Located deep within the Arctic Circle, Swedish Lapland offers some of the best opportunities to view the captivating northern lights, between the months of November and April, as well as awe-inspiring winter wonderland scenery. And what's more, you can get there in just 3½ hours on our exclusive direct flight from Heathrow to Kiruna.
The pristine Abisko National Park is regarded as one of the best places in the world to view the aurora due to a quirk of climate and prevailing winds which keep the skies mostly cloud free. In the heart of the park is the Aurora Sky Station, reached by chairlift, the perfect place for aurora watching if conditions are right. Stay nearby at Abisko Mountain Station, exclusive in the UK to Discover the World,
At the breathtaking Icehotel, aurora watchers head down to the frozen River Torne each night in expectation of viewing the northern lights or join a evening excursion by husky sled, snowmobile or horseback. For an unforgettable adventure, join a husky safari and stay in a rustic wilderness camp in the heart of the forest.
For the best chances of seeing the aurora, it’s important to stay in rural locations away from light pollution. Our dedicated aurora itineraries and tailor made holidays are created to do just this to maximise aurora viewing opportunities. Our knowledge of this region and experience of arranging holidays here sets us apart from other operators, so let our Sweden Travel Specialist's expertise be your guide.
One of the best ways of searching for the northern lights in Swedish Lapland is by snowmobile: It’s one of the most fun things I’ve ever done - driving across the frozen river and through the forest, with the icing on the cake being the aurora coming out. Laura, Nordic Travel Specialist
We were all totally engrossed in this magical experience and when the lights finally came to an abrupt end, we just stood there completely speechless. Client quote from Ms Turner, Icehotel & Abisko