Take the train to and from Abisko, stopping up to 12 times with the flexible three-day ticket, Arctic Circle Pass. The pass costs just 364 kr and you can hop-on and hop-off as you like between Kiruna and Narvik. The service is operated by SJ twice a day in each direction. Buy your pass at an SJ Resebutik ticket office or by contacting SJ on +46 771-75 75 75.
Stops: Kiruna, Abisko Östra, Abisko Turiststation, Björkliden, Låktatjåkka, Vassijaure, Katterjåkk, Riksgränsen, Bjørnfjell, Søsterbekk, Katterat, Narvik.
Björkliden is a popular destination to hike up to Låktatjåkko fjällstation, Sweden’s highest mountain lodge. The train crosses the border at Riksgränsen station and you can choose to remain on board all the way to the Norwegian city of Narvik.
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Search the night sky for the northern lights from the comfort of our minibuses. We take you to the best spots to experience and photograph the aurora.
We have several good locations in the local area and where we go depends on the weather conditions. 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, even on a mobile phone!
This trip requires very little from the guests and is suitable for anyone.
During the trip we serve some hot drinks.
Transport, warm drinks. We can provide outdoor clothing, free for Abisko Guesthouse guests.
Bring with you:
Warm enough clothes so you can get out to take photos.
Duration 2-3 hours.
We start the tour 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.
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 email@example.com
Price: 1550 SEK/person
It is an amazing experience to see and photograph these Nordic giants!
We take a journey around the area, visiting various locations where we are most likely to see moose.
Bring with you:
Day time only.
Duration of the trip is about 2-4 hours.
Tour starts around 9:00 from the Guesthouse.
Minimum 3 people.
The aurora snowshoe walk takes you away from the light of Abisko and through the forest at night, which is a very special experience. We use the old way of hiking in the snow, with snowshoes on. We see the northern lights when they are visible and usually local wildlife out at night too.
We often had towards Nabben and stop at good places to see the northern lights. We might even go 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 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, as long as there is snow to walk on. Ask at reception for the starting time.
Duration 2 hours
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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.
Here it is, photographed by a drone in February 2018! To the right is the magical frozen Lake Torneträsk. You can see the road winding through. The biggest building is the railway station (though the building isn't used for that any longer). The Guesthouse is the yellow building in front and slightly to the left of the railway station. The mountain in the centre is Mount Nuolja and Abisko National Park is what you can see behind the village.
Isn't it beautiful?!
Experience the fantastic feeling of standing on the glacial lakes (yes, on one!) and try to catch your dinner.
Our ice fishing tour starts at the Guesthouse reception where your guide will meet you. They’ll start by providing any extra clothing to make sure you stay warm and dry (free for Guesthouse guests).
Once we are ready, we’ll head out to the lake on snowmobiles or by car (depending on the season and snow conditions). The guide will choose a location and, together, we’ll drill through the ice until we reach the water underneath in this deep, deep lake. All the equipment you’ll need is provided and with it, we hope to catch some of the delights of the lake, like the glorious red-bottomed Arctic Char.
You can take home anything you catch. Try poaching or baking it, just like salmon or trout and pop mayonnaise on it if cold or hollandaise sauce if hot.
While you wait for the fish to bite, you can enjoy the most spectacular view across the open, frozen lake and the mountains all around you, sparkling in the snow.
All the gear for fishing. Outdoor clothing if needed, free for Abisko Guesthouse guests.
Bring with you:
Warm clothes to sit around. Do not forget to bring your camera with you!
Start 10:00. From February it is also possible to book to start at 14:00.
Duration 2-3 hours
Price: 850 kr/person
Minimum 3 people
Click here for our ice fishing tour info
The constantly changing scenery along the Njakajaure hiking trail in beautiful Abisko will stimulate your senses. You pass through the birch forests and beside streams with a wide range of flowers and a diversity of birds that can be spotted along your way.
The 10km round hike from Abisko Guesthouse takes you first alongside the spectacular Lake Torneträsk to the tourist station.
About 2 km up from the tourist station is the Marmorbrottet (marble quarry) – yellow-coloured dolomite rock that was mined briefly 100 years ago. Not only does this place offer wonderful views of the mountains all around, it also grows rock-loving plants.
Further along the trail, you will spot trenches left over from the Second World War.
The final part of the trail takes us past a small lake called Vuolip Njakajaure. Sit and rest at the fire pit here, where you can grill your own sausages or anything else tasty and ‘grill able’ or just enjoy some warmth of the fire. Look out for divers and ducks.
The path then loops back down to the road by the tourist station and you can potter back to the Guesthouse alongside the lake.
For more information and a map, talk to us at the Guesthouse Reception.
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