Who for? Northern lights hunters, photographers and nature lovers
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This small group hiking and wilderness tour includes two nights in Abisko National Park as well as a night at the Icehotel in conventional warm accommodation, and a wilderness experience at a riverside camp. Abisko is regarded as one of the best locations in the world to observe the northern lights, due to the clear air and virtually cloud-free skies.
- visit the Aurora Sky Station in search of the northern lights
- enjoy wilderness hiking in Sweden’s glorious Abisko National Park
- stay at a Wilderness Camp by the River Torne
This small group hiking and wilderness tour with a maximum of 14 participants (minimum 4) includes two nights in Abisko National Park, regarded as one of the best locations in the world to observe the northern lights, due to the clear air and virtually cloud-free skies.
You will also have a night at the Icehotel, and a wilderness experience at a riverside camp.
On arrival in Kiruna, transfer to Jukkasjärvi and the site of the famous Icehotel, where your overnight stay is in Scandinavian style accommodation in chalets or rooms. Enjoy a wilderness inspired dinner at the famous Icehotel Restaurant, where your guide will explain about the science and myth behind the northern lights. After dinner join in on a hunt for the aurora. Those travelling in November can also observe the construction of the new 24th Icehotel.
In the morning you will be equipped for the wilderness camp, where you will have time for explore the surrounding area, relax or perhaps assist the guide with lunch preparations. In the evening experience a traditional sauna, before dinner and another hunt for the northern lights.
The following 2 nights are spent in the Abisko National Park and to maximise your chances for seeing the northern lights, two chairlift rides to the top of Mt. Nuolja and the Aurora Sky Station are included. In September the birch trees begin to turn from green to shades of orange, red and yellow, completely altering the look of Abisko. The national park features superb hiking trails, including part of the famous Kungsleden Trail, and there is nothing more exhilarating than spending time in the great outdoors, taking in the stunning scenery and with a bit of luck, spotting a moose or two. For those visiting in November, autumn colours are replaced by a glistening frost covering the treetops, and you may experience some of the first snowfalls of the season.