National park in 🇸🇪Sweden

Abisko National Park

Northern Lights, midnight sun, and wilderness unspoiled.

Experience the magic of Northern Lights at Abisko National Park, Sweden. Explore the arctic wilderness, Sami culture, and rare fauna.

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Abisko is where you can find untouched natural beauty and the unique phenomenon of the Midnight Sun. Established in 1909, it stretches across the Arctic circle and is one of the best places in the world to see the Northern Lights during winter, either in the The Aurora Sky Station, or just anywhere below the clear night sky. Abisko is also the starting point of Kungsleden, challenging and historic hiking route.

In the center of this park, visitors find a mix of terrains from mountainous areas to flat valleys. The scenery here combines birch forests, mountain plants, and clear lakes, with Lake Torneträsk being one of the largest in Sweden. The park is home to species such as reindeer, Arctic foxes, and various birds, making it a great place for wildlife watching.

Abisko is also a place where different cultures meet, with influences from the indigenous Sami people who have lived in the area for a long time. Their impact can be seen in the local crafts, food, and traditions, which provides a look into their cultural history.

Activities in Abisko vary from walking on paths like the Kungsleden, to ice climbing and dog sledding. The Aurora Sky Station is a place to watch the Northern Lights, improving the experience with guided tours and educational information about this amazing natural event.

Summer guests experience almost 24 hours of daylight because of the Midnight Sun, giving more time for outings. In contrast, winters are long and dark, perfect for seeing the Northern Lights but it's important for visitors to wear warm clothes, as temperatures can fall below -15°C (5°F).

When planning a trip to Abisko National Park, travelers should think about the remote location and bring the right outdoor clothing and equipment. Taking care of the surroundings is very important here; guests must make sure they leave the land as they found it to keep the park's natural beauty.

Average temperatures during the day in Abisko National Park.
June
15°
Jul
18°
Aug
16°
Sep
11°
Oct
6°
Nov
1°
Dec
-2°
Jan
-3°
Feb
-3°
Mar
0°
Apr
4°
May
10°

What people say about Abisko National Park

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