KIRUNA SNOW FESTIVAL 2019

 

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 23-27 2019, 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 2019

PROGRAM 2019


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:

WEDNESDAY | 23 JANUARY


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


11.00 - 17.00 Konstmuseet i Norr shows the exhibition "Transitions" and also host a quiz for all visitors | Location: Kristallen.

THURSDAY | 24 JANUARY

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

10.00 - 18.00 Quiz with nice prizes and tips on winter's best children's books. Location: Kiruna City Library


11.00 - 20.00 Konstmuseet i Norr shows the exhibition "Transitions" and also host a quiz for all visitors | Location: Kristallen.


19:00 - 21:00 Book chat with Khaled Alesmael. Hear Khaled Alesmael talk about his acclaimed debut novel "Selamlik". A strong story about how it is to live as a LGBTQ person in Syria and about the difficult flight to Sweden. Presented by: Kiruna Pride | Location: City Library

FRIDAY | 25 JANUARY

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

10.00 - 16.00 Crafts Fair. Craftsmen (and women) from Kiruna show off and sell their items. | Location: People's House.


11.00 - 20.00 Konstmuseet i Norr shows the exhibition "Transitions" and also host a quiz for all visitors | Location: Kristallen.


10.00 - 17.00 Quiz with nice prizes and tips on winter's best children's books. Location: Kiruna City Library


19.00 - 19.45 Memorial music in Kiruna church, "Come and light a candle for the one you think of and who you miss" Emma Heikki - song, Ann-Mari H-place Vilgats - organ / piano | Location: Kiruna Kyrka

SATURDAY | 26 JANUARY

Go and visit Ferrumparken, 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

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

13.00 - 16.00 Go snowboarding and freesking with the RISK gang! Take the opportunity to go along, keep up with and get tips from the pros from the RISK gang. Presented by: Riksgränsen Snowboard and Ski Club (RISK) | Location: Luossavaarabacken

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

11.00 - 15.00 Come and attend an open creative workshop together with Konstmuseet i Norr. Take the opportunity to visit the exhibition "Transitions" and participate in a quiz for all visitors. | Location: Kristallen

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

11.15 - 11.45 Fairytale reading with Sanna Eklöv kl. 11.15, for you between 4-7 years. Please register with the number of children to malene.jensen@kiruna.se no later than 25/1. Location: Kiruna City Library

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

12.00 Qualification for Snölyftet, This is the competition where you win or you disappear. In this strength competition we select this year's Snow man / Snow woman in the largest strength test in Kiruna since the Snow Festival's strongmant competitions in the 1990s. Report your participation to: Kirunaak@gmail.com | Location: The People's House parking lot.

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

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 Snölyftet Final, This is the competition where you win or you disappear. In this strength competition we select this year's Snow man / Snow woman in the largest strength test in Kiruna since the Snow Festival's strongmant competitions in the 1990s. | Location: The People's House parking lot.

13.30 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, Selma Green and Mikael Fagerlund | Location: Ferrumparken

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

18.00 - 01.00 Hard rock with Abramis Brama. Swedish rock band Abramis Brama makes an exclusive gig in Kiruna. Only 70 seats! Connection: First Revival from Luleå. 18 year age limit. Entry 150: - (pre-purchase 179: - via info@backyardrock.se). Presented by: Backyard Rock | Location: Polar bowling.

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

11.00 Snow Festival church service | Plats: Kiruna Kyrka

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