28, April 2015: It is no coincidence that Abisko National Park in Sweden is home to the famous Aurora Sky Station. Here, in this thirty square miles of national park, 250km north of the Arctic Circle, the Sky Station, which is first and foremost a research centre, opens its doors to avid Aurora Borealis hunters in the hopes of seeing the lights for themselves. This town in a far-flung corner of Sweden is very popular as a destination for Northern Lights holidays, and with even more good reason now – renowned travel publisher, Lonely Planet, has endorsed it as their pick for the best place to see the lights.
Reliable Sightings in 2015
However, in even further proof of its importance as a wonderful place to witness the natural phenomenon of the Aurora Borealis, this year between January and March there were only nine nights when the lights didn’t grace visitors with their presence. This makes it official, statistically, that this region, and indeed the town itself, is one of the most reliable places in the world to see the Northern Lights.
The scientifically proven ‘blue hole’ is a patch of sky above the Torneträsk Lake in the Abisko National Park that remains amazingly clear, due to the behaviour of the prevailing winds. Even when the skies surrounding the area are cloudy, a perfect microclimate is formed in Abisko, making it the ideal place for observing the auroras.
Dedicated travel companies, like Weekend a la Carte Aurora Nights, take clients on Northern Lights holidays that include a visit to Abisko and the Sky Station. Offering excellent and accessible packages with a range of well-crafted itineraries and expert guides, Aurora Borealis trips are no longer the remit of the privileged few.
Northern Lights experts say an evening excursion to the Aurora Sky Station is hugely rewarding. Visitors can learn about the phenomenon and even enjoy a meal while waiting for the incredible display. It's a fantastic and reliable opportunity to experience the Aurora, while also being able to delve a little further into the more scientific details if desired.
A superb range of Northern Lights holidays are offered by Weekend a la Carte Aurora Nights on their website. They have a selection of itineraries that include a trip to Abisko to enjoy an evening at the Aurora Sky Station.
About Aurora Nights:
Aurora Nights is a company offering a select range of once in a lifetime holidays to see the Northern Lights in Iceland and Swedish Lapland. Aurora Nights is part of Weekend a la Carte, a family-run company with vast knowledge based on extensive travels to the region and passionate about superb client service. For more information about the company visit the website at http://www.aurora-nights.co.uk/
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