Abisko is located about 200km north from the Arctic Circle. Here you find the landscape formation Tjuonavagge (Lapporten), Lake Torneträsk, Mount Nuolja and Abisko Canyon. Also the entrance to the 450 kilometre long Kungsleden (The King’s Trail) begins here. The town offers the least precipitation in whole of Sweden and is one of the best places to see the Northern Lights.
The Lapponian Gate is a U-shaped valley in Abisko and is one of the most familiar natural sights of Swedish Lapland. According to legend, the Lapporten was created when a Sámi with his reindeer herd had difficulty orienting himself in the dense fog. Then the mountain opened up and showed him the way. Now we know that it was the ice sheet that created this impressive mountain.
Aurora Sky Station
With its fresh, clear air and almost permanent cloud-free sky the circumstances in Abisko are optimal to see the Northern Lights. You even have the possibilities to visit the Aurora Sky Station, situated on Mount Nuolja, 900 meters above sea level.
Aurora Sky Station is listed in Lonely Planet’s top 10 places of the world for Northern Lights viewing. You can take the chairlift up to the station where there is a large outdoor terrace and a lookout tower. Just stand here gazing at the stars and enjoying a magical night if the lights come on.
A visit to Abisko and the possibility to visit the Aurora Sky Station are included in the below travel packages: