Camp Ripan

Camp Ripan

The Northern Lights seen from outside the main building.Photo: Jonas Sundberg
Camp Ripan main building.Photo: Inger Wanhatalo
The Lobby at Camp Ripan.Photo: Björn Wanhatalo
The restaurant at Camp Ripan.Photo: Jonas Sundberg
Photo: Björn Tesch
Room Kiruna.Photo: Björn Wanhatalo
Aurora Spa in the summer.Photo: Björn Wanhatalo
Photo: Björn Wanhatalo
Photo: Inger Wanhatalo
Photo: Jonas Sundberg
Photo: Jonas Sundberg

Camp Ripan in Kiruna is your obvious choice when you want something above the ordinary.

When you stay at Camp Ripan you live comfortably, eat well and are close to a wide range of activities year round. Enjoy our chalets with hotel standards, a cosy private oasis close to every service. Passionate about highlighting everything that makes this part of Sweden so fantastic: the meeting of the different cultures, the majestic wilderness countryside and the availability of local wild produce that become delicious experiences in our kitchen. Together with well thought-through design and materials, the wish is to tell stories about this place and the culture around us. Enjoy the area while also conserving it for future generations. A genuine treasure that everyone should have the chance to experience!

We bring Kiruna to you

Experience the best that Kiruna has to offer in being your host, comfort, food, drink, activities and experiences.

Camp Ripan is a modern facility with a Scandinavian touch. Camp Ripan is a family-owned business and we are enthusiastic about our work with you as our guest. We will give you the best that Kiruna has to offer in being your host, comfort, food, drink, activities and experiences. Our own unique specialty is our knowledge about the city of Kiruna. We are happy to share with you our tales about the exciting epoch when the city was founded at the beginning of the 1900’s. We can also tell you about the innovative architecture such as the Kiruna Church, the City Hall and the city plans.


The fantastic produce, harvested locally, from the region is refined to delicious dishes by the Camp Ripan kitchen. Their wine cellar is stocked with those wines that perfectly complement the flavours of the menu. As a guest, you will be guided on a memorable culinary journey through the pantry of Swedish Lapland. There is something special about getting together around a well-prepared meal. Camp Ripan as well as a lot of the activities is Nature’s Best certified and the restaurant is Sami Slow food premiered. Camp Ripan takes food seriously. Yes, they actually think it is their responsibility to in the best possible way refine all of the fantastic raw ingredients the region has to offer and they always choose the most eco-friendly and ethical alternative. Welcome to the table.


Kiruna has everything you are looking for, from the mountain wilderness to an exciting city, midnight sun to northern lights, an ideal winter landscape of snow and ice to the delicate green of our flourishing subarctic summer. To really appreciate Kiruna you would need to spend a full year with us. But since this is not always possible, we offer you the best of Kiruna whenever you choose to visit us.
The area around Camp Ripan is an enormous arena for adventures–all year round! We have something for everyone of all ages and offer a tempting buffet of activities. The adventure of your life is waiting for you!

Aurora Spa

Camp Ripan have chosen to not block out the feeling of winter, but rather build it right in! Aurora Spa invites you to wander between in and out, heat and cold, soothing water and crystalline snow. Relax indoors and enjoy the winter-white landscape through panorama windows, or feel the cool caress of the polar winter across your cheek while enveloped by the warming comfort of the outdoor pool. If you are lucky, the colourful dance of the Northern Lights will entertain you. And true to its name Aurora Spa, Camp Ripan wish to showcase the opportunities and contrasts offered by the polar night.


Camp Ripan´s camping is the ultimate alternative for experiencing grand wilderness nature, with close comfort and access to city shopping. Here you stay in beautiful natural surroundings close to jogging/skiing tracks and a wide variety of activities for all ages. Our camping offer 90 caravan spaces with electricity and an unlimited number of tent spaces. We have placed our service building close by with a kitchen, dining area, laundry room, showers and WC.
Kiruna and Camp Ripan lies north of the so-called cultivation border. This means that it is very difficult to sustain non-native plants, like a lawn, since the climate means a lawn grows very, very slowly.  This is why we do not have lawns at our caravan sites. The grass would get quickly worn down, die and the area would end up a muddy mess. So, this is why we have asphalt or gravel instead.

When to see the northern lights in Swedish Lapland

Shimmery and magical. The dance of the Northern Lights is a spectacular sight that we frequently enjoy in Swedish Lapland...

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