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SFT Abisko Turistation

SFT Abisko Turistation


The SFT Abisko Turistation is the only hotel located within Abisko National Park in the heart of Swedish Lapland and features on our several of our winter breaks including the best-selling Northern Lights, Abisko and Icehotel 3-night holiday. 

Situated 195 km north of the Arctic Circle on the shores of Lake Torneträsk, Abisko National Park is famous for its natural beauty and the exceptionally high chances of seeing the northern lights. Well placed to enjoy the area’s spectacular wilderness, the SFT Abisko Turistation boasts spectacular views over Lake Torneträsk and the surrounding mountains.

During the winter months, with no light pollution and frequent cloudless skies, there is nothing to hinder auroral displays, and the peace and quiet of this area is the ideal atmosphere in which to look out for the northern lights. The hotel has giant picture windows to make the most of these panoramic views.

In the summer months enjoy the midnight sun with walks through the National Park and along the coast of Lake Torneträsk, while in the autumn the birch trees turn a vibrant range of golds and yellows. In October and November, autumn colours are replaced by glistening frosts and the first snowfalls of the season.

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The en-suite accommodation is basic but comfortable and there is a restaurant for breakfast and dinner with a large panoramic window, allowing unbroken views of the northern sky. The lounge has a large fire and an ideal place to enjoy a warming drink after a chair lift ride up the mountain to the Aurora Sky Station. The chair lift station is approximately a 10-15 minute walk from the accommodation and Nature Visitor Centre, where you can find out more about the national park, is around 5 minute walk away.

The rooms can comfortably accommodate 2 adults in twin beds and a camp bed may be added for a child. There are no adjoining rooms, but the 2-bedroom nearby chalets are ideal for families who wish to stay together.

Our special partnership with SFT Abisko Turistation – the only hotel in the national park – means we can offer you exclusive accommodation during the northern lights watching season.

  • Standard & superior rooms and can accommodate an extra bed for a child
  • All rooms have ensuite facilities
  • All rooms have tea and coffee making facilities

Why is Abisko National Park so good for northern lights watching?

For starters, Abisko is right in the middle of the auroral oval at 68 degrees north, but it also lies in a rain shadow which means there are fewer clouds and more nights of clear skies. Being a national park means there is no artificial light pollution, while the Aurora Sky Station puts you in the perfect spot for gazing at the night sky.

Getting there

In the winter SFT Abisko Turistation can be reached by our direct 3-hour flight from London to Kiruna, followed by an hour and 15 minute transfer through the picturesque countryside, home to moose and reindeer which you might be lucky enough to spot.

In the summer SFT Abisko Turistation is accessible by car or train from Narvik in Norway, or from Kiruna in Sweden.

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Property Amenities

  • Buffet breakfast, lunch and three course dinner served in Restaurant Kungsleden
  • Free WIFI
  • Lounges
  • Sauna
  • Bar
  • Mini Market
  • Sport shop & equipment hire
  • 24 hour reception (Dec – Mar)
  • Walking distance to the Aurora Sky Station chairlift (approx. 1km)
  • 300m from Abisko train station
  • Winter clothing provided for the chairlift (winter months)