Summer in Abisko
Trek through boreal forests. Hike along fjords, canyons and waterfalls. Go caving. Try your hand at fly-fishing. See Trollsjön, the clearest lake in Sweden in the Kärkevagge valley.
Winter in Abisko
Go Alpine, off-piste or Nordic skiing. Try telemark skiing (traditional downhill technique but using cross-country skis). Slap on your snowshoes or dog sled to an ice fishing spot. And for a true local experience, eat reindeer, drink coffee round the fire and camp with the indigenous Sami people.
Abisko Mountain Station
Situated in the most northern part of Swedish Lapland – 250 km north of the Arctic Circle – Abisko Mountain Station is the STF largest and oldest over-night pit stop; a classic lodge that opened at the turn of the last century.
Aurora Sky Station
Aurora Sky Station is one of the best spots in the world for seeing the Northern Lights. Get a chair lift up to the station and learn about how the Aurora Borealis observations are made with the radio receivers and cameras. Gourmet Northern Lights? Yes. You can book a gourmet Nordic cuisine dinner to be eaten under the Northern Lights.
Abisko is the start of Sweden's best known skiing and hiking route – the 440 km long the King's Trail (Kungsleden).
Best time for:
The Midnight Sun? 30th May–14th July
The Northern Lights? Nov-Mar