KIRUNA SNOW FESTIVAL 2018

 

When the light returns and the cold is biting the skin the people of Kiruna celebrate the snow and the winter with a Snowfestival.

Kiruna Snow Festival will go off January 24-27 2018, and as always the festival is full of activities for all ages.

During the Snowfestival you will be able to take part in the rich culture Kiruna has to offer, everything from snow-sculptures to painting exhibitions to kid’s playgrounds designed by snow!

Welcome to Kiruna SnowFestival 2018

PROGRAM

PROGRAM 2018
The Snow festival is organized annually in central Kiruna by the music organisation Tusen Toner. The main focus of the festival is Kiruna International Snow Sculpture Competition, which attracts artist from all over the world. Here you can see the festival's preliminary program:

THURSDAY | 24 JANUARY


09.00 Opening of Kiruna's International Snow Sculpture Competition in Järnvägsparken. The sculptors begin their work!

THURSDAY | 25 JANUARY

Go and visit Järnvägsparken, see the artists at work and how the snow sculptures emerge!

FRIDAY | 26 JANUARY

Go and visit Järnvägsparken, see the artists at work and how the snow sculptures emerge!

10.00 - 16.00 Handicraft fair. Kiruna smithers show off and sell their products. | Location: Folkets hus

10.00 - 11.30 Story reading with Doris Paavo at. 10 and at. 10.45, for children between 4-7 years. Sign up  the number of children and the time you wish to attend to malene.jensen@kiruna.se before the 24/1. | Location: Kiruna City Library

10.00 - 17.00 Tips and tips on winter's best children's books | Location: Kiruna City Library, Children's Department

13.00 Open house at ÅF. Come and see the possibilities of 3D modeling and try the latest in VR. We will also show what is possible to do with designed outdoor lights. We offer coffee. | Location: ÅF's premises on Föreningsgatan

17.30 After work with the appearance of David Väyrynen. Signing and sales of the book Marken by David Väyrynen. After that, the evening continues with the troubadour Johan Sandström. Free entrance. | Location: FIKA city SPIS

18:00 - 22:00 Maskeraddisco for middelschool youth. Entrance 80 SEK | Location: Hjalmar Lundbohmsskolan, rasthallen

19.00 Memorial music concert with Melinda Wettainen, Roger Fors and Ann-Mari Vilgats. Free entrance | Location: Kiruna Church

SATURDAY | 27 JANUARY

Go and visit Järnvägsparken, see the artists at work and how the snow sculptures emerge!

During the day there will be the opportunity to buy hot drinks and food in the festival area.

09.00 - 17.00 Snow Festival Cup. International football tuornament by Kiruna FF for girls and boys with about 40 teams. Location: Tarfalahallen

09.00 - 11.45 Guided tour to LKAB's visiting mine. Visit the world's largest underground iron ore mine. Booking of tickets and price information can be found on https://www.kirunalapland.se or at the Tourist Center. Location: Kiruna Tourist Center

09.00 - 12.00 LKAB, Kiruna municipality and Peab invite you too an Open House on the entrance floor in the new town hall, Kristallen. Municipality director Peter Niemi and municipal council Kristina Zakrisson will be at the site together with representatives from LKAB, Peab and the Swedish Transport Administration. Free coffee. Location: The new town hall, Kristallen

10.00 - 16.00 Luossabacken is open with free skiing for everyone!

11.00 - 12.00 Skirace. Cross-country skiing in Kiruna city center for juniors and seniors. Collaboration between the Snow Festival, IFK Kiruna and Jukkasjärvi IF. | Location: Start and end destination at Järnvägsparken

12.00 Opening of Kiruna Snow playground in Ferrumparken. Welcome! | Location: Ferrumparken

10.00 - 16.00 Handicraft fair. Kiruna smithers show off and sell their products. | Location: Folkets Hus

10.00 - 16.00 Welcome all children and adults to explore the world in Stadshussagan and visit the Igloon where Emma and Samir tell about the municipality's new project KirunaBo | Location: Folkets Hus

11.00 - 15.00 Tips and tips for winter's best children's books | Location: Kiruna City Library, Children's Department

12.00 - 14.00 Dog sledding. Take a ride with Kiruna Polarhundklubb's four-legged friends around Ferrumparken | Location: Ferrumparken

12.00 Prize ceremony in the snowboard print | Location: The parking outside of Folkets Hus

12.00 Kirunas international snow sculpture competition ends - come and vote for the winner | Location:  Järnvägsparken

12.30 Snowblower competition. Kiruna's machine dealers settle things in this year's craziest race | Location: The parking outside of Folkets Hus

13.00 Auction! We are auctioning out a new Snowblower from Husqvarna, make a clip and make a bid you too. | Location: The parking outside of Folkets Hus

13.00 Infotainment show about Povel Ramel. A journey through Pove's career and life, singing, nostalgia and a bunch of popular education. Free entrance, About an hour (In Swedish). | Location: Malmfältens Folkhögskola

13.00 Children's Theater, with Kiruna Amateurs Theater Association (In Swedish) | Location: Ferrumparken

13.40 Award ceremony this year's snow sculpture winner! Press info with the jury Sofi Routsalainen and Mikael Fagerlund | Location: Järnvägsparken

13.00 The choir "Sånglärkorna" offers choir singing at Folkets Hus | Location: Folkets Hus

14.00 - 16.45 Guided tour to LKAB's visiting mine. Visit the world's largest underground iron ore mine. Booking of tickets and prices information can be found on https://www.kirunalapland.se or at the Tourist Center. | Location: Kiruna Tourist Center

18.00 "Festivalrock". Several of TusenToners local bands rock out on the Tusen Toner stage. Drug-free. Free entrance! | Location: Tusen Toner, Gruvvägen 1

SUNDAY | 28 JANUARY

09.00 - 17.00 Snow Festival Cup. International footballcup by Kiruna FF for girls and boys with about 40 teams. Location: Tarfalahallen

10.00 - 16.00 Luossabacken is open with free of charge skiing for everyone!

10.00 - 16.00 Welcome all children and adults to explore the world in Stadshussagan and greet in Igloon where Emma and Samir tell about the municipality's new project KirunaBo | Location: Stadshuset

13.00 Infotainment show about Povel Ramel. A journey through Pove's career and life, singing, nostalgia and a bunch of popular education. Free entrance, About an hour (In swedish). | Location: Malmfältens Folkhögskola