It’s natural that the people of Kiruna might want to let off a bit of steam now and then. After all, many will have spent their working week underground, and face the prospect of having their house or apartment relocated when the city is finally moved.
Unfortunately, the party scene in Kiruna isn’t exactly banging. So in the absence of any good bars and clubs, what do the locals do? They go bowling.
You can join them at Polar Bowling, a quick stroll east of the city centre, which runs disco bowling sessions on Friday and Saturday nights. There are only eight lanes here and they’re all close together, which means you’ll get loads of opportunities to meet people.
Of course, there’s a bar in the bowling alley selling beer, cider and wine, plus the usual selection of home-baked goodies. Prices for bowling here aren’t exactly cheap, but if you’re looking for a fun way to spend an evening in Kiruna, this place is hard to beat.
Note that the bowling alley is sometimes closed for private functions. You may also want to avoid Wednesday and Thursday afternoons, when folks employed by the local council get to bowl for free.
Adults: 150 SEK/hr before 5pm, 200 SEK/hr after 5pm
Kids: 100 SEK/hr
Polar Bowling in Kiruna
Adolf Hedinsvägen 37
+46 980 619 00
Mon–Fri 1pm–10pm, Sat noon–10pm, noon–5pm
Last updated: December 2014