For those happy with more basic accommodation but located in a prime aurora viewing spot, then the popular Abisko Aurora Sky Station might be a great choice.
The Abisko Aurora Sky Station Visit
With this trip you get to travel up to the STF Turiststation in Abisko. Nestled in the Abisko National Park with stunning views all around, this location is perfect for aurora hunters.
- Chasing the aurora in one of the best places in Europe
- Staying at a property within Abisko National Park
- Getting to experience the famous Aurora Sky Station
- 3 nights accommodation at the STF Turistation in a Standard Room on a full board basis
- Excursions: Aurora Sky Station Visit, The Ultimate Aurora Photography Experience, Morning Abisko Hike, and Snowmobiling (2hrs)
- Transfers to/from Kiruna Airport
A note on flights
While flights are not included in the holiday price, our team will happily provide a quote and arrange them for you. Simply ask one of our Travel Experts for details of the available options.
Day by Day Itinerary
Upon arrival into Kiruna you will be met by your taxi who will transfer you up to your accommodation. The travel time is roughly around 1.5 hours. Upon arrival you will check-in and have a restful evening, enjoyijng a three-course dinner and the opportunity to step outside and try and spot the aurora.
After breakfast you will head out on a morning hike to explore and get to know your surroundings. This is the perfect opportunity to learn a bit more about your location. You will return back to your property for lunch and then gear up for an evening visiting to the famous Aurora Sky Station. Here, you will have your dinner before walking up to the base of the Aurora Sky Station where a chair lift will whisk you up to the top of the mountain where you will be perfectly positioned for looking out for the aurora while enjoying a hot drink.
Once you have had breakfast you will head out on a 2-hour snowmobile safari exploring the National Park from a different perspective. When you are back you can enjoy lunch and some relaxation before your next big aurora adventure.
After dinner head out on your Ultimate Aurora Photography tour – an evening that provides a great opportunity to see and photograph the aurora borealis in the wilderness of Abisko National Park.
Abisko is situated in a low precipitation zone and has the lowest levels of rain and snow in Lapland. What this means is lots of clear nights for aurora watching.
Walk right out the lodge front door and a snowmobile transfer will take you to an exclusive location with commanding views over the mountains and the lake, both of which provide wonderful backdrops for aurora photos! You will have two guides, one to instruct you and the other to look after you and make drinks. We have a yurt set up with a fire so you can warm up if necessary.
You will be supplied with cameras pre-set for Aurora photography and spend the evening in Abisko National Park. Whether you are a pro or never taken a picture in your life you have a great chance of going home after your Northern Lights holiday with some beautiful aurora photographs and memories that will last a lifetime!
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
You will be transferred back to Kiruna Airport for your afternoon flight, however, your trip does not have to end here – there are plenty of place that we can add to enhance your experience in Swedish Lapland. Why not try the Arctic Gourment Cabin, the famous Icehotel, or the Máttaráhkká Northern Lights Lodge.
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We had the most fabulous time and everything worked like clockwork. The guides were extremely knowledgeable and extremely competent. The food was excellent and the experiences, especially Husky Homes, were brilliant. We saw the aurora lights at the mountain top in Abisko where the photography tour will be an enduring memory of a wonderful time. I would very much recommend Weekend a la Carte as a proficient tour operator.
1. Gourmet Cabins was excellent and Johan was a friendly and knowledgeable host. The food, cabins, hot tub and sauna were brilliant.
2. Dog sledge was a fantastic experience and we were given the opportunity to drive our own sledge
3. Snow Mobile – really got off the beaten track and into the spectacular mountains
4. Saw the Northern Lights twice in two days. There is no description that can really do them justice
A well organised trip which was tailored to our specific requests. The arrangements all ran perfectly and any queries prior to the holiday were handled very quickly and professionally. The standard of accommodation and organised tours was very high. I would use this company again and recommend them.
This vacation has without without doubt, has been the best experience we have ever had. The organisation from the minute we landed in Kiruna until we departed at the close of our trip was second to none. The transition between hotels was always seamless and punctual. Everywhere we stayed was beautifully clean and the meals were top quality. Every driver was polite, entertaining and very knowledgeable, furnishing us with invaluable information about Sweden and the activities in which we were to participate. The snowmobiling was wonderful giving access via our guide, to stunning panoramic views of the mountain whilst viewing reindeer in their natural habitat.
Our guide demonstrated how to use the snowmobile safely he was pleasant and informative. When visiting the reindeer on the Sami reservation; we found the brother and sister team who hosted lovely. Again they were so hospitable and helpful and feeding the reindeer up close was a wonderful experience.
They provided additional activities for us to try and we were treated to a traditional Sami lunch in their hut. They provided us with invaluable information appertaining to their culture and caring for their reindeer. The reindeer were in superb condition and happy in their environment. Similarly, when out with the dog sleds the experience was magical. Two hours of beautiful scenery, and frozen lakes, finishing with a one-on-one experience massaging the dogs. Magic! We were so impressed with the care that was placed upon ensuring the dogs were comfortable, well-nourished and so loved by their owners/handlers.
Now to the photographic experience. A large group of us were treated to a demonstration of how to operate some serious camera equipment with tripod. Each of us was loaned the camera and given assistance setting up the camera on a frozen lake in preparation for the appearance of the Northern Lights. We were taken to this lake on large wooden sleighs pulled by a snowmobile. We cannot speak too highly of the two young men who accompanied us on this experience. They could not do enough for us. They were there to offer assistance with our cameras throughout the two-plus hours we were on this beautiful lake.
They advised where to position the camera and when the Lights appeared, what a performance. We had a two-hour display of this most breathtaking phenomenon. We were so fortunate to be able to experience this once-in-a-lifetime occurrence for which we are so grateful. We will never forget this memorable holiday and cannot thank you and everyone who assisted in making a lifetime dream come true. Karen & Andrew Adamson
Dear Abigail, We have safely returned from Iceland and we wanted to say a huge and sincere thank you for all the plans that you put into place to make this one of the most memorable holidays we have ever had. It was simply beautiful each and every day. The cabin was idyllic and so cosy and warm. The tour guides were so knowledgeable and friendly and the scenery was breathtaking. All the arrangements worked so well and we will remember the trip for a long time to come.
Thank you once again.
An excellent holiday which was enjoyed by all. The super jeep ride on the second day to the Eyjafjallajokull volcano was memorable and thanks to our driver Margaret who proved to be a really good guide. We thoroughly enjoyed the facilities in the hotel Ranga. The staff were very helpful and we managed to see the Northern Lights. The Hotel Reykjavik Centrum was very nice with amazingly helpful staff. All in all, the whole holiday was brilliant.
Thank you for arranging a fabulous holiday, we had a really enjoyable time and would love to return in the future. Hotel Ranga is a lovely place to stay and the owner greeted guests in the restaurant, which was an unexpected welcoming touch. We didn’t see the Northern Lights due to the weather and the trip to the Eyjafjallajokull glacier and volcano was substituted by an excursion to Thorsmork, also due to the weather, which we thoroughly enjoyed; the brochure description doesn’t do it justice. We found Iceland and the people there really charismatic. Although the wind and snow cut short the amount of travelling we could do, we still covered a reasonable amount of what we wanted to see and our appetites are whetted for a return, perhaps in Spring or Summer. We found a couple of great places to eat near the Hotel in Reykjavik. Messin does tasty fish dishes and the Icelandic Street Food restaurant was excellent, offering simple but hearty soups with refills included in the price – great value.
Fantastic trip with great hosts & made even more special by seeing the Northern Lights twice!!