Are you planning a trip to experience the magic of the Northern lights? Then you will likely face the inevitable question: Once you’re in Swedish Lapland, should you venture off on your own or book a guided Aurora tour? While it may seem like a good idea to just step outside and look at the sky to watch the Aurora dance above your head, booking a guided tour comes with many advantages that will most definitely enhance your experience. Let’s take a look at some of them!

Experienced Guides

At Lights over Lapland, Aurora tours are led by trained and experienced guides who know the best spots to view the Northern lights. They are familiar with the terrain, weather conditions, and local culture. Thus, their expertise ensures that you have the best possible chances of catching the Northern lights and that you fully enjoy your viewing experience. Have you ever wondered why the Northern lights are usually green? Why their intensity varies, or why they move the way they do? Your Aurora guide will be able to provide you with insights into the science behind the Northern lights and answer all the questions you may have.

A Stress-Free Trip and Vacation

When you book a guided Aurora tour, you don’t have to worry about logistics. As your tour company, Lights over Lapland will take care of transportation and, as part of a private Aurora adventure, even your accommodation and meals in Abisko. This saves you time and effort and allows you to focus on enjoying your Arctic experience without worrying about your trip’s details.


While the national park of Abisko is one of the best places in the world to see the Northern lights, the vast and open wilderness of the Arctic can be unpredictable and harsh. The weather can change quickly, and it is certainly easy to get lost without the proper equipment and expertise. A guided Aurora tour ensures that you have a trained professional by your side who keeps you safe at all times while you get to enjoy and experience the incredible nature around you. Well-accustomed to the area, the local weather conditions and predictions, Lights over Lapland’s guides can help you avoid potentially dangerous situations and provide first aid if needed.

Unique Experiences

Guided Aurora tours can offer unique experiences that you might not be able to find on your own. Whether it’s a trip on a snowmobile to an off-grid location, the warmth of a fire inside a traditional teepee, or the personal connections with other guests: Tours offer a great way to socialize and make the most of your trip in terms of all things nature, culture and, of course, the Northern Lights.

While it may be tempting to chase the Northern lights on your own, a guided tour ensures that you have the trip of a lifetime. So, what are you waiting for? Book your personal Aurora tour today and get ready to witness the magic of the Northern Lights!

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