Norrland is one of three major regions in Sweden. Norrland encompasses two-thirds of the country's surface and about one-sixth of its population. Most of the major national parks in Sweden are located in the Northern parts of Norrland. The region is characterized by forests, mountains, rivers, mines, a harsh winter climate, long distances, left-wing attitudes, as well as university towns with young populations.
Connex  runs daily trans between Stockholm and Narvik, Norway with several stops along Norrland. Sleeper accomodations are available. Reservations are required to use the Eurail Pass.
The city of Kiruna can be accessed by plane and is located close to the Kungsleden trail.