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.
Join an unforgettable snowmobile trip in the breathtaking natural areas of Abisko using a machine like no other. Let it be your greatest winter adventure!
Option 1: Snowmobile trip daytime - sitting in the sled
You sit in the comfortable sled behind the guide driving the snowmobile.
Option 2: Snowmobile trip daytime - 2 people driving the snowmobile
You share one snowmobile with another guest. The tour runs with a minimum of 2 people. Price is per person.
Option 3: Private snowmobile with group, day time
You get to drive a snowmobile by yourself but within the group and with a guide on their own snowmobile. The tour runs with a minimum of 2 people. Price is per person.
Snowmobiles and sleds, warm drinks and small snacks. We can provide outdoor clothing, free for Abisko Guesthouse guests.
Bring with you:
Really warm clothes
Duration around 2 hours. Tour start times are usually 10:00 and 14:00 but can change depending on the time of year and weather conditions that day. Please check with the reception on arrival.
895 SEK/person sitting in the sled
1200 SEK/person sharing the driving of a snowmobile with another guest
1700 SEK/person driving a snowmobile yourself, within a group
From ice sculptures to an ice chapel, we head over to the ICEHOTEL in Jukkasjärvi and spend a couple of hours exploring it. The hotel is made from ice and snow and features many sculptures and other artworks made by artists from all over the world.
We drive alongside Lake Torneträsk eastwards to Kiruna, enjoying the different scenery in that direction. Once we arrive, we meet our ICEHOTEL guide who will show us around the Art Suites and Ice Rooms and explain how the hotel is built and rebuilt each year. We'll spend some time in the Ice Bar if you would like to buy a chilly (or hot!) drink and food and have a chance to shop for souvenirs before we head back.
We come back to the Guesthouse via Kiruna and the airport so can drop off in either of those locations too.
Transfer to and from the ICEHOTEL (return to Abisko Guesthouse or Kiruna Airport), ticket to the ICEHOTEL.
Bring with you:
Tour starts at 9:00 from Abisko Guesthouse
Minimum 3 people
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