There is a buzz in the Lights Over Lapland office this year. Solar Cycle 25 is here and that means amazing things for the northern lights in Abisko. The sun’s surface is glistening with lots of big sunspots, which could erupt into huge solar flares at any time. Add in the chance of coronal holes, huge openings in the sun’s atmosphere allowing high speed solar winds to escape, then we have the perfect recipe for an amazing aurora season this coming winter.
As we end the Summer season in Abisko, and approach the Autumn and the return of auroras dancing in the night sky, we can’t help but look back at and reflect upon our last season in Abisko. As we remines about last winter, one thing is clear: it was easily one of the best aurora seasons that our team of guides have ever seen.
If you are dreaming of seeing the Northern Lights and are looking for a good place to visit as a solo or single traveller, let us explain why Abisko is the perfect destination!
All around me the lake shimmered visibly green with the reflected aurora. The only sound in the silence of the night was the gentle splash of my hands as I cut through the water, the reflected aurora undulating on the ripples radiating away from me—I was swimming in the Northern Lights!
If you have spent any time researching a trip to see the northern lights you have probably heard rumours about the blue hole of Abisko and how it has catapulted our tiny remote village into the spotlight and solidified Abisko’s reputation as the the best place on Earth to see the aurora borealis.
The last year has been a strange one for the tourism industry, and for the human race as a whole. With most of the population has been on lockdown and unable to move freely across the globe, intrepid travellers have been patiently waiting for the right moment to break free of restrictions and to start travelling again. We believe that for most of our guests, the time is now.
Over the past few months we have created a new unique nightly experience – The Ultimate Aurora Photo Adventure, which has replaced our world leading Nightly Aurora Photo Tour. After long discussions with our team we all agreed a new cap of 8 guests on our Ultimate Aurora Photo Adventure which would not only offer more opportunities for social distancing in our shelters, a need driven by the global pandemic, but also the chance of easier mobility if we decide to change locations during the tour.
Lights Over Lapland has been operating an array of aurora webcams in Abisko National Park, Sweden for nearly a decade now. This journey all started when our founder, Chad Blakley was working at the Aurora Sky Station.
We are proud to announce that we have created several new aurora watching experiences, which we believe represent the best catalogue of daytime and evening activities in Abisko available at any price point!
Svenska resenärer har besökt Abisko nationalpark i över 100 år men då främst för att fjällvandra eller åka skidor. Nu har tiderna förändrats! Norrskenen lockar tusentals turister från hela världen till Abisko och Lappland, speciellt mellan oktober och mars. Svenska gäster har också sakteligen börjat komma på besök och fått se på ordentliga norrsken som dansar över hela himlen.