 via mobile

As an engineer I throughly enjoyed this experience. The mining operation in Kiruna is enormous and dominates the town so there much to learn. If you are expecting a Disney tourist attraction then you will be disappointed. This is more an underground meusem and being...More

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KirunaLappland, Tourist Center at LKAB's Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2017

Hello skiboy1961, Thank you for taking the time and write such a wonderful review. We are happy to hear that you found the tour interesting and informative. It is a really big company and a the reason why we have a city of Kiruna today....More

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Reviewed July 18, 2017 via mobile

The tour of the mine takes 2,5 hours but it doesn't feel that long when the guides tells you both about the history, the current mining and future plans. Well worth the ticket price!!More

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KirunaLappland, Tourist Center at LKAB's Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2017

Hello CBxGBG, Thank you for this nice review. We are happy to hear that you founded the guided tour in the mine interesting and worth a visit. You are more than welcome back to Kiruna Lappland and follow the development. Kind regards, Johannes, Kiruna Lappland...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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