Northern Lights Watch at the Abisko National Park, Sweden

Northern Lights Watch at the Abisko National Park, Sweden

We are heading to northern Sweden, where we will enjoy and photograph the amazing Northern Lights. However the amazing night show is not the only thing that these lands have to offer, so during the day we have the opportunity to ride a dog sled, go skiing, visit an ice hotel and go for a hiking trip at the national park. We we'll visit also the charming capital of Sweden, Stockholm !

Why Abisko National Park ?

Lonely Planet (and NASA) has listed Abisko as one of the 10 best places for observation of the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) for a reason. Part of the park is defined as an area with a blue “hole” sky – an area without clouds, which is why NASA declared that the Abisko offers the clearest venue, where you can observe the Aurora. Furthermore the park is far away from any major cities, emitting serious light pollution and also located deep in the North, allowing its visitors to see the lights from September to mid April throughout the entire territory of the park. This is a trip which will leave you breathless among the vast

Tour highlights:
♦ The Magical Northern Lights
♦ Hiking trips at the Abisko National Park
♦ Sweden’s capital – Stockholm


Itinerary:

Day 1 (21/02): Arrival. Kiruna - Abisko

An internal flight takes us to Kiruna airport, where a taxi ride (not included in the price) will take you to the Abisko National Park. Check in at the hotel and free time for a walk in the park. In the Evening a local guide takes you on a walking tour observing the Northern Lights. Overnaight at the Park. 

Day 2 (22/2): Abisko National Park
Optional activity in the morning. Early in the afternoon walks in Abisko Canyon, visiting Abisko National Park Museum, walks on frozen lake. Dinner. Evening tour to watch Northern lights.

Day 3-4: (23-24/2) Abisko National Park
During these days you will have the opportunity to explore the Abisko Park and observe the Aurora each night. During the day you can visit the sites located in the park (a museum and a waterfall) as well as take the opportunity for some additional activities such as a dog sled ride, visit the Narvik fiord in Norway, visit an ice hotel, or take a snowmobile trip.

Day 5 (25/2): Abisko – Kiruna
Optional Ice hotel visit with drop off to the Airport for departure.

Price includes: ► 4 nights at a hut at Abisko Park in a double room without breakfast (there is a possibility for a 45 EUR discount per person if you book a room for 4 people ► night walks observing the northern lights ► visit of the museum at the Abisko National Park ► hiking trips during the day ► English speaking guide

Not included in the Price: ► flight tickets ► taxi ride from the airport at Kiruna to Abisko and back (approx 30 EUR per direction) ► medical insurance (6 EUR) ► food ► bed sheets and towels at the hut.

Practical information:
Accommodation can be in rooms with two or more beds, located on different levels (there is a 45 EUR discount per person for a 4 people room). All the Rooms have private toilets, however bathrooms are shared for the hut. There are blankets and pillows at the hut, but no you have to bring you own sheets, which you can bring with you or rent on spot for 9 EUR per pair. There is a fully equipped kitchen at the hut, and there is a grocery shop nearby, where you can buy all the products needed for a meal. There is also a restaurant close to the hut.


Optional Activities (require a prior request, payment on spot):

Dog sled trip (2 hours - 160 EUR per person)
During the trip you will be riding the sled with the dogs yourself (1 sled per person), as you will be also accompanied by a guide riding a near you. There is also an option to just stand in the sled while somebody else is riding it (in this case the price would be 10 EUR less).

A trip to an Ice Hotel (150 EUR)
A truly lifetime experience for everyone who is interested in unconventional and original ideas. You will see sculptures, rooms and even small chapels and a bar made of ice, notably popular among newlyweds for everyone who is interested in unconventional and original ideas.

A day trip to Narvik Fjord in Norway (85 EUR)
Located 85 km from Abisko, Narvik is the longest fjord in the Norwegian Nordland region, famous for its stunning beauty. On the way you can visit some historical sites and reach the sea shore. In the Narvik town you can visit the local fish market and buy freshly caught fish for dinner. You can also visit for a drink at the sky bar known for its amazing views. In the afternoon we will have some free time before we go back to Abisko.


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