Price from £1,555pp
All prices include: flights, transfers, accommodation, meals, guided activities and cold weather clothing; all as listed.
VISITING: Sweden
BROCHURE CODE: 26001

Key facts

  • Duration:4 nights
  • Pace:Balanced
  • Suitable for: Ages 15+. See our terms for further information
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ALL OF THE ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES LISTED BELOW ARE INCLUDED IN THE HOLIDAY PRICE

  • Flights: Return between London and Kiruna (via Stockholm). Regional and non-UK departures available on request (flight routes are subject to change)
  • Transfers: Return airport transfers
  • Accommodation: 3 nights' accommodation in a twin room at Abisko Mountain Lodge and 1 night in an Ice Room at the ICEHOTEL®. You can choose to upgrade your room at the ICEHOTEL® or spend your final night at Abisko (supplements/deductions apply)
  • Meals: 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
  • The following activities and equipment are included in the price: Husky safari (sit on sled), Aurora snowshoeing, ice fishing, Aurora photography, Sámi museum visit and tour of the ICEHOTEL® (the order of activities is subject to change)
  • Cold weather clothing is provided for the duration of your stay
  • Services of our expert local guides

Every year, without fail, this is one of our most popular holidays. This is not only down to the famed reputation that Abisko has for Aurora hunting, but also, the wonderful combination of the warm welcome your receive, the fantastic food and the memorable activities. Furthermore, you get the chance to spend the night at the original ICEHOTEL®.

Abisko's reputation for Northern Lights stems from the micro-climate that affects the area. Combined with some highly favourable prevailing winds, the mountains surrounding Abisko serve to break up the cloud, making the firmament one of the clearest in Northern Scandinavia.

Your base is the Abisko Mountain Lodge which almost instantly makes guests feel at home with its welcoming hospitality, modern Swedish décor and hugely enthusiastic guides. The scenery here is wild and stunning and the Lodge's slightly elevated position has a mountainous backdrop and views across a huge frozen lake. 

As this is categorised as one of our balanced itineraries, the schedule is designed to give you a relaxed introduction to some much loved arctic activities. During your stay, you will enjoy a morning of ice fishing, a thrilling ride on a husky safari across the snow-covered landscape and an evening snowshoe Aurora hunt. You will also enjoy a wonderfully unique evening in the company of a hugely talented Northern Lights photographer who will take you to a prospective viewing point. They will provide you with SLR cameras all set up and ready to capture an image, all you will need to provide is your SD card and you can take the images home with you. This is a fantastic activity which will hopefully provide you with a wonderful keepsake to remember your travels.

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We especially love Abisko for its Northern Lights record. Cloud cover is always the biggest concern for a prospective Aurora hunter but Abisko is well known for its clear skies. The Northern Lights can never be guaranteed but your chances here really are very good.

The welcoming Abisko Mountain Lodge is one of our favourite places to stay, not only do you instantly feel at home but the owners Dick and Mina, really do all that they can to make your stay as enjoyable and memorable as possible.

Our guests spend three nights at the lodge before enjoying their final night at the world famous ICEHOTEL® for a truly memorable end to their holiday. You can choose to remain at the lodge if you prefer to just enjoy a tour of the ICEHOTEL®, simply discuss this with your travel expert. 

Many of our guests also like to take advantage of the fact that Abisko sits on one of the main railway lines in Sweden. This means that we can arrange for you to combine Abisko with another spectacular region of Sweden and a night in the world-famous Treehotel prior to arrival. Please speak to one of our travel experts for details. 

Image credits: ICEHOTEL® & Chad Blakley, Lights Over Lapland, Lola Akinmade kerström.imagebank.sweden. se,  Petros Dermatas, Ellie Souti, Tjasa Gusfors, David Andren, Anna Katrin Kraus, Hans Aesch, Anna Sofia Maag, Asaf Kliger, Luc Voisin, Mathieu Brison, Rob Harding, Timsam Harding
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  • Abisko Aurora sleigh ride

    From £99pp

    An excellent addition for those who want to really maximise their time at Abisko and spend another evening enjoying an Aurora excursion.

    Travelling in a snowmobile-pulled sleigh, your guide will lead you on a hunt for the Northern Lights during a safari lasting around two and a half hours.

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    This is a relaxing activity, as all you have to do is sit back and keep a close watch on the sky for any potential sight of the Aurora. Your guide will select a spot, deep in the mountains, where the light-free skies are ready to provide the perfect backdrop to any potential display of the Northern Lights.

    Warm drinks will be enjoyed as you all await the Aurora.


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  • Aurora Sky Station

    From: £105pp

    The Aurora Sky Station is a wonderful Northern Lights viewing base located on Mount Nuolja, 900 metres above sea level in Abisko. To reach the summit you will travel via chairlift and, on a clear night, you can enjoy spectacular views across the mountainous landscape.

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    At the station, guests can enjoy a lookout tower with panoramic windows, in addition to a Northern Lights exhibition, a café and a souvenir shop.

    Abisko, as an Aurora Zone location, is renowned for its frequently clear night skies, as the prevailing winds and surrounding mountains help to break up cloud cover. This should hopefully ensure that should conditions be right, you will enjoy a wonderful view of the sky, given the minimal light pollution at the station.

    Guests should be aware however that the chair lift to get to the station is not covered (you will be provided with warm overalls) so should the weather be unfavourable then the lift will not operate. On these occasions, you will remain in the Aurora Lounge at ground level and enjoy a Northern Lights film and talk.

    The popularity of the Sky Station means that we would strongly advise you to book your visit in advance to ensure availability. Please note however that once your date is booked it cannot be cancelled or rearranged should the Aurora and weather conditions be poor.

    Image credit: Katie Lane
  • Stockholm City break

    With our trips to Swedish Lapland primarily connecting through Stockholm, guests have the perfect excuse to stop for a night and enjoy this wonderful capital city.

    Frequently described as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, the cityscape is unparalleled and consists of 14 islands and islets that are connected by over 50 bridges.

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    The bright elegance of the city is a combination of its old town (Gamla Stan) with its narrow medieval alleyways and sturdy cobbled streets, its harbourside locations, and its central metropolis complete with bustling commercial heart.

    Accommodation is varied and plentiful in the city and we can arrange accommodation of all styles and to suit all budgets so please contact our Travel Experts for their recommendations and suggestions on where to stay.

    There is much to enjoy here. For a taste of history and culture guests can visit the Nobel Prize Museum which showcases previous recipients or visit Drottningham Palace, the grand homestead of the Swedish Royal family. The UNESCO-listed Woodland Cemetery (Skogskyrkogården) is also a recommended architectural attraction as is the island of Bjorko which is an important trading centre dating back to the Viking era.

    Stockholm is an easy city to walk around and relax in, with over 30% made up of waterways and another 30% made up of green spaces. The city also has remarkably efficient public transport – the Metro which opened in 1950 is well known for its decorated stations and is often referred to as the longest art gallery in the world.

    When it comes to food and drink, visitors can sample traditional Swedish food (Husmanskost) such as meatballs and reindeer but can also sample some of the modern trends of nouveau Nordic cuisine featured in several unique restaurants throughout the capital.

    This is a vibrant capital city and it is well worth dedicating some time to enjoying all it has to offer.

    Image credit: Helena Wahlman & imagebank.sweden. se

We include more, no hidden costs

On each of our holidays you will see a clear outline of exactly what's included in the price of your holiday. We never use 'headline' or 'lead-in' prices like so many tour operators, as we prefer to include as much as we can, rather than see our clients incur considerable additional costs in our destinations.
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Dates
Wed 07 Dec 2016
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Adults£ 1,595 Single Adult£ 1,775
Wed 14 Dec 2016
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Wed 04 Jan 2017
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Wed 22 Mar 2017
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Please note: Our holiday prices are based on the lowest available airline fares. These fares can sell out quickly and, as a result, prices may increase and supplements may be applicable. We recommend booking at the earliest opportunity in order to secure the best possible fares and flight times.

Next year's provisional dates and prices

To secure places on any trip next season, you can make a provisional booking. This means paying a deposit of £400pp to secure your holiday. We will contact you when the final dates and prices are confirmed and you will have 14 days to decide if you would like to go ahead. If you decide not to travel then we will refund your full deposit.

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Wed 06 Dec 2017
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Adults£ 1,675 Single Adult£ 1,865
Wed 13 Dec 2017
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Adults£ 1,675 Single Adult£ 1,865
Wed 03 Jan 2018
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Adults£ 1,815 Single Adult£ 2,005
Wed 10 Jan 2018
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Adults£ 1,635 Single Adult£ 1,825
Wed 17 Jan 2018
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Adults£ 1,635 Single Adult£ 1,825

For our full booking terms and conditions please click here

Holiday group size (approximate)

Minimum 2 and maximum 16 people (approximately)

Group sizes and minimum numbers

Most of our holidays require a minimum number of participants to operate. Minimum numbers are detailed on each holiday page and are always approximate. Group sizes for tailor made holidays will vary for each of the activities. For private departures you may also be joined by other guests during the activities unless you have discussed specific private activities with us.

If your selected date has not yet reached minimum numbers you will be informed at the time of booking. In the unlikely event that your chosen date has not reached the required minimum numbers nine weeks before your scheduled departure date we will contact you and discuss the various options available to you. We will always do all we can to operate a holiday and in some cases we may be able to operate the holiday by combining your itinerary with that of other guests for some activities (this may mean that the maximum group size is increased but this will be discussed in full with you).

If we are unable to operate the holiday then you will be offered the chance to transfer to an alternative holiday or date (subject to availability). If the alternative is more expensive you will be asked to pay the difference, if it is cheaper then you will be reimbursed. You will also be offered the option to cancel and receive a full refund of all monies paid.

See our booking conditions for further information.

Order of activities

The order of activities is always subject to change and you will be provided with your final itinerary upon arrival at your destination

Medical History and advice

If you or any member of your party is pregnant or has any medical condition or disability which may affect your holiday or has any special requirements as a result of any medical condition or disability (including any which affect the booking process), please tell us before you confirm your booking so that we can assist you in considering the suitability of the arrangements and/or making the booking. In any event, you must give us full details in writing at the time of booking and whenever any change in the condition or disability occurs. You must also promptly advise us if you become pregnant or any medical condition or disability which may affect your holiday develops after your booking has been confirmed.

See our booking conditions for further information.

Experience and fitness

We offer a vast choice of holidays which range from 'relaxed' to 'active' so there really is something for everyone and our holidays can be filtered by how active they are. Regardless of the chosen holiday, all activities will include tuition from a beginner's lever and no prior experience is assumed.
If you are unsure about the physical demands of a particular holiday please contact us and our expert team will be happy to help.
See our booking conditions for further information.

Guides and safety

It is absolutely essential when partaking in any activity that you listen very closely to, and abide by, the instructions provided.

If there is anything that you are unsure of during a safety briefing or that you would like to clarify with the guides please make this clear to them immediately before starting the activity.

Our guides' word on activities is always final and your safety is their principal concern at all times, please respect their decisions. By following their instructions, your safety and enjoyment during each activity will be greatly enhanced.

See our booking conditions for further information.

Booking activities locally

In almost all of our destinations you can book and pay for additional activities locally. Please note that we cannot be held responsible for any injury or loss that occurs through any activities that are booked in your destination (see our terms and conditions for further details).

Please always ensure that your safety is your primary concern when arranging any such activity.

Minimum age

The minimum age for participation in our itinerary is 15 years old, however, for some activities and shared transfers, our guests may be joined by others and these may include those of a younger age. Any younger participants will be fully supervised by an adult and the guides will ensure that they are only able to participate if there will be no effect on the activity experience.

To drive a snowmobile you must have a full driving licence and be over 18 years old.

 

  • A truly memorable holiday 18 February 2016 by Helen Coombs

    Fantastic holiday! Loved every minute. (Most enjoyable activity?)...Photography because the Aurora was amazing the night we were out. Husky sledding- we were blessed with the most beautiful weather, which made it an exhilarating way to spend a morning in stunning surroundings. (Improvements?)...If possible, better internet connection at the Mountain Lodge. We had to come into the main living area
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    if we needed to go online. This did not in any way spoil the holiday, and I would still stay at the same location if I went again. A truly memorable holiday.
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  • Amazing Abisko 22 January 2016 by Lindsay Correa

    Thank you for a fabulous trip - great staff, great service and great food make up for otherwise basic accommodation. Organised trips were fun, expertly guided and memorable. I would recommend a visit to the Abisko Sky Station, and the dog sledding experience is not to be missed. Overall a very enjoyable trip... not affected by the cloudy skies and poor visibility for Aurora viewing. We did see
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    them once...
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  • Abisko & the Icehotel Level 1 21 January 2016 by William Tompkins

  • My trip to the Northern Lights 24 March 2015 by Christopher Rastrick

    Fantastic holiday. All trips, transfers and flights went perfectly, no delays. Accommodation at Abisko was adequate, meals were first class, staff brilliant; could not do enough. The ICEHOTEL was unique but would advise just one night stay in ice room! Overall brilliant; hoping to go again.

  • Well-considered and carried out 06 March 2015 by Judy Bridgeman

    As a non-meat eater, (though I do eat fish), I felt the staff at the lodge did really well to provide me with tasty alternatives. I certainly felt I ate well! Joint most enjoyable were the Aurora photography and the dog-sledding. I was lucky enough to see a (3/10) Aurora on the night I was booked to do the photography, so benefited hugely by the knowledge and expertise of our photographer. The
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    dog-sledding was such a pleasure. It was a delight first to see and hear the dogs' enthusiasm to get to work before we got going, and then their focused quiet concentration once we got on the move. And the peace and tranquility of the park as we travelled through it were absolutely wonderful. It was also so interesting to hear all about dog-sledding from Tommas. I thought you had got it organised perfectly. Brilliant location, really helpful and friendly staff both at the Lodge and leading the activities, and all aspects of logistics (travel/advance info such as Sweden dossier etc/transfers etc) well-considered and carried out.
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  • Fantastic trip 06 March 2015 by Anne Dean

    This was an absolutely fantastic trip - we loved just about every minute of it. We saw the Aurora Borealis in truly splendid form, and the dog sledding, ICEHOTEL and the area itself were absolutely mind-blowing. 

  • The husky dog trail was magical! 03 February 2015 by Jane Parkin

    The husky dog trail was magical! The snowshoe trail was so interesting with our guide Tim as he showed us the animal tracks and the constellations and talked about the local folklore. We were the luckiest couple that week because we saw one of the best Auroras that evening. Overall we had a wonderful holiday. The ICEHOTEL was a unique experience. The Aurora Borealis, the husky dog trail, supping
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    reindeer soup in a tepee - they were once-in-a-lifetime experiences.
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  • Watching the Aurora was the most enjoyable 30 January 2015 by Linda Hooper

    Watching the Aurora was the most enjoyable. We saw it on three nights out of four, which was wonderful. Each night was completely different, and one night was so spectacular we were completely stunned. It was so close we could almost reach up and touch it!

  • Fabulous holiday 30 January 2015 by Jane Carr

    Fabulous holiday thanks to the amazing help and advice received from Barry when choosing and booking the trip!!!!!!! The whole trip was amazing and we have recommended it to friends and family.

  • The guidance, advice and enthusiasm from your company was invaluable 02 January 2015 by Teifi Gale

    Most enjoyable activity: Snowshoe trek for two reasons: an amazing Aurora display on our very first night and Tim, our guide, who was knowledgeable, passionate and took excellent care of us. Least enjoyable: Nothing! It was an amazing trip, the trip of a lifetime! The guidance, advice and enthusiasm from your company was invaluable.

  • I really enjoyed the team and the support I had 02 January 2015 by Ederson da Conceicao Jesus

    I really enjoyed the team and the support I had. The flights worked pretty well, and we had great support from people in Abisko and Kiruna. The staff at the Abisko Mountain Lodge were polite, and very willing to help. I had a simple, but still wonderful lodging. The food was incredible and it has been a while since I ate so well. I think that our guide, Tim Nordström, also did a great job with
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    Aurora "hunting" and ice fishing. I have no complaints. Definitely, this is a holiday I would recommend to everyone.  Definitely, the most enjoyable activity was looking for the Aurora since that was my primary goal. I was downhearted at first because the weather was really bad in Kiruna and it remained so until we got to Abisko. When we got there, the weather shifted completely to clear skies and we were able to see the Aurora the same night. This reminded me of the fame of Abisko regarding the changes to see the Aurora there. In any case, we were really lucky since others were there for several days and could not see it. We were able to see it well for at least two nights. We had a show for about two hours on our first night and only half an hour on our second night. The third night was really cloudy and we could not see much, otherwise, it would have been incredible, since the cameras were able to detect the lights behind the clouds. I enjoyed all activities.
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  • Hugely impressed with everything 07 April 2014 by Mary Wheal

    Hugely impressed with everything; great organisation and information beforehand and whenever I phoned Aurora Zone with concerns or questions, I always received a patient and informative response. As for Abisko and the Mountain Lodge ... we were blown away by the beauty of the area, the wonderful people and the absolutely stunning food.

  • We had the most fantastic and memorable time 17 February 2014 by Fiona Wellings

    We had the most fantastic and memorable time and have just arrived back from Stockholm. I have to say I was rather dreading the trip as it is more my husband's 'thing' than mine but I am now talking about doing all again!! Marvellous!!

  • Trip exceeded our expectations and really was a trip-of-a-lifetime 26 April 2013 by Mandi Farinacci

    In February, my partner and I did the Abisko trip... it had been my lifelong dream to see the Aurora. This trip exceeded our expectations and really was a trip of a lifetime. The Swedish people really are a fantastic, friendly race of people who are welcoming, helpful and have a great humour. Abisko really is a very, very beautiful place and a perfect break from the craziness of working life in
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    London!! Each activity was well organised with great guides who have great knowledge.  The lodge was a relaxed and homely place to stay. Silka the husky (belonging to one of the guides) melted everyone's hearts!! The ICEHOTEL is even more incredible than I thought could be possible...we chose a 'warm room' and it was a really beautiful room with a lovely view. We saw our best Aurora standing in the middle of the frozen river here...magic!  I even discovered that I was allowed to ice skate on the ice rink behind the local school - two minutes from The ICEHOTEL (which is open and free for anyone who wishes to use it), ...I'd taken my skates in the hope I'd find somewhere..absolutely brilliant! Aurora Zone had it all planned with no hitches...I can't recommend this holiday or this company enough!! Thank you!
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  • Thank you so much for making our holiday memorable 07 January 2013 by Katie Lane

    Thank you so much for making our holiday memorable - we had an amazing time and were thrilled it went so smoothly - fantastic organisation! I've attached some of our pictures - if they come in use for your next brochure that would be great!!!! I've recommended you to everyone!!!! 

  • Lucky enough to see the Northern Lights 02 January 2013 by Richard Lee

    Thoroughly enjoyable and we were lucky enough to see the Northern Lights.

  • Very well looked after 22 March 2012 by Elaine Wright

    Dick and Mina at the Abisko Mountain Lodge, together with all their staff and the guides, are excellent. They are all so professional yet caring and treat you as an individual, not as 'just another tourist passing through'. We felt very well looked after.

  • Our trip to Abisko & the ICEHOTEL was excellent 22 February 2010 by Wayne Coe

    Everything about the holiday was excellent from start to finish. We both enjoyed the husky sledding very much. The thrill of driving your own team of dogs over such a glorious landscape was unforgettable.


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