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All about the light!

The northern lights and a full moon make an incredible couple. Wait, what? That can’t be right. After all, isn’t as little external light as possible the key to witnessing the dancing Auroras with our own eyes? Indeed, it is. Light pollution is a big factor determining whether we may or may not see the Northern lights in certain locations. It is also one of the reasons why Abisko is one of the best places on earth to see the Auroras. Still, the moon certainly is a force to be reckoned with. Let’s take a look at what that means.

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Lights Over Lapland photographer Sara Brockmann is proud to present her images and stories about life with reindeer!

Environment Northern Lights

Solar maximum in Abisko!

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.

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What a strange, yet fantastic time to be alive!

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.

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Northern Lights Holidays For Solo Travellers in Sweden

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!

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I was swimming in the Northern Lights!

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!

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What is the “blue hole” of Abisko and why does it make Abisko National Park the best place on Earth to see 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.

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Lights Over Lapland is open for business!

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.

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Our brand new Ultimate Aurora photo adventure is now limited to 8 guests per guide!

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.

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Lights over Lapland has recently upgraded our array of webcams!

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.