22 June: LKAB iron mine, midnight sun photography

Travel details

Activities Morning Evening
LKAB iron mine trying to photograph the midnight sun
Accommodation Hotell Vinterpalatset, Järnvägsgatan 18, Kiruna, 981 34.

WAITING FOR THE TOUR-BUS

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10:58     statue in Kiruna

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10:58     Statue in Kiruna

LKAB IRON MINE

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11:10     going past railway sidings near the mine

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11:10     on the coach approaching the mine

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11:12     It was a good day to not be outside.

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11:15     explaining a big bridge

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11:28     It’s a big tractor

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12:21     It’s a big, long tractor.

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12:33     It’s a big, long graffitied tractor.

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11:41     explosive injector

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11:38     drilling head

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11:47     A big metal box

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11:46     The mine will be expanded, so a lot of the town needs to move.

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11:38     How holes for explosives are drilled.

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12:09     overview of mine

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12:09     transporting the ore

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11:18     What you don’t want to happen

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12:13     How to have a bad day at work.

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12:11     Important dates in the history of the Ore Line

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12:10     about the Nordal Bridge

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12:11     About Katterat station

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12:23     about Kiruna mountain

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12:23     How the mountain used to look.

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12:26     drilling

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12:26     Old-style drilling

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12:26     old-style drill

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12:29     Modern drilling

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12:32     Modern drilling

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12:34     after the explosion

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12:36     dad in helmet

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12:37     Moving the ore.

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13:16     About the mountain

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13:16     How the mountain used to look

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13:18     About a model of the mountain

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13:18     A model of the mountain

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13:21     about the ore

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13:19     Much of the mountain is ore

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13:21    3-D model of the mine

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13:22     3-D model of the mine

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13:22     How they used to mine

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13:23     About a rescue sled

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13:23     Rescue sled

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13:23     About the ‘strike clock’

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13:23     the ‘strike clock’

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13:27     A ptarmigan, the origin of Kiruna’s name

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13:38     what mining has done to the mountain

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Kiruna tourist office: models of Kiruna and more about the mine

A bird’s-eye view of Kiruna and environs – with giants!

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14:09     The red area shows how the mine will be expanded – and so why the town will be moved.

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13:16     view from the other side

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14:10     Close-up of the area to be moved

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14:19     road to Nikkaluokta

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14:06     a giant in the background

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14:09     close-up of the mined mountain

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13:15     how the mine works

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13:12     How the mine works (close-up)

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14:09     How the mine works (detailed close-up)

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14:09     How the mine works (detailed close-up)

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13:15     What will happen to the town

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14:07     what the mine produces

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14:07     demand for the mine’s products

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14:09     ‘attractive homes’

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We almost caught the midnight sun

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14:52 walking through Kiruna – view of the mined mountain

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14:54 view of the mined mountain

23:56 ‘almost midnight, almost sun’

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23:57     The lonely photographer

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23:58     The sun’s (maybe) coming out.

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23:59     Almost!

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24:00     but not quite

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24:00     Our hotel

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24:01     The sun is there somewhere.

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24:03     The lonely photographer gets nearer.

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24:04     more evidence of the sun

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23:05     Not that it was cold!

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23:10 Two photographers

On the swings!

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24:51     More hints of sun

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24:53     1am but light as day

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24:55     Looking around – more evidence of sun

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24:59     The other photographer

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The two photographers again

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23:59     final hint of sun

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