Tips & Advice
The Aurora Skystation in the Abisko National Park is widely regarded as one of the best places in the world to view the northern lights. Special climatic conditions make this area the driest in Sweden receiving the least precipitation per annum even though it’s right next door to the resort of Björkliden which receives rather a lot!
Clouds rarely form above the Skystation making it a superb place to observe the magical aurora. The station is also well away from areas causing light pollution aiding your chance of seeing the northern lights.
Northern Lights Tours
To visit the Aurora Skystation you take a short chair lift ride to the summit. Here there is an outdoor viewing deck and inside a cosy restaurant with log fire. Enjoy the views of the Torneträsk frozen lake through large panoramic windows. The hosts there will give you information on the aurora and tips on how to get the best photos!
When: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday 7.30 pm - circa 12.30 am (20 December - 31 March)
Price: 895 SEK (approx. £87) per person incl. transfer, chair-lift, warm overall, northern lights exhibition and Northern Lights host.
Alternatively why not try a northern lights tour on snowshoes. With a guide you walk to a traditional Sámi lavvu (teepee). Here you get a great viewing spot away from light pollution so you can see the northern lights at their finest. Your guide will provide you with an understanding about the magical phenomenon and its cultural meaning in the past.
When: Mondays & Fridays, 8 pm – 10.30 pm (20 December - 31 March)
Price: 780 SEK (approx. £75) per person incl. warm drink and guide