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The Northern Lights.
Aurora Borealis is the phenomena that brings visitors to Abisko from all over the world in the darkest months of the year. What we call the Northern-lights season goes on between October and March. Fill your days with activities while you are waiting for the Aurora. In the evening – you follow the guide to the best spots. Please note that we only book activities for staying guests, please add your reservation number as reference when you make requests for activities.
Keep in mind that all activities can only be cancelled/rescheduled/refunded up to 15 days prior to departure.
Abisko is for many reasons one of the world’s best places to see the northern lights. The phenomena of the village’s famous blue hole is one of these reasons. Abisko is the place in Sweden where we have the least snow and rain throughout the year. Skanderna, the mountain range that has given Scandinavia its name, cuts Abisko off from the storms of the sea, and ripps the clouds apart, giving the village its clear skies and rain-shadow. This means that even when the weather is bad in Kiruna or towards the coast – the skies can be clear right over Abisko, giving you one of the right conditions for the northern lights. Another reason why Abisko is THE spot for the northern lights is that the village has very little light pollution. Being a very small village we don’t have many street lights or other types of light-disturbances fulfilling another condition for the Auroras – getting as dark surroundings as possible.
The darker it is where we are, then also the weaker Auroras can be spotted. A stronger northern light can be seen through the windows from indoors but the experience will be so much better from outdoors. You should be prepared to stay out as much as possible to increase your chances for the Aurora Borealis.
We can offer and help you reserve all possible activities, both daytime ones and also the ones for the Northern Lights.
Seize the opportunity to visit the world famous Icehotel once you are up here in Lapland.
Try ice climbing! You don’t need any experience to try this exciting activity. The guide will instruct you and keep you safe.
Enjoy the tranquility being out on the ice of the second deepest lake in Sweden or try a smaller lake further into the mountains around Abisko on a custom made trip.
Morning hike in Abisko National Park
You find the National Park two kilometers further west from Abisko Mountain Lodge. This is definitely on the tick-box list once you are in Abisko.
Northern Light Tours
We of course offer a number of tours where the main purpose is to catch the Aurora Borealis. Who says that you can’t combine this goal with other experiences at the same time?
In wintertime, to go by snowmobile is an effective and nice way to reach further out into the mountains. You can go greater distances in a shorter time.
Snowshoes is a great way to get about in the wintertime. It gives you the opportunity to discover the wilderness on your own terms.