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Abisko National Park

Among Lappland’s most accessible national parks, this scenic expanse of wilderness marks the beginning of one of Sweden’s most famous hiking trails.

Spanning 30 square miles (78 square kilometers), Abisko National Park is centered on the majestic Abiskojokk River, which spreads out from the southern shore of scenic Lake Torneträsk. Wander along the edges of fjords and waterfalls and through boreal forests. Snow-capped mountain peaks frame the panoramas and birch forest stretching out over the rolling hills.

More people visit Abisko National Park than any other national park in Sweden. From February to September, start your journey at the visitor center, Naturum Abisko, to view informative exhibitions about the park as well as arrange guides for walking tours.

In winter, enjoy cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and dog sledding. The park’s proximity to the Atlantic Ocean gives it a distinctly maritime character, with milder winters and cooler summers than some of the country’s more eastern parks. In summer, hike all night long by the light of the famous midnight sun. Look for unique wildflowers, such as the rare purple Lapp orchid, which only grows in this region. Try to spot some of the park’s wildlife, including Arctic fox, wolverine, elk, reindeer and lemmings.

Take your pick from the park’s variety of different hiking trails, some of which take several days to complete and others that take you through the park’s gorgeous landscapes in only a few hours. The park marks the beginning of the 270-mile (435-kilometer) Kungsleden (King’s Trail), the longest marked trail in the world.

Travel by cable car to the peak of Njulla, the second-highest mountain in the park. During the winter, get an unforgettable glimpse of the breathtaking northern lights at the Aurora Sky Station. In the summer, the same station is a wonderful spot to observe the midnight sun.

Abisko National Park is in the Kiruna municipality, around 59 miles (95 kilometers) from the town center of Kiruna. Abisko is well connected to Kiruna by bus and train, both of which stop in the main village (Abisko Östra) and the start of the Kungsleden (Abisko Turiststation).

See a magnificent perspective on the midnight sun in this stunning national park.

Popular Activities at Abisko National Park

Ensure you have loads of time at Abisko National Park. Here are the top activities:

You should consider buying a Northern Lights Night-time Photography Tour or a Guided Landscape Photography Tour in Abisko National Park while you're in the area. These experiences are some of the most sought-after.

For more things to do, have a look at our Kiruna things to do page.


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Best Lodging Options Near Abisko National Park

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Abisko Guesthouse ¥5,745
Abisko Guesthouse

Abisko Guesthouse

Kalle Jons väg 5, Abisko
     
    2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Situated in Abisko, this hotel is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Abisko National Park and 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Aurora Sky Station. Bjorkliden Fjallby Ski Resort is 6.5 mi (10.4 km) away. Abisko Östra Station is only a 3-minute walk.

    Hotell Fjället ¥15,323
    Hotell Fjället

    Hotell Fjället

    Björklidenvägen 70, Björkliden
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated in Björkliden, this ski hotel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Bjorkliden Fjallby Ski Resort and 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Abisko National Park. Aurora Sky Station is 5.6 mi (9.1 km) away. Abisko Bjorkliden Station is 10 minutes by foot.

      Abisko Fjälltur ¥6,687
      Abisko Fjälltur

      Abisko Fjälltur

      Lapportsvägen 34 B, Abisko
         
        2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated in the mountains, this hostel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Abisko National Park and 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Aurora Sky Station. Bjorkliden Fjallby Ski Resort is 6.7 mi (10.8 km) away. Abisko Östra Station is only a 4-minute walk.

        RIBO Apartment Riksgränsen
        RIBO Apartment Riksgränsen

        RIBO Apartment Riksgränsen

        Nordanstigen, Riksgransen
           
          3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in the mountains, this Riksgransen apartment building offering ski-in/ski-out access is 2 mi (3.2 km) from Riksgransen Ski Area and within 25 mi (40 km) of Bjorkliden Fjallby Ski Resort and Aurora Sky Station. Narvikfjellet and Storfjellet are also within 32 mi (52 km). Katterjåkk Station is 10 minutes by foot.

          RIBO Apartment Katterjokk
          RIBO Apartment Katterjokk

          RIBO Apartment Katterjokk

          Odonvägen 7, Riksgransen, Norrbotten
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated in Riksgransen, this cottage is 2 mi (3.2 km) from Riksgransen Ski Area and within 25 mi (40 km) of Aurora Sky Station and Bjorkliden Fjallby Ski Resort. Bjerkvik Church and Storfjellet are also within 32 mi (52 km). Katterjåkk Station is 9 minutes by foot and Riksgränsen Station is 24 minutes.

            Hotell Riksgränsen
            Hotell Riksgränsen

            Hotell Riksgränsen

            Riksgränsvägen 15, Riksgransen
               
              3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Set amidst the mountains, this ski-in/ski-out hotel in Riksgransen is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Riksgransen Ski Area and within 25 mi (40 km) of Bjorkliden Fjallby Ski Resort and Aurora Sky Station. Narvikfjellet and Storfjellet are also within 32 mi (52 km). Riksgränsen Station is only a 1-minute walk.

              Thon Hotel Narvik ¥14,075
              Thon Hotel Narvik

              Thon Hotel Narvik

              Skistuaveien 8, Narvik
                 
                3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in the mountains, this Narvik hotel offers ski-in/ski-out access within 1 mi (2 km) of Narvikfjellet, Red Cross War Memorial Museum, and Ofoten Museum. Fagernesfjellet is 2.6 mi (4.3 km) away. Narvik Station is 11 minutes by foot.

                Scandic Narvik ¥13,211
                Scandic Narvik

                Scandic Narvik

                Kongensgate 33, Narvik
                   
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in the heart of Narvik, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Red Cross War Memorial Museum and Ofoten Museum. Narvikfjellet and Fagernesfjellet are also within 3 mi (5 km). Narvik Station is 12 minutes by foot.