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Riksgränsen is a Swedish ski resort 200 km north of the Arctic Circle, in Kiruna municipality. Located right at the border with Norway, the name Riksgränsen literally means "The National Border".


Riksgränsen is the world's northernmost ski resort. It opened in 1928 at Malmbanan, the rail line between Luleå and Narvik.

Get in[edit]

By train[edit]

SJ has sleeper trains from Stockholm and Gothenburg to Riksgränsen. From Riksgränsen railway station it is not more than a few hundred metres to Hotell Riksgränsen and the ski slope].

By plane[edit]

There are domestic flights from Stockholm to Kiruna, the is the closest airport. The flight take approximately 90 minutes and from Kiruna you need to get a bus, train or car to Riksgränsen. The transfer does also takes about 90 minutes.

By car[edit]

You will easily reach Riksgränsen by taking the E10 that passes right through the village.

Get around[edit]


The scenery.


Outdoor life in generall, especially winter sport and mountain sport; climbing, hiking, fishing and snowmobiling.



  • Grönan.
  • Lapplandia.
  • Lappis.
  • Lobby Bar.
  • Meteorologen Ski Lodge.
  • Nordals.



  • Hotell Riksgränsen.
  • Låktatjåkko Mountain Lodge.
  • Meteorologen Ski Lodge.
  • STF Hostel Riksgränsen.


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