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 the evenings as an aurora chaser at both the world-famous Aurora Sky Station and by snowshoe. Abisko is located directly under the Aurora Oval and is 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, and transfer to the hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure.
Journey from Kiruna to Abisko National Park on the scenic Arctic Circle Train bound for Narvik, Norway. Travel just half of the rail route, alighting in Abisko National Park for a two-night stay in the world's top destination for aurora hunting. Tonight, bundle up and take the chair-lift to Aurora Sky Station to enjoy an exclusive 4-course Nordic inspired dinner while you wait for the northern lights to appear. (B,L,D)
Enjoy the morning and afternoon free so you can explore Abikso National Park on your own or book one of the exciting optional excursions in the area. After, head out on a guided hike to search for the northern lights. 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 Arctic Circle Train back to Kiruna for your final night's stay at Camp Ripan. Consider adding a visit to the hotel's spectacular Aurora Spa to experience a traditional sauna ritual. (B)
Enjoy a leisurely morning before transferring to the Kiruna Airport for your flight home. (B)