What happens when you combine a delicious dining experience with the world’s best location for the northern lights? Well, perhaps you can call it a perfect night at the station.
The place for northern nights
The northern lights shine over Abisko tonight. It’s not unusual. In a place like Abisko, right underneath the Northern Lights Oval, the northern lights are visible more often than not. Also – as luck would have it – Abisko is one of the places with the lowest precipitation in Sweden, which means fewer clouds and more blue sky. Quite simply, Abisko is the place for all northern lights hunters looking to improve their odds. You can tell. The village is full of life even if it’s cold and the sun just appears for a few hours in the middle of the day. It’s because of the northern lights the Swedish Tourist Association’s old mountain station is fully booked, today being no exception.
– Imagine, not long ago we used to lock the whole place down in October, gave it a pat and said: “See you in March”.
– These days our best season is during the months we used to close up, says Helena Runeberg.
– It’s crazy really, how the northern lights have changed this place.