Northern Lights tours – Björkliden
Our ancestors believed magic was involved, but the phenomena involve electrons in the atmosphere. Either way, a fascinating thrill, the Northern Lights!
NORTHERN LIGHTS LAVVU EXPERIENCE
We travel by snowshoes to our lavvu, a hut situated 1,5 km from the hotel. It’s up there, without interfering artificial light, the Northern Lights can be seen at their finest. By a warming fire inside the lavvu the guide will tell your more about the magic of Northern Lights and the Björkliden area.
When: Tuesday & Saturday 8.30 pm – 11 pm (December 1, 2016 – March 12, 2017)
Price: 795 SEK per adult, 395 SEK per child.
Included in the price: snowshoes, hot drink, Swedish “fika” and guide.
Participants: max 12 people. Recommended minimum age is seven years.
This is an overnight stay of a slightly different kind, up in the mountains above Björkliden, a short walk from the hotel. With beautiful views of the vast landscape, are three small huts, traditionally used as portable ice fishing huts. They have been converted into cosy rooms for overnight stays with great opportunities for Aurora watching, away from distracting artificial lights.
Your Aurora guide will take you to the Aurora Village by snowmobile. On site at the hut the guide will instruct and teach you how to behave to get the most from your overnight. Here awaits an evening outdoors on reindeer skins by the warm fire, hoping to catch a glimpse of the beautiful Aurora Borealis, before cuddling up in a cosy sleeping bag in one of the huts. Breakfast will be delivered to Aurora Village before a snowmobile transfer will bring you back to Hotell Fjället.
When: Tuesday & Friday (December 2, 2016 – March 26, 2017)
Check-in from 7 pm and check-out 10 am the following day
Participants: there are three huts in total, with room for up to two people in each hut.
Price: 1990 SEK per night for two people, 990 SEK per night for one person.
Included in the price: warm clothes (overall, gloves & boots), snowmobile transfer to and from Aurora Village, accommodation in hut, Northern Lights guide, snacks in the evening and breakfast.
When staying three nights or more at Hotell Fjället or in Kåppas Cabin Village it is possible to swap one night for a night at the Aurora Village at a reduced rate whilst still keeping the room or the cabin in Björkliden.
Price exchange night: 1490 SEK per night for two people, 890 SEK per night for one person
AURORA SKY STATION
NIGHT VISIT AT AURORA SKY STATION
The evening begins with a 10 minute transfer from Björkliden to Abisko. From there a beautiful ride with the chair-lift will bring you to the Aurora Sky Station. During the night it will be possible to join in on a guided tour of the Sky Station to get to know more about the Northern Lights.
When: Thursday, Friday & Saturday 8.20 pm – 1 am (November 17 – 19, 2016)
every night 8.20 pm – 1 am (November 24, 2016 – March 25, 2017)
Price: 1095 SEK per person. The price is the same for adults and children.
Included in the price: transfer Björkliden – Abisko – Björkliden, chair-lift ticket, warm clothing and boots, Northern Lights guide.
Info: if Aurora Sky Station is closed due to poor weather, replacement activity will take place on the Turist Station in Abisko.
EXCLUSIVE DINNER AT AURORA SKY STATION
The evening begins with a 10 minute transfer from Björkliden to Abisko. From there a beautiful ride with the chair-lift will bring you to the Aurora Sky Station where a four course dinner influenced by the Nordic cuisine will be served. During the evening’s guided tour you will learn more about the Northern Lights and how to find it.
When: Thursday, Friday & Saturday 5.15 pm – 1 am (November 12 – 21, 2015)
every night 5.15 pm – 1 am (November 26 – March 26, 2016)
Price: 2295 SEK per person. The price is the same for adults and children.
Included in the price: transfer Björkliden – Abisko – Björkliden, chair-lift ticket, warm clothing and boots, dinner, Northern Lights guide.
Note: at 9 pm the chair-lift will bring more guests on the Night visit activity. If Aurora Sky Station is closed due to poor weather, replacement activity will take place on the Tourist Station in Abisko.
NIGHTLY AURORA PHOTO TOUR
Join one of Lights Over Lapland’s professional photographers for an opportunity to see and photograph the Aurora Borealis in the wilderness of Abisko National Park. Due to clear skies and virtually no light pollution Abisko is one of the greatest places in the world to see the northern lights. We will provide you with a high quality camera & lens and quickly teach you the 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 that will last a lifetime!
When: every night 7 pm – 11.30 pm (December 1, 2016 – March 26, 2017)
Price: 1495 SEK per person, 1295 SEK per child (10-15 years)
Included in the price: transfer from Björkliden to Abisko, camera, tripod, backpack, warm drink, guiding services and overall (size S-XXL).
Supplement: lens upgrade 250 SEK.
SD Memory cards for the cameras are not included, please bring your own (minimum 1GB). Memory cards can also be purchased from the guide, 8GB for 250 SEK.
Participants: max 10 people. Small groups ensure a very personal and genuine experience.
AURORA WATCHING ON YOUR OWN
AURORA VIEW POINT
A bit up the mountain, about 10 minutes walk from Hotell Fjället lies Aurora View Point, situated on a plateau that is perfect for Aurora watching. If you are feeling a bit chilly you are welcome in to our warm and cozy Aurora View Point.