Escape to the heart of Swedish Lapland on this four night short break, ideal for those eager to hunt the northern lights. Fly north, past the Arctic Circle to the village of Kiruna - the gateway to Abisko National Park - one of the top rated northern lights destinations in the world!
Explore the region by travelling on the Arctic Circle Train into the heart of the national park where you'll spend two evenings as an aurora chaser at the world famous Abisko Sky Station. The Sky Station is located directly under the Aurora Oval and in one of the driest climates in all of the Nordic region - two factors which combine to offer fantastic conditions for witnessing an incredible northern lights show.
Fly from the UK to the Kiruna, the northern-most town in Sweden where you will be transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.
Transfer to the Kiruna Train Station this morning where you will board the Arctic Circle Train bound for Narvik, in Norway. You'll travel just half of the rail route, alighting in Abisko National Park for your two night stay in the world's top destination for aurora hunting. Tonight, bundle up and take the chair-lift up to Aurora Sky Station to an enjoy an exclusive 4-course Nordic inspired dinner while you wait for the aurora borealis to appear. After dinner, embarking on a guided hike on the mountain and spend the rest of the evening watching for the northern lights. (B,L,D)
Enjoy the morning and afternoon free so you can explore Abikso National Park on your own or book one of the many exciting optional excursions in the area. After dinner at the hotel, head out into Abisko National Park on a guided hike to search for the norther lights. The hiking trail travels downstream along the Abiskojåkka river and through the mountain birch forests to lake Torneträsk. Have your camera ready for sudden bursts of coloured light dancing in the sky. Finish the evening in front of a warm fire. (B,L,D)
Today is at your leisure until you board the Arcitc Circle Train back to Kiruna, where you'll be met and transferred back to Camp Ripan for your final nights stay. (B)
Enjoy a leisurely morning before transferring to the Kiruna Airport for your flight home. (B)