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Aurora Nights at Abisko

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  • Feb-Mar

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In pictures
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Look out for the northern lights from Aurora Sky Station

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Stay at the Abisko Mountain Station in ‘aurora country’

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Ride a chairlift to the Aurora Sky Station

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Opportunity to go snowshoeing and Nordic skiing

Why this trip...

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Stay in great locations

This holiday features accommodation in incredible locations

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Activity based

This itinerary features a range of optional activities during your stay

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Nordic Heritage

With over 37 years of experience in creating trips to Nordics we know this region inside out

Overview

If you’ve always dreamed of seeing the northern lights, this three-night break maximises your chances. Abisko National Park is considered 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.

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 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 mountain top Aurora Sky Station provides big-sky views of the cosmos.

Abisko Mountain Station

This break is based at the Abisko Mountain Station, the only hotel in the national park and just a short walk from the chairlift ride up to the Aurora Sky Station. During the days, you will be able to explore enjoy optional snowshoeing and cross-country skiing through snow-covered forests and fells beside Lake Tornetrask.

Aurora Sky Station

Heading up 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 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.

Itinerary

Day 1 arrive in Kiruna

Fly to Kiruna and transfer to the Abisko Mountain Station (journey time 1h 15m) for a three-night stay. 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.

Fly to Kiruna and transfer to the Abisko Mountain Station (journey time 1h 15m) for a three-night stay. 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.

Day 2 exploring Abisko | Dinner at Abisko Sky Station

Spend the day at leisure in Abisko. Take part in one of the 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 stunning 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.

Spend the day at leisure in Abisko. Take part in one of the 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 stunning 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.

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Day 3 Abisko National Park | Sky Station

Spend another day exploring the national park. After dinner, walk to the chairlift station for your second ride up to the Aurora Sky Station and further chances to witness the amazing northern lights.

Spend another day exploring the national park. After dinner, walk to the chairlift station for your second ride up to the Aurora Sky Station and further chances to witness the amazing northern lights.

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Day 4 depart Kiruna

After breakfast, transfer to Kiruna airport for your flight home.

After breakfast, transfer to Kiruna airport for your flight home.

Accommodation

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Abisko Mountain Station

The only hotel located within Abisko National Park, the Mountain Station offers en-suite accommodation, which 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.

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Excursions

Enhance your holiday by pre-booking a selection of excursions and activities. View or download the pdf and then talk to our Travel Specialists about how best to fit these into your holiday.

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Prices and Departures

Price from £1505 including flights

What's Included

  • Return flights from the UK
  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
  • All breakfasts, 3 dinners
  • Chairlift excursion to the Aurora Sky Station
  • All transfers
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee
  • Full financial protection

Prices from per person

Based on two sharing, unless stated otherwise

Departure Duration Twin Price
13 Feb 2021 3 nights £1,505
18 Feb 2021 3 nights £1,505
6 Mar 2021 3 nights £1,505

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.

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One of our specialists
Meet Alex

5 Aurora with a full moon

5 Nordic film/TV locations visited

40 Degrees below zero experienced

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