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Town Hall

Admire the architecture of this remarkable public building and view the interesting exhibits housed inside.

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.


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Lodging Near Town Hall

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Scandic Ferrum $119
Scandic Ferrum

Scandic Ferrum

Lars Janssonsgatan 15, Kiruna
     
    3.9
    of 5, from 402 reviews
    3.5 out of 5.0

    Situated near the airport, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Town Hall and Kiruna Church. Kiruna Mine is 1.9 mi (3.1 km) away.

    SPiS Hotell & Hostel $72
    SPiS Hotell & Hostel

    SPiS Hotell & Hostel

    Bergmästaregatan 7, Kiruna
       
      3.8
      of 5, from 167 reviews
      2.5 out of 5.0

      Located in the heart of Kiruna, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Kiruna Church and Town Hall. Kiruna Mine is 2.2 mi (3.6 km) away.

      Hotel Bishops Arms Kiruna $109
      Hotel Bishops Arms Kiruna

      Hotel Bishops Arms Kiruna

      Foereningsgatan 6, Kiruna
         
        4.1
        of 5, from 679 reviews
        3.0 out of 5.0

        Situated near the airport, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Kiruna Church and 2 mi (3.3 km) from Kiruna Mine.

        Hotell Kebne $108
        Hotell Kebne

        Hotell Kebne

        Konduktorsgatan 7, Kiruna
           
          3.8
          of 5, from 226 reviews
          3.0 out of 5.0

          Located in the heart of Kiruna, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Town Hall and Kiruna Church. Kiruna Mine is 1.8 mi (2.9 km) away.

          Best Western Hotel Arctic Eden $120
          Best Western Hotel Arctic Eden

          Best Western Hotel Arctic Eden

          Foraregatan 18, Kiruna
             
            4.2
            of 5, from 122 reviews
            3.5 out of 5.0

            Located in the heart of Kiruna, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Town Hall and Kiruna Church. Kiruna Mine is 1.9 mi (3.1 km) away.

            Camp Ripan $131
            Camp Ripan

            Camp Ripan

            Campingvägen 5, Kiruna
               
              3.9
              of 5, from 324 reviews
              3.5 out of 5.0

              This family-friendly Kiruna hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Kiruna Church and Town Hall. Kiruna Mine is 2.5 mi (4.1 km) away.

              Malmfältens Logi & Konferens $76
              Malmfältens Logi & Konferens

              Malmfältens Logi & Konferens

              Campingvägen 3, Kiruna
                 
                3.9
                of 5, from 27 reviews
                2.0 out of 5.0

                Situated in Kiruna, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Kiruna Church and Town Hall. Kiruna Mine is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) away.

                RB Apartment Kiruna $85
                RB Apartment Kiruna

                RB Apartment Kiruna

                Triangelvägen 3B, Kiruna
                   
                  3.7
                  of 5, from 6 reviews
                  2.5 out of 5.0

                  Situated in Kiruna, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Kiruna Church and Town Hall. Kiruna Mine is 2.7 mi (4.4 km) away.