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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 06, 2015
Planning a trip to Aurora Sky Station  (2 Answers)

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?



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 17, 2015
Grocery store near STF Abisko  (3 Answers)

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.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 27, 2015
Kungsleden trip from Abisko to Hemavan July / August 2015.....  (1 Answer)

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.......

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 11, 2015
Finishing 4 days of hiking in Nikkaluotka, lodging/transportation options  (2 Answers)

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?



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 13, 2015
Abisko to Nikkaluokta, still snowy in early april?  (3 Answers)

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

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 09, 2015
Moskitos on trails  (3 Answers)

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

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 16, 2014
Kungsleden in December  (11 Answers)

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 :)

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 27, 2014
Snowshoe/crosscountry skiing in November  (2 Answers)

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.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 26, 2014
The use of a tent  (3 Answers)

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).

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 01, 2014
from Kiruna to Abisko  (1 Answer)

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

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 25, 2014
Travel from Abisko to Nikkaluokta  (1 Answer)

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.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 13, 2014
Bringing a wood burning stove?  (9 Answers)

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.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 23, 2014
Kungsleden trail between May 18th to May 24th, 2014  (2 Answers)

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.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 21, 2014
Are there day trails in Abisko National Park  (1 Answer)

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?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 22, 2014
Going from Katterjåkk to Abisko  (6 Answers)

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.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 13, 2014
Northern lights in Abisko National Park  (3 Answers)

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

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 21, 2013
Abisko train  (2 Answers)

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

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 31, 2013
No Question Title  (2 Answers)

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

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 22, 2013
Renting equipement  (1 Answer)


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!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 27, 2013
Place in abisko with highest chance of seeing northern light  (5 Answers)

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 :)!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 04, 2013

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.
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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 02, 2013
bus or taxi connections  (1 Answer)


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!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 30, 2012
About bus service from Kiruna to Abisko in December

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

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 04, 2012
May Kungsleden hiking  (1 Answer)

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?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 19, 2012
Travelling from Kiruna to Abisko  (1 Answer)

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!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 30, 2011
Where to stay in end of October at Abisko?  (1 Answer)

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?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 28, 2011
Abisko Northern lights on earthly budget? (for an almost-maniac-to-see-them!)  (5 Answers)

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

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 09, 2010

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.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 25, 2010
Coach transfer Kiruna to Abisko then to Ice Hotel then to Ivalo  (2 Answers)

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.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 14, 2010
Left luggage room

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!

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