"North to Abisko" Abisko Nationalpark by travelfrosch
Abisko Nationalpark Travel Guide: 47 reviews and 107 photos
Our night train continued north, past the Arctic Circle, through Kiruna, and on to Abisko National Park. We arrived just after the Solstice, so we were hoping to see the Midnight Sun on at least one of the two nights we were spending here. As luck would have it, on our very first night, the Mount Nuolja chairlift was specially open to ferry people up the mountain. At the top, the weather cleared, and we got our wish. Even better, there was a rainshower off to the east, which created a Midnight Rainbow.
The highlight of the area is the lake known as Torneträsk. Not far from the Tourist Station, there's a path along the Abisko River, where you can watch the water flow into the clear blue water of the lake.
North Sweden's geologic icon is the Lapporten. This remarkable formation, born in the Ice Age, has long been known as the "Gateway to Lappland."
We had a wonderful time here. We packed our memories of Mount Nuolja and the Midnight Sun along with our belongings, and headed to the station for our train to Narvik.
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