Jukkasjärvi

Jukkasjärvi is a small town (pop. 541) in northern Sweden. The nearest larger town is Kiruna.

Get in

Jukkasjärvi church

The only connection is by road from Kiruna. There are regular buses.

Get around

It is a small village with walking distance size.

See

The altarpiece

Do

On this tour you discover the variety of Jukkasjärvi. The trail leads through forest areas, over the tundra regions north of Jukkasjärvi up to the mountains close to the Norwegian border. Meet the Sami people with their reindeers on the way and get to know interesting things about their culture.

Sleep

Go next

A rocket launch at Esrange space center

Esrange Space Center

Another 20 or so km along the Jukkasjärvi road is the Esrange Space Center (ESC). Run by the Swedish Space Corporation, it provides grounds for the European Space Agency and other institutions' tests and experiments, including rocket and high-altitude balloon launches. Apart from that, ESC is an important station for communication with satellites in polar orbits. The location is outstanding for observations and research of atmospheric phenomena such as northern lights, noctilucent clouds and mother-of-pearl clouds.

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