Northern Lights Over Abisko

(6 days / 5 nights)

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Discover the beauty of the aurora borealis this winter

This 6-day winter break in Swedish Lapland gives you adventures by snowmobile and dogsled, a guided tour of the ICEHOTEL (with optional overnight), gourmet Arctic dining and a number of opportunities to see the main attraction—the northern lights. Enjoy cosy accommodations in Kiruna and the mountain resort village of Abisko, considered one of the world’s best places for aurora sightings.


Partially Guided


Active, Best Seller, Cottages, Dog Sled, Northern Lights, Snow Shoe Walk, Snowmobiling


15 Dec - 31 Mar



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A day-by-day plan to guide your Swedish road trip.

  • Day 1: Arrival & Northern Lights

    Arrive at Kiruna airport, where a driver will be waiting to greet you and take you to your hotel. After settling in, enjoy the first Arctic adventure of your holiday—a guided snowmobile safari into the wilderness to see the northern lights! * Two people share one snowmobile and take turns in driving. After a delicious dinner, your guide will return you to the hotel .

    Spend the night in Kiruna.

    * Please note that the northern lights are a natural phenomenon and sightings cannot be guaranteed. 

    Regarding flights to/from Kiruna: Please note that there are no flights to/from Kiruna on December 24th, 25th and 31st. We can however add extra nights to your preferred package if needed.


  • Day 2: Snowmobiles & the ICEHOTEL

    Begin the day with another thrilling snowmobile ride, this time to the famous ICEHOTEL in Jukkasjärvi. Today, you will enjoy a guided tour of the fascinating ICEHOTEL complex, including the original snow-and-ice structure that is rebuilt each winter and a new permanent structure, the ICEHOTEL 365, which offers a year-round winter experience inside thanks to solar energy. You’ll be able to see an assortment of ice rooms and ice suites as well as the chic ICEBAR, ice church and other creative works of ice and snow. Later you will also enjoy some coffee, sandwiches and other Lappish delicacies served in a hut around an open fire. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon and evening at your leisure.

    Spend the night in Kiruna

  • Day 3: Huskies & Aurora Sky Station

    Today you get to try a different form of Arctic transportation—dog-sledding! After a brief lesson by an experienced musher, you get to hit the trails with your own sled and team of energetic huskies.* During the break, enjoy coffee and a light lunch around a fire.

    In the early evening, you are taken by minibus to Abisko for an unforgettable evening of natural beauty and gourmet cuisine. This amazing evening begins with a chair-lift ride to the Aurora Sky Station through the peaceful darkness of the Abisko National Park, offering an unspoilt view of the stars above. At the restaurant, indulge in a delicious, Nordic-inspired four-course dinner, hopefully accompanied by a dazzling northern lights show, and then take part in a guided tour to learn more about the aurora borealis and how to find it. ** Later on, return by mini-bus to your hotel in Abisko. 

    Spend the night in Abisko.
    * Two persons sharing a dog sled, taking turns with driving.
    ** Please note that the northern lights are a natural phenomenon and sightings cannot be guaranteed. 

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  • Day 4: Abisko National Park

    Enjoy this day at your leisure. Your hotel offers a variety of activities during the week, such as ice climbing, snow shoe trekking and cross country skiing—great ways to explore your surroundings and get some fresh air.* You can also rent skis or snow shoes and head out on your own. However you choose to enjoy the great outdoors, don’t forget to take advantage of the hotel sauna afterwards! 

    Spend the night in Abisko.

    * Please contact us for which activities on available during your day in Abisko. We recommend booking them in advance.

  • Day 5: Train to Kiruna 

    Take the train back to Kiruna, and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.

    Spend the night in Kiruna.

    OPTIONAL: Overnight at the Icehotel
    An overnight at the ICEHOTEL is like living in a fairytale! Snuggle up with your sweetheart on top of soft reindeer skins on a bed made of snow and ice. Regardless of whether you spend the night in the new or original structure, the temperature inside is kept at around - 5°C (21°F) at all times. But no worries! You will receive a thermal sleeping bag to keep you warm and handy tips from ICEHOTEL staff on how to sleep comfortably in your own ice room or suite, on soft reindeer skins atop a bed made of ice. In the morning, wake up to a cup of hot lingonberry juice at your bedside and enjoy a hearty breakfast in the restaurant followed by a refreshing trip to the sauna.

  • Day 6: Departure

    Transfer to Kiruna airport. If you leave in the afternoon you might want to take some time to explore Kiruna on your own and do some last minute souvenir shopping.


Here’s a map of Sweden, to help put things in perspective.


We don’t like to brag, so we’ll let our happy customers do it for us.

Paddy, New Zealand

Northern Lights Over Abisko, January 2015

Inside the Artic Circle at Kiruna

We booked through Nordic Visitor and they organised the activities with Kiruna Tourism and we had an amazing trip, meet at the airport -23 C, deck out in clothing which we kept for the 4 days, transported around, good hotel and had great guides who were welcoming, knowledgeable and communicative. Couldn't ask for anything more, Went snow walking, dog sledding, visited Abisko viewing station, Ice hotel and Sami Village.

Irene and Sarah

Northern Lights Over Abisko, January 2013

A more beautiful place would be hard to find

We have just got back home after probably the best holiday we have ever had! Everything was superbly planned and the guys at Kiruna Guidetur were fantastic. In fact everyone we met was friendly and so helpful. The hotels were excellent and the food really great - especially at the Abisko Tourist Station and when we went up to the Aurora Sky Station the girl who did the dinner there was world class, especially when she had to prepare the meal in such cramped conditions,
The activities were wonderful - the snowmobiles, the husky sleds, the horse and sleigh ride, cross country skiing and snowshoeing. The Ice Hotel was fantastic too. It is such a magical place - the snow, the clear air - all absolutely wonderful. A more beautiful place would be hard to find. Thank you so much for organising the holiday for us. I have been on the phone this morning urging all my friends to go there!


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Everything about this tour

  • Kiruna is a highly popular destination during the winter season and often get fully booked. Therefore we recommend you to book as early as possible and wait with booking your flights until you have received a written confirmation of your travel arrangements from your designated travel consultant.
  • If your dates are not showing as bookable in our calendar, please contact us for further details - it might still be availabilities
  • Extra nights can be added on request; contact us for details.
  • In general, our vacation packages in Lapland are child-friendly, but please note that many activities (e.g., snowmobile and dog sled tours) have an age limit of 4 years. Feel free to contact us for details about booking a package with young children.
  • Please note that there are no flights to/from Kiruna on December 24th, 25th and 31st. We can however add extra nights to your preferred package if needed.
  • All guided excursions require a minimum of 2 adult participants, though for excursions that already have other confirmed participants we may be able to offer solo travellers a better price. Please contact us for details.
Payment terms
This package requires a deposit payment of 20% of the total price at the time of booking. The final payment is charged 1 month prior to arrival.
Cancellation Charges
More than 31 days prior to arrival: 20%
Less than 30 days prior but more than 15 days to arrival:50%
Less than 14 days prior to arrival: 100%
Adventure Packages
All of Nordic Visitor’s Lapland travel packages should be considered adventure travel on account of being operated in the Arctic during sometimes extreme weather conditions and with the use of live animals for many excursions. For this reason, those booking a travel package in Lapland (except for those considered family travel packages) should consider themselves at least moderately physically fit and comfortable engaging in activities that are considered adventurous or strenuous.
Some things to keep in mind:
  • There will be snow and ice on the ground, sometimes making it difficult to walk.
  • No luggage handling services will be available. You must be prepared and able to carry your own luggage in snowy conditions.
  • Accommodations will be simple in comparison to what you’d find in major urban centres.
  • WC facilities encountered during excursions may be unheated outhouses without running water.
  • During husky safaris where you share one team of huskies with another person, the person standing to drive the sled will need to kick to assist the dogs and may be required to run when sledding uphill.
  • Reindeer and huskies run very fast. Those interested in participating in either a reindeer or husky safari should keep this in mind.
  • Some snowmobile safaris may require you to drive in the dark. Those interested in participating in snowmobile safaris should keep this in mind.
  • By law, those interested in driving a snowmobile must be able to present a valid driver’s license.
  • The chair lift ride up to Abisko, even though perfectly safe, can feel a bit scary if you are afraid of heights. If it is a windy evening the chair might also swing a bit and you should keep in mind that you need to be able to walk between the hotel and chair lift on your own during this tour as well as to the train station with your bags the day after.
The safety of our travellers is our top priority at Nordic Visitor. We reserve the right to change or cancel departures if we feel the conditions will jeopardize the safety of our customers.
Snowmobile tours
  • The driver of a snowmobile must be at least 18 years of age with a valid driver’s license.
  • Drinking alcohol is not allowed before driving a snowmobile.
  • Children are seated in a sled pulled by the guides snowmobile during snowmobile safaris
Northern Lights
The northern lights are a natural phenomenon and sightings cannot be guaranteed. Evening excursions will operate according to the tour schedule, even in unfavourable viewing conditions, and our guides will do their utmost to determine the best possible location for sightings.
Activities & Guides
This is a self-guided tour with scheduled guided excursions and activities. All accommodations and included activities and services (as specified in the itinerary) will be pre-booked by Nordic Visitor in close co-operation with trusted local suppliers. You will not have a dedicated guide for the duration of your time in Lapland, but can expect a different qualified guide for each planned excursion. You are responsible for making your way to the specified meeting point for the start of each excursion. The time between scheduled excursions and activities will be free-time.
After booking with Nordic Visitor
After booking your package with Nordic Visitor, you will be contacted within two working days by one of our travel consultants, who will serve as your dedicated contact person for all of your travel needs before, during and even after your holiday. Before you travel, Nordic Visitor will provide you with a detailed personal itinerary and vouchers for all services and activities booked for your travel package. You will also be provided with Nordic Visitor’s 24/7 emergency helpline phone number where you can always reach a Nordic Visitor representative during your time in Lapland.
Please note: It takes time to make all the arrangements for a complete travel package. The travel consultant must book or reserve each included service individually with each supplier and personalize each itinerary accordingly. For this reason, we encourage our clients to book as far in advance as possible to ensure that your preferred travel dates, accommodation class and additional activities are available.

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