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From Kiruna: Abisko National Park Northern Lights Tour

1. From Kiruna: Abisko National Park Northern Lights Tour

Admire the northern lights and go on a nighttime walk around Abisko National Park. Take great photos of the beautiful night sky. Stop off for some delicious snacks and warm lingonberry juice while you gaze at the stars. Finish up with a bus ride back to your hotel in Kiruna. Get on the bus at your accommodation and head to Abisko National Park at night. Go to all the best spots to see the aurora. Stop to take photos if you see the northern lights. Your guide will help you to take the best photos if you need it. Then, go for a short walk by the Abisko canyon. Keep an eye out for the northern lights. Then, have a break to enjoy some warm lingonberry juice and some sweet snacks from the local bakery. Afterward, get back on the bus and drive back to Kiruna. Finally, get off the bus at your hotel to finish the experience.

Abisko: Ice Climbing for All Levels with Certified Guide

2. Abisko: Ice Climbing for All Levels with Certified Guide

Try a challenging adventure in arctic conditions with ice climbing, adjusted to all experience levels. Feel safe knowing you are in the expert hands of a certified guide while you navigate the ice. Begin by getting fitted out with all of the appropriate ice climbing equipment including alpine boots, crampons, a harness, and a helmet. Ride a short ways to icefall, where your guide will take you through the first basic steps of climbing vertical ice. Scale vertical sheets of ice under the careful guidance of your guide, and feel the thrill of real climbing.

Abisko National Park: Scenic Morning Hike with Transfer

3. Abisko National Park: Scenic Morning Hike with Transfer

Would you like to enjoy a morning hike in the Arctic wilderness with one of the best outfitters in Abisko? Let one of Lights Over Lapland’s professional guides take you for a short, 3-4 km guided hike in Abisko National Park! During this spectacular adventure, your guide will lead you down one of the beautiful local trails. A good example is the trail which meanders along the scenic Abisko river canyon. You will wander through an ancient mountain birch forest, enjoy stunning open views of the Abisko river delta, marvel at soaring mountain peaks, take in all the beautiful scenery around the incredible Lake Torneträsk and much more. All of our guides are highly trained and will share their deep pool of knowledge about tracks left behind by our local wildlife, local indigenous people of the region and what it is like to live in the Arctic. While it is not guaranteed, you may have a chance to see beautiful animals during this trip such as reindeer, mountain hare, foxes, a full range of birds and the ever-majestic Scandinavian moose if luck is on your side! Be sure to bring a camera as this trip gives you an up close and personal experience in all of the most beautiful locations in Abisko National Park! Book your incredibly scenic hike with the best guides in Abisko today!

Harstad/Narvik/Tjeldsund: Northern Lights Sightseeing by Car

4. Harstad/Narvik/Tjeldsund: Northern Lights Sightseeing by Car

Increase your chances of seeing the northern lights on this tour from Harstad, Narvik, and Tjeldsund. Watch the lights with some complimentary wine. Have the option of going on a Mountain tour, doing some fishing, or lighting a barbeque along the way. Be picked up at your accommodation and relax on the drive in a luxury electric car. Start during the day, so that you have the option of taking a tour to a stunning waterfall in the mountains or trying to catch a fish while in the wilderness. Request the use of a barbeque and bring your favorite items to grill to savor some piping hot food while in the great outdoors. After dark, head out in search of one of nature's most spectacular shows, the northern lights. Travel with a guide that will take you to spots where you have the best chances of seeing the lights, even across the boarder. Once the lights appear, sip a glass of wine while watching them dazzle. Return to your accommodation at the end of your tour.

Abisko: National Park Northern Lights Photo Tour

5. Abisko: National Park Northern Lights Photo Tour

Join one of Lights Over Lapland’s professional aurora guides for an opportunity to see and photograph the aurora borealis in one of our lovely locations in and around Abisko National Park. Due to a tendency for clear skies, Abisko is one of the greatest places in the world to see the northern lights. We will provide you with a DSLR camera & lens that is preset to capture the northern lights and quickly go over the basic skills that you will need to find and photograph the magical aurora borealis. Our Ultimate Aurora Photo Adventure offers you THREE different ways to see the northern lights: depending upon the weather and aurora forecast we will hunt for the lights on foot at a nearby teepee, chase the lights in a modern 4×4 van, or ride on a cozy sleigh which is pulled behind a snowmobile to one of our wilderness camps in and around Abisko National Park. This evening under the stars offers you a fantastic opportunity to learn about the culture & natural history of Lapland and gives you a chance to experience beauty that can only be found in Abisko National Park. During our time together we will discuss the way that locals interact with nature and explore the cultural interpretations of the northern lights that the local inhabitants of the region have believed during the last several centuries. Small groups of 8 guests guarantee a very personal and genuine experience and ensure a safe and comfortable trip into the Arctic environment. Lights Over Lapland started offering our original Nightly Aurora Photo Tour way back in 2012. It was the first aurora photo tour in Abisko, and over the last ten years we have helped thousands of satisfied guests from all over the world see and photograph the northern lights in Abisko National Park. A few years later, we formed a partnership with our friends at Activities In Abisko and added our Wilderness Aurora Adventure which took our clients deeper into the Arctic Wilderness surrounding Abisko than any other operator in Abisko. During this time, we have constantly asked for feedback from our guests about what they are looking for in an aurora chase and have used the collective brain power of our guests and guides to create the ultimate adventure, which we believe represents the absolute best way to see the northern lights in Abisko National Park. This new and exciting adventure takes all the best elements of our legacy Nightly Aurora Photo Tour & Wilderness Aurora Adventure, adds a chase to the package and combines all three methods of aurora hunting into one incredible adventure, which we believe truly is the ultimate aurora adventure available in Abisko. Included in the tour: - Rental of camera, tripod, backpack, warm overalls, and head lamp. - Warm drink and small snack. - Guiding services and a minimum of 3 hours of searching for and photographing the aurora in and around Abisko National Park. - Pick up from any hotel in Abisko or Björkliden.

Abisko: Aurora Snowshoeing

6. Abisko: Aurora Snowshoeing

Capture the true feeling of a winter night in the arctic. Your guide will take you to learn the wintry way of movement with snowshoes. While walking on the snow, you will experience how the milky light of the moon and stars cast enchanting shadows through the snowfields. In Abisko there is a lot of animals that dwell in the birch forest during winter, so the possibility to see a lot of tracks is quite big. Most likely you will see tracks of forest hare, ptarmigan, foxes, lemmings, and if you are lucky you might even spot tracks form a moose. During the tour we will have a break and enjoy some warm berry juice while the only sound you hear is the sough of the forest and fells. If you are lucky, you may even see the Northern Lights dance over the lake Torneträsk and over the mountaintops. If there is a full moon and a clear sky you will also get a spectacular view over the Abisko mountain range which includes one of Sweden’s most famous mountain formations Lapporten which is a U-valley sculptured by the ice age.

Abisko: Guided Autumn Aurora Chase with Hotel Transfers

7. Abisko: Guided Autumn Aurora Chase with Hotel Transfers

Experience the thrill of searching for aurora in the area surrounding Abisko National Park. Enjoy convenient hotel pickup, and be led to where the aurora activity is the highest on the night of your expedition, and where the weather gives you a good chance of spotting the Northern Lights. Start your exciting adventure with a hotel pickup. After all the guests have gathered, your aurora-chasing guide will use their collective experience combined with local weather and aurora forecasts to make the best possible decision about where to look for the northern lights. Travel up to 90 km to one of several spectacular locations with a proven track record and a very high likelihood of success. Learn about aurora borealis and the history of Abisko National Park from your guide on the way. Upon arrival at your location, be treated to a cup of hot drink. If the location of the night is on a lake or river, see the auroras reflect on the open water. Some popular locations include the scenic shoreline of Lake Torneträsk with stunning views in every direction or a calm bay at the northwest end of Lake Torneträsk with Arctic views and a cozy fire pit. You may also find an amazing aurora outlook in the mountains surrounding Björkliden, or on the top of Bear Mountain near the border of Sweden and Norway. Alternatively, head to a remote fishing village near the mouth of the Torne River which flows out of Lake Torneträsk.

Enjoy the Aurora Show on top of the mountain inc tipi dinner

8. Enjoy the Aurora Show on top of the mountain inc tipi dinner

Enjoy a magical evening around the crackling fire in the tipi outside the beautiful Lodge Máttaráhkka where you also get to visit the reindeer. After we have enjoyed the tipi dinner, we drive with easy-to-maneuver snowmobiles up to the top of Mt. Ednamvárri away from the light pollution. The mountaintop offers endless views over the Arctic tundra and the Abisko Alps The guide will bring a camera and take pictures throughout the entire evening for your memories. Welcome to our home! Includes: Transfer from and to your hotel Arctic clothing loan 1 snowmobile for 2 people (shared with another person) Photographs of the evening Visit the reindeer 2-course dinner at beautiful Máttaráhkká – Northern Lights Lodge

Kiruna: Aurora Midnight Session with BBQ and snowshoe hike

9. Kiruna: Aurora Midnight Session with BBQ and snowshoe hike

Details 4h, Pick up time 10:15 PM, drop off 02:30 AM We will pick you up at your hotel in Kiruna at 22:15 and drive out to our village 15km outside of Kiruna. Here we provide you with winter overalls, winter boots, mittens and winter hats. We put on our snowshoes and have explore along the frozen Kalix River to spot the Northern Light and take photos. After the snowshoe hike we arrive at our tipi tent and have a BBQ by the campfire. We serve coffee and tea after the dinner. If we are lucky with the Northern Light we will remain in the area after dinner but if the weather is cloudy we will to drive you towards Nikkaluokta or Abisko to see if the night sky clears up when we change the area. At about 02:30 we will be back in Kiruna at your hotel. On this Aurora Kiruna Midnight Session we spend the night away from the city lights to have the best conditions possible for seeing the aurora in Kiruna. In the case where there is a very low or zero chance, we will contact you to reschedule you for a better night.

Abisko: Guided Sunrise Morning Hike with Hot Chocolate

10. Abisko: Guided Sunrise Morning Hike with Hot Chocolate

Between Darkness and Twilight - The Colors of Sunrise in the Arctic Circle Here in Abisko, one of Sweden's northernmost towns, the sun set on December 6th, 2022, marking the start of the polar night. The polar night lasts for several weeks, until in mid-January to mid-February, the sun will rise above the horizon once again and the light will officially return to the many towns and regions above the Arctic Circle. Impatiently, we await the return of the sun, a special time that we will celebrate by hiking to Bjorkliden to welcome the sun. As the sun rises, the sky shows us stunning displays of pink, orange and purple, covering even the snowy mountains. During the hike, we will enjoy the stunning views of Abisko Village, Lake Tornetrask and Lapporten. Our experienced guides will show you off-trail places that you will not be able to visit on your own. When we arrive at our viewing destination, we will enjoy traditional Swedish cookies and hot chocolates while we admire the sunrise and the pink pastel sky. Celebrate the Culture and Natural Beauty of Swedish Lapland This is the perfect tour to take to explore the beauty of Swedish Lapland. Our guides will teach you about this natural area, and show you the most important facts to understand this unique region, from the ground to the sky. We will tell you the stories about Lapland and its inhabitants, the Sami people, Abisko and Kiruna and the polar nights. Swedish Lapland is full of ancient traditions and culture, Lapland is the land of the Sami people, last indigenous people of Europe who call the area Sápmi. It is also the home of unique animals like reindeer, moose, fox, Arctic hares and Arctic owls. Our guides will give you some tricks to spot them during the hike and in the nearby natural areas and reserves! After we have enjoyed the hike and the hot chocolate surrounded by stunning views, we will head home to Abisko.

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based on 90 reviews

It was a great experience. The guide was very prepared and nice. Also, the transport was very comfortable. They offered us some good and warm Fika into a cup that was left to us as a souvenir. Overall, it was good way to approach ice climbing for the first time.

A very engaging guide and very personalized service as we were the only two in the vehicle. Travelled a long way to see the northern lights and rewarded with great shots.

Constantin is a great guide! I recommend him 200% !!! It was a magic tour with northern lights! Amazing !

Amazing tour! Follow with our tour guy Alex and successfully seen the aurora. Highly recommend!

It was very beautiful anb the person guiding was nice and professional