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 scenery.
The world-renowned Abisko National Park, a pristine park blessed with the clearest skies in the auroral zone, is regarded as one of the best places in the world to view the aurora due to a quirk of climate and prevailing winds. In the heart of the park is the Aurora Sky Station, reached by chairlift, located under an expanse of often cloud-free sky perfect for aurora watching. Stay nearby at Abisko Mountain Station, exclusive in the UK to Discover the World, with its scenic lake and mountain views.
For the best chances of seeing the aurora, it’s important to stay in rural locations away from light pollution. Our dedicated aurora itineraries or tailor made holidays are created to do just this. Combine Abisko and at the breathtaking Icehotel for an aurora holiday that’s hard to beat. For an unforgettable adventure, join a husky safari and stay in a rustic wilderness camp in the heart of the forest. Or experience traditional Swedish Lapland hospitality and opt for a fully-inclusive stay at the Forest Hotel or Kangos Guesthouse.
For a longer multi-centre holiday combine Swedish Lapland with Norway or Iceland for a truly thrilling northern lights holiday. With plenty of time for optional activities through the spectacular snow-covered landscapes, enjoy the special winter light of Lapland and evenings spent in anticipation of the aurora borealis.