From Kiruna to Nikkaluokta it is 60 kilometers. The bus fare is 62 SEK. It will get you there in less then one hour.
When you come to Kiruna, by air or by train, you can leave your luggage unguarded inside this station.
If you ask nicely, the bus station staff will let your luggage stand there for some hours while you are waiting.
Use the stair to the packet/post room, just behind the rucksacks on the picture.
The staff of course will not garantee anything from being stolen, but people here are thrustworthy, so don´t worry. (But of course, to make sure that you will not get a bad impression, bring your passport, your camera and your money with you).
Why don´t you meanwhile go and see the famous church, just 5 minutes away.
To spare your legs when trekking from Nikkaluokta to Kebnekaijse Alpine Station, you can take a boat on the lake Ladtjojaure and a bit upstreams the river. You can rest some 20-30 minutes while going upstreams and you will go approx 5 km with the boat.
The downstream boat landing is at the Ladtjojaure Kaffekatan ('Coffee hut') (See tip)
From Stockholm to Kiruna there are night trains. It takes 19 hours, so of course it's great to be able to sleep during this time.
Beware that Swedish trains are often delayed during winter (it's not so bad up north, but worse in Stockholm where we are not used to so much snow).
There is an airport in Kiruna providing direct flights to Stockholm. This is the best way to come here, unless you want to drive all the way up from Southern Sweden.
You will need a car in order to go to the National Parksm because there are not public transports.
This trip will take you across frozen lakes and snow clad pine forests, giving you a taste of the awesome beauty of the Laplandic landscape. Before setting off, Your guide will give You a short introduction to snowmobile driving. You can choose between short trips and longer expeditions with one or more nights in one of our comfortable wilderness camps. These camps are in the heart of Lapland and are not accessible by road.
Short snow-mobile tour
09:30-11:00 AM and 3:00-4:30 PM, with assembly point outside the reception. This is a suitable tour for those who are curious and want to have a go at snowmobile driving, the trip takes You mainly along the Torne River. Each snowmobile takes two people. We provide the additional clothing You need for the trip.
Price: SEK 575/person. (Minimum 2 people)
Snow-mobile, Day tour
9:30-14:30 Assembly point outside the reception. Warm clothing will be provided. After a short 'driving lesson' You will set off, two to a snowmobile. You will follow the Torne River and drive through forested foothills. At lunchtime You will stop en route in one of our wilderness camps for a delicious outdoor meal consisting of a starter, main course, coffee and cake.
Price: SEK 995/person. Minimum 2 people.
We took train from Kiruna to Narvik, we couldnt buy the ticket at the train station because it closed for some reason. Finally we bought the ticket on the train.
There is airport here and train & buses as well, but as I was on a road trip I used my car, best option of course as you can stop in all those of the beaten paths on the way.