In the heart of Lapland and 200km north of the Arctic Circle, Björkliden serves up some spectacular scenery and phenomena. Its base is on the shores of the Torneträsk frozen lake with the Lapporten, an iconic U-shaped moutain marking the gateway to Lapland in the background. The Abisko National Park, a site of special scientific interest, is on the doorstep and offers one of the best places in the world to view the aurora borealis more commonly known as the magical northern lights.
Björkliden is also bursting with skiing opportunities. The slopes and lifts provide an ideal environment for children and first-timers to build confidence and improve their techniques. For those more experienced you can access black diamond slopes, ski touring, cross-country skiing, off-piste skiing and even heli-skiing.
Off the slopes join a dog sled ride in the mountains; experience one of Sweden's longest cave systems - Kåppasjåkkagrottan, or hop on a snowmobile that will take you up to Låktatjåkko Mountain Lodge, Sweden's highest located mountain lodge. If that's not enough you can also add on a visit or stay at the spectacular ICEHOTEL®*.
Björkliden really does offer something for everyone - whether you’re looking for an unforgettable winter experience to start you off in the world of snow, searching for extreme challenges to test your skills, or to fulfill a lifetime dream and view the northern lights.
*A day at the ICEHOTEL in Jukkasjärvi costs from 995 SEK (approx £104) per person including transfer, entrance and guided tour. Available every Friday, 8.30 am - 4 pm (3 January - 13 April).
**Please note: from December through to early February there is limited skiing available. The focus during this period is on activities.