Abisko aurora borealis
Our night time northern lights tour to Abisko
Our special Aurora excursion for individual travellers and photographers with advanced ambitions will bring you to Abisko - the "aurora village". Due to it's unique location Abisko is known for its many clear nights, which makes it one of the world's best places to see the aurora borealis ! Your driver-guide will meet you at 9.00 PM at your accommodation in Kiruna or - in case you should stay in Jukkasjärvi / Icehotel - already at 8.45 PM. He will give you a safe car trip in search for your best aurora borealis picture.
From Kiruna towards west we're going to pass small settlements and wide open swamp areas. Following parallel to the railroad tracks of the Kiruna iron ore train we will soon reach Abisko. On our way we will make stops at scenic viewpoint locations and take a nightwalk down to the ice of lake Torneträsk. We don't set up a detailed itinerary for this trip and it is NOT about stopping in Abisko just to turn back around! Depending on the weather and aurora situation we might pass Abisko and continue towards the border to Norway. So you will have a maximized chance of seeing the aurora out here in the snowy high mountain area!
At app. 2.30 AM we will be back in Kiruna and drop you in front of your hotel/hostel.
We accept max. 5 participants on this excursion. Your guide will stop where ever you want to take your pictures. Take your time to "focus on to your focus" . No impatient travel mates, no group dynamics, no time pressure - we go out to watch aurora in Lapland!
SEK 1820/person - min 2 participants
STUDENTS: SEK 1620/person - but the guide will ask for a valid student ID. Otherwise you'll have to pay the ordinary price with the balance with departure...
Included: Guiding in English/Swedish/German, coffee / tea -
Pick-up only from Kiruna or Jukkasjärvi - in case your accommodation is in Riksgränsen, Abisko, Björkliden, Gällivare,... You have to arrange your own transfer to Kiruna to join this tour and back to your hotel after the tour!
September, 1st - April, 15th
Minimum age: 12 years - in case you absolutely want to join with kids betwen 6-12 years of age you have to book it as a private tour. In this case your group/family will travel in a separate van!
For bigger groups up to 60 participants we can arrange this tour on demand. Please just contact us for details
Due to it's micro climate and the very often clear sky Abisko is known to be the world's best spot to see Aurora borealis ! Still, there's infrastructure and mass-tourism and so there is light pollution that will reduce the contrast of the aurora in the night sky ! In case you should prefer to follow us "off the beaten track of mass-tourism" to areas without light pollution we highly recommend our "aurora optima" tour! You can check it out H E R E .
This tour is discontinued from 2018. After bringing many guestsw to Abisko we hereby react onto the consequences of mass tourism and resulting light pollution in this area (...) Please choose our "AURORA OPTIMA" tourH E R E
The aurora borealis - also known as northern lights - is a natural phenomenon like the sun, rain, wind or a thunderstorm – observing this nature play is mind blowing. But as much as we would like to - we simply can not guarantee that you will see the northern lights during your stay in Kiruna. It's nature !