Abisko has a worldwide reputation as probably the best place on earth for consistent sightings of the Northern Lights. Its unique Micro Climate results in many more clear nights than the rest of the region and this translates into +/- 83% of our clients seeing the Northern Lights each season!
We have market leading breaks to what we call the Northern Lights Capital that bring you not only the best there is in Abisko but also combined with Swedish and Norwegian Lapland.
4 night break based in Abisko, the leading Aurora destination, packed with daily adventures!
Your days are filled with Huskies, snowmobiling & a visit to the Norwegian Fjords, ...
This 4 night Northern Lights holiday combines 2 of Sweden's icons - the Original ICEHOTEL and Abisko, one of the most recognised places on earth for Northern Lights ...Click for More Details
The Aurora Addicts has been designed solely for Northern Lights Junkie!
This is the most contrasting Northern Lights Holiday of them all with chances to see the Aurora from ...
The ultimate 7 day Northern Lights Holiday to Swedish Lapland packs in every experience you could wish for on a break to the Arctic - staying in cosy Lodges, fabulous wilderness ...Click for More Details
Fabulous 4 nights combining 2 nights Aurora Hunting in Abisko with 2 nights being pampered in the Arctic Gourmet Cabins. A perfect combination for a relaxing getaway!Click for More Details
Combine 2 cozy and ' Home and away from Home' Lodges for a thrilling 5 night break. Máttaráhkká Northern Lights Lodge & Abisko Mountain Lodge are a perfect ...Click for More Details
If you are looking for a New Year getaway with the best possible chances of seeing the Northern Lights then Abisko has to be near the top of your list. In an average year close on ...Click for More Details
Tailor Your Own Break to One of the World's Most Celebrated Aurora Destinations - Abisko. Set amidst stunning lake and mountain scenery this is an Aurora Lover's Paradise.Click for More Details
Combine Iceland & Swedish Lapland into an extended Arctic Break where you will have a range of diverse, fantastic experiences, with exceptional opportunities for witnessing the ...Click for More Details
Combine Swedish Lapland's most iconic locations in an epic Journey! The TREE HOTEL, ICEHOTEL & Abisko, world famous for northern lights viewing feature in this special ...Click for More Details
A 5 Night Christmas Break to Swedish Lapland designed to not only bring you some of the best opportunities in Europe for seeing the Northern Lights but also including a whole ...Click for More Details
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We don’t refer to Abisko as being the northern lights capital lightly but with around 80% of nights in a season experiencing some level of aurora activity it ranks as one of the best places for consistent sightings. Being situated in a low precipitation zone Abisko is in an elevated position surrounded by mountains bordering Sweden and Norway. These mountains funnel weather fronts coming off the North Atlantic Ocean and disperse them leaving on average the clearest number of nights in a season.
And as every Northern Lights Holiday hunter will tell you it’s clear nights that make all the difference when looking for the northern lights. Being 300 kilometres above the Arctic Circle you are also situated in an area where even a low KP index will often result in strong northern lights showing. To refresh yourself on the science of the northern lights then read about what are the northern lights and when can the Northern Lights be seen and where are the best times and places to see the Aurora’s.
So having decided that Abisko is where you wish to go in search of the magical aurora borealis you need to plan on how to get there. The best way is flying to Kiruna in Swedish Lapland and we can transfer you to Abisko or you can arrive by train into Abisko.
Abisko is 90 kilometres from Kiruna on a wonderfully scenic road that twists itself around the periphery of Lake Tornetrask, one of Sweden’s largest lakes. In winter when this massive expanse totally freezes it takes on a surreal quality particularly in the mid-winter months when the soft shades of the Kaamos light reflect over the lake.
You know you are entering Abisko when the evocative Laporten Mountain appears in view.
We use Abisko Mountain Lodge as our base in Abisko. Run by the effervescent Mina and Dick Johansson, who have run the lodge for the past 15 years, this is the perfect base for your northern lights break. Attracting an international clientele who have come in search of the northern lights the lodge provides 18 standard rooms (3 star) and 4 deluxe rooms( 4 star) in a separate annexe. There is an open lounge bar and connected dining room where the most amazing meals are dished up by the skilled chefs.
The beauty of being based in Abisko is that you do not need to do any aurora chasing for if the northern lights are out just walk away from the lodge to a good viewing position and admire one of nature’s most amazing phenomenon.
Having got to Abisko what kind of northern lights holiday should you consider? We believe that 4 nights is the optimum number of nights to spend in Abisko, balancing out having an active programme with maximising your chances of seeing the northern lights.
Our ever popular Complete Abisko break is designed to make the most of your time. This 4 night break combines 3 days of arctic experiences with 2 special nights of aurora hunting. Snowmobiling and husky adventures in Abisko National park are special ways of spending your day time and we include these in the Complete Abisko Itinerary. As far as the nights are concerned Abisko has two stand-out northern lights experiences. Firstly you have the aurora sky station, accessible by chairlift, widely regarded as one of the best places on earth to see the northern lights from. With its commanding vistas and position towards the northern sky line we have personally witnessed some awe inspiring displays from this location.
As Abisko is very near to the Norwegian Fjords in Narvik it is possible to do day train trips (weather dependent). This old railroad is still used to take iron ore from the mine in Kiruna down to the coast and has an interesting history.
Photographers have swarmed to Abisko and provide great ‘photograph the aurora’ evenings. We work exclusively with Chad Blakely and his team on a tour that runs from outside the front door at Abisko Mountain Lodge. Spend an evening in a wilderness location with guide and cameras set for northern lights photography and with a bit of luck capture images you will treasure.
As mentioned, Abisko is near the border with Norway and increasingly we get requests from clients wishing to combine Sweden and Norway in one epic northern lights holiday. We designed our Aurora Addicts break to combine the wilderness and beauty of Abisko with the fun and energy of Tromso, the world’s most northern city. This 6 night trip gives you the opportunity of searching for the northern lights by land, sky and sea!
Weekend a la Carte has extensive contacts throughout Swedish Lapland and over time have developed a range of market leading holidays to the region. Many of these journeys combine with Abisko to create longer and varied northern lights holidays.
The Original ICEHOTEL is based near Kiruna ( little over an hour away from Abisko) and the Iconic Ice Hotel & Abisko Explorer provides a wonderful combination for clients who wish to experience one of the world’s most unusual hotels with some northern lights hunting.
A visit to Abisko can be combined with a stay at the intimate 7 bed Máttaráhkká Northern Lights Lodge for a fabulous twin centre break, or be included in our Aurora Grand Slam break that also includes a night in a wilderness cabin and the ICEHOTEL.
If you want to see as much of Swedish Lapland as possible then our Best of Lapland break combines northern lights hunting in Abisko with stays at the ICEHOTEL and Sweden’s more recent Icon- the Tree Hotel. This journey takes you from the coastal region in Eastern Sweden through the Arctic Circle by train to the ICEHOTEL and then on to Abisko where you finish your northern lights holiday.
Whether you base yourselves in Abisko for the duration of your northern lights or use it as a platform to spring off to explore other parts of Sweden, Norway or Iceland you know you are in for a special northern lights holiday experience.