This long, full day hike takes us up to Loktacohkka with its fantastic scenery.
We start at the Guesthouse and head westwards along the E10 in our own minibuses to a spot in Björkliden where we park. Then we set off on the 13km hike to Loktacohkka.
Loktacohkka is 1404 metres above sea level and its name means ‘high point’. It is an interesting place to find plant life that craves lime, such as the pretty yellow Arctic arnica, the wonderfully-named Wolly Pussytoes, a type of daisies and Lousewort, which has beautiful pink flowers from June onwards. Rare spruce grasses pop up, like the Two-colour Sedge which flowers in July.
The view is spectacular, especially towards Kuokkel’s small hills and mount Vadvetjåkka but also down over Lake Torenträsk too. Reindeer may appear, as well as birds and possibly a fox or two.
We stop for lunch at the Låktatjåkko mountain lodge - Sweden's highest mountain lodge, situated 1228 meters above sea level and around 9 km from Björkliden. We recommend you bring food for lunch with you though you can buy some in the café.
This hiking tour is available most days in the summer. Lunch is not included so bring food with you, though it is possible to buy some small snacks at the cafe. The hike takes a long full day, 9 hours and starts at 08:00. Clothing should be suitable for being out in the weather and 26km of walking.
Minimum 4 people
Find out more and book the Loktacohkka hike here.
Although Lapland has the most amazing hiking for serious hikers, it is also wonderful to just potter about in. There is no better way to start than by joining our easy walk around Abisko.
We set off from the Guesthouse at 10am in our own minibuses north west to Tornehamn, a small settlement 17km from Abisko towards the Norwegian border. It sits on the shore of Lake Torenträsk and is home to the Railway Navvy Graveyard, the final resting place of workers that built the Malmbana railway line in the late 1800s.
A small, well-kept and beautiful chapel is also here, though it is much more modern. It was built in 1987 by local craftsmen. The christenings and weddings record book and tin candlesticks were gifts from the railways company SJ. The key to the chapel hangs on the door, so you can look around inside.
We walk through the beautiful birch trees, scattered with Blue Sowthistle and Globeflower, which then open out into an area full of plant life. Here we’ll find the local variety of rhododendron, Lapland Rosebay, orchids and rock speedwell. There is plenty of time to stop, smell the flowers and take photographs, as well as appreciate the view.
This hiking tour is available most days in the summer. Lunch is not included so bring food with you. The hike takes 3-4 hours and starts at 10:00. Clothing should be suitable for being out in the weather and some walking. Total walking distance is around 4km so this is a very easy walk and suitable for everyone.
Minimum 4 people
Find out more and book the Flower walk along the historical trail in Tornehamn
It might be a bit cold to swim in but Kratersjön – the crater lake – is flanked by flat, smooth rocks perfect for sitting and taking in the views.
We set off from the Guesthouse at 10am in our minibuses and head to the neighbouring area of Björkliden, where we park and start our hike. We head up across the Rakkasorda hills in the fresh air. There are birch trees scattered around us as we hike and we may see reindeer up here.
From the higher points there is a super view of Lapporten – the gap in the mountains that is know as the ‘gate to Lapland’ and down over the beautiful Lake Torneträsk.
The plateau that is home to the lake is around 3km from Björkliden. If you aren’t brave enough to go into the glistening lake water, a small stream heading down can be good for sticking toes into. We sit here for a while to enjoy the peace and the views before heading back to Guesthouse.
This hiking tour is available most days in the summer. Lunch is not included so bring food with you. The hike takes 3-4 hours and starts at 10:00. Clothing should be suitable for being out in the weather and some walking. Total walking distance is around 5-6km.
Minimum 4 people
Find out more and book the scenic hike to Kratersjön lake here.
This full day hike takes us up into the Kärkevagge stone valley and to the beautiful, crystal clear Trollsjön magical lake that nestles in the valley. Both are spectacular.
We start at the Guesthouse and head westwards in our own minibuses to a spot where we park. We walk through the birch trees until we get up above them and head off towards Kärkevagge – the stone valley.
Kärkevagge is named after the large jumbled rocks that were pushed down the mountain side as the glacier grew 10,000 years ago and settled as the ice melted in the 4km long valley. Some of the stones are the size of houses and the valley is made up of cliffs and mossy greenery when it isn’t covered in snow. The barren landscape makes way for lush vegetation around the lake, something the reindeer like very much. Imagine a Swedish version of the landscape in ‘Lord of the Rings’…
Once we reach Trollsjön, the troll lake, we stop for a break and to eat and swim in the glittering water. The spectacularly clean and clear ‘magical’ lake is entirely frozen for most of the year so nothing lives in it. You can see right down to the 32m deep bottom and, if you are brave enough, take a dip in it. It is beautiful…and cold! The lake is filled from melting glaciers, making it the clearest and purest lake in Europe.
This hike takes around 6-7 hours and offers chances to take amazing photographs – we’ll stop from time to time along the meandering path to enjoy the views all around us.
This hiking tour is available most days in the summer. Lunch is not included so bring food with you. The tour takes a full day, 6-7 hours and starts at 10:00. Clothing should be suitable for being out in the weather and plenty of walking.
Minimum 4 people
Find out more and book the Sunshine photo tour here.
The beautiful silver waterfall rushes down the mountainside by Rakkasjokk and out into Lake Torneträsk.
Experience the spectacular view of Abisko National Park on one side and Lake Torneträsk on the other from 900 meters up. In 20 mins, the chair lift takes you to Aurora Sky Station, where you can eat lunch and snacks and enjoy the view. Our guide joins you.
Up here, far above the Arctic Circle, experience the special light at midnight. During this period, the chair lift is open at night, so you can be at the very best place to see when the sun touches down to the horizon and then starts rising again. It does not get dark but the sky and landscape change into an evening glow.
Mount Nuolja is a fabulous place to experience the beautiful summer days and glowing light of the sun at midnight.
Duration 4-5 hours. This tour is available on specific days/nights throughout the summer. Please check out booking area for exact dates and times available.
Price (includes transfer from the Guesthouse and the chairlift ticket):
Daytime 850 SEK/person
Evening 980 SEK/person
The chair lift tickets are provided by the Swedish Tourist Association (STF).
Click here for their information.
If the chair list is not operating, we will offer you an alternative excursion or refund.
Find out more and book the Mount Nuolja chair lift tour here.
Our daytime and evening photo tours in the Abisko area enable you to collect wonderful memories of the area in picture form. This tour offers a full range of photo adventures.
We explore the countryside around Abisko in our own minibuses and with a bit of walking, stopping regularly to take photos and experience being out in the open wilderness. We may head up into the hills and down to the lakeside, we’ll go past and through birch forests but wherever we go, you can be sure of some wonderful views.
In the evening, the sunlight changes and the views take on warmer, softer colours. In the middle of the summer, we’ll see the sun dip down to the horizon and then start climbing up again – the magical midnight sun.
Do not worry if you have never used camera before, our professional photographers will quickly teach you the skills for taking picture and they will be there to take amazing photos with and of you! We provide you with a camera and tripod – you need a memory card to take home your photos. Those memories and photos will last a lifetime.
During the trip you are provided with a camera and tripods.
Starting time 10am daytime and 9pm evening. Duration about 4 hours. Bring your own packed lunch/evening snacks.
Please bring an SD memory card or buy from us at the Reception.
850 SEK/person daytime
1095 SEK/person evening
Minimum 4 people
Find out more and book the Sunshine photo tour here.
We drive in our own tour buses towards Björkliden and walk down from beside the beautiful Silverfallet waterfall at Rakkasjokk down towards Lake Torneträsk. The drive takes just a few minutes and the walk is about 300m down a path through the birch trees. We stop and take photos along the way!
Once we reach the beach, we light a fire and, once it is cooked, we eat lightly smoked reindeer meat (which the Samis call 'souvas') and soft drinks.
While we enjoy our meal, we get to appreciate the view out across Lake Torneträsk, which is spectacular. It is a fantastic location.
Lunch and soft drinks.
Duration 4.5-5 hours.
Walking 600m approximately.
LUNCH: We leave the Guesthouse at 11:00 and eat lunch at around 13:00. We get back at 16:00.
MIDNIGHT: We leave the Guesthouse at 22:00 and eat lunch at around 0:00. We get back at around 01:30.
Abisko National Park is one of Sweden's wonderful national parks and was established in 1909. As part of the land that was traditionally used by the indigenous Sami people, it now plays an important part in international space and polar research. It holds keys to our past as well as our future. Much of the land is untouched by modern development and perfect for exploring.
One of the great things about Abisko National park is that it’s not just for the hiking enthusiast. There are indoor activities and transportation, shops and restaurants guarantee that there’s something for everyone, no matter what age, interest or level of energy. While some of the longer trails might require some planning ahead, many activities are available at the spur of the moment. Make the most of your trip by booking activities beforehand.
What is Naturum? It is simply the main place to go whether you’re interested in hard facts or a basic guide to nature in Lapland. They are all about plants, geology, climate and history. You’ll find Naturum – the nature centre - housed within Abisko National Park and there they offer exhibits and lectures. If you’re interested, you can also get one of their guides to take you through a tour of nature. No question is too hard for the people at Naturum.
Midnight sun and the northern lights
It is said that no place else on earth gives you a better chance of seeing the midnight sun and the northern lights. While the northern lights are visible all through winter, in order to catch the midnight sun you better be there between mid-May to end-July. It is even more spectacular to see from the top of Mount Nuolja. From the end of August until mid-April, the astounding green dance of the northern lights is truly a must-see.
The research station
Abisko Scientific Research Station is dedicated to observing, monitoring and experimenting with all things terrestrial. Lately, their research has especially been focused on ecological issues. The ongoing climate change that affects us all is probably the most visible in the more northern parts of the world. This has made Abisko Scientific Research Station a natural place for groundbreaking study of the climate. Even if you aren’t knee deep in science, you simply can’t avoid the enthusiasm they bring to the table.
Don’t forget the hiking
Yes, it’s in a way unavoidable. Sometimes you must hike. Much of the beauty of northern Sweden lies in the nature and some parts are only accessible by foot. Other than up on the amazing mount Mount Nuolja, there are marked trails with varying hiking difficulty. If you’re up to it, you can go on your own but there are also skilled guides available. The advantage of a guided tour is that you’ll be able to put much of what you experience into a greater context. Don’t miss a unique opportunity to truly feel both nature and history come together in your own personal experience. For more details of one of the hike trails, click here.
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