STF Abisko – Midnight Sun Hike
At 250 km north of the Arctic Circle, polar days prevail over Mount Nuolja from the beginning of June, meaning that the sun does not set below the horizon at midnight. After a ride in our chair-lift, we hike up to the peak of Nuolja, 1164 meters above sea level. What could be better than standing on a mountain peak and seeing the red midnight sun roll over the horizon?
As Abisko lies 250 km north of the Arctic Circle, we enjoy Arctic daytime from the beginning of June, which means the sun doesn't set! It's still above the horizon at midnight! We can hike in Nordic Alpine terrain under a sky glowing with red and yellow light, giving our surroundings a golden touch.
After a short walk, your experience begins in a chair-lift, gliding slowly and quietly upwards with mountain scenery as your panorama. Then we start walking again, ascending the final slopes up to the top of Mount Nuolja 1164 meters above sea level.
During a short break at the top we celebrate your performance by experiencing that the Sun never sets below the horizon. Up here you have a magnificent view of the surrounding mountains and a great lake called Torneträsk.
STF Aurora Sky Station has a large outdoor terrace and a look-out tower to view breathtaking scenery from. Enjoy a wonderful experience and capture midnight sun moments by taking photos. Take the opportunity to buy a cup of Swedish – style boiled coffee in the café, or a souvenir as a memento before your descent.
Included: Return ticket for chair-lift, guided hike, beverage and snack at the top of Mount Nuolja
Bring with you: Hiking shoes/boots, rain-proof clothing, and a warm sweater for the hike
Duration: 4 hours
Length: 4 km (about 2,5 hrs hiking)
Age: 12 years
Other requirements: None
Meet at: At reception at 21.30 (back around 01.30)
Other information: Maximum 16 persons
Sign up: Online at least three days in advance or on site at STF Abisko Turiststation no later than 12:00 on the same day.