Editions:  Austria · Denmark · France · Germany · Italy · Norway · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland

New London flights for Kiruna

Share this article

09:09 CEST+02:00
Scandinavian Airlines, SAS, is to start regular winter flights between London and Kiruna, in the far north of Sweden.

The twice-weekly flights are expected to take 5,000 British tourists to and from Lapland during the winter. The flights, a cooperation between SAS and British tour operator Discover the World are to run from 18th April to mid-February 2008, according to a press release.

The Kiruna area has become popular with international tourists wanting an Arctic experience, with the Ice Hotel a major attraction. Other activities on offer include husky sledding, reindeer safaris and snowmobiling.

Kiruna is also planned to be the first European lift-off point for space tourists, with Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic planning to lift off from the European Space and Sounding Rocket Range, Esrange, from 2012.

Get notified about breaking news on The Local

Share this article

From our sponsors

The ‘fairytale' boarding school nestled in a Swedish village

The words ‘boarding' and ‘school' often summon images of strict teachers, drab dormitories and downcast children. That image couldn't be further from reality at Sigtunaskolan Humanistiska Läroverket (SSHL), where boarders describe the ‘fairytale' school as a home away from home.