Ditt Hotell Jaernvaegshotellet

Bangaardsvaegen 7, Kiruna, Norrbotten, 981 34, Sweden
Ditt Hotell Jarnvagshotellet
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Where to stay

by sungupta

Hi ,

We are a couple and we will be driving into Kiruna from Tromso on 23rd August 2004. We intend to staqy only one night before driving on to Rovaniemi. What would be a reasonable place to stay - we want to spend about 600 SEK for the night.
Also what can we see and do in this one day. What will the weather and temperatures be at that time ?

Sundeep

Re: Where to stay

by Nickeb

Hi there!!

You can choose from:

youth hostel: 0046-980-84142
they charge 360 sek for a double-room plus extra sheet-rental, breakfast, towels Etc Book between 07-12 or 17-20

Flat: 2 beds 500 sek 0046-(0)980-10937 OBS fully equipped!!!!

Hotel : Hotel kebene, seems to have good prices surf in (www.hotelkebene.com) they have english section!!

Jarnvagshotellet, 595 sek for a double-room (www.jarnvagshotellet.com) have English section

I think you should expect good weather With a lot of sun as it hardly goes down but in scandinavia it cant be guaranteed but anyway its about the best time to go

temp should be 18-25 degrees daytime

Have a nice stay, its beautiful up there....

Niklas

Re: Re: Where to stay

by El_Sueco

Please find some info at these two sites:
http://kiruna.se/
and
Kiruna official Tourist Information http://www.lappland.se
In Kiruna the famous wooden church is an absolute must. It was chosen the most beautiful building in Sweden all times.
Another thing to see are the mines, look in the tourist info if they allowe visiting them.
If you had more time I would have recommended you to stay one night in the small Nikkaluokta village (60 km from Kiruna centre). There is a camping ground and also some huts to hire. The restaurant is of high class. Also souvenir shop. From there you can make excursions by foot. (The road ends up there). The panorama is very beautiful, and it is an easy walking as you like.
As had been said, the weather will be good. And no mosquitos at that time of the year.

Re: Re: Where to stay

by Sjalen

Yes, the mines are World Heritage listed. Anyone older than six years is allowed to visit them. Read more here:

http://www.lkab.com/frameset_2.html

Re: Re: Where to stay

by sungupta

Thanks for your tips. I managed to book a room at the Jarnvagshotellet which you suggested.

Sundeep

Re: Where to stay

by Sjalen

As Håkan has pointed out to me, the mines are not yet World Heritage - only suggested if I remember correctly. Still worth seeing though!

Which one is better?

by Animas

I got confirmation from
--jarnvagshotelle (www.jarnvagshotellet.com)...990 SEK /night include BF
--Hotel E-10 (www.e-10.se)...1350 SEK /night include BF and dinner
We(4 persons) will arrive Kiruna at night then the next day we will go to see ice hotel and the day after we will go to Narvik by train.
Do you think hotel E-10 is quite far from the center? Which hotel is better for us? Because we wont have a car.
Thank you for your suggestion in advance.

RE: Which one is better?

by rossjag

We loved Jarnvagshotellet! ..not so much for the accommodation but for the location. We arrived by train from Stockholm and when we alighted from the train, the hotel was staring at us in the face. It shares the same train platform and is not more than 10 meters away! We loved it! We did not have to lug our bags far, no need to hail a cab... :) We too left for Narvik by train. We stayed in the hotel breakfast area till we saw the train arrive - - and we just went out the door and boarded the train! Neat.

The hotel also has a bus schedule to and from the Ice Hotel. We took the local bus which costs us less than half the fare of the tourist bus, and it stops right at the doorstep of Ice Hotel. It's about a 10-minute walk from Jarnvagshotellet to the bus station, and a 20-minute walk to the town centre, crossing a playground. The down side to this is that it's an uphill walk at the playground.

The hotel is nothing to shout about. It has the basics. Clean bed, towels, TV (with CNN), shelves, an open hangar, bathroom (shower, no tub), no refrigerator (which we didn't need as it was winter). There was always free coffee/tea available whenever we came in from the cold. Breakfast too was basic. Bread, eggs, milk, yoghurt, juice, cereal, fruits - which was more then enough for us.

Oh yes.. there's a Thai Restaurant in Kiruna. Enjoy!

RE: RE: Which one is better?

by rossjag

... and there's a sauna on the 2nd floor of the hotellet..

and at Ice Hotel - - there are 2 saunas! You'll be amazed by Ice Hotel... such an engineering feat. Fantastic!

RE: Which one is better?

by Sjalen

Järnvägshotellet is indeed a perfect location if you come by train. The uphill fact is the only downer but you can live with that.

RE: RE: Which one is better?

by Sjalen

Just to let you know...in a decade or so, the whole town centre will have to move due to cracks in the rock, made by the mining. The first to go will be the railway (closest to the mine) and I read an interview with the owner of Järnvägshotellet last week where she said she could hear the humming of drills way beneath the hotel some days nowadays!

RE: RE: Which one is better?

by Animas

Thank you so much but I already back from Kiruna...staying at Jarnvagshotelle...it was a nice trip.

RE: RE: Which one is better?

by Sjalen

Yes I just told you as a matter of curiosity :) It wouldn't have affected your stay.

RE: RE: Which one is better?

by rossjag

That's interesting, Charlotta! Must plan for another trip before the move ;)

Travel Tips for Kiruna

Northern lights

by Sjalen

Abisko (see page) in the western corner of Kiruna municipality, near the Norwegian border, is one the best place in Sweden to watch the aurora borealis in but it is possible all over the north on clear and dark nights. If you want to have a prognosis for the northern lights, call 0900-100 10 40.

Relax and prepare for hiking...

by DanielF

Relax and prepare for hiking in the national parks. The town is quite unsignificant and there are no many buildings to admire. It is located by a lake and by huge mountains formed by the detritus of the coal mines. It is certainly not the coolest place on Earth, I guess. Kiruna is over the polar circle, so there is always light during the summer. That's a great experience.

LKAB - World-class iron ore products and services

by dave_21

LKAB is an international, high-tech ore processing company.
They are the only iron ore exporter within the European Union, and are therefore often referred to as "Europe's home mine". Most of their export shipments (80%) go to European steel mills.

They have two underground iron ore mines; in Kiruna and Malmberget.
Crude ore from their mines is upgraded to fines, pellets and special products in our processing plants in Kiruna, Svappavaara and Malmberget. The products are transported by rail to their two shipping harbors in Luleå and Narvik. From there, they are delivered to customers around the world.
I suggest a guided tour in the mine for those who has the interest! It can be very scary, but it's all worth it for those who have phobia about lifts or other phobias

Two choises

by dave_21

If you want mountains, go to the west!
If you want great forest, go to the east!
The great woods in the south and east parts of Kiruna is astonishing! All of them are untouched and you have great chances to spot a large Elk!
The great mountain in the west and north parts are amazing. And if you want to see mountains covered with snow this must be your choise!

Reindeers

by dave_21

The sami's often put a bell on some Reindeers in a herd. So you easily know if they belong to someone or if they're just wild!
So if you see a Reindeer who hasn't got a bell it might be a wild. But a better way is to look on their sizes, often "wilds" are larger and quite reserved. They usually runs away as soon as they have seen you.

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