Camp Ripan is a family-owned business that is deeply passionate about highlighting everything that makes the north of Sweden so fantastic: the meeting of the different cultures, the majestic nature and the availability of local wild produce that become delicious experiences in the kitchen. Together with well thought-through design and materials, Camp Ripan wish to tell stories about this place and the culture around Laplands, while also preserving it for future generations.
Kiruna has just about everything, from a majestic mountain landscape to exciting architectural history, from the midnight sun to northern lights, from snowy winter dog-sledge tours to summertime Icelandic horseback riding tours, and everything in between.
After an entire day outdoors, what could be better than relaxing in their Aurora Spa and letting the day’s activities slowly melt away as you pamper yourself with a relaxing sauna bath, foot bath, beneficial spa products and a refreshing dip in the pool? Take advantage of rounding off the evening in their restaurant, Ripan Kitchen where the fantastic regional fresh produce is transformed into delectable culinary experiences.
When they built this fantastic place into what it is today, they all agreed on one thing – to dig where they stand and focus on the best Kiruna has to offer. And that is the principle that influences every aspect of their operations and is the foundation of how we think as far as our sustainable work, décor and design.
Design, décor and choice of materials always instil a sense of purity and simplicity, reflecting the nature, culture and atmosphere of this mountain city. The main building’s high panorama windows offer wonderful unobstructed views, similar to the open mountain landscape that allows your eyes to rest on the far-off horizon. Appropriately placed at the centre of their grand entry hall is an open fireplace. The warming, life-giving and mesmerizing fire created the conditions for their forefathers to survive in this often quite harsh sub-arctic environment.
Camp Ripan is a hotel, but a curiously unusual one. Kiruna municipality covers a great deal of land, so there is plenty of room to build outwards instead of upwards. This is why their beautiful and comfortable hotel rooms are cosy cabins with private entrances. Quite simply your own private oasis close to all the amenities.
The ultimate Swedish Arctic experience.