Experience Abisko on this unique, privately guided, 4-night break in the heart of Abisko, one of the top northern lights destinations on earth.
The Totally Private Abisko Aurora
If you have an interest in photography or simply want to capture the arctic days and nights for a lasting memory then your professional photographic guide will be invaluable.
You will be issued with your own special photo equipment for your trip
The house is stocked before you arrive. Breakfast and lunch are self-serve but each night a private chef cooks you a three-course meal.
A full list of both daytime Arctic experiences and northern lights hunting are included and provide for a thrilling short break.
- 4 Nights at Private House in Abisko
- Private Guide for your daytime and Northern Lights Activities
- Private chef to cook dinners for you
- Arctic overalls and boots Provided for the duration of your trip
- High quality camera, tripod, backpack and batteries for the duration of your stay.
- Option to add in snowmobiling and husky sledding
- Full programme of daytime Arctic experiences included: Hikes, photo courses, Ice hotel, ice-fishing, wildlife safari.
- Northern lights Hunting with your guide each night either from a tepee in Abisko National Park or by minivan depending on the aurora forecast. With Camera equipment provided.
- Break is for groups of 4-6 people
- 4 nights in your own private house in Abisko
- Private Guide & Vehicle for duration of your break
- Nightly Northern Lights Photographic Evenings or Aurora Mini Van chase in Abisko National Park
- Daily Private Guided Experiences in Abisko
- Visit the Original ICEHOTEL
- All meals, Transfers, Guides & full Arctic clothing loan.
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
Fly to Kiruna in Swedish Lapland where you will be met by your private guide who will transfer you to Abisko (1 hour), one of the best places on earth for consistent sightings of the northern lights.
There are some incredibly scenic spots on the way from the airport to Abisko to stop and admire some amazing Arctic wilderness, including the mass expanse of frozen Lake Tornestrask
When you arrive at your private house kit yourselves out with the complimentary arctic clothing, comprising overalls and boots (you need to take hat and gloves) and get familiar with your complimentary photographic equipment with the help of your guide, who is a professional photographer and will be with you for the duration of your holiday.
Dinner will be served and then you have access to the sauna prior to heading out with your private guide on an aurora hunt and your first opportunity to use your professional photo equipment to capture the magic of the aurora.
Daytime Arctic experiences. Night time aurora hunting
Breakfast and lunch will be self catered and prepared from a fully stocked kitchen which is full of tasty local foods. We have created a variety of menus that cater for all tastes and dietary needs that will allow you and your friends & family to enjoy traditional Swedish breakfasts and lunches all in the comfort of a 100% private setting.
Abisko is a small hamlet sandwiched between the majestic Abisko Alps and its defining Laporten Mountain and the majestic Lake Tornetrask, Sweden’s 4 largest which freezes totally during the winter months.
This 100% private adventure will be custom tailored for you, and your friends & family. You can spend each of your three full days enjoying a day time activity, of which we have eight exciting activities to choose from, which will all be led by your private guide.
Chose from a morning hike in Abisko National Park, Landscape photo adventure, wildlife photography, Ice-fishing, snow shoe walks, railroad and WW2 history or two longer themed hikes if you would like to really get off the beaten track.
Come back and relax in the sauna prior to dinner.
After dinner either venture out with your guide for the evening to one of the Tepee bases in Abisko National Park or do an aurora chase based on the weather and local northern lights forecast.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Daytime Exploration or optional Activities. northern Lights Photo Evening.
Enjoy breakfast at your own pace from your well stocked fridge before meeting up with your guide.
You can chose the days activity from the list or private guided experiences listed on day 2 above or if you wish to do something a litle different then we can offer you the following optional extra activities.
Snowmobile adventure in Abisko National park – Feel the thrill of getting off track on the most popular means of transport in the arctic. These small group tours take you to great vantage positions.
Husky Sled Experience – This two hour tour takes you into areas of the National Park that you could never reach without the assistance of your dog team and gives you the chance to see and photograph the Arctic wilderness in ways that you never thought possible! Approximately half way through the journey you will stop and rest so you have the opportunity to take pictures and play with the dogs. This trip is in very high demand and is sure to create memories that will last a lifetime!
Dinner will be freshly prepared every evening by a local chef who will cook hearty meals, just for you for you and your traveling companions. Depending on the daily weather conditions and the aurora forecast we will either prepare the evening meal for you at home or we may head out into the wilderness and cook a delicious meal for you over an open fire at one of our many outposts in and around Abisko National Park.
Meals included: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch and Dinner
Daytime Arctic experiences. Night time aurora hunting
Enjoy another day of exploring the majestic scenery in and around Abisko. Your photo guide will take you out on your chosen day trip to capture some stunning arctic landscapes. The contrast between the frozen Lake Tornetrask and the mountains that form the Abisko alps creates majestic vistas and with so much light variation two days are seldom the same.
The days in December and up to Mid Jan are short and a period when the light does not rise above the horizon. This ‘blue light’ is so evocative but as it yields to the new sun from January onwards some of the most dramatic arctic sunrises and sunsets occur. Their intensity is hard to describe but the contrast against the white of the snow is simply dazzling and makes for great photographs.
The longer days of Feb and March provide more options for getting to see things during the day and are when you are most likely to see wildlife.
Just to remind you you can chose from on the following:
Chose from a morning hike in Abisko National Park, Landscape photo adventure, wildlife photography, Icefishing, snow shoe walks, railroad and WW2 history or two longer themed hikes if you would like to really get off the beaten track.
This evening enjoy dinner prior to aurora hunting with your private guide or alternatively you have the option of adding in a night visit to the world famous aurora sky station. If the Northern Lights are out then seeing them from this elevated position with the backdrop of the arctic wilderness around Abisko is simply breathtaking.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
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See what our clients say
Hotel Ranga was perfect, with amazing food. It is in the middle of nowhere, very quiet and with the weather being bad there wasn’t the possibility of leaving the hotel in the evening so mightn’t suit all for that reason. Super Jeep tour we thoroughly enjoyed with 2 lovely guides.
Hotel Borg was in the perfect location. For us, one night in Reykjavik would be ample.
Blue Lagoon was a wonderful experience only heightened by the appearance of the northern lights on our walk home from dinner. All in all we had the best holiday and we plan to return to Iceland hopefully sooner rather than later.
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.
Overall very good. Staff excellent and helpful. Accomodation basic but was what we expected. Tour guides very good (nature walks, snow mobiles, dog sleighs). Sky station disappointing as we never got to go up due to the weather and this seem to be a recurring feature.The alternative walk at night and meal was a let down as a result.Overall would recommend to others.
We had a fantastic 4 nights that included glaciers, waterfalls, geysers, the aurora borealis and more! Lovely hotels, especially Hotel Ranga. We filled every moment and felt thoroughly invigorated on our return.
We did the aurora nights break and had a great time overall. Everything related to flights, hire car, and hotels ran smoothly. There were a few issues largely relating to the weather and driving conditions (we travelled in mid March), but what we did manage to do was amazing.
The blue lagoon was easy to access from the airport and was a brilliant experience. We booked the standard package and it came with a free drink and face mask. Facilities were clean and organised with free toiletries in the shower rooms, which helps if you’ve gone there straight from the airport.
The drive to Hotel Ranga afterwards was long but fine (check out the road on google streetview to know what to expect). The hotel and staff were great. We were limited to one option as vegetarians on the bar and a la carte menus, but the food was lovely and if you are a meat eater you will see options of unusual dishes like puffin and reindeer.
Our northern lights super jeep trip was cancelled on both nights due to a poor forecast, but we were lucky enough to get an aurora wake up call from Hotel Ranga the first night. We couldn’t use the hottubs as there are only a few and they were always taken in the limited time we spent at the hotel, so don’t go expecting to get lots of time in one and you won’t be disappointed. View them as an add on if you can time it right. We were travelling with an 11 year old, so we didn’t stay up really late. If you are a couple you probably have a better chance of getting one later on.
The glacier/volcano super jeep trip was outstanding. Our driver, Íbí was excellent. She went above and beyond and gave us such an awesome experience. We were also super lucky with the weather the first two days and had great views across Iceland.
The ice cave tour was also incredible and the guides running it were excellent. The group size was much bigger than expected (especially after the more exclusive volcano super jeep tour), but it was broken down into smaller groups that were managed well, with plenty of time factored in for photographs. There were several unexplained delays getting to the cave during the tour that meant we weren’t able to ‘mini tour’ the rest of the South Coast afterwards, so if you plan to do the ice cave don’t overplan for the afternoon as you may not have much time. Not a huge disappointment for us as we got to experience the cave, but I imagine someone who planned a full itinerary afterwards might be frustrated by the estamiated timings not always being right and subject to change with the weather (which was wicked that day).
Driving around Reykjavik was a horrible experience as we arrived around rush hour and weren’t prepared for all the traffic, having only experienced quiet roads along the south coast. It was difficult finding a parking space, so be prepared to drive around a little when you arrive. If you haven’t driven on the right before and are not a confident driver this could leave you feeling stressed. Again, check out the roads into Reykjavik on Google maps to get a sense of what awaits if you aren’t used to self-driving.
We didn’t get to tour the golden circle because of road conditions/ice/road closures, so we spent the day in Reykjavik instead. This turned out okay for us as we did some of the attractions (Lava Centre and Fly Over Iceland – both hughly recommended), but it ended up being an extra expense and we missed out on the golden attractions. Again, not a big issue if you are aware this could happen. The weather is so changeable that having a plan B is a good approach.
Weekend a la Carte sent us a text warning us about the bad weather conditions, which we’d already seen on the Safe Iceland app, but we were grateful for anyway. It was good to know they were looking out for us!
All in all, a remarkable trip, with some unique experiences. If you book this in the knowledge that nature will have her own way, and you may not see everything you want (especially in winter), you will have a great time. Ranga is definitely the best place to maximise your chances of seeing the lights.
Superb holiday to Iceland, well organised, advice regarding trips informative and far exceeded our expectations (Glaciers and ice Cave) run by South Coast. Hotel Ranga is a lovely hotel, perfect to see Northern Lights (which we did see on our 3rd night), very comfortable, food excellent, staff helpful and informative. SouthCoast Adventure tour company were excellent, guides knowledgeable, and clearly very experienced.
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.
We enjoyed both the hotels that were arranged by weekend a la Carte Aurora nights. The Porsmork trip was very enjoyable, both guides were fantastic and informative.
The Northern Light hunt trip out of Reykjavik with Superjeep was an adventure and we got to see the lights, worth braving the cold at -6.