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.
The spectacular scenery that greets us as we head into Norway makes this tour something truly special. Mountains stand majestically up all around the fjords and lakes and the sea never fully freezes. We may even see eagles, orcas and dolphins, though we can't guarantee it!
Our Fjords photo tour offers a full range of photo adventures. We set off from Abisko and head west alongside the magical Lake Torneträsk in our minibuses, crossing the border into Norway at Riksgränsen.
During the trip we stop at some of the beautiful and historically significant places along the way and the guide will tell you about the area and history. The landscape changes dramatically as we had towards the fjords. Once we get to the village of Bjerkvik, we stop somewhere for you to buy lunch.
From Bjerkvik, we head north to Grovfjord, a village beside the Grov fjord where the fjord is at its narrowest. The Moelva and Gårdselva rivers flow down into the fjord at this point.
Once we have taking our fill of wonderful photographs, we set off to the east to see and stop at the 23-km (14 mile) long Gratangen fjord. There are battlegrounds from WW2 along the whole route, including the Battle of Gratangen.
Each fjord is equally but differently beautiful.
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! Those memories and photos will last a lifetime.
This tour is available most days in the winter. Lunch is not included but we stop at a café or you can bring food with you. The tour takes 5 hours and starts at 10:00. The tour is by minibus in our own tour buses and clothing should be suitable for being out in the weather but not much walking.
During the trip you can either use your own camera or our cameras and tripods. Please bring your own SD memory card to use. If you don't have your own memory card, you can buy one from the Reception before we leave.
1550 SEK/person (no lunch included but we stop if you want to buy some).
Find out more and book the Fjords photo tour here.
What advice would you like to give guests coming to photograph in Abisko?
"The most complicated aspect of night photography, from my experience, is the framing of photograph. Getting to know the place you want to photograph from during the daytime helps for when it is dark. I recommend going out during daylight hours and taking some test photos, looking for good angles to photograph from. That prepares you for the nighttime, giving you a good understanding of the area you're going to.
My advice is to have patience! Do not be impatient and instead enjoy the moment. When we see the northern lights, we all want to photograph it and have the best photos but try to stop for a moment and enjoy the experience. Wild animals are always difficult to photograph as you cannot predict their behavior or get too close so with patience and good planning you can get impressive photos.
Finally, don't forget to bring warm clothes! It's quite cold up here in the winter :)"
Photography at Abisko Guesthouse
Jesús and the rest of the Guesthouse guides can help you to take great Aurora photos, even with a mobile phone camera. If you'd like to go out on a photo tour, daytime or nighttime, you can bring your own camera or you can borrow one of ours - just make sure you have a memory card to take your photos home on (available to buy from the reception). Read more and book a photo tour here.
Join our guides for lunch with beautiful and dramatic views as we go by snowmobile or minibus up into the wilderness.
Depending on the season we either take the snowmobile sleds or our own minibuses to the best location for the weather conditions and the views.
You can explore while we light the fire and prepare the lunch.
The guides will cook moose burgers, hamburgers and veggie burger for you to eat while you enjoy the spectacular views. Local warm soft drinks are included.
After lunch we head back to the Guesthouse.
Food and drink, transport to the location. Extra outdoor clothing can be provided - free for Guesthouse guests.
Bring with you
Suitable clothes for being outside - especially warm enough to sit and eat.
Tour lasts around 2-3 hours
Minimum 4 people
Price: 690 SEK/person
Our Aurora BBQ is great and you stay warm while you wait for the northern lights to appear. We highly recommend it!
We start in our own BBQ hut alongside the hotel, with a beautiful view of Lake Torneträsk and there we BBQ a local Sami dish called 'souvas' with local vegetables. We cook in a very large dish in the center of the room over an open fire, in the old-fashioned Sami way. Souvas is made from lightly smoked reindeer meat and is delicious.
We don't let the weather bother us, we sit and enjoy the fire and the food and relax in the warm bbq hut while we wait for the northern lights to appear.
Once we are happy and full, we take the snowmobiles or minibuses out to find a great spot for seeing and photographing the aurora. We stop as soon as we see it and always have plenty of time for taking photos. Our guides can help you get a good shot, on your camera.
Lightly smoked reindeer meat and vegetables, soft drinks. We can provide outdoor clothing, free for Abisko Guesthouse guests.
Bring with you:
Warm clothes to sit around . Do not forget to take your camera with you!
We start the BBQ between 18:00-20:00, depending on the time of year and weather conditions that day (earlier in the season, it needs to be later so that it is dark. In December, we can start as early as 18:00). Ask at reception for the starting time.
Duration 2-3 hours
Minimum 5 people
Tour Abisko National Park in a sled pulled by our amazing huskies.
Join some of the most well-trained sled dogs in the world on a dog-sledding safari with us in Abisko. We sit on a large, comfortable sled and our guides drive, along with 10-12 Alaskan Huskies in front of us. We head out over areas Abisko National Park that aren't easy to access without the dogs and take in the spectacular scenery around us.
Once we are moving, the dogs concentrate on where they are going so the only sound is the sled sliding quietly across the snow, making it a very peaceful tour.
We stop to take photos and to pet and chatter to the dogs.
Warm clothes from the Guesthouse
Bring with you:
Warm clothes to have underneath
Duration about 2 hours
Tour time is either 10:00; 13.30 or 18:00 (18:00 December/January - the sun has set so the stars and aurora (hopefully) keep us company.)
If you are group of 6-8 people and would like to have tour on a Wednesday, please send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org
Price: 1550 SEK/person
We head towards the mountains around Abisko using the old way of hiking in the snow, with snowshoes on. If we are lucky, you might see some of our local animals like moose, hares, ptarmigans or foxes. We might head towards Nabben or down onto the lake.
During the walk, our guides will serve some hot drinks to help us stay warm.
The walk is relatively easy so most people can do it. Contact us if you would like a tougher hike and a challenge!
Snowshoes and hot drinks
Bring with you:
We start the walk at 10:00 or 14:00, please specify your desired start time when booking.
Duration 2 hours
We provide you with a camera and tripod and head out to a photo location away from any light pollution. There, our professional photographers will show you how to use the camera, take beautiful pictures of the aurora and talk through other night photography techniques.
Even if you have never used a camera before, our photographers will show you how to take beautiful and memorable pictures that will last a lifetime.
We have hot drinks and light snacks to help keep us warm.
Camera and tripod plus some hot drinks . If you don't have a memory card (SD), you can buy one from us at the start of the tour. We can provide outdoor clothing, free for Abisko Guesthouse guests.
Bring with you:
Duration: about 3 hours.
We start the walk between 18:00-20:00, depending on the time of year and weather conditions that day. In December, we can start as early as 18:00. Ask at reception for the starting time.
We will check availability and confirm your booking.
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