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.

Where to Sleep

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.

Covid-19 Update

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours.  Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021.  To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.

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 Hotels

If sleeping in Kiruna Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels ear the airport:

  • Scandic Ferrum– (10 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Hotel E-10 – (10 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Hotel Bishops – (12 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Kiruna Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

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

Baby Care Facilities – Baby changing facilities are available at the airport.

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 & Drinks – 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 – The airport has lockers as well as a cloakroom for storage. Location and rates are not known.

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.

Smoking – Smoking is permitted in designated smoking rooms.

Airport Hours

The airport opens 90 minutes before the first flight departure, and closes after last flight of the day. Overnight stays are not permitted at this airport.


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

Airport 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.


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: 2022-01-25

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are 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 web sites. 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.