The northern light or the aurora borealis is what most people are here to see and there is no better place in the world than Abisko to see them. The first thing you need is a clear sky or at least a half clear sky, clouds are our enemy, this is what Abisko is best at, keeping the clouds away from the sky. Not only very often a clear and bright sky but also so north so you can see the light’s all the way from September to mid of April. You can see the light’s from almost everywhere in Abisko but to give you that little extra we offer you 2 tours that not only make the sky shine, it will make you shine as well. One word to describe this ”shining”.
Mystery Miellejokk Tour
The trip starts with a sled ride behind a snowmobile, driven by one of our guides. Depending on the snow and ice conditions on Lake Torneträsl the tour can go to different locations but ew aleays go to place where there is no light pollution and where we get nice open views over the sky. Before the ice conditions on the lake is safe, we do the tour in the areas around Abisko National Park. We have a Tipi where we can seek protection from the wind and a fire inside that keeps us warm while we’re waiting for the Auroras.
When the lake is frozen and the ice is strong enough, we do the tour to one of our two locations that we use. One is a wooden hut with skis under which we can pull out on the ice with snowmobiles. It’s spectacular to sit in a hut with nice warming fire on a frozen lake in the middle of nowhere up in the Arctic! As you just can imagine the feeling when Miss Aurora shows up!
The other location is an isolated Tipi with a wooden deck around it. The location is really nice with open views in all directions, including the silhouette of Mount Noulja. We also have a nice fire inside to keep us warm.
Our guides can help we your camera settings or take photos that you can share. We also have some tripods that our guests can use. Warm drinks and light snack is included.
Time: 20.00 – 23.00
Photography Northern Light Excursion
ABISKO.NET in cooperation with Lights Over Lapland.
Join one of Lights Over Lapland’s professional photographers for an opportunity to see and photograpph the Aurora Borealis in the wilderness of Abisko National Park. Due to clear skies and virtually no light pollution Abisko is one of the greatest places in the world to see the Northern Lights.
We will provide you with a high quality camera & lens and quickly teach you the skills that you’ll need to find and photograph the magical Aurora Borealis. Even if you have never used a camera before you have an extremely high chance of going home with beautiful Aurora photographs and memories thar will las a lifetime!
Small groups ensure a very personal and genuine experience.
Time: 20.00 – 23.00