The world’s largest and most modern underground iron ore mine is in Kiruna. At present the mining face is just less than 775 meters below ground.
To get there using a car or bus is a journey of approximately 10 kilometres, which takes nearly half an hour. Visitors to the mine are transferred to LKAB’s new information centre, Info-Centre 540, which is at an older main level of 370 meters depth. The whole visitor facility is heated by Frico Elztrip. Info-Centre 540 has a mining museum, a machinery museum, areas for mining demonstration, a café and a combined multimedia, film and lecture hall with room for a seated audience of 150.