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LKAB's Visitor Centre

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Address: Lars Janssonsgatan 17, Kiruna 98131, Sweden
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Come along to the world’s largest underground iron-ore mine. We go by bus...

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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A coach ride into the world's deepest iron ore mine

Located 145 km inside the Arctic circle in Norrbotten County, Lapland, Sweden, is the world’s largest underground iron ore mine. Owned by Luossavaara-Kiirunavaara Aktiebolag... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Barcelona, Spain
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10 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It started good, and the pick-up by bus in Kiruna taking you down to the mine had potential. The guide was very nice and spoke calmly (English tour) so it was easy for everyone to understand. There could have been a bit more emotion and spontaneity in the tour and it sometime felt like it was done reading a script... More 

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Thank ace_camo
KirunaLappland, Tourist Center at LKAB's Visitor Centre, responded to this review

Hello ace_camo! Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear that you think that the tour was interesting and easy to understand! We definately take the tour lenght and the contens into consideration. Kind regards, Tove, Kiruna Lappland Tourist Center More 

Stockholm, Sweden
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33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

By bus to LKAB and the mine. Going down for 15 minutes to the production level. Visual presentation of the mine and why the city Kiruna has to move.

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2 Thank yvve
KirunaLappland, Tourist Center at LKAB's Visitor Centre, responded to this review

Hi yvve! Thank you for the review and I hope you enjoyed the tour! You're always welcome back! Kind regards, Tove, Kiruna Lapplans Tourist Center More 

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38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We tried to go on this tour, but were told by the Tourist office that it was fully booked for that day and the next tour in Saturday. If it is this popular why don't they run more regular tours than three per week? Disappointed.

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Thank Simon R
KirunaLappland, Tourist Center at LKAB's Visitor Centre, responded to this review

Dear Simon R, Thank you for writing a review. We are sorry to hear that you didn't get to go on a tour due to it being fully booked. We will definitely look into adding more tours during the high season, so it will be possible more times per week to join a tour. We hope you still enjoyed your... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour bus starts a slow descend to 1,770 feet (540 m) into darkness like an amusement park ride. It’s not for claustrophobic people since the entire tour is underground but fresh air is pumped into the shafts and there’s good artificial lighting. It’s amazing how clean it is since it’s a working mine. The tour guide was very good... More 

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Thank rpcvindc
KirunaLappland, Tourist Center at LKAB's Visitor Centre, responded to this review

Hello rpcvindc, Thank you for taking the time to write a review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour and a gift store is a nice idea. You are welcome back anytime! Kind regards, Jessica, Kiruna Lappland Tourist Center More 

Wicklow, Ireland
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192 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located 145 km inside the Arctic circle in Norrbotten County, Lapland, Sweden, is the world’s largest underground iron ore mine. Owned by Luossavaara-Kiirunavaara Aktiebolag (LKAB), a state-run mining company, it has an annual production capacity of over 26 million tonnes of iron ore. The Kiruna ore body is 4 kilometres long, 80 metres to 120 metres thick and reaches a... More 

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1 Thank KernowPixie
KirunaLappland, Tourist Center at LKAB's Visitor Centre, responded to this review

Hello KernowPixie, Thank you so much for this detailed and positive review! We will definitely inform the guide of a work well done. We will also take into consideration your points about the panels being in Swedish and the length of the visit in the museum. Sorry to hear that you missed out on the film, but we hope that... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

LKAB is something everyone going to Kiruna should visit! The city center is going to be moved because of the iron ore mine. Since the mine is of essence for the locals, it is a must. The entire tour down in the mine is about 2 hours.

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KirunaLappland, Tourist Center at LKAB's Visitor Centre, responded to this review

Hello Jens_BWHK, Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour. Kind regards, Jessica, Kiruna Lappland Tourist Center More 

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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

The mine tour was very informative and interesting! Such a surprise to drive straight into the mine in the big bus! I felt slightly nervous at the thought of going underground but it was all forgotten once we got off the bus and started the tour in the visitor centre 524m underground! With absolutely zero background or knowledge of mining,... More 

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Thank Ally E
KirunaLappland, Tourist Center at LKAB's Visitor Centre, responded to this review

Hello Ally E, Thank you for this positive review and for recommending the tour! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour and found it easy to understand. And it is great that you got a nice story to tell others. Kind regards, Jessica, Kiruna Lappland Tourist Center More 

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57 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

we had just finished a tour of the town, which actually covered a lot of history about the mine so when we joined the bus from the tourist info ctr for a tour of the mine we found ourselves getting a bit bored. The actual guide spoke English well and managed the group effectively, but it was too detailed and... More 

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Thank Lassiesonthemove
KirunaLappland, Tourist Center at LKAB's Visitor Centre, responded to this review

Hello Lassiesonthemove, Thank you for your review! We always appreciate feedback on our tour and we will definitely take the tour length and technical approach into consideration. We hope you still had a nice time! Kind regards, Jessica, Kiruna Lappland Tourist Center More 

Amman, Jordan
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

As you enter into the first tunnel, you might feel a bit claustrophobic. It is not usual that you descend into the deep that often! However, as you get used to it, it starts to become interesting.

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1 Thank Mohammad A
KirunaLappland, Tourist Center at LKAB's Visitor Centre, responded to this review

Dear Mohammad A, Thank you for your review! It really can be quite an experience when you go by bus and descend deeper into the mine. We are happy to hear that you found the tour interesting. Kind regards, Jessica, Kiruna Lappland Tourist Center More 

Orkelljunga, Sweden
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188 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 291 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

This is a very interesting experience! You travel underground by bus and learn a lot about mining and its history. It is quite a long tour and at the end you have a coffee and a biscuit in the visitor centre underground. It is not cheap 345kr but worth it. You also get to take a small piece of the... More 

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Thank Anette12345
KirunaLappland, Tourist Center at LKAB's Visitor Centre, responded to this review

Dear Anette12345, Thank you for the lovely review! We are very glad to hear that you had a nice time on the tour. Kind regards, Jessica, Kiruna Lappland Tourist Center More 

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