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Fun way to see this modern mine from the inside!

Since there is not that much to do around Kiruna, we decided to go on the LKAB mine tour. Having... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
BasG114
Interesting Mine

I've always wanted to visit this mine. I wasn't disappointed. It was very different to almost all... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2018
Peter J
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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...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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17 Lars Janssonsgatan, Kiruna 981 31, Sweden
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Reviewed 27 September 2018

I took the English tour and the guide Ingegärd did a really good job to tell us about the history around the mine and the city Kiruna and how all this is affecting the move of the city. We had about two hours in the...More

Thank Anders O
KirunaLappland, Gun-Britt at LKAB's Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Anders O, Thank you for taking the time to give us the nice review.The mine is interesting to visit. You get a lot of information so you will understand the history of Kiruna and its development. The mine is so important for us up...More

Reviewed 28 August 2018

Since there is not that much to do around Kiruna, we decided to go on the LKAB mine tour. Having read that it's the largest and most modern iron ore mine in the world (not sure if that's actually correct), and always being excited to...More

Thank BasG114
KirunaLappland, Gun-Britt at LKAB's Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2018

Hello Bas G, It is the largest and most modern iron ore underground mine in the world. The information given on the tour shall give the guests an idea how it all started and how mining is done today. Just to see the big and...More

Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Great trip into the heart of the mountain. Very interesting visit and good for children. Not too expensive.More

Thank 141craig
KirunaLappland, Gun-Britt at LKAB's Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2018

Hello 141craig, Thank you for your review! To go underground is interesting for the kids but also for the grown-ups. Just the feeling to be underground and then hear the interesting story of the mine and see all these big, heavy machines used today. Hope...More

Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

Was really interested to go to this mine but when we saw the price at 375kr per person and we just can’t justify paying that high high price. Obviously cannot comment on what the tour or place was like as we stumbled at the first...More

Thank Claire M
KirunaLappland, Gun-Britt at LKAB's Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2018

Hello Claire M, Sorry to hear that you didn´t give it a chance. We think that you would have a great experience though you think the price was too high. Hopefully you will come back and then take a tour and we can promise you...More

Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

We had a quite good experience and learned a lot but it could have been much better. The tour was an advertising campaign for the mining company. Slightly expensive.More

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KirunaLappland, Gun-Britt at LKAB's Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2018

Hello Anton, Thank you for writing a review. The mine in Kiruna, Malmberget and Svappavaara area is owned by LKAB and is the oldest company in Sweden and also one of the companies in the world which has taking mining to another level by inventing...More

Reviewed 2 July 2018

Put this tour on your list. You are taken to the mine by a LKAB bus that you get on at the visitor centre. The bus takes you down 500n below to the Visitor Centre. Informative guides explain everything and you will be amazed. Over...More

Thank Irishannie18
KirunaLappland, Gun-Britt at LKAB's Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2018

Hello Irishannie18, Thank you for taking the time to give us such a good review. There is a very interesting history we have up here. The mine in Kiruna is really impressive. The great thing is that you will learn about mining even if you...More

Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Travelled across the world in part to travel north into the Arctic Circle and visit this Mine. We did the tour in English and it was excellent. Our guide did a great job, had all the knowledge you need and very good English. The mine...More

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KirunaLappland, Gun-Britt at LKAB's Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2018

Hello L7899KTkevins, Thank you for you really nice reviews. We are pleased that you had such a good experience here in Kiruna and Swedish Lapland. There are strong regulations of security in LKAB so that's why the tourist can´t go around all the area but...More

Reviewed 18 March 2018

This is an informative and interesting tour of the iron ore mine at Kiruna. We were taken by bus deep into the mountain, 540 metres below ground level to the visitors centre where a presentation was given on the history and operation of the site....More

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KirunaLappland, Gun-Britt at LKAB's Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2018

Thank you Fletch45 for the nice reviews. I believe that most of the guest have the same opinion as you. The mine is very interesting to visit because here you will learn everything from history to todays mining technique.

Reviewed 18 March 2018

I've always wanted to visit this mine. I wasn't disappointed. It was very different to almost all the mines that I had previously visited. A couple of negatives though.... firstly, it was an expensive visit at 375SEK and the presentation was a bit "corporate". The...More

Thank Peter J
KirunaLappland, Gun-Britt at LKAB's Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2018

Thanks Peter for giving reviews. The mine is an interesting place to visit so you can understand how they are working. To visit the processing area isn´t possible because you have think about the safety and probably most of the guests wouldn´t find that very...More

Reviewed 3 March 2018

We had wanted to visit the mine, but it completely booked up before we made reservations. We were added to a waitlist, numbers 9 and 10 on the list... Later that day we walked down to the visitor centre in town to see if the...More

Thank John K
KirunaLappland, Gun-Britt at LKAB's Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Hello John K, Sometimes luck is on your side and we are happy for you that you got the chance to visit the mine. It pleases us that you also found the trip as interesting as we want it to be. Thank you!

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We went to the mine in March 2015. From the flier that I kept from our trip it shows that they have tours in English Jan-March on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 1500 and then in April and May the tours are cut to just... More
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