+44 203 504 6446 Enquire online

Bjorkliden & Abisko

Abisko and Bjorkliden in Swedish Lapland make up one of the best areas in the world for a Northern Lights holiday.

© OTMT

Destination in detail

Abisko and Bjorkliden in Swedish Lapland make up one of the best areas in the world for a Northern Lights holiday. One of Europe’s last true wildernesses, the Abisko and Bjorkliden region is transformed in the winter into a snow covered wonderland that typifies this Arctic region. The surrounding mountains create a weather shadow which delivers clearer skies than other areas of Lapland making it a magnet for those on an Aurora holiday and the perfect place to spot the Northern Lights. The surrounding mountains also make this an ideal playground to try a range of activities from snowmobiling, husky dog sledding, even ice fishing.

Location

68°19′N 18°41′E

Population

Approximately 150

Area

Abisko National Park is 77km2

Time Zone

GMT + 1 standard time

Itineraries to Inspire

Tailor-made from £3095pp*

Example itinerary »

Tailor-made from £2295pp*

Example itinerary »

Tailor-made from £3975pp*

Example itinerary »

Tailor-made from £1895pp*

Example itinerary »

Experiences in Bjorkliden & Abisko

Snowshoe to a traditional Sami Lavvu to search for the Aurora.

Northern Lights Lavvu

Snowshoe to a traditional Sami Lavvu to search for the Aurora.
The Aurora Sky Station Abisko

Aurora Sky Station

The Aurora Sky Station Abisko

Abisko Aurora Photo Tour

Why choose us?

1

Because for us, it's about you

Our itineraries are tailor-made for every customer – based on what you tell us your interests and travel aspirations are. We hear your desires and do our best to avoid your frustrations.
2

We are genuine

We choose experiences which are authentic to your destination – to help you connect with the culture. Keeping it real and immersing you in the lives of the locals so you can experience their way of life.
3

You deserve the best

Our team of Travel Designers have first-hand knowledge of the destinations we offer – having travelled and experienced what we offer, we know you will get only the best service and luxury. This keeps our standards high and the relationships with our suppliers strong – so we can go the extra mile for you.
4

You can’t put a price on experience

Our aim is to supply you with the best – of everything. From the personalised service, to the after sales support, to being on call while you are travelling and ensuring our suppliers deliver on our promises – we give it our all at every step of the way.

Travel Facts

Learn more about flights, climate and geography for this destination.

Getting There

There are regular flights into Kiruna, the nearest airport to Abisko and Bjorkliden, from Stockholm. From there it’s an hour and a half transfer through some of the most breath taking arctic scenery to Bjorkliden. If rail is your thing, then you can also catch the train from Stockholm directly into Bjorkliden.

Climate

Abisko and Bjorkliden benefits from the a weather shadow provided by the surrounding arctic mountain range which creates more clear nights than other areas of Swedish Lapland.

In winter the temperatures can get as low as minus 35 but sometimes in the long summer days the temperature can climb into the high twenties.

Geography

Abisko and Bjorkliden are surrounded by snow-capped mountains and are home to the Abisko National Park. There are many lakes (frozen in the winter) dotted across the area with the largest being the 330km2 Lake Torneträsk.

The borders of Finland and Norway are only a short trip from here, making it a great place for guests looking to explore. Due to the mountainous landscape, Bjorkliden is perfect for skiing and boasts many downhill ski runs and wonderful cross-country tracks.

Plants and Animals

The region around Abisko and Bjorkliden is rich in wildlife with many wild elk and reindeer roaming the area.

Arctic foxes, bears, wolverines and lynx can also be spotted on rare occasions.

There are many species of birds in the Abisko National Park including ptarmigan. Abisko’s best-known flower is the protected Lapp Orchid, which grows nowhere else in the country.

Let’s plan your adventure

Our experienced and enthusiastic Adventure Artists are waiting to create your very own itinerary. Whatever you are looking for, we can help.

+44 203 504 6446 Enquire Online
WhatsApp chat