Kiruna Town Hall, or Stadshus, is defined by its distinctive iron clock tower. Unlike most of the town’s important buildings, the town hall will not be relocated when Kiruna moves to its new location, so take the opportunity to see it now, before it disappears forever.
Kiruna is on the verge of collapsing into its enormous iron-ore mine and as a result, the town has come up with an ambitious plan to move 2 miles (3 kilometers) east along a new main street, until all the buildings are out of the danger zone. The expense of moving the town hall has been deemed too costly, so it will be torn down and replaced. View the town hall’s unusual iron tower, which symbolizes the bond between Kiruna and its mine. It’s believed that some parts of the building, including this landmark tower, will be incorporated into the design of the new town hall.
Located next to the town’s mine, the town hall offers lovely views of the spectacular mountain peaks surrounding Kiruna. Designed in 1963 by architects Arthur von Schmalensee and Bror Markland, the hall takes inspiration from the structure of igloos for its low corridors and large, light-filled central space. Notice the door handles made from reindeer horn and birch, as well as the Italian mosaic floor. View the hall’s small art collection, as well as exhibits of Sami handicrafts.
Sign up for the “City in Motion” guided tour which includes a visit to the town hall, along with Kiruna Church and the area where the new town will be relocated. Learn more about the town’s relocation plans, including the design of the new town hall, called Kristallen (Crystal). Designed by Danish architect Henning Larsen, the new circular town hall will be constructed to let in plenty of sunlight.
Look for Kiruna Town Hall just off the main highway in the town center, opposite the bus station. The hall is open daily and admission is free.
See this interesting Kiruna landmark before it’s gone.
Situated in Kiruna, this hostel is close to Samegården, Kiruna Folkets Hus, and Kiruna Church. Also nearby are Town Hall and Kiruna Mine.
Located in the heart of Kiruna, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Kiruna Folkets Hus and Town Hall. Kiruna Church and Samegården are also within 1 mi (2 km).
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Kiruna Folkets Hus and Town Hall. Samegården and Kiruna Church are also within 1 mi (2 km).
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Kiruna Folkets Hus and Kiruna Church. Kiruna Mine is 7.6 mi (12.2 km) away.
Located in the heart of Kiruna, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Kiruna Folkets Hus, Town Hall, and Samegården. Kiruna Church and Kiruna Mine are also within 3 mi (5 km).
Located in the heart of Kiruna, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Samegården, Kiruna Folkets Hus, and Town Hall. Kiruna Church is 1 mi (1.6 km) away.
This family-friendly Kiruna hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Samegården, Kiruna Folkets Hus, and Town Hall. Kiruna Church is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) away.
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Kiruna Church, Kiruna Folkets Hus, and Town Hall. Samegården is 1.7 mi (2.7 km) away.