The old boathouse in Abisko National Park was originally built at the turn of the century as a small house for the captain of a transport ship on one of Abisko’s most iconic bodies of water – Lake Torneträsk.
Fast forward nearly 100 years and the old boathouse experiences a major transformation – on January 26th of 2012 this amazing structure became our original location offering guests shelter from the cold and serving as a beautiful piece of foreground interest for one of our most iconic images.
The images, and a time-lapse video that we captured on that amazing night in 2012, catapulted Lights Over Lapland into the media spotlight and literally put Abisko National Park on the aurora watcher’s map overnight. Within less than twenty-four hours after we posted the time-lapse video, we discovered that National Geographic had circulated the footage on their website, and the rest is history. Join us at the boathouse and be a part of the evolving history of Abisko National Park.