Northern Lights is one of the top nature attractions in North Sweden Northern Lights over Swedish Lapland in the winter It is a captivating experience to see the amazing colours on the sky It is an experience of lifetime to watch the dazzling colors
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Northern Lights in Sweden

A Northern Light experience is on the top of many travellers wishlist.


Northern Lights season

Aurora Borealis or also called the Northern Lights are the fluttering and bright lights in many amazing colours, that can be observed in the clear sky over the northernmost parts of the world.

 The Northern Lights in Sweden appear around the beginning of September (Kiruna) to around the end of March everywhere in  Swedish Lapland. Therefore, if you are here for winter activities such as skiing, dog sledding, snowmobile tours, etc., there is a fair chance you will see them.


What are the Northern Lights

The Northern Lights are born on the Sun. Electrically charged particles are catapulted off the surface of the Sun in the aftermath of powerful solar storms. Some of these particles travel towards Earth. When they reach the planet, they are conducted at the protective magnetic fields towards the magnetic North and South Poles.

In a ring-shaped pattern around the magnetic poles, the particles encounter the upper layers of the atmosphere. In a process identical to the one that occurs inside a fluorescent light, energy is released as the light that we can observe from the Earth. Most Northern Lights “displays” take place at a height of around 100 km above the Earth’s surface.


Northern Light Adventures

You will find numerous of Arctic adventures for people who hope to observe the aurora borealis on their visit. The activities present a chance of catching the elusive lights while trying out an exotic pastime. One of the most popular ones is a trip to the Aurora Sky Station in Abisko National Park.

If you are lucky to have this amazing opportunity boasting some of best Northern Lights viewing in the world, you will have a holiday memory of a lifetime.

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Northern Lights in Sweden

Where to watch the Northern Lights

Aurora Sky Station

Aurora Sky Station

Visit one of the best places in the world to experience the Northern Light in the Abisko National Park in Sweden.

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ICEHOTEL Jukkasjärvi

ICEHOTEL Jukkasjärvi

In Jukkasjärvi, a tiny little town 200 km north of the Arctic Circle, you will find the iconic ICEHOTEL.

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The Northern Lights Road

The Northern Lights Road

One of the highlights of the Northern Lights season is a captivating drive by the Northern Light Road in the nature beauty of Swedish Lapland.

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