If you’ve always dreamed of seeing the northern lights, this three-night break maximises your chances. Abisko National Park is the most reliable place in the world for aurora sightings and we can arrange easy access to its Aurora Sky Station for unforgettable night-sky viewing. Our exclusive direct flights take you straight to nearby Kiruna and we can also arrange some fabulous winter activities when you’re not aurora hunting.
- Fly direct from Heathrow to Kiruna on our exclusive flights
- Increase your chances of seeing the aurora by staying three nights in Abisko
- Ride a chairlift to the Aurora Sky Station for a chance to see the northern lights
- Enjoy a delicious four-course dinner of local cuisine at the Aurora Sky Station
- Explore the national park on a range of optional winter activities
- Return direct flights from Heathrow to Kiruna
- Return transfers
- Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
- All breakfasts, 3 dinners
- Excursions as per itinerary
Northern Lights watching in Abisko
No one can guarantee a sighting of the aurora borealis, but this superb winter break does everything to boost your chances. Firstly, it gives you three whole nights in Abisko. This magnificent national park is not only right in the middle of the auroral oval at 68°N, but it also lies in a rain shadow with more nights of clear skies than anywhere in Europe. These two key factors lead to the northern lights appearing over Abisko more reliably than anywhere else in the world. There is no artificial light pollution in the national park, while the mountaintop Aurora Sky Station provides big-sky views of the cosmos.
Abisko Mountain Station
During your holiday, you will be based at the Abisko Mountain Station, the only hotel in the national park. The hotel is just a short walk from the chairlift ride up to the Aurora Sky Station. During the days, you will be able to enjoy exciting activities such as snowshoeing and cross-country skiing through snow-covered forests and fells beside Lake Tornetrask.
Aurora Sky Station
Travelling to the Aurora Sky Station is a big part of the fun and anticipation of a northern lights vigil in Abisko. We’ll make sure you’re wrapped up warm for the 20-minute chairlift ride. On your second night, you will be served a four-course meal at the summit – enjoying delicious home-cooked Swedish cuisine while keeping watch for the aurora through the station’s large picture windows. There's also an interesting northern lights exhibition, while the outside decks promise superb views of the night sky.
Fly direct on our #Iceflight
Our exclusive direct flight between Heathrow and Kiruna (just 20 minutes from the Icehotel) means we get you there quicker than any other operator in just 3.5 hours rather than 9 hours flying via Stockholm. Plus you avoid the hassle of long transfers and internal flights.
Prices & Dates
Prices from per person based on two sharing, unless stated otherwise, ravelling on our exclusive direct flight from Heathrow to Kiruna
|19 Dec 2020||3 nights||£1,505|
|27 Dec 2020||3 nights||£1,505|
|30 Dec 2020||3 nights||£1,505|
|16 Jan 2021||3 nights||£1,505|
|30 Jan 2021||3 nights||£1,505|
|13 Feb 2021||3 nights||£1,505|
|18 Feb 2021||3 nights||£1,505|
|6 Mar 2021||3 nights||£1,505|
Premium class upgrade only £175 per person for a return flight.
Benefits include: Business class check-in at Heathrow Airport, fast track security at Heathrow Airport, access to Business Lounge at Heathrow Airport, 30kg baggage allowance, upgraded hot meal on the flights with complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks, pre-allocated seating in the Premium section.
- Return flights from London Heathrow to Kiruna (with complimentary in-flight meal, beer, wine and soft drinks)
- Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
- All breakfasts, 3 dinners (2 at Abisko 3-course set meals, 1 at Aurora Sky Station 4-courses)
- Chairlift excursion to the Aurora Sky Station
- All transfers
- Services of a Discover the World representative (on the first and last night)
- 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
- No surcharge guarantee
- Full financial protection »
Optional Accommodation Upgrades:You may wish to upgrade your room at Abisko from a standard room to a superior room. Please contact us for the different options available and we'll be happy to provide a quote.
Direct Flight Times:Heathrow to Kiruna SK7896 Departs: 10.35 | Arrives: 14:55 Kiruna to Heathrow SK7895 Departs: 14.25 | Arrives: 17:00
Itinerary & Accommodation
Itinerary & Accommodation
Fly from Heathrow to Kiruna on our exclusive direct flight and transfer to the Abisko Mountain Station (journey time 75 minutes) which will be your home for the next three nights. Following a three-course dinner, meet your guide for a Northern Lights Hunt to the Abisko Naturum museum where you will learn about the national park’s geology, flora, fauna, climate and cultural history, as well as the aurora borealis. With luck, this will also be your first opportunity to witness the northern lights. Overnight at Abisko Mountain Station.
Spend the day at leisure in Abisko. Take part in one of the many optional excursions available or just soak up the beautiful surroundings of the national park. In the early evening, take a 15-minute walk to the base of the mountain, where you’ll be kitted out in warm clothing. You will then travel by chairlift (a 20-minute ride) to the Aurora Sky Station, enjoying a head start over other guests to enjoy the magical mountain top setting. As your eyes become accustomed to the night sky, you will hopefully be rewarded with head-spinning views of the cosmos. Enjoy a four-course dinner inspired by local Nordic cuisine served in the Sky Station’s cosy restaurant. After dinner, there will be an opportunity to learn more about the mysterious northern lights and, with a bit of luck, witness the unforgettable spectacle of the aurora pulsing green and crimson overhead. Overnight at Abisko Mountain Station.
Please note the walk to the chairlift takes approximately 15-20 minutes and is slightly uphill, however the chairlift operates the entire evening, so you can join it at any time, should you wish to walk a little slower. Please note due to the nature of the Abisko Sky Station chairlift experience we do not recommended for children under the age of 12 years.
Another day to explore Abisko National Park by snowshoe or on one of the many optional excursions available. After dinner, walk to the chairlift station for your second ride up to the Aurora Sky Station and another amazing opportunity to see the northern lights.
After breakfast, transfer to Kiruna airport for your direct flight back to London Heathrow.
Enhance your holiday by pre-booking a selection of excursions and activities. View or download the pdf below and then talk to our Travel Specialists about how best to fit these into your holiday.
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