Abisko, in the middle of the auroral zone, is considered to be the best place in the world to see the Aurora Borealis. With its fresh, clear air and its practically permanent cloud-free sky the prerequisites in Abisko are optimal. More or less active aurora can be seen every night.
Observe aurora and learn about it. Sit down comfortably for a memorable night-time experience. You will see spectacular eruptions and later in the night calm, pulsating aurora. Picture your own aurora using star maps, fluorescent drawing plates and magnetic monitors.
Many people have heard the northern lights. The sounds are as strange as their names- atmospherics, tweeks and whistlers. It is uncertain if they really come from the aurora itself, but with amplifiers you can actually listen to these electromagnetic oscillations in the atmosphere.
Inside the Aurora Sky Station there’s an aurora exhibition with an emphasis on observing and understanding the aurora. The observations are made with the help of both radio receivers and northern lights cameras. A scale model of the solar system helps to better understand the aurora. Imagine following the charged particles from the sun into the Earth’s atmosphere. Learn how these particles are captured by the magnetic field and driven to the poles.
Abisko Ark Hotel – an adventure on ice
For those who love to fish, spending time living in a so-called “ark” is a natural part of the early spring season in northern Sweden. Now it is your turn to try this activity. Come to Abisko with your company or group of friends and stay at our Ark Hotel. We guarantee you a great experience – in a minimal space. Abisko Ark Hotel is a different kind of hotel. A cozyden measuring a couple of square meters where you’ll experience a miniature adventure. The ark is a small hut on runners set up on the 1.5-meter thick ice of Lake Torneträsk. There is a permanent ice-fishing hole in the floor of the hut. In other words, you can sit comfortably on your bed and ice fish, without having to bundle up. Outside, the wind can howl, snow fall in droves or sun be shining brightly. Inside the ark, it is warm and cozy as a comfortable hotel room. Just a little smaller and more on the adventurous side.
As a guest at the Abisko Ark Hotel, your accommodations are as following:
The day starts with lunch at the Abisko Mountain Station.
Your guide provides you with information as well as warm
clothing, a fishing license and other necessary equipment.
Transport to the Abisko Ark Hotel and settling in.
Ice-fishing on Lake Torneträsk, in- or outside the arks.
Coffee with a traditional reindeer sandwich.
Wood-heated sauna bath.
Three-course wilderness dinner featuring wild produce from Lappland.
Overnight stay in the ark, in a warm sleeping bag.
Morning wake-up call and warm beverages.
Transport to the Abisko Mountain Station for breakfast.
Equipment such as fishing pole, fishing license, warm clothing, sleeping bags and heating up of the arks is included.
Your guide is with you the entire time.
Wedding at Abisko Mountain Station
Your wedding day is one of life’s most special moments – an unique opportunity to celebrate with family and friends.
The beautiful natural settings at Abisko Mountain Station, with its expansive views of Lapporten and lake Torneträsk, offers an unforgettable wedding filled with love, joy and memories. We have many years of experience of planning both small and large weddings, and we will work with you to make sure your special day gets a personal touch.
We offer several magnificent settings for your ceremony: on top of Mount Nuolja, in the Tornehamn chapel, at the Abisko canyon, by lake Torneträsk or in front of the open fireplace in the mountain station. The possibilities are endless and our skilled staff will work closely with you to arrange the perfect event.
A wedding at Abisko Mountain Station is so much more- in addition to the wedding itself your guests have several lodging options to chose from and can avail themselves of numerous activities before and after the wedding.
We have one of the best in kitchens in the Swedish mountains, with specialities from Swedish Lapland. The restaurant is ideal for large and small gatherings and our excellent chiefs will help to plan the reception. We also invite you to work with our pastry chief to create the wedding cake of your dreams.
We hope we will get the opportunity to make your wedding memorable with us at Abisko Mountain Station.