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Welcome to Kiruna &

Camp Ripan!


elebrate Christmas where winter is its whitest, where velvet darkness lets you discover our magnificent universe, where the chill brings crisp creaking to your footsteps on glistening snow, and where people and cultures have lived side by side, for many generations...


KIRUNA – Mining town. Space city. Sweden’s northernmost city.

One can easily say that in Kiruna, this is where everything between heaven and the underground comes together. Meet the city that swings between extremes as far as weather, wind and shift of the seasons. Where nature is a part of almost every activity, and where the three cultures of the region have shaped the city to what it is today.


Andrummet – ”breathing space” Learn more about life above the Arctic Circle.


I’m dreaming of a white Christmas... Christmas is not just the climax of the season of expectations, but also a holiday for peace and contemplation. At Camp Ripan, we want to bring you as beautiful Christmas as possible to create the perfect Christmas feeling. We hope you will carry many cherished and wonderful memories back home, and warmly remember our part of the world, even if winter’s chill has nipped you cheek!

A warming welcome of a crackling fire after a day outdoors

We take advantage of nature’s own pantry!


Camp Ripan – at the hart of Kiruna

Kiruna is a special place in a special region. And right in the middle is Camp Ripan, waiting to welcome you as our guest. Treat yourself to a Christmas holiday with skiing, winter games and invigorating walks, hopefully in the company of the northern lights. Savour the exquisite tastes of the Lapland kitchen. Relax and sleep well in our hotel cabins with private entrances. Enjoy complete relaxation in a spa sauna and pool. Camp Ripan offer Christmas activities for the entire family – join us on a sledding tour by snowmobile to find this year’s Christmas tree, meet Father Christmas and take part in Christmas Mass in our beautiful church. And there is so much more...



Aurora Spa

Restaurant Ripan



Christmas at Camp Ripan SATURDAY 23/12

08.00–10.00 Breakfast in the restaurant.

Arrival and transfer to Camp Ripan.

One day for optional activities. The area surrounding Camp Ripan is a gigantic arena of experience. You can choose from a wide variety of activities; snowmobile, dog sledding, visits the church or maybe a tour to the mine. If you would like to do something else, you can rent skis or snowshoes and walk around the area of Camp Ripan.

19.30 3-course dinner in the restaurant. After dinner you will relax in the Northern Light room while watching a slide show about the spectacular Northern Light.

SUNDAY 24/12 08.00–10.00 Breakfast in the restaurant. In the morning we meet in the reception area to set off by snowmobile and sledge and find this year’s Christmas tree, which will decorate the area during the Christmas holiday at Camp Ripan. We settle down under the cosy reindeer skins on the sled and set off. Once out in the deep forest, we will find the most beautiful spruce, bring it back to Camp Ripan and decorate it. After this we enjoy a cup of hot chocolate.

16.00–22.00 Possibility to visit Aurora Spa and experience the spa ritual, Stävan, today or tomorrow at the same time. 19.30 3-course dinner in the restaurant.

TUESDAY 26/12 08.00-10.00 Breakfast in the restaurant. One day for optional activities. You will find more information about our activities on our website.

Seating times: 17.00 och 19.30 The most important of all Christmas traditions, aside from Father Christmas of course, is the Christmas smorgasbord with a multitude of variations of herring and salmon, hams, smoked reindeer, lamb, deer and pork, meatballs, ribs and much more.

19.30 3-course dinner in the restaurant.

18.00–20.30 Now it’s time for one of today’s highlights. Meet Father Christmas in our Lavvo (Sami tent), he offers mulled wine and gingerbread, he tells his tale of the eventful journey over the mountains through the snow storm. All children will receive a small Christmas gift from Father Christmas.

Check out and transfer from Camp Ripan.

MONDAY 25/12 06.20 We meet in the reception area for a torchlight procession together to the Kiruna Church. The early Christmas Mass, Julotta, is an old Swedish Christmas tradition. Even though many Swedes do not attend regular church services, they do take part on Christmas Day. The Kiruna Church, which is extraordinarily beautiful in its form of a large Sami hut, was honoured with “Sweden’s Most Beautiful Building” in 2001.

WEDNESDAY 27/12 08.00-10.00 Breakfast in the restaurant.

PRICE: 8 245 SEK/person, 3 810 SEK/child (4-12 years). For children under 4 years please contact us to get a price quote. THE PACKAGE INCLUDES: Transfer to and from the Kiruna airport/railway station, accommodations in a double- or family chalet 4 nights, half board, large Swedish Christmas smorgasbord, Christmas activity, Torchlight procession to early Christmas Mass, one day entrance to the Aurora Spa with the spa ritual Stävan. Package available: 23/12– 27/12, 2017 with reservation for changes. It is possible to add extra nights and activities for additional costs.




Bjรถrn Wanhatalo

Camp Ripan +46(0)980-630 00

Emma-Sofia Olsson

Jonas Sundberg

Inger Wanhatalo

Hans-Olof Utsi

Layout och illustrations:

Inger Wanhtalo

Camp Ripan – celebrate Christmas with us in Kiruna!  
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