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From Kiruna: Abisko National Park Northern Lights Tour

1. From Kiruna: Abisko National Park Northern Lights Tour

Admire the northern lights and go on a nighttime walk around Abisko National Park. Take great photos of the beautiful night sky. Stop off for some delicious snacks and warm lingonberry juice while you gaze at the stars. Finish up with a bus ride back to your hotel in Kiruna. Get on the bus at your accommodation and head to Abisko National Park at night. Go to all the best spots to see the aurora. Stop to take photos if you see the northern lights. Your guide will help you to take the best photos if you need it. Then, go for a short walk by the Abisko canyon. Keep an eye out for the northern lights. Then, have a break to enjoy some warm lingonberry juice and some sweet snacks from the local bakery. Afterward, get back on the bus and drive back to Kiruna. Finally, get off the bus at your hotel to finish the experience.

From Kiruna: Northern Lights Guided Husky Sledding Adventure

2. From Kiruna: Northern Lights Guided Husky Sledding Adventure

Join a nighttime excursion from Kiruna and embark on a guided sledding tour in the snow-covered Arctic wilderness. Steer your own husky sled as you venture out into nature and try to spot the northern lights. End your evening with a warming drink and a sweet treat around a cozy fire. Start your outdoor adventure with a convenient pickup from Kiruna and journey to the hamlet of Kalixforsbron. Here you'll meet your guide and get introduced to the huskies who'll be doing all the heavy lifting for the evening. Get dressed in the winter clothing provided for you and listen as your guide provides detailed instructions on how to handle and harness the dogs, and how to steer your sled. Then, set out into the dark to experience the wintry landscape. Get pulled safely through the countryside and marvel at the snow-covered marshland as you zip past tall trees and over frozen lakes. With a bit of luck, you'll also be able to experience the aurora borealis dancing in the night sky above. At the end of your husky trek, head back to the base camp in Kalixforsbron and warm up around an open fire in a traditional Nordic tipi. Sip a warm cup of coffee or tea and enjoy a tasty Swedish fika before hopping back into a van for your return transfer to Kiruna.

Kiruna: Guided Snowmobile Tour and Northern Lights Hunt

3. Kiruna: Guided Snowmobile Tour and Northern Lights Hunt

Experience the freedom and serenity of driving through the wilderness of the Swedish Lapland countryside on a guided snowmobile ride. Spot the northern lights from locations far away from the light pollution of the city and stop for a Swedish fika, sweet snacks from the local bakery & warm lingonberry juice. Our tours starting point is in Poikkijärvi a village by Torneriver 15 km from Kiruna city. At the camp you will be equipped with high quality snowmobile gear aimed for snowmobiling adventures in the Arctic climate. Snowmobile gear: overall, shoes, gloves, facemask, helmets and wool socks. So you come with your own clothes and we will provide you with the extra top layer customized for the outdoors. When we are dressed and ready, we will go to the snowmobiles for safety instructions and educate you how to drive the snowmobile. Never driven a snowmobile before? -No problem! Everyone is a beginner the first time. Our experienced guide will teach you how to drive in a safe and fun way so we will have the best possible experience. At the end of the tour it will feel like its a peace of cake. As a driver for the snowmobile you need a valid driving licens for car in your country, as a passenger you only need to bring your camera to capture some of your moments on a photo. Okey, let the fun begin. We will go on tour that’s approx 32 km through the variety of the landscapes in the area on the river, lakes, forest and mountains. You will be in the winter wonderland. Far away from the light pollutions surrounding the town. The dark sky will increase your chances of seeing aurora borealis dancing in the sky. Halfway we will stop for a Swedish fika. Here is a good place to switch driver if you are going on a shared snowmobile. We will help you to immortalize your memorys with pictures, so you can return to this place when ever you want again. Back at the camp we changes clothes and the minibus will drive you back to your accommodation. (We can not guarantee that the northern light is visible because its a weather phenomenon beyond or control. But we can guarantee that we will do our best for you to have a wonderful experience anyway.)

Kiruna: Guided Snowmobile Tour and Swedish Fika Experience

4. Kiruna: Guided Snowmobile Tour and Swedish Fika Experience

Blaze into a picture perfect winter wonderland on this guided snowmobile tour from Kiruna. Snowmobiling through the beautiful nature of Swedish Lapland. You will be able to enjoy the variety of our stunning landscape in the area, and perhaps we are lucky and see wildlife also. Such as moose, reindeer, fox etc. Our guides are knowledgeable nature lovers with a passion for outdoor adventures. We will do our best to give you a unforgettable day on the snowmobile by giving you a a genuine experience with new snowmobiles and high quality gear.

Kiruna: Northern Lights Tour with Photographer/Guide

5. Kiruna: Northern Lights Tour with Photographer/Guide

Go hunting for the Northern Lights in Kiruna on a guided aurora photography tour. Find an area with a clear sky and get your camera set up to capture photos of the elusive natural phenomenon. Watch the lights as you stay warm by the fire and enjoy hot drinks. Get picked up from your accommodations in Kiruna and meet your friendly guide and group for the night. Let your expert team find a suitable location with a clear sky to make your camp. Get help with setting up your own camera so you can take some photos of the Northern Lights. Wait to catch a glimpse of bright green to illuminate the starry night sky. Your guide will also take some pictures of you and the aurora in the sky. Watch the aurora dance above you as you listen to the crackling campfire keeping you warm and cozy. Be served hot drinks and reflect on your magical night as you head back to Kiruna.

Kiruna: Guided Afternoon Drive Your Own Dog Sled Tour

6. Kiruna: Guided Afternoon Drive Your Own Dog Sled Tour

Barrel through the snowy Swedish Lapland countryside on a guided dog sled adventure as the sky transitions to dusky evening hues. Learn how to handle the dogs yourself on this sustainable method of transportation that dates back to 1980 BC. Take a well-deserved break next to an open fire in a Nordic tent. Get started in Kalixforsbron, where you will meet the dogs and get dressed in the warm winter clothing and shoes that are provided. Learn how to handle and harness the dogs. Benefit from a detailed safety briefing before heading off into the snowy landscape under the sparkling polar night sky. Work together with the well-trained huskies while being pulled through the white blanketed wilderness along the Kalix River. Afterward, warm up around an open fire in a Nordic ten with a traditional Swedish Fika.

Kiruna: Self-drive Husky Morning Tour

7. Kiruna: Self-drive Husky Morning Tour

Discover the arctic nature in daylight by driving a dog sled through the fresh morning snow. After picking you up from Kiruna town, we will take you to our home in Kalixforsbron, where you will meet our dogs and get dressed in warm winter clothing and shoes that we provide. You will usually be taught how to handle and harness the dogs. Two participants share one sled and take turns steering and sitting. For your and our huskies safety, a detailed instruction is given by the guide before heading off into nature. We cross frozen lakes, traverse through silent forests and sweeping marshlands while looking out for local wildlife. With some luck, you can spot reindeer, moose, arctic hares, or even “Ripa” the Ptarmigan which is Kiruna's official bird. Make sure to bring a camera as this tour is great for pictures! Back home we will warm up around an open fire in our Nordic tipi with hot soup and sandwiches as well as traditional Swedish Fika. Afterwards we will bring you back.

Kiruna: Snowshoe Hike & Ice fishing Tour

8. Kiruna: Snowshoe Hike & Ice fishing Tour

In the deep snow the best way to walk is with snowshoes. After picking you up from Kiruna town's central area, we will take you to our home in Kalixforsbron, where you will get dressed in winter clothing. Snowshoes have been used for thousands of years as a way to traverse the deep snow by spreading out your weight so that you do not sink. On the hike, your Guide will tell you about nature and wildlife in the Swedish Tundra. We keep an eye out for animal tracks and trails to identify. You will learn how to find dry firewood in the snow covered forest, to make a warming fire. To further broaden your survival techniques in the harsh arctic environment, try ice fishing on Sir Folke’s frozen lake. Back home we will warm up around an open fire in our Nordic tipi with hot soup and sandwiches as well as traditional Swedish Fika. Afterwards we will take you back to Kiruna Town.

Kiruna: Guided morning snowmobiletour (8:30) and fika

9. Kiruna: Guided morning snowmobiletour (8:30) and fika

Experience Swedish Laplands beautiful winter nature in the morning. You drive a snowmobile across the frozen Torne River, located near Kiruna, through stunning landscapes with snow and ice covered lakes. You share a snowmobile 2 persons and you can switch drivers half way through the tour, an exciting adventure through the wilderness. Your guide takes you through a variety of landscapes with amazing views, wild animals are most active during morning and with a little bit of luck we can get a glimpse of them. We make a stop for traditional Swedish Fika with delicious cake from the local bakery and warm lingonberry juice. You will be equipped with high quality warm winter clothes aimed for snowmobiling in the arctic climate, overall, helmet, gloves, snowmobile shoes, facemask, socks.

Abisko: Aurora Snowshoeing

10. Abisko: Aurora Snowshoeing

Capture the true feeling of a winter night in the arctic. Your guide will take you to learn the wintry way of movement with snowshoes. While walking on the snow, you will experience how the milky light of the moon and stars cast enchanting shadows through the snowfields. In Abisko there is a lot of animals that dwell in the birch forest during winter, so the possibility to see a lot of tracks is quite big. Most likely you will see tracks of forest hare, ptarmigan, foxes, lemmings, and if you are lucky you might even spot tracks form a moose. During the tour we will have a break and enjoy some warm berry juice while the only sound you hear is the sough of the forest and fells. If you are lucky, you may even see the Northern Lights dance over the lake Torneträsk and over the mountaintops. If there is a full moon and a clear sky you will also get a spectacular view over the Abisko mountain range which includes one of Sweden’s most famous mountain formations Lapporten which is a U-valley sculptured by the ice age.

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4.9 / 5

based on 73 reviews

We had a great tour with Lily who went over and above to maximise our chance of seeing the aurora. We were a good few hours in on a completely clear sky and were starting to give up hope when we crossed into the Norway border and experienced our first sighting! We saw the lights a second time just a short time later. Despite being a light sighting, our photos came out fantastic. Lily was a great guide and we appreciated how long she was driving for. The lingonberry juice and cake was very welcome on a very chilly night! Highly recommend this activity for anyone staying in Kiruna.

It was an amazing experience. Onur and Cristina did everything to make the seeing of the aurora possible. We stayed in cosy cabin with a fire stove while they were searching for it. After 4 hours we saw it and it was the best experience. Thank you for this tour!

Very nice guide, we had a nice ride through the snow and nature. Gladly again!

It was great!!! We loved it ! Weather, dogs and guides were exelent ! 👌❤️

it was a successful outing, and we saw a fantastic light show