Kronogård was originally a hunting station for foresters and hunters in the service of the Crown. A makeshift rocket launch site was built in the 1950s and numerous rockets, mainly of the Nike-Cajun type, were launched between 1961 and 1964 to explore the high atmosphere . Heights of up to 135 km were reached. After the Esrange rocket launch site was completed in 1966, Kronogård was shut down.
Today there is a campsite and a facility with huts, some of which were built on the foundation of the launch pad.