Field Trips

Complete your Euro Mine Expo experience with one of our immensely popular field trips. Euro Mine Expo is organized at the heart of Europe's mining industry, in Skellefteå known as the Gold Town. There are several mines and a smelter within a couple of hours travel from the convention. We offer field trips where you can learn more about mining in the region, both underground and open pit. The field trips have a separate booking fee and limited seats.

Kaunis Iron

June 8th, 10:00-18:00 | Additional cost: 1900SEK

The mine in Kaunisvaara, Pajala municipality is Sweden's latest Greenfieldmine and was restarted by Kaunis Iron AB in 2018. The journey from a pristine marshland to a modern mining area with its construction time, start, bankruptcy and restart is a unique piece of contemporary history.
You will both be able to visit the mine and hear about mining production, and get to hear the story of how a small sparsely populated municipality with a long-standing population decline, gathered together and equipped to host on of Sweden's largest industrial project in modern history. What did they do? How did the community and the mining company cooperate to bring investments of billions in infrastructure and construction to the region? And how did they work to attract labour to the new mine? How do the municipality's representatives view the opportunities and challenges of the future in connection with the restart? Join us on a trip to one of Sweden's most modern open pit mines.

Monday June 8: 10.00 Departure Skellefteå Airport with JONAIR. Coffee is included on the flight. There is possibilty to join from Luleå Airport also.

11.00 Kaunisvaara Folkets Hus HAYDAY, MAYDAY and TODAY – The history of mining in Pajala.
12.30 LUNCH
13.30 Site visit to the Kaunisvaara mine area.
17.00 Departure to Skellefteå from Pajala Airport.
All safety gear needed for the mine visit will be provided.

Hosted by Kaunis Iron AB and GEORANGE/Arcticcon


Björkdalsgruvan

June 9th, 8:00-12:00 | Additional cost: 800SEK

Björkdalsgruvan

Experience the Björkdal gold mine. The Björkdal mine, Skellefteå started in 1988 and produces gold from the underground operation and from already mined stock pile. The mine is one of Europe’s largest gold mines. In 2019, the Björkdal Mine produced 50,500 ounces of gold from 1.3 million tons of ore. The underground mine currently exceeds a depth of 500 meter and is expanding with approximately 8 000 meters of tunnel annually.
Hosted by Mandalay Resources


Kankberg

June 9th, 8:00-12:00 | Additional cost: 800SEK

Kankberg is a zinc and copper mine that last was in production in the 1990’s, when the gold and tellurium deposits also were discovered. Production started in mid 2012.

Hosted by Boliden


Kristineberg

June 9th, 8:00-12:00 | Additional cost: 800SEK

Kristineberg came into operation in 1940 and is the oldest mine operating in the area. The polymetallic ore contains zinc, copper, lead, gold and silver, as well as gold/copper, and is mainly extracted using the cut-and-fill method.

Hosted by Boliden


Renström

June 9th, 8:00-12:00 | Additional cost: 800SEK

Gruva, Boliden

The Renström mine, which started operations in 1952, is currently Sweden’s deepest mine with a deep ramp at the 1,500 m level. The ore is polymetallic with zinc, copper, lead, gold and silver, and is extracted using the cut-and-fill method.

Hosted by Boliden


Northvolt

June 9th, 8:00-12:00 (1 hour/visit) | Additional cost: 290SEK

Europes biggest ongoing industrial project! Visit Northvolts viewpoint and see the gigantic building site with your own eyes. The visit takes one hour, and there's time slots to choose from between 8:00-12:00.

Hosted by Northvolt