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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: Guided Aurora Chase with Hotel Transfers

2. Abisko: Guided Aurora Chase with Hotel Transfers

Would you like to experience the thrill of searching for and chasing the northern lights in the area surrounding Abisko National Park? This exciting adventure will start once you are picked up. After collecting all of the guests for the evening adventure your professional aurora chasing guide will use the collective experience of the Lights Over Lapland and Activities in Abisko team, combined with local weather and aurora forecasts to make the best possible decision about where to look for the northern lights. During our evening together we will travel up to 90 KM to one of several spectacular locations with a proven track record and very high likelihood of success. During this adventure, your guide will talk about the auroras, the history of Abisko National Park and serve you a warm drink. Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime aurora chasing expedition, which will allow you to use our experience and mobility to go to where the aurora activity is the highest, and where there weather gives us a good chance of success! Book your adventure today! Many of the locations are on lakes and rivers which allow you to see the auroras in the sky AND reflecting in the polished ice during the Winter. Our team of professionals has access to more spectacular locations than any other operator in Abisko. During your adventure we usually visit at least one of the following locations: The scenic shoreline of Lake Torneträsk with stunning views in every direction! A calm bay at the northwest end of Lake Torneträsk with incredible Arctic views and a cozy fire pit. A spectacular location with panoramic views on the top of Bear Mountain near the border of Sweden and Norway. An amazing aurora outlook in the mountains surrounding Björkliden. A remote fishing village near the mouth of the Torne River which flows out of Lake Torneträsk. AND MUCH MORE!! Warm clothing is NOT included in this tour. It is important that you bring warm clothes to wear and warm insulated winter boots. Warm overalls and heavy duty arctic boots are available to rent for an extra charge. Minimum age: 5 years old (we will not be able to provide any child seats in the vehicle). Please note that during the peak season we may use a vehicle with a maximum of 30 seats. Camera gear is not included, but it can be added for an additional fee. Your guide has a very basic understanding of aurora photography and will be happy to give you a few pointers along the way! If you are looking for a trip which is focused on helping you capture stunning photographs of the northern lights, we highly recommend our Ultimate Aurora Photo Adventure! A slightly different version of this tour is also available during the autumn season October-November. Pick up information: 8:15-8:30 PM (please be in the lobby of your hotel by 8:15 PM)

Abisko: Ice Climbing for All Levels with Certified Guide

3. 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

4. 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!

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.

Harstad/Narvik/Tjeldsund: Northern Lights Sightseeing by Car

6. 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: Lake Torneträsk Arctic Ice Fishing Trip

7. Abisko: Lake Torneträsk Arctic Ice Fishing Trip

Embark on an exciting ice fishing adventure with us! During the early season, before the ice on Lake Torneträsk is fully stable, we’ll whisk you away by mini-bus to a nearby pristine lake and there, a brief walk onto the ice. Once lake Torneträsk is safe to walk on, you’ll experience the thrill of a snowmobile ride onto it. With the assistance of our ice drill, we’ll create a hole in the ice, drop your lure, and set out to catch the legendary and delectable Arctic Char. As you reel in your catch, we’ll build a warming fire where you can savor a hot beverage and sizzle your freshly caught fish. For added comfort, our wooden hut is at your disposal, providing a cozy respite in front of the crackling fire. Join us for an ice fishing expedition filled with adventure, flavor, and unforgettable moments!

Abisko Snowshoe Hike

8. Abisko Snowshoe Hike

Experience Abisko National Park’s backcountry as arctic explorers have for centuries. Step into the silence with snowshoes for a memorable wilderness trek! This incredible snowshoe excursion offers an idyllic way to immerse yourself in the Arctic birch forest, savor mountain panoramas, and inhale the pristine Arctic air. As you traverse the terrain, you’ll have the chance to trace the footsteps of our native wildlife, such as moose, fox, Arctic hare, and more! A snowshoe hike in Abisko National Park is more than an adventure; it’s a memory-making experience. Connect with nature, soak in the tranquility, and return with stories and photographs to cherish for a lifetime. Don’t miss out on this captivating adventure! Please note! Ensure you come well-prepared with appropriate footwear; we strongly recommend waterproof shoes to keep your feet dry and comfortable during the hike. Proper footwear not only enhances your experience but also ensures you can fully immerse yourself in the beauty of the Arctic wilderness without worrying about wet feet.

Abisko: Aurora Snowshoeing

9. 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.

From Abisko: Dog Sledding Excursion to Kiruna with Fika

10. From Abisko: Dog Sledding Excursion to Kiruna with Fika

Spend the day travelling by dog sled through the exciting wilderness, and stop at the wilderness camp for some Swedish Fika, get to know the sled dogs, and then travel back to the starting point. During the dog sledding adventure, your professional musher/guide will drive a sled that accommodates up to four guests. Having a professional musher drive the sled ensures the highest levels of safety for you, and allows healthy guests of nearly all levels of physical ability to enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime dog sledding adventure. While your professional musher controls the team of dogs, you can sit back, relax, take lots of pictures, and enjoy every second of your time in the Arctic wilderness. Approximately halfway through the dog sledding adventure, we will stop at our remote Arctic wilderness camp where your guide will prepare a warm fire, piping hot drinks, and classic Swedish Fika. An example of what might be served is a warm cup of coffee or tea and steaming cinnamon rolls. Spend some quality one-on-one time with your dogs as they love to cuddle and enjoy a belly rub in exchange for providing you with the thrill of riding behind them in a classic dog sledding adventure. After you have had a chance to relax by the fire, we will hop back on the dog sled and continue with our 10 – 12 KM circuit.

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Great evening chasing the Northern Lights. The whole experience was topped out by seeing the Northern Lights when it looked very doubtful due to the cloud cover and the various forecast apps said stay in and don’t bother. Miguel, our guide, was excellent both knowledgable about the science and the photography. Having a tent to pop in and out of to warm up was great as we waited for the show to start

Constantine was super entertaining and as eager to find a place to see the northern lights as we were. We moved from vantage point to vantage point for 6 hours, but the clouds were too heavy and we didn't get to see much of anything. that being said, we do not regret this experience because of Constantine.

It was a great evening and our guide, Patia, kept a keen eye out for clear skies for us to get a chance to see the Northern lights. Very helpful with advice to set our camera settings. She couldn't have made it a better experience!

Beautiful tour through spectacular landscape. Very nice and competent tour guide who took our wishes into consideration and also provided us with a lot of interesting information. It was great !

It was amazing! I just got back right now and it was one of the best experiences of my life. we stopped many times to photograph the aurora several times. the guide was very good. thanks