When the light returns and the cold is biting the skin the people of Kiruna celebrate the snow and the winter with the Kiruna Snow Festival. This winter festival is held during the last weekend of january in the middle of the Kiruna city center, 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. With everything from snow-sculptures, painting exhibitions, dog sledding, figure skating, live music preformances and a kid’s playground designed by snow.

But the main event of the festival is undoubtedly the Kiruna International Snow Sculpture Competition. A world class competition which attracts some of the best artist from all over the world.

The Snow festival is organized annually in central Kiruna by the local music organisation Tusen Toner.


The festival program in English can be found here.