The tour begins when you meet your guide who will provide you with a high-quality DSLR camera, overalls, headlamp and all of the information needed to prepare you for the evenings' adventure. After a brief description of how to use our camera your guide will lead you to one of our beautiful snowmobile driven sleighs and help you onboard and prepare you for the night's adventure.
We have several different locations sprinkled throughout the Abisko Valley. Depending upon which location we visit on the night of your adventure we may travel through ancient Arctic birch forests or across the surface of frozen Arctic lakes all while enjoying incredible mountain vistas in the distance before arriving at our exclusive location.
Our beautiful outposts are in the most scenic locations in the Abisko valley with incredible views in every direction and wide-open vistas to the north – the heart of the northern lights.
Our fantastic locations allow our guests access to one of the darkest areas in Abisko which means you will have a great opportunity to see and photograph the northern lights in the area surrounding Abisko National Park.
Upon arrival, your guide will help you set up your camera, and help you capture unforgettable images of the northern lights dancing above the Abisko Mountain Range, Lake Torneträsk and all of the other spectacular scenery visible from our wilderness camp. While your professional photography guide helps you make the most of your camera, a professionally trained Arctic guide from our partners at Activities in Abisko will prepare a glowing fire inside of our shelter giving you an opportunity to go inside and warm up while waiting for the northern lights to make the first appearance of the evening. Our guides carry lights with them to illuminate our teepees and yurts to create a beautiful glow that helps create cozy scenes even on nights with less than ideal weather conditions. As the evening continues your guide will serve you a light snack and a steaming mug of our delicious lingonberry juice. The combination of our locally produced lingonberry juice and the magical dance of the northern lights is more than enough to warm your body and soul even on the coldest of Arctic nights!Itinerary
8:00 PM:Activity requirements
You will meet your guide where you will be given a high-quality camera and we will spend a few minutes explaining how to use it. All of the camera’s settings will be taken care of in advance so that all you have to do is enjoy watching and photographing the aurora borealis. You will also be given a pair of warm overalls to help keep you safe and comfortable during your night in Abisko National Park.
8:30 – 11:00 PM:
The adventure begins! Your guide will use their many years of experience to lead you into Abisko National Park where you will search for and photograph the magical aurora borealis. During this time we will discuss the history of Abisko National Park and give you a local’s insight into Lapland’s folklore. You will learn how the aurora fits into the local culture and your guide will share information that will help you understand the solar system and the countless stars and constellations above Abisko National Park. We will explain the science behind the aurora in layman’s terms so you can understand exactly what you are seeing when you watch the aurora borealis dance overhead. During your adventure, we will also discuss the impact that strong solar storms and the auroras that they create may have on modern society in the years to come.
11:00 – 11:30 PM:
Once you return to the Mountain Station you will collect your memory card full of photographs of the evening’s adventure.
This incredibly exclusive adventure is strictly limited to 10 guests per trip and includes two highly trained leaders – one professional photographer and one professional Arctic guide.
This is the only photography tour operator in Abisko to go to the expense of including two guides for your adventure in the Abisko valley. We believe that this service is crucial when travelling into the wilderness as it provides our guests with the highest levels of service and safety. This spectacular adventure has a ratio of one guide to five guests making this trip the most exclusive photography adventure in Abisko!Special terms
We ask that you provide your own SD memory cards to be used in our cameras. We recommend a minimum of two to four gigabytes of storage space. Memory cards are also available for purchase if needed (16 GB: 200 SEK).
It is important that you bring warm clothes to wear under your overalls and warm insulated winter boots for your feet (also available to rent for an extra fee).
Optional Round-trip Transfer:
Abisko Östra – STF Abisko Turiststation 175 SEK/person
Björkliden – STF Abisko Turiststation 325 SEK/person