Location

Abisko is approximately 100 km west of the town of Kiruna in Swedish Lapland. It is located about 200 km into the Arctic circle and frequently lies within the auroral oval, meaning that chances of seeing the Northern Lights are very high. In the summer you can experience the midnight sun with 24 hours of sun light for a number of weeks a year.

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How to get here

From Kiruna City and Kiruna Airport one of the most convenient ways of getting to Abisko and Björkliden is to book onto our daily transfer service. On board one of our new vehicles you will travel in comfort to your accommodation in Abisko and Björkliden whilst our friendly drivers tell you some interesting facts and stories about the area. Our door-to-door service makes traveling easy, with no need to carry your luggage over long distances, or wait for connecting trains or public buses.

 

For those arriving into Narvik our new Abisko – Narvik service makes it easy to transfer over the border to your accommodation or further connections. Kiruna Airport has daily flights to Stockholm where you can connect to many international destinations and Evenes airport in Norway is located conveniently near to the city of Narvik with connecting flights from Oslo international airport.

Winter

Being located within the Arctic and very frequently inside the auroral oval means that during the winter Abisko experiences fantastic displays of Northern Lights. On most nights, from the onset of winter in October all the way through March, Auroras are visible in the sky. With winter also comes snow and lots of it! Much of it gets transported across the mountains by western winds, providing the otherwise dry area with a considerable snow pack. This creates the perfect conditions for skiing, dog sledding and snowmobiling to name but a few.

Summer

During the summer the nights in Abisko are lit up by midnight sun and with the snow gone great activities such as hiking, mountain biking and golf all become available. Even though the summers are short, it can get quite warm with temperatures sometimes reaching into the high twenties.