Sleeping in Airports

Kiruna Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Kiruna Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

After midnight they locked us out and we spent the night in our rented car (luckily we only had to return it in the morning). -Miha

KRN Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Kiruna Airport.

What to Expect

The small terminal at Kiruna Airport (code: KRN) handles a few regional routes. Facilities are limited to a souvenir shop and a cafe, both landside, but neither are open for early morning departures. WiFi is free for 3 hours or 100MB of data, whichever you reach first.

Sleeping in Kiruna Airport

Spending the night is not permitted as the airport has a limited operating schedule. For uninterrupted sleep, hotels are nearby. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos. You can also visit the airport’s web site for current information.  For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Kiruna Airport Guide.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

airport loungeAirport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter by purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

  • VIP Lounge – Location: Landside.

airport hotelsAirport Hotels

If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, there are hotels within a 15-minute drive from Kiruna Airport.  Visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels in Kiruna, search deals and read traveller reviews.

wifiAirport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Kiruna Airport. Connect to the “Airport-Guest” network. You have a 3 hour or 100mb download limit. Should you wish to extend your time or download limit, the rates are: SEK 49 (1 hour) or SEK 129 (1 day).

more airport infoMore Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

Baby Care Facilities – Baby changing facilities and strollers are available.

Children’s Play Area – When you want to ensure your kids burn off all their energy before their flight, take them to the children’s play area.  Location: Airside.

Conference Rooms – Two meeting rooms are available to accommodation 20 – 3,500 people. Location: Landside.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free shopping is not available. A souvenir shop is the only shop available. Location: Airside. Hours: It is open for departing flights; however, it does not serve “early morning departures”.

Food & DrinksTemporarily Closed –  At the time of this update there are no 24-hour food concessions. The Restaurant SPiS Mat & Dryck is located after security. It is open for departing flights; however, it does not serve “early morning departures”. Plan accordingly.

Left Luggage and Lockers – Not available.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Postal Services – Drop off your last minute postcards at the airport’s mailbox. Location: outside the terminal.

Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Showers – Not available.

SIM Cards – A reader has asked us to include where to buy SIM Cards. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Smoking – Smoking is permitted in designated smoking rooms.

airport hoursAirport Hours

The airport opens 120 minutes before the first flight departure, and closes after last flight of the day. Overnight stays are not permitted.


Kiruna airport is served by the following airlines: Eurowings • Norwegian • SAS.

transportationAirport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Buses and Shuttles

KRN airport is well connected to the bus system. Whether you are travelling to the Kiruna City Centre (Airport bus transfer), want to be delivered to your hotel (Kiruna Airport Shuttle) or you want to arrive at your resort with your skis (Lapland Resort Transfers) the airport probably has a bus for you. Tickets for the local routes can be purchased on the bus with cash (there is no ATM at the airport, plan ahead) or credit card, while all others need to be booked in advance. For more information, visit the bus transportation page of the Kiruna Airport website.

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies have offices onsite: Avis • Europcar • Hertz • Gruvbilar.

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.


Flygtaxi and Taxi Kiruna offer service to and from the airport. Taxis can be pre-booked online or hired by phone, and are also available at the ground transportation area.

Last updated: 2024-01-30

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, is subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers, and their websites. We are not representatives of any of the above-mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.