The bitter cold wind eats thru my balaclava. I can’t feel my ears, but I can’t feel it as the Arctic Tundra passes by me. I am driving a 600-lb snowmobile thru the wilds of Swedish Lapland near Kiruna, Sweden. The powerful machine easily cuts thru the snow as we explore the lakes and forests. I got a chance to take the Aurora Expedition snowmobile tour and Arctic Adventure tour with Kiruna Guidetur.
In the far north of Sweden above the Arctic Circle is a small town named Kiruna. During the winters, Kiruna is a white wonderland. Winter comes early and stays late, yet that does not slow the city down. Over a Thanksgiving break, I spent five jam-packed days exploring Kiruna and Swedish Lapland. Here is my five-day itinerary for Kiruna.