Snow-covered mountain ranges, frozen lakes, and dancing shades of green: A trip to the Arctic truly is one for the books! Located 200 kilometers above the Arctic Circle, Abisko National Park welcomes guests from around the world to one of Europe’s last remaining wild places, allowing for plentiful activities to make the most of your stay. Coming from a traveler who has fallen in love with Abisko and already returned for a second time, here come two must-do recommendations that are not to be missed while you’re there.

Start the day with a Morning Hike in Abisko National Park:

Truth be told, there is nothing quite like the vast nature of Abisko National Park! Hence, I would wholeheartedly recommend every visitor make the most of the daylight there is and start their day with a morning hike in Abisko. Nature’s colors are remarkable, the morning air will boost your energy, and the cracking snow under your feet will guide you to some stunning views. Not to mention the possible wildlife encounters! Now, of course, you are free to walk around the trails by yourself. However, if you appreciate the company of other travelers and would like to further learn about the area, a guided hike might be right up your alley. Not only is your guide highly knowledgeable about Abisko National Park itself, but they will also be able to help you look out for tracks left behind by local wildlife, deepen your knowledge of local indigenous peoples, and share anecdotes of what makes their Arctic life so special.

Capture the incredible Northern lights on camera:

Try to look up great locations to see the Northern lights, and I promise you Abisko will show up! Not only is it one of the best places in the world thanks to its many clear nights, statistically speaking. Aloof from any light pollution, the open landscapes also allow visitors to see the lights much more clearly and the colors more vibrantly. If you are dreaming about an aurora adventure, which by all means truly is a one-of-a-kind experience, I cannot recommend enough that you capture these moments on camera! But I am not a photographer, you’re thinking now? Well, in fact, you don’t have to be one! Lights over Lapland’s “Ultimate Aurora Photo Adventure” is designed for people just like you and me, who would love to be in the right spot at the right time to witness and photograph the Aurora dance around the sky. Before the tour, you will be equipped with the necessary camera gear, while your guide, a professional photographer, will assist you with all the respective camera settings so you can press that shutter and let the camera work its magic. Seeing the Northern lights with your own eyes may, quite likely, feel like a dream. Those photos will forever prove that they weren’t!

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