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What does an aurora look like to the naked eye?

Whilst we are waiting to photograph the aurora at one our beautiful locations in Abisko National Park our guides often find themselves answering the two questions below more often than others

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How to stay warm in the Arctic

I’m going to be honest with you, even I get cold from time to time. It is part of the process of watching the aurora here in Abisko (and any other popular aurora destination).

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Looking for a deal? Your currency goes further in Swedish Lapland than ever before!

Did you know that the Swedish currency is at a multi-year low? This means your money goes much further in Sweden than it used to and makes our adventures more affordable than ever!

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8 Reasons Why You Should Visit Abisko to see the Aurora just after the Autumn Equinox

Pretty quickly I worked out that autumn was a special time to visit Abisko to see the northern lights. In my first season working there, I didn’t arrive until mid-November and I’d been watching Oliver post his amazing aurora pictures as the season began and I was amazed at how strong the auroras were that he was seeing.

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Is it possible to see powerful auroras during Solar minimum? Thanks to Coronal holes the answer is a resounding yes!

Today I’m going to talk to you about our good friend the Coronal Hole. I’m assuming that because you’re reading a blog about the aurora and likely have a desire to see the aurora borealis yourself, then you will probably know what a coronal hole is?

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Have you ever wondered how to photograph the northern lights?

If you research how to photograph the aurora you will be bombarded with so much information you probably won’t know where to begin. Fortunately, our highly trained guides teach hundreds of non-photographers every year.

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Are you thinking about visiting Abisko National Park this Christmas?

Have you always dreamed of enjoying a perfect Christmas Holiday in the Arctic? If so, you have probably started researching the options only to discover countless holiday packages that were designed for young families with children that include trips to Santa’s workshop, a visit from the elves or a chance to take a photo of Rudolf the red nosed reindeer.

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What separates Lights Over Lapland from the competition?

Take a look at the top ten reasons below and learn why Lights Over Lapland is the most trusted provider of northern lights holidays in the Arctic!


Would you like to live and work in Abisko next winter? Lights Over Lapland is hiring!

Have you ever dreamed of spending a winter above the Arctic Circle? Do you have a passion for photography? Do you yearn for adventure and have strong leadership skills? If you answered yes to all three of these questions then we might just have a once in a lifetime opportunity for you!

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What is the best time of the year to see the northern lights in Abisko?

Our team of professionals receive hundreds of emails per month from future guests asking us all sorts of questions about the northern lights, but one question leads the pack: When is the best time to travel to the Arctic to see the northern lights?