Abisko National Park in Swedish Lapland offers perhaps some of the best conditions in the world to see the Northern Lights. In addition to its location, within the Aurora Oval, Abisko is also usually in the so-called rain shadow. Abisko has one of the lowest rainfall climates in the Nordic area, which means more clear nights for aurora spotting. If you stay in Abisko for three days, you have an 88 percent chance of seeing the lights – as long as the sky is clear.

World’s best place for northern lights

Abisko National Park, in Swedish Lapland, offers some of the best conditions in the world for northern lights watching. T...

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