Riksgränsen Ski Holidays

Endless off-piste options, unrestricted heli-skiing, northern lights tours and the world famous ICEHOTEL® just a day trip away. As far as winter adventures go this is definitely one for your bucket list.
Andy Hemingway
Sales & Product Manager - Scandinavia
Endless off-piste options, unrestricted heli-skiing, northern lights tours and the world famous ICEHOTEL® just a day trip away. As far as winter adventures go this is definitely one for your bucket list.
Andy Hemingway
Sales & Product Manager - Scandinavia


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  • Non-Ski Activities
  • Quick Transfer Time

The world's most northerly ski resort is a heli-skier’s heaven. We love it for the endless off-piste, the Northern Lights and the midnight sun.

North of the Arctic Circle, Riksgränsen ski holidays are completely unique. Here, the lifts open in February and don’t close until June. Home to the annual Big Mountain Championships in May, it’s a magnet for freeriders, with a heli-ski drop zone that's bigger than the Netherlands.

Ski touring is also high on the agenda but piste-skiers haven’t been forgotten - the slopes criss-cross into Norway and stay open until 1am in June. There’s also a free shuttle to neighbouring Björkliden, giving you more slopes to ski.

With a nod to its past, the small village has an original train station and century-old buildings. There’s also a supermarket, plus a few restaurants and hotel bars - be warned, après drinks are expensive!

To experience more of the Arctic, the ICEHOTEL® makes an incredible add-on. And if you’re planning to visit in March, we highly recommend a Northern Lights excursion.

Every holiday is tailor-made, just for you.

Call 01273 224068 for advice from our ski specialists.

Resort Guide

Riksgränsen Resort Guide

Make the most of your Riksgränsen ski holiday with our insider tips.

Resort stats

Mid February - June
Nearest airport
Flight time
4 hours 30 minutes
Direct flight
Indirect via Stockholm
Transfer time
2 hours from Kiruna
Train, shuttle bus or car hire
1,350 m
Vertical drop
1,270 ft / 387 m
Avg snowfall
5 m
Ski area
104 acres pisted / over 1 million acres off piste/heli-skiing
Ski lifts
15% advanced
64% intermediate
21% beginners


Resort Map

Google piste view


Riksgränsen’s handful of accommodation options range from simple rooms to the historic Meteorologen hotel (1903) - a former customs house and meteorological station, this is the oldest building in town. Most Riksgränsen properties have in-house restaurants and bars, and all are centrally located within 100m of the slopes.

We’ve stayed at or visited all of our Riksgränsen accommodation options, so call us for advice and we’ll recommend the best ones for you.

Featured accommodation

Riksgränsen Hotel Exterior
  • Close to Slopes
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Hot Tub
  • Pool
  • Spa
The Riksgränsen Hotel offers a good facilities and range of accommodation from simply furnished "skiers" rooms to the more stylish "hotel" rooms.
  • Breakfast Included
  • Half Board Available
This is a property with a difference - every year it’s built from scratch making it truly unique each time.


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04/04/2019 Kevin Dowle

Very good and interesting experience. One ski lift was not working, but we were bussed to the other up lift and it was fine. Although the lift system is limited we had some great skiing with lots of off-piste between the pistes. The weather was very good on the whole.

02/04/2014 James Chappell

Chose the resort for its in-bounds off piste ski area, which we found a bit limited. However there is extensive off piste of a more ski touring nature. The only way to really appreciate the area is to go heli-skiing which we did, and was the main reason we chose the resort. We went with Mountain Guide Travel and were lucky enough to have a bluebird day heli-skiing, which was amazing and highly recommend the heli-ski company. Having said all that for our ski group the area was perfect in such a beautiful and remote area. We had a brilliant ski holiday, could not be any better. If the Northern Lights had been a bit more active it would have been nice, but I guess that would be difficult to organise. We also skied for a couple of days at Björkliden, again what a great place to ski, some good in-bounds off piste there as well. Travel to resorts was made easy via the local bus service. This service was excellent both for transfers too and from the resort and also travelling around locally.

25/03/2014 James Chappell

The resort of Ricksgransen revolves around the Hotel Ricksgransen. The hotel has everything you need for your ski holiday under one roof. The hotel has a 4 star rating which it deserves, the accommodation, food service, and general ambiance reflect the area and the type of ski holiday which you have gone there for. If you want a nice cosy Austrian village type holiday do not go there. The resort is for die hard off piste and ski touring, with Nordic activities thrown in for good measure. The weather can and was extreme, you need to be prepared for low temperatures. If you are into this type of adventure holiday I do not think there could be a better place or hotel to stay in.

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