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Northern Lights holiday in Abisko

Abisko is considered to be one of the best places in the world to witness the Aurora Borealis due to its virtually clear skies, low precipitation and distance from artificial light pollution. For those wishing to catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights, Abisko is hard to beat. Listen carefully and you may even hear the lights - green, white, blue, red in colour - dancing on the wind. The three-night package is based at the Abisko Mountain Station STF in the heart of the Abisko National Park and includes the No.1 activity in the area - an Aurora Photo Tour as well as a visit to the ICEHOTEL. This is a magical winter wonderland steeped in history and spectacular landscapes.

3 Nights

from £1,085 per person

Return flights to Kiruna (via Stockholm Arlanda) with Norwegian Airlines. 3-nights at the Abisko Mountain Station STF, Abisko (Half Board) Transfers and excursions as detailed. Single room supplement on request.

Day
1

On arrival at Kiruna airport, your will be transferred to the Abisko Mountain Station STF in Abisko. Dinner (3-course evening meal) at the Abisko Mountain Station STF.

Day
2

Day at leisure in Abisko. Opportunity to participate in a range of excursions including a Sami and reindeer experience tour, dog-sledding, a snowshoe hike, ice climbing, ice fishing and a day trip to the Norwegian coastal town of Narvik. Dinner (3-course evening meal) at the Abisko Mountain Station STF.

Aurora Photo Tour - In the evening, join a small group tour, led by professional photographers, in search of the Northern Lights. Under their expert guidance you will learn the skills that you need to find and photograph the magical Aurora Borealis; a high quality camera is provided for your use. The tour is extremely personal and the friendly nature of the guides add an extra dimension to the trip. There is no wonder why they have been voted the No.1 provider of Aurora Photo Tours in Abisko by Tripadvisor.

Day
3

Day excursion to the ICEHOTEL - Today, you will travel c.90 minutes east from Abisko to the small village of Jukkasjarvi on the shores of the River Torne. This small community is home to the world-famous ICEHOTEL which from the 10th November 2016 will be open to guests. During your time at this unique property you will have the opportunity to join a guided tour of the ICEHOTEL, its remarkable Art Suites, the ICEBAR by ICEHOTEL and the Ice Chapel. There is also time for lunch and independent exploration.

Enjoy a leisurely evening at the Abisko Mountain Station STF or alternatively join a 3 hour Northern Lights hike in the Abisko National Park and put into practice all that you learned on your Aurora Photo Tour (available from 03Jan17). Guests staying at the Abisko Mountain Station STF can also arrange to visit the Aurora Sky Station - this experience is bookable and payable locally.

Day
4

After breakfast, transfer to Kiruna airport for your return flight to the UK.

Departures: From 01 December 2016

Notes: This tour may be extended at a supplement A stay at the Abisko Mountain Station STF can be combined with a stay in Kiruna, Tromso, Lulea and at the ICEHOTEL.

Winter excursions available: Aurora Photo Tour, a day excursion to Narvik, a day excursion to the ICEHOTEL, a snow shoe tour, a Nordic skiing tour, ice climbing, a Northern Lights hike and a Sami and Reindeer experience tour

Notes:
Of course, we cannot guarantee a sighting with a natural phenomenon such as the Aurora Borealis but we have a few tips to help you increase your chances of a sighting.

  • Leave the artifical lights of the city behind.
  • Choose excursions which offer the opportunity to 'chase' or 'search' for the Northern Lights. These tend to have a higher success rating.
  • Travel at the time of the new moon when the sky is at its darkest.
  • Stay as long as you can. Four nights or longer is ideal.
  • But, above all we would recommend that you book a tour that includes an activity, or a visit to a region of spectacular natural beauty, so that you have a wonderful evening regardless of a sighting.


New moon dates 2016/17:

  • 01 September 2016
  • 01 October 2016
  • 30 October 2016
  • 29 November 2016
  • 29 December 2016
  • 28 January 2017
  • 26 February 2017
  • 28 March 2017
  • 26 April 2017


Further notes:
Sunvil is a Scandinavian specialist tour operator. This itinerary is a mere suggestion and we are happy to use our knowledge and experience to design an itinerary that will suit your individual requirements. We know our featured properties and destinations and are happy to answer any questions that you might have. We pride ourselves on offering a highly personal service and good value for money.

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