Scenic road E10 Kiruna – Riksgränsen

Scenic Route · Norrbottens län
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
263.2 km
Duration
3:00h
Ascent
1790 m
Descent
1790 m
Round trip Scenic Refreshment stops available Family friendly

Road E10 Kiruna – Riksgränsenis is a stunning driving tour that goes via some of the most picturesque landscapes in Swedish Lapland. It is truly out of the ordinary!

Scenic experience in Swedish Lapland is a part of E10 highway from Kiruna which the northernmost town in Sweden to Riksgränsen where is the northernmost ski resort. It is particularly chosen driving tour through the top scenery that Norrbotten County has to offer. Here E10 has speed limit of 90–100 km/h and is typically about 7-8 meters wide.

During the whole way you can enjoy picturesque views of enormous mountain, gorgeous hills, wide valleys, small local towns, crystal lakes and many more. Long part of the route is going near coastline of Torneträsk lake which is one of Sweden's largest lakes and scenery here is stunning. Moreover, this road crosses well-known Abisko National Park.

The road from Kiruna to Riksgränsen has many hiking trails that can be really necessary after long drive. They variety from short easy walk to long day trips. Do not miss this opportunity!

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Difficulty
easy
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Highest point
587 m
Lowest point
359 m
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Safety information

  • Properly plan your trip
  • Be sure to check the forecast before your trip and prepare accordingly
  • Pay attention to the path and stay on the road
  • Take plenty of water

Start

Kiruna (556 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
67.855179, 20.222628
UTM
34W 467299 7526923

Destination

Riksgränsen

Turn-by-turn directions

From Kiruna just follow E10 road till Riksgränsen.

Public transport

For bus timetables check Länstrafiken Norrbotten's website

For train tickets check SJ's website.

Getting there

Starting point of this route is Kiruna. It is situated in the north of Sweden in Swedish Lapland. Kiruna is in about 145 km to the north from the Arctic Circle. You can go to Kiruna by airplane, train or bus. 

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

  • First-aid kit
  • Map, GPS
  • Pack high energy snacks and water
  • If you want to camp somewhere there, then tent and sleeping bags are essential
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Ellare Oy 
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Author
Anita Tabulovich
Updated: December 03, 2019


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