Nightly Aurora photo tour in Abisko National Park

Nightly Aurora photo tour in Abisko National Park

Activity Snapshot

  • Sensation Level: Chill
  • Spoken languages: English, Swedish
  • Fitness level: Everybody welcome
  • Minimum age: minimum 10 y/o
  • Duration: 3.5 hrs
  • Cancellation policy: 
    strict 1) Cancellation 30 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are automatically refunded the full activity price

    2) Cancellation between 30 and 10 days prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are entitled to a 50% refund

    3) 10 days or later, prior to the agreed activity starting date, are considered last-minute cancellations
    → No refund will be made
  • Meeting point:
    STF Abisko Mountain Station

Activity description

Join a professional photographer for an opportunity to see and photograph the aurora borealis in one of our lovely locations in Abisko National Park. Depending upon the current weather and aurora forecasts we will visit one of our teepees or an earthen Sami hut near the STF Abisko Turiststation. Due to a tendency for clear skies, Abisko is one of the greatest places in the world to see the northern lights. We will provide you with a DSLR camera & lens that is preset to capture the northern lights and quickly go over the basic skills that you will need to find and photograph the magical aurora borealis.

Even if you have never used a camera before you have an extremely high chance of going home with beautiful aurora photographs and memories of this natural phenomenon that will last a lifetime!

This evening under the stars offers you a fantastic opportunity to learn about the culture & natural history of Lapland and gives you a chance to experience the beauty that can only be found in Abisko National Park.

During our time together we will discuss the way that locals interact with nature and explore the cultural interpretations of the northern lights that the local inhabitants of the region have believed during the last several centuries. Small groups guarantee a very personal and genuine experience and ensure a safe and comfortable trip into the Arctic environment.

Our Nightly Aurora Photo Tours are strictly limited to 10 participants per guide – maximizing your ability to spend as much one on one time with your guide as possible. We are confident that you will go home with lots of great pictures and memories of the Arctic that will last a lifetime!
It is important that you bring warm clothes to wear under your overalls and warm insulated winter boots for your feet.

We ask that you provide your own SD memory cards to be used in our cameras. We recommend a minimum of two to four gigabytes of storage space. Memory cards are also available for purchase if needed (16 GB: 200 SEK).

Lights Over Lapland’s tours are designed in a way that will accommodate as many different levels of physical fitness as possible. It is common to walk in the snow and in cold conditions during our tours. If you have any physical limitations please inform us when you make a booking so we can discuss your needs ahead of time.


8:00 PM:
You will meet your guide where you will be given a high-quality camera and we will spend a few minutes explaining how to use it. All of the camera’s settings will be taken care of in advance so that all you have to do is enjoy watching and photographing the aurora borealis. You will also be given a pair of warm overalls to help keep you safe and comfortable during your night in Abisko National Park.

8:30 – 11:00 PM:
The adventure begins! Your guide will use their many years of experience to lead you into Abisko National Park where you will search for and photograph the magical aurora borealis. During this time we will discuss the history of Abisko National Park and give you a local’s insight into Lapland’s folklore. You will learn how the aurora fits into the local culture and your guide will share information that will help you understand the solar system and the countless stars and constellations above Abisko National Park. We will explain the science behind the aurora in layman’s terms so you can understand exactly what you are seeing when you watch the aurora borealis dance overhead. During your adventure, we will also discuss the impact that strong solar storms and the auroras that they create may have on modern society in the years to come.

11:00 – 11:30 PM:
Once you return to the Mountain Station you will collect your memory card full of photographs of the evening’s adventure.

Special terms

Optional Round-trip Transfer:
Abisko Östra – STF Abisko Turiststation 175 SEK/person
Björkliden – STF Abisko Turiststation 325 SEK/person

  • Camera
  • Tripod
  • Backpack
  • Warm overalls
  • Head lamp
  • Warm drink
  • Guiding services
  • Approximately 3 hours of searching for and photographing the aurora in Abisko National Park
Do not forget to bring
  • Winter clothing
  • Gloves
  • Scarf
Meeting point
STF Abisko Mountain Station Get directions


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