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Address: Kiruna, Sweden
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+46 980 720 00
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Sci-fi location in the Artic

One of the reasons why we wanted to visit Kiruna is that the place is increasingly becoming a hub for space explorations and research. It's not possible to go through the gate but... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 August 2016
Emanuela R
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Turin, Italy
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Turin, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

One of the reasons why we wanted to visit Kiruna is that the place is increasingly becoming a hub for space explorations and research. It's not possible to go through the gate but there is this interesting visitor centre, unmanned, where you can walk in and find an exhibition that explain thoroughly the SCC activities. The location is stunning, in... More 

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Landskrona, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

I was a little bit sceptical when my husband suggested to visit the Esrange Space Center but I did not regret it at all. The very road to it was beautiful with lots of reindeer grazing along the road in the snow. The visitor center was closed but we went to the guard and he let us in. We liked... More 

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Malmo, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2015

Do you fancy a 0-admission expo, information without cool effects ( just very informative) and on top of that, the coffe and cookies are for free? Then go to Esrange space center. It is indeed fascinating, hope Esrange will keep up the ambition of being no-nonsense! Why not excellent? A few of the videos are still under construction.

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2014

Unfortunately it is not open for the public and you cannot take pictures. But you can see some big antennas and cool stuff. Inside it is very nice: breathtaking views, good food and very good accommodation. Outside, if you are lucky, you can meet reindeers and rabbits and also very nice landscapes and views. It is unique to walk through... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2014 via mobile

The base is not that good to visit, since it is impossible to see the cool stuffs that they do there as a tourist. By the way the view from the radar hill is breathtaking, even if taking pictures is strictly forbidden everywhere in ESRANGE

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2 Thank riccardodv
Lund, Sweden
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2014

Despite my best efforts (pehaps they didn't believe I really am a nuclear physicist) it was impossible to get in for a look around. They are either too busy or it's too hush-hush. Shame really.

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Bangkok
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2013

Being of part the official delegate to visit the Esrange space center, the first thing that comes to my mind is the breathtaking view. We also stayed for 3 nights at the provided accommodation and ate our food in as well. We visited the rocket and balloonn launch field as well as all the antenna stations. The view of the... More 

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2013

We were nearby the area (Ice Hotel), had a rented car and thought, why not visit the place since we are just 19 minutes drive away? Too bad we could not go inside as it was Sunday and out of visiting hours.

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Hamburg, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2012

When we contacted the Space Centre in August from Australia, we were informed that they were no longer doing public tours through their facility.

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UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012

Visited the centre as part of a wilderness dinner from the ice hotel. What a fantastic place, topped off with a showing from the northern lights. Spectacular

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