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Our family of 7 took a trip to Narvik arranged by Abisko Guesthouse. It was a very nice trip with some stops for photos on the way and then a short tour of Narvik with a lovely lunch. And some shopping from fresh fish which...More
It doesn't matter if you go to Abisko in the winter or summer; the adventures here are great. There are adventures for all types and levels of nature lovers and the landskape cannot be more beatiful or dramatic. Stay at the STF Abisko turiststation and...More
We were fortunate to have as our guide Roger/ Bjorn the owner of the business. We were picked up from Bjorkliden and taken to be fitted out in thermal suits and helmets before being instructed on how to drive the snowmobile. Steady progress following Roger...More
Many thanks to Jack for a great evening and to the Northern Lights for performing in what was apparently one of their best shows this season. Like looking for leopards on safari there is no guarantee that you will be lucky. We were. The yurt,...More
Ten of us went on sleds towed by two snowmobiles and Excellent guide Janne got us there and back safely and kept the teepee warm and looked after me very well and Mother Nature put on a spectacular Aurora. Dawn from Australia
We did two tours (2hr snowmobile, 2hr snowshoe hole) on two days and both were awesome. Jack our guide was very knowledgeable and communicative. Equipment was well-maintained and polar-quality overalls/boots/gloves provided. Will certainly choose this provider again when next time in Abisko/Björkliden.
We did this tour on the 27th of december with roger. He was really helpfull and very easy going. Very recommandable. We saw some very nice northern lights. Many thanks to mothern nature and to roger!
Kind regards from sven & lotte
Went out on a guided tour which was good fun. Our guide was very nice and route was good. Snowmobile was very slow (in my opinion but I'm used to jetski, dirtbike and superbike) and clearly restricted. Necessary for some I'm sure. Brilliant pit stop...More
Response from Apolonia70 | Reviewed this property |
Abisko an ideal setting albeit difficult access. A winter wonderland and some intersting accommodation. Activities via ACTIVITIES IN ABISKO a reliable operator. However. While the lake and countryside provide many clear... More
Abisko an ideal setting albeit difficult access. A winter wonderland and some intersting accommodation. Activities via ACTIVITIES IN ABISKO a reliable operator. However. While the lake and countryside provide many clear nights it is all abt the weather and solar activity. The chairlift is still out of action and after 3 nights we gave up. Tromso in Norway a good option as are the Lofoten islands. Check the Senja FB page for live videos of recent auroras. My best auroras were in the Lofoten. We were based in Svolvaer but travelled in a tour to Gimsoy and watched from the beach. Spent 3 weeks in arctic and Lofoten were the best. We went late February. Read somewhere September and March very active months. No guarantee but the longer you are there the more likely you will see something. Save $$$$$$$$ super xpensive.
Response from Apolonia70 | Reviewed this property |
Abisko is meant to be one of the best locations for aurora chasing because of the greatest number of clear nights - the terrain/ lake contribute. While it is a great location as is Bjorkliden the problem is that the weather... More
Abisko is meant to be one of the best locations for aurora chasing because of the greatest number of clear nights - the terrain/ lake contribute. While it is a great location as is Bjorkliden the problem is that the weather is not the only thing to take into account. Solar activity must be happening. I was there late February 2018 and while I caught a mini glimpse of lights two of the four nights there a major cold swept in from Siberia and blocked all possibility the other two nights. The previous week they had fabulous colour displays. The chair lift in Abisko has been out for a very long time and no repairs in sight so don't expect that option. You will be taken out by small tour groups who will drive you out in a rough sleigh drawn by a snow mobile to a hut where you get hot tea and a chance to see whatever comes. Being inland it is a super cold place so be well prepared with clothing for bitter cold. I highly recommend contacting 'Roger' at 'Activities in Abisko'. He has taken astrophysicists out and knows a lot about aurora chasing. He also does snowmobiling tours and other winter activities that service Abisko and Bjorkliden. A very generous and helpful tour guide. 'activitiesinabisko' I spent three weeks in the arctic to maximise my aurora sightings - went to Tromso in Norway and also Svolvaer in the Lofoten Islands as well as Abisko and Iceland. I saw some activity in Tromso but be prepared to travel out and be very cold. I saw some in Iceland but the best was in the Lofoten Islands. There is a small observatory at Senja that I didn't get to. I based myself in Svolvaer and booked a tour with Jaan from Lofoten Aktiv lofoten-aktiv dot no for Norway. Page wont let me use link in full He was great - if the weather wasn't right we didn't go out. Saw the best aurora possible - the kind that happens once or twice a season. The chasing is exactly that - a lot of driving and visiting at least two spots to get a view - may be a low bar on the horizon, a wave overhead or a full sky and corona - or nothing. The longer you stay the greater your chances. Make sure you have other things to see and do as well. Good luck. Auroras have been seen already from a few days ago so as long as the sky is clear and there is solar activity you will see something. Good Luck