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Bjorkliden & Abisko

One of Simply Sweden's favourite locations in Sweden. Includes stunning scenery and the services of our local representatives.

Overview

Experience the magic of Björkliden. This is one of Simply Sweden's favourite locations in Sweden.

This picturesque and remote area of Swedish Lapland is widely recognised as one of the best locations in the world to witness the awe inspiring northern lights. Björkliden and Abisko are located high in the Swedish mountains just a few kilometres from the Norwegian border. The climate and geographical features mean this part of Sweden not only lies directly under the northern lights corridor but is also the perfect staging post for an enjoyable, relaxing and active holiday.

The Arctic and mountain scenery really are something special, the weather is naturally unpredictable and there is a relaxing, warm aura in the cosy lounge / reception area around the open fire. When the northern lights are on display Lake Torneträsk or Lapporten, the gigantic natural gateway to the mountains, provide the perfect backdrop for your northern lights photographs. In reception you will find a northern lights forecast for the coming days.

Simply step outside and you have the optimum viewing platform, high above Lake Törneträsk. Just a short walk away from the hotel there is an aurora viewing hut with a wide view across the northern skies. Here you can stay warm as you wait for the magical aurora to dance across the night sky.

The Simply Sweden experience
The northern lights opportunities, the scenery, the unique environment of the Lapland mountains. Many of our holidays in Swedish Lapland can be added to Björkliden. Just pick up the phone and speak to one of our expert travel consultants.

Itinerary

You will have the services of our local representative on this holiday.

Day 1 
Fly from UK to Kiruna in Lapland (via Stockholm).
Transfer from Kiruna airport to Bjorkliden (1hr30).
Mid-afternoon and warm welcome on arrival in Björkliden by our local representative.
Check into your accommodation and pick up warm outer clothing.
2 course evening meal.

Day 2
Breakfast at the hotel.
Buffet lunch.
2 course evening meal.
Range of optional excursions.

Day 3
Breakfast at the hotel.
Buffet lunch.
2 course evening meal.
Range of optional excursions.

Day 4
Breakfast & check out with our local representative.
Departure for the airport (1hr30).
Flight back to the UK (via Stockholm).

 

Accommodation

Björkliden - Hotel Fjället & Kåppas Cabins (Swedish Lapland)

Welcome to the stunning scenery of the Swedish Mountains and what is recognised as one of the best places on earth to see the Northern Lights. Björkliden is located on the edge of Abikso National Park with amazing views over Lake Torneträsk and the gigantic natural gateway to the mountains, Lapporten. Between December and early February the main attractions are the scenery, the northern lights and the remoteness of this picturesque location. From early February Björkliden is a small ski resort popular with the Scandinavians.

You don't have to go far to see the northern lights – just step outside! Take some time to admire the mountain scenery or enjoy some of the excursions available to you. 

Hotel Fjället
All rooms are en-suite and wifi is available throughout the hotel (not Kåppas Cabins). You can enjoy a relaxing drink in the reception lounge in front of the open fire. At the sports shop you can hire or buy everything you need during your stay in the mountains and from reception you can borrow board games and buy snacks, toiletries and souvenirs.

Kåppas Cabins
The cabins are between 2 to 5 minutes walk from the hotel reception and offer airy 2 bedroom accommodation with balcony / terrace and sauna. There is one double / twin room (plus a sofa bed) and one room with bunk beds – space for up to 5 people. These cabins are also equipped with TV and simple kitchen facilities including a microwave, dishwasher, fridge and hob, perfect for a family or those looking for a little bit of extra space and privacy offered by a cabin. You also have access to all the facilities at the hotel detailed above.

 

Activities & Excursions

Björkliden and Abisko 2016/17

Information
Children are 6-15yrs old (16yrs and over are adults). All times are a simple guide and maybe subject to change.

Step outside
At Björkliden it is possible to see the northern lights directly outside your hotel. There is an aurora viewing cabin just 10mins walk from the hotel.

Aurora Sky Station
Night Visit
Popular tour as Aurora Sky Station sits high in the mountain in Abisko National Park. Cosy cafe, souvenir shop and northern lights photo exhibition. 2020-0015. Not suitable for U12's.
£98 per adult.  £70 per child.
With Exclusive Dinner
As above but arrive a couple of hours earlier and enjoy a once in a life time dining experience at the Aurora Sky Station served in a typically Swedish Lapland style. 1800-2345. Not suitable for U12's.
£219 per person.

 

Snowmobiles
Snowmobile Experience Tour (up to 1st Feb)
Discover Björkliden with a short snowmobile tour of this remote area in Swedish Lapland. The direction of this tour depends on the snow and weather conditions locally. 1030-1200.
£79 per adult. £40 per child.
Snowmobile Mountain Tour (from 2nd Feb)
Discover Björkliden and the surrounding mountains with a snowmobile tour. Head to Låktatjåkko Mountain Station where you can purchase their famous waffles. 1030-1300.
£108 per adult. £56 per child.

 

Husky Excursion 
Sit back, relax and enjoy the mountain scenery as your husky team glides silently through the snow covered forests in a magical tour taking you back in time. See why mountain transportation in yesteryear was often by husky. 2hr. 10am-12pm.
£138 per adult. £72 per child.

Lights Over Lapland Photo Tours
A chance to photography and capture the northern lights under the guidance and supervision of a professional photographer. Stunning scenic backdrops to your photos in this area. You will be provided with a camera, lens and tripod for the evening – you need an SD memory card. A warm drink and 3hrs of chasing the northern lights included. 1900-2300.
£138 per person

Sami & Reindeer Experience
Get up close and personal with the Sami (indigenous people of Swedish Lapland) and their reindeer. Learn about their traditions, culture and feed the reindeer. Includes a short reindeer sleigh ride and lunch around an open fire.  10am-2pm.
£193 per person 

Snowshoe Tour
One of the best ways to see the mountain wilderness not matter what the conditions. Visit some of the guides favourite spots and enjoy the view! 1pm-2.45pm. Min age is 7yrs.
£35 per person

Ice Fishing
Sweden’s most popular activity perhaps. Arctic Char is a delicious white fish hiding under the ice of these fresh water lakes, rare in the UK but widely spread across the Scandinavian region. 2pm-4pm.
£75 per person

Ice Climbing
There are many frozen waterfalls in the mountains around Björkliden & Abisko, and a beginner’s paradise those new to ice climbing. 10am-12pm
£99 per adult. £48 per child.

Mountain to Fjord
A full day excursion across the border into Norway, and down to the fjord city Narvik – a scenic mountain and fjord journey. Includes entrance to the Narvik Visitors Centre and the ‘Peace Museum’. Monday, Thursday and Saturday.
£157 per person

 

Skiing activities
Björkliden is home to a small but excellent ski resort. Everything you need for your skiing / snowboard holiday can be rented / purchased locally. The ski season starts on 3Feb. The Northern Lights season is up to 26Mar.

Dates

Dates of note for 2016/17

10Dec - Björkliden opens
2Feb - The ski slopes open and skiing is available during the day. Björkliden is extremely busy this opening weekend.
25Mar - Northern lights season comes to an end.

Prices

Prices from

Standard Double / Twin Room
£1185 per person before 1Feb
£1360 per person from 1Feb

Kåppas Cabin before 1Feb
£1400 per person (2 people)
£1280 per person (3 people)
£1215 per person (4 people)

Kåppas Cabin after 1Feb
£1585 per person (2 people)
£1395 per person (3 people)
£1295 per person (4 people)

Prices include
Flights
Transfers
Warm outer clothing
Services of our local representatives
Full board (2 course evening meal) from evening meal on day of arrival to breakfast on day of departure.

Gallery

Information

This holiday can be added to many of our holidays in Swedish Lapland >>

Please read some useful information about holidays in Sweden >>

Here is some information about the northern lights >>

Overview

Experience the magic of Björkliden. This is one of Simply Sweden's favourite locations in Sweden.

This picturesque and remote area of Swedish Lapland is widely recognised as one of the best locations in the world to witness the awe inspiring northern lights. Björkliden and Abisko are located high in the Swedish mountains just a few kilometres from the Norwegian border. The climate and geographical features mean this part of Sweden not only lies directly under the northern lights corridor but is also the perfect staging post for an enjoyable, relaxing and active holiday.

The Arctic and mountain scenery really are something special, the weather is naturally unpredictable and there is a relaxing, warm aura in the cosy lounge / reception area around the open fire. When the northern lights are on display Lake Torneträsk or Lapporten, the gigantic natural gateway to the mountains, provide the perfect backdrop for your northern lights photographs. In reception you will find a northern lights forecast for the coming days.

Simply step outside and you have the optimum viewing platform, high above Lake Törneträsk. Just a short walk away from the hotel there is an aurora viewing hut with a wide view across the northern skies. Here you can stay warm as you wait for the magical aurora to dance across the night sky.

The Simply Sweden experience
The northern lights opportunities, the scenery, the unique environment of the Lapland mountains. Many of our holidays in Swedish Lapland can be added to Björkliden. Just pick up the phone and speak to one of our expert travel consultants.

Itinerary

You will have the services of our local representative on this holiday.

Day 1 
Fly from UK to Kiruna in Lapland (via Stockholm).
Transfer from Kiruna airport to Bjorkliden (1hr30).
Mid-afternoon and warm welcome on arrival in Björkliden by our local representative.
Check into your accommodation and pick up warm outer clothing.
2 course evening meal.

Day 2
Breakfast at the hotel.
Buffet lunch.
2 course evening meal.
Range of optional excursions.

Day 3
Breakfast at the hotel.
Buffet lunch.
2 course evening meal.
Range of optional excursions.

Day 4
Breakfast & check out with our local representative.
Departure for the airport (1hr30).
Flight back to the UK (via Stockholm).

 

Accomodation

Björkliden - Hotel Fjället & Kåppas Cabins (Swedish Lapland)

Welcome to the stunning scenery of the Swedish Mountains and what is recognised as one of the best places on earth to see the Northern Lights. Björkliden is located on the edge of Abikso National Park with amazing views over Lake Torneträsk and the gigantic natural gateway to the mountains, Lapporten. Between December and early February the main attractions are the scenery, the northern lights and the remoteness of this picturesque location. From early February Björkliden is a small ski resort popular with the Scandinavians.

You don't have to go far to see the northern lights – just step outside! Take some time to admire the mountain scenery or enjoy some of the excursions available to you. 

Hotel Fjället
All rooms are en-suite and wifi is available throughout the hotel (not Kåppas Cabins). You can enjoy a relaxing drink in the reception lounge in front of the open fire. At the sports shop you can hire or buy everything you need during your stay in the mountains and from reception you can borrow board games and buy snacks, toiletries and souvenirs.

Kåppas Cabins
The cabins are between 2 to 5 minutes walk from the hotel reception and offer airy 2 bedroom accommodation with balcony / terrace and sauna. There is one double / twin room (plus a sofa bed) and one room with bunk beds – space for up to 5 people. These cabins are also equipped with TV and simple kitchen facilities including a microwave, dishwasher, fridge and hob, perfect for a family or those looking for a little bit of extra space and privacy offered by a cabin. You also have access to all the facilities at the hotel detailed above.

 

Excursions

Björkliden and Abisko 2016/17

Information
Children are 6-15yrs old (16yrs and over are adults). All times are a simple guide and maybe subject to change.

Step outside
At Björkliden it is possible to see the northern lights directly outside your hotel. There is an aurora viewing cabin just 10mins walk from the hotel.

Aurora Sky Station
Night Visit
Popular tour as Aurora Sky Station sits high in the mountain in Abisko National Park. Cosy cafe, souvenir shop and northern lights photo exhibition. 2020-0015. Not suitable for U12's.
£98 per adult.  £70 per child.
With Exclusive Dinner
As above but arrive a couple of hours earlier and enjoy a once in a life time dining experience at the Aurora Sky Station served in a typically Swedish Lapland style. 1800-2345. Not suitable for U12's.
£219 per person.

 

Snowmobiles
Snowmobile Experience Tour (up to 1st Feb)
Discover Björkliden with a short snowmobile tour of this remote area in Swedish Lapland. The direction of this tour depends on the snow and weather conditions locally. 1030-1200.
£79 per adult. £40 per child.
Snowmobile Mountain Tour (from 2nd Feb)
Discover Björkliden and the surrounding mountains with a snowmobile tour. Head to Låktatjåkko Mountain Station where you can purchase their famous waffles. 1030-1300.
£108 per adult. £56 per child.

 

Husky Excursion 
Sit back, relax and enjoy the mountain scenery as your husky team glides silently through the snow covered forests in a magical tour taking you back in time. See why mountain transportation in yesteryear was often by husky. 2hr. 10am-12pm.
£138 per adult. £72 per child.

Lights Over Lapland Photo Tours
A chance to photography and capture the northern lights under the guidance and supervision of a professional photographer. Stunning scenic backdrops to your photos in this area. You will be provided with a camera, lens and tripod for the evening – you need an SD memory card. A warm drink and 3hrs of chasing the northern lights included. 1900-2300.
£138 per person

Sami & Reindeer Experience
Get up close and personal with the Sami (indigenous people of Swedish Lapland) and their reindeer. Learn about their traditions, culture and feed the reindeer. Includes a short reindeer sleigh ride and lunch around an open fire.  10am-2pm.
£193 per person 

Snowshoe Tour
One of the best ways to see the mountain wilderness not matter what the conditions. Visit some of the guides favourite spots and enjoy the view! 1pm-2.45pm. Min age is 7yrs.
£35 per person

Ice Fishing
Sweden’s most popular activity perhaps. Arctic Char is a delicious white fish hiding under the ice of these fresh water lakes, rare in the UK but widely spread across the Scandinavian region. 2pm-4pm.
£75 per person

Ice Climbing
There are many frozen waterfalls in the mountains around Björkliden & Abisko, and a beginner’s paradise those new to ice climbing. 10am-12pm
£99 per adult. £48 per child.

Mountain to Fjord
A full day excursion across the border into Norway, and down to the fjord city Narvik – a scenic mountain and fjord journey. Includes entrance to the Narvik Visitors Centre and the ‘Peace Museum’. Monday, Thursday and Saturday.
£157 per person

 

Skiing activities
Björkliden is home to a small but excellent ski resort. Everything you need for your skiing / snowboard holiday can be rented / purchased locally. The ski season starts on 3Feb. The Northern Lights season is up to 26Mar.

Dates

Dates of note for 2016/17

10Dec - Björkliden opens
2Feb - The ski slopes open and skiing is available during the day. Björkliden is extremely busy this opening weekend.
25Mar - Northern lights season comes to an end.

Prices

Prices from

Standard Double / Twin Room
£1185 per person before 1Feb
£1360 per person from 1Feb

Kåppas Cabin before 1Feb
£1400 per person (2 people)
£1280 per person (3 people)
£1215 per person (4 people)

Kåppas Cabin after 1Feb
£1585 per person (2 people)
£1395 per person (3 people)
£1295 per person (4 people)

Prices include
Flights
Transfers
Warm outer clothing
Services of our local representatives
Full board (2 course evening meal) from evening meal on day of arrival to breakfast on day of departure.

Gallery More Info

This holiday can be added to many of our holidays in Swedish Lapland >>

Please read some useful information about holidays in Sweden >>

Here is some information about the northern lights >>