Panorama of inside of living room.Warm your feet by split birch wood indoor fire.

Entire home/flat

3 Guests

2 Bedrooms

3 Beds

Entire home/flat

3 Guests

2 Bedrooms

3 Beds

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About this listing

Midnite Sun/Aurora/Artist cozy cabin on Torne River, water so pure you can drink it! 10 min walk to Icehotel. Rustic couples getaway. Sleeps three. Fireplace, wood-stove, private riverfront sauna, outdoor grill. 70m beachfront. Fishing. x-Skiing.

The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/flat


Extra people: £18 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: £43
Security Deposit: £359
Weekly Discount: 25%


The space

Welcome to 68 degrees North!!!
A cozy rustic cabin on the banks of the Torne River nestled in the forest with an expansive view of the Torne River. A ten minute walk over frozen river (or rowboat) to the world famous Icehotel.

The cabin is located at the end of a row of four houses who share a common private drive. Our house is the one furthest in of the four.
There are no visible neighbors on the far side, affording a great deal of privacy for the house, grill area & sauna, with a view of the forest. The Icehotel is visible from the dining room table across the Torne River.

Guest access

Guests will have access to parking, the cabin, private sauna & grill area.
The mahogany rowboat is available seasonally & at your own risk, life jackets included.

Interaction with guests

We may or may not be able to meet you, however we can always be contacted by telephone-
The host +
Caretaker/Cleaner Lena +

The neighbourhood

Tourist Information for the area: www(dott)kirunalapland(dott)se

Summer cabins continue for a kilometer further down the gravel lane. This walk down the lane is a nice stroll in the summer or winter. At the start of Åsvagen is the Poikkijärvi Church. This is another unique destination as the cemetery continues 500m on a narrow pine peninsula with a chapel at its end.

Runners/x-country ski paradise: There are miles of dirt trails though the surrounding pine & moss forests. The dirt trails are spongy, yet firm, & easy on the knees. World's class trail running with a choice hilly or flat routes.

Getting around

Bus stops: Icehotel & Poikkijarvi, 800m to each
Bus website: www(dott)horvalls(dott)se

Taxi Kiruna: www(dott)taxikiruna(dott)se
Flights: www(dott)sas(dott)se & www(dott)norwegian(dott)com
Train overnight from Stockholm: www(dott)sj(dott)se

Other things to note

Provided in the cabin you will find nearly all of the tourist brochures provided at the tourist office in Kiruna.

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in is anytime after 2PM

No smoking indoors. No pets. Never leave fireplace unattended. Never leave candles unattended.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

13 Reviews

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Peter User Profile
January 2017
Beautiful aspect onto the river, albeit it was snow covered ice when we were there. Easy walk across the lake to Jukkasjarvi and the Icehotel - you must try the Icebar!

Huub User ProfileHuub is a superhost.
December 2016
We had a wonderful time in Mark's cabin! The cabin was beautiful, clean and comfortable. The indoor and outdoor fireplace, the comfortable bed, well equipped kitchen, private sauna at the river, beautiful view to Jukkasjarvi and (on occasion) the northern lights says it all. As it is located 10km outside of Kiruna and not near any facilities a rental car is definitely a must-have. One thing guests should know that the apartment has a non-flushing toilet. Although after a week it wasn't that smelly at all, I think it needs mentioning on the listing page. For us it's definitely not a deal-breaker but for some others it might be. Thanks Mark for making our stay amazing!

Rosie User Profile
October 2016
It's such an amazing cabin Close to airport and town Really what it says Cozy cabin The perfect place to watch the Northern lights we stayed 3 nights and watched them 2 nights an amazing experience of a lifetime and the cabin it's just perfect. Kitchen has everything you need comfortable beds I would go back anytime!!! Loved it

Gretta User Profile
September 2016
Wonderful stay at Mark's cabin, we loved the fireplace(s), the private sauna was fabulous, the location gives you gorgeous views on the lake, very peaceful experience; the neighbours are closer than we expected but that didnt at all impact on the stay as in the end you don't notice. The house is decorated in a very sweet personal way, the bed very comfortable and sleeping upstairs cozy and peaceful, terraces are lovely and the bathroom works well and the kitchen lets you do lovely dinners and other meals. We didn't want to leave.

Sage User Profile
March 2016
We very much enjoyed our stay (great view of the river, close proximity to the ice hotel, the cabin was warm, the unit was clean) but wished that Mark was more clear about having a non-flushing composting toilet. We stayed at the cabin for four days, and no one cleaned the facilities while we were there. You can imagine how the odor affected our stay. We are okay with letting go of some conveniences in a rustic cabin, but for us a non-flushing toilet would have been a deal-breaker. Also, the cabin is quite a distance from Kiruna, so a rental car is recommended. Future guests should also know that the driveway down to the cabin is very steep, and our car actually got stuck because the pavement was frozen with ice. For the remainder of our stay, we parked at a nearby church because we were not comfortable driving on such an icy incline. Lastly, we stayed at the end of the month and the internet ran out of data. We didn't use it for streaming movies or music, and only signed on to surf websites and checking emails. Not a big deal for us, but Mark may consider upgrading the bandwidth for the internet in the future.

Charles User Profile
March 2016
I have been traveling for the past 3 months now, mostly using Airbnb. One thing I can say about Mark's cabin, is that first place I didn't really want to leave. It is so charming and cozy, you would instantly feel at home. The cabin was very clean, and had all basic necessities like coffee and tea (all of which organic) including eco friendly toiletries and soaps. The bed was very comfortable, and the chimney was divine with plenty of wood provided. In the morning you will have your breakfast with a splendid view of the river, and later can walk past it to the ice hotel within 10 minutes. Mark was very helpful when I communicated with him, and explained to me what's to be done in town. I strongly recommend any person passing by the area to spend at least a couple of nights there and completely disconnect from every day's hustle.

Candace User Profile
March 2016
The cabin is a great place to stay while visiting Kiruna. There were 5 of us and we really loved being there. We used the fireplace everyday. The cabin was very warm, despite the cold outside. There's plenty of chopped, dry firewood to use. The bedrooms were perfect for us. One friend stayed in the guest house, which is only a few meters away from the house entrance. We used the outdoor fire pit one evening to cook and sit around. There's deerskin to sit on. It was very cold out, so after the food was cooked we moved back inside. We used the sauna too. It was fun to jump in the snow on the frozen river and then run back in. There were cross-country skis to use, but we really didn't have enough time to use them. I imagine that in the summer, the boat and the outdoor fireplace could be really fun too. We walked to the Ice Hotel, which isn't far, but can be a bit of a workout if there's a lot of snow and you're walking. If you can find tracks it's much easier. It's also not a far drive if you'd rather do that. Kiruna is about 15 minutes away, so it's close for groceries and the starting points of a lot of the tours and expeditions. We drove there everyday and it was well worth the short drive to get the benefits of staying outside of the city. (Our rental car had snow tires, which is probably standard for the time of year, and had no trouble with the ice or snow. You should still go slow if you're not used to the snow.)

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Mark User Profile

Mark worked at Icehotel for a decade in the Design Development & Art Department. He now spends his time between Sonoma, California wine country & Lappland Sweden where he works as independent sculptor & designer

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