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      Dogsledding-Weather Conditions-Aurora Borealis Question

      Kiruna Jan 2, 2017 at 10:25 PM

      Hello Everyone!

      I had a few more questions about traveling to Absiko/Kiruna since me and 5 friends will be traveling there next week. You guys were all really helpful in my previous question, and I hope you can share some more insights with me.

      1) I've noticed that the weather in this area of Sweden tends to snow a lot lately. I'm curious to know if it is generally light snow, or is it heavy snowstorms/ white outs?

      2) I've been keeping track of the Aurora forecasts with some apps, and it says that the two nights we will be up north, has a kp index of 2 (nothing). Ironically, for the next few days after, there's a kp index of 5 (which is amazing but we will be back home by then). My question is, if you think it will be worth traveling all the way to Abisko at all if there is such a small chance in seeing the northern lights?

      3) Dogsledding. We want to do it, but there are so many options and it's been hard finding the right place. I've read that Kiruna has nicer landscapes for dogsledding than Abisko, and I wonder if that is true? Also, I'm looking for a place in Kiruna that will offer individual sleds (for 6 people-2 hours-not expensive/cheap). Do you have any recommendations?

      Thank you so much for any information you can lend!! I look forward to any responses!


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      Transportation between Abisko and Kiruna

      Kiruna Dec 26, 2016 at 1:01 AM

      Hi all!

      We're 5 people planning a very short trip to Kiruna and Abisko. We are arriving in Kiruna Saturday night, Jan 14 at 21:00 and leaving Kiruna on Monday morning at 12:55. We want to spend Sunday morning checking out a bit of Kiruna/or ice hotel and maybe dog sledding (either Kiruna or Abisko), leave early Sunday afternoon to Abisko spend Sunday night there, and leave Monday morning to Kiruna airport. What are the recommended methods of travel then?

      Regarding driving, I don't have experience driving in winter conditions so I am very concerned about renting a car. If you definitely recommend it, do you have any tips, instructions, or advice about night driving in Abisko.


    • Planning a trip to Aurora Sky Station

      by marinafcm Online Now Sep 6, 2015 at 11:16 AM

      Hey, I'm planning to see the Aurora this December and I would love if anyone could help me sharing some informations because I'm finding very difficult to gather.

      - How can I go from Kiruna to the Aurora Sky Station in Abisko? Is there any transfer or should I rent a car would be the best option? I'm not use to drive in the snow, that's why I don't know how to go.

      - Does anyone stayed in Abisko Mountain Lodge? Is it close to the station?
      The website says that it's only 2km from the lodge to aurora station by cable car?
      Does the cable car is open 24h that I could go back after the experience to sleep in the lodge?

      - Should I take the exclusive dinner + aurora search or it's not worth it both? How long does it take this package?



      2 Answers Sep 8, 2015 at 3:24 AM
    • Grocery store near STF Abisko

      by shantanu847 Online Now Jun 17, 2015 at 7:39 PM

      I've read there is a grocery store near STF.... What groceries are available during late December ?
      Are eggs and bread available ? What are the costs of various items ?
      I'm looking to cook my own meals while at Abisko.

      3 Answers Jun 18, 2015 at 4:52 AM
    • Kungsleden trip from Abisko to Hemavan July / August 2015.....

      by WildernessWolf Online Now May 27, 2015 at 6:37 AM

      Hello there, my name is Richard from Cornwall in England......

      Myself & three of my best friends will be travelling to Hemavan in the last week of July 2015.... We're trying to find a secure or sensible place to park & leave our car in or near to Hemavan for a few weeks?....... Also we're searching for information on bus? coach? Or train? Journeys from Hemavan up to Abisko for the four of us plus our backpacks?.....
      Oh & I'm really having differculty finding any information about edible roots? Or plants? Along the Kungsleden trail in summer / autumn? Water & berries & mushrooms I do already know about though...... Oh & fishing :-)
      Many thanks to anyone who can help us please.......

      1 Answer Jun 2, 2015 at 2:16 AM
    • Finishing 4 days of hiking in Nikkaluotka, lodging/transportation options

      by roquev Online Now May 11, 2015 at 2:36 PM

      Hi, my 2 sons (11 and 9) and I are hiking from Abisko to Nikkaluotka in July. We've already booked the huts at Abiskojaure, Alesjaure and Vistas.

      When we get to Nikkaluotka (after 34 km day of hiking from Vistas), what do you suggest regarding lodging or transportation to Kiruna?




      2 Answers May 12, 2015 at 10:58 AM
    • Abisko to Nikkaluokta, still snowy in early april?

      by Mejsel Online Now Mar 13, 2015 at 2:08 AM

      Is Abisko national park, still snowy in late march - early april?

      3 Answers May 4, 2015 at 12:38 PM
    • Moskitos on trails

      by Fenig1 Online Now Mar 9, 2015 at 10:43 AM

      When is the best date to leave on the trail given that you walk 28 days and you want to avoid moskitos and snow?

      3 Answers Mar 10, 2015 at 2:38 AM
    • Kungsleden in December

      by sushibun Online Now Dec 16, 2014 at 6:39 AM

      Hello, I'm in the UK and am thinking of hiking the Kungsleden late December. So far the websites I have come across don't say anything about December hiking. Are trails closed? Or is it too dangerous to do it then? If I'm not wrong the huts will be closed at this time of the year? Any advice is welcome! If the idea sounds foolish, please do let me know :)

      11 Answers Dec 17, 2014 at 4:22 AM
    • Snowshoe/crosscountry skiing in November

      by HeLec Online Now Oct 27, 2014 at 1:22 PM

      I'm travelling with some friends to Abisko in november and we want to snowshoe and crosscountry ski there, but we were wondering how difficult it is, and if the kungsleden was still praticable. Also how does the lack of sunlight affect the visibility, and the "hiking" time.

      2 Answers Nov 25, 2014 at 4:07 AM
    • The use of a tent

      by Jan2121 Online Now Aug 26, 2014 at 1:30 AM

      Hello, my friends and I are planning a trip of a couple of days to the Abisko National Parc. We wondered if we can sleep in a tent wherever we want or are there areas in the parc where this is forbidden? (Maybe this is a rather silly question, but it's the first time we plan something "adventurous" like this).

      3 Answers Aug 26, 2014 at 3:35 AM
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      from Kiruna to Abisko

      by funciassa Online Now Aug 1, 2014 at 6:56 AM

      Hello, after many changes of plan, I decided that I arrive in Kiruna mid-October and would like to take a rental car to go to Abisko, which is my goal, hoping to see the northern lights .. can anyone tell me that I find climate and what kind of roads are there? Thank you

      1 Answer Aug 1, 2014 at 7:41 AM
    • Travel from Abisko to Nikkaluokta

      by Corb92 Online Now Jul 25, 2014 at 1:47 AM

      Hi, first time posting, so hope someone can help...

      We are getting a hire car from Stockholm airport and driving up to Nikkaluokta and trekking from there to Abisko along that stretch of the Kungsleden. As we are planning to leave the hire car in Nikkaluokta during our trek, we need a way of getting back to Nikkaluokta from Abisko after the trek.

      So my question is this, does anyone know if there is a way of getting directly to Abisko from Nikkaluokta?

      I've heard about a bus that runs once a day between the two, but haven't been able to find any info about it.

      Any help would be appreciated! Thanks.

      1 Answer Jul 25, 2014 at 3:24 AM
    • Bringing a wood burning stove?

      by MortenJ1 Online Now May 13, 2014 at 7:39 PM

      Hey guys.

      I'm planning a trip to Kungsleden. My plan is to walk the whole trail during june. Normally when I hike, I bring a lightweight wood burning stove and collect fuel before I reach camp.
      I've been reading about the area, and there is often mention of birch forrest and vegetation in the valleys. Now I'm wondering if it will be possible to use my wood burning stove on this trail, or I should rely solely on my backup gas stove? Will I get close to forrest or other kinds of fuel every day or every other day? I'm planning on averaging 20 km a day.


      9 Answers May 16, 2014 at 2:54 PM
    • Kungsleden trail between May 18th to May 24th, 2014

      by yangthehiker Online Now Apr 23, 2014 at 11:55 PM

      My wife and I are experienced backpacker. We are planning a week long backpacking trip to hike Kungsleden trail between the north section of Abisko and Nikkaluokta. The time should be around May 18, 2014 to May 24. We will carry all the camping gears.

      I know the transportation could be a problem during that time. I would appreciate if anyone can help me with the following questions.

      1. I heard there won’t be bus between Kiruna and Nikkaluokta at that time. If our hike finishes at Nikkaluokta, is there a way we can get back to Kiruna Airport?

      2. Is there any bus between Kiruna and Abisko during that time? Schedule?

      3. Is there any taxi between Kiruna and Nikkaluokta? How about the cost?

      4. Do you think if it makes sense to ride a taxi from Kiruna to Nikkaluokta, then hike north to Abisko, then ride a bus (see question #2) to Kiruna airport?

      5. If we want to hike Kebnekaise, what will be the condition during that time.

      6. If we want to hike Kebnekaise, I assume I have to bring microspike as the hut will be closed at that time and I won't be able to rent crampon? Are snowshoes necessary?

      Thank you very much and I appreciate your help.

      2 Answers Apr 24, 2014 at 9:06 AM
    • Are there day trails in Abisko National Park

      by VerenaMcGregor Online Now Apr 21, 2014 at 4:20 PM

      I am going to Sweden in July this year and unfortunately don't have time to walk the whole Kungsleden walk. It sounds an amazing area though so would like to go there for at least 2 or 3 days. Are there any day walks in the park that give a good idea of the character/flora/fauna that make a long train trip from Stockholm worthwhile?

      1 Answer Apr 21, 2014 at 4:44 PM
    • Going from Katterjåkk to Abisko

      by inodb Online Now Jan 22, 2014 at 10:29 AM

      Hi I'm planning to visit Abisko on the 15th of February from Kattterjåkk. Is it possible to walk or should I take a taxi? How much would that be approximately? The train only goes once in the afternoon and I'd love the see the northern lights in abisko so that's not really an option.

      6 Answers Feb 3, 2014 at 3:08 AM
    • Northern lights in Abisko National Park

      by ppyywong Online Now Jan 13, 2014 at 3:31 AM

      How to go to Abisko National Park from Kirona by train?
      Do you think travel by a lady alone safe or not in February?
      Is there any tours run in the Abisko National

      3 Answers Jan 21, 2014 at 10:57 AM
    • Abisko train

      by wzs2185 Online Now Nov 21, 2013 at 12:38 PM

      Hello i am in Berlin Germany.
      and i already order the hotel in STF.Abisko Which from 22 Dec 2013 till 24 Dec.2013 Two persons,,,,But the problem is there is no any train from Stockholm to there durning 21th Dec...Whole of the ticket is sold out, also the airplane time is not suitable.....So what could i do? cancel the hotel booking?......That's too bad.
      is there any share cars website in Sweden? or i could take the bus ??
      Thanks very much

      2 Answers Nov 21, 2013 at 4:28 PM
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      by Ronewhite Online Now Oct 31, 2013 at 3:36 AM

      Do u think it worth visiting abisko np for the day in jan staying 6 nights in kiruna and is there public transport

      2 Answers Oct 31, 2013 at 4:49 AM
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      Renting equipement

      by TITIskiSweden Online Now Oct 22, 2013 at 4:42 AM


      I will be in the Swedish Lapland, in Abisko, in January and I will need ski and / or snowshoes.

      Where could I rent that???
      And are there price reductions for STF members???

      thanks for the reply!


      1 Answer Oct 22, 2013 at 4:47 AM
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      Place in abisko with highest chance of seeing northern light

      by Alokjuneja Online Now Jul 27, 2013 at 6:52 AM

      I will be visiting abisko from 3-6 oct'13. Thinking of staying in hostel through instead of tourist lodge.
      Is there equal chance of seeing northern light from village abisko and tourist station. Should we take a local guide ? And other suggestions , I really want to see northern lights :)!

      5 Answers Aug 4, 2013 at 4:12 AM

      by pinakimitra Online Now Jul 4, 2013 at 12:46 PM

      Hi...Need a caring advice please. We're a group of 20 heads from India have planned to be in Kiruna in early nov'13 as we are told that the maximum possibility of viewing Northern Lights in 2013. We may stay for a couple of day in Kiruna and want badly to visit Abisko for a full day trip...particularly from afternoon and would come back to Kiruna late night. Need a help to design a trip with a Coach to Abisko to explore and come back. Need advice in all respective areas, please.
      Pinaki Mitra

      5 Answers Sep 24, 2013 at 3:28 PM
    • bus or taxi connections

      by soetie Online Now May 2, 2013 at 1:19 AM


      We would like to hike the kings trail. THe only problem is that we are short in time an we have only 5 or 6 days, wich will not allow us to go from abisko to nikkaluokta, then take bus from nikkaluokta to kiruna, and another bus back to abisko (where our car might be standing).
      Has anyone an idea what the best possibility is to get back in Abisko in a 5 or 6 days time span?
      Walking in a circle or taking a bus/taxi somewhere (and where?:))?

      Thank you really much!

      1 Answer May 3, 2013 at 3:58 AM
    • About bus service from Kiruna to Abisko in December

      by iceker11 Online Now Sep 30, 2012 at 3:20 PM

      I can't find any information about the bus timetable in December from Kiruna to Abisko.

      Is there any bus service for this route?

      December 29, 2012: Kiruna to Abisko

    • May Kungsleden hiking

      by JaneBeck Online Now May 4, 2012 at 4:01 AM

      I suddenly get some free time. I'm thinking to do hiking (Abisko-Kungsleden) during mid May. Please let me know the condition of the trail and weather condition: is it icy? do I need crampons? do I need ski? could i rent the ski at abisko and return it in kungsleden? how much? how cold at night? What kind of dangers during the trek? i have a tent for up to -8C. Are the mountain stations open? What are the prices at this time of year?

      Could you advise any alternative hikes?

      2 Answers May 4, 2012 at 6:12 AM
    • Travelling from Kiruna to Abisko

      by shagtomnow Online Now Jan 19, 2012 at 7:26 AM

      Hi all, I was hoping someone could help me.

      I'm planning on visiting Abisko from Kiruna on the 1st of March 2012, and leaving on the 4th of March.
      I'm flying in from London and arriving at 1pm. Will I be able to make it for the train from Kiruna C to Abisko Turiststation at 2pm? Are there alternatives for travelling from Kiruna to Abisko on the 1st of March? I would gladly appreciate some help!

      1 Answer Jan 20, 2012 at 9:32 AM
    • Where to stay in end of October at Abisko?

      by Tomatolai Online Now May 30, 2011 at 10:08 PM

      I plan to visit Abisko national park on 29-31 October 2011. But unfortunately i heard that the Abisko Tourist Station closed on October month. Any recommended accomodation that i can stay for two days in Abisko?

      1 Answer Jun 4, 2011 at 1:55 AM
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      Abisko Northern lights on earthly budget? (for an almost-maniac-to-see-them!)

      by nikoskaps Online Now Jan 28, 2011 at 2:16 AM

      Hi there!
      I'm searching on the posibility to visit the Abisko (or Kiruna) area in February for viewing the northern lights, without spending a fortune!
      (although I understand it mustn't be so easy).
      The northern lights are basically my only reason to go there.
      After initial searching, mostly luxurious suggestions come up, like based in ice hotel, or booking expensive tours, etc, which are very nice but unfortunately over my limits.
      I was wondering for the practical side of D-I-Y, like arriving by train from Stockholm to Abisko, or by flight to Kiruna and then train/bus to Abisko, staying in a hostel kind of acommodation (perhaps in a station which is in the area) and walking between the spots (hostel - viewing points - restaurants etc).
      If of course all these are really in easy access of each other and the train station, in winter.
      If anybody has experiences - ideas- alternatives about how to make it, would be absolutely great!
      many thanks

      5 Answers Feb 7, 2011 at 6:11 AM
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      by mobrad Online Now Dec 9, 2010 at 9:25 AM

      I would like to watch birds in Abisko in June. I have heard of the mosquitos, is this a problem in early June (around the 5th)or rather later? What about early August?
      Thank you for your answers.

    • Coach transfer Kiruna to Abisko then to Ice Hotel then to Ivalo

      by youke Online Now Oct 25, 2010 at 4:39 AM

      My family of 5 is planning to visit Abisko - Kiruna ICE Hotel followed by Ivalo Kakslauttanen in December.

      I wonder whether any one is familiar with those places and can recommend an agent that can provide us:
      1. guided tour at Abisko and Kiruna,
      2. Coach Transfer from Kiruna to Abisko then to ICE HOTEL and then to Ivalo Kakslautanen

      We are considering our accommodations at Abisko Mountain Lodge, ICE Hotel and Kakslautanen. Any one has any adverse experiences? We were advised to book accommodations first since these are special accommodations which availability is running out fast for a big group of 5 like us.

      We will arrive in Kiruna airport from London in December.

      Love to hear from any one in the forum.

      2 Answers Nov 17, 2010 at 2:58 AM
    • Left luggage room

      by tynah Online Now Oct 14, 2010 at 12:35 PM

      is there any left luggage room or lockers at the Abisko Turiststation or Abisko Östra railway station? I am going there this Sunday and need some place to left my luggage for couple of hours. Thank you!