Join a professional photographer for this special tour, which gives you the opportunity to see and photograph the aurora borealis in the wilderness of Abisko National Park.
Thanks to the area’s clear skies, and the fact that there’s virtually no light pollution, Abisko is one of the greatest places on Earth to see the northern lights.
Your guide will provide you with a high quality camera and lens, before teaching you the skills you need to find and photograph the magical aurora. Even if you’ve never used a camera before, you have an extremely high chance of going home with beautiful aurora photographs and memories that will last a lifetime!
Small groups ensure a very personal and genuine experience. Trips are available in October and November (please contact us for availability from December–March).
These photo tours are strictly limited to eight participants per guide. This gives you plenty of one-on-one time with the guide and allows you to ask them questions about the northern lights, or how to really hone your photography skills. With their tips and a little bit of luck, you’ll go home with great pictures and great memories of the Arctic that will last a lifetime!
Here’s what you can expect:
8pm: To begin with you’ll meet your guide and be given a top-quality camera. Its settings will be taken care of in advance, but your guide will also give you all the instructions you need to start shooting great pictures of the northern lights. You’ll then get into a set of cosy winter overalls, ready for your adventure to begin.
8.30pm–11pm: Your guide will lead you into the Abisko National Park, giving you a local insight into Lapland’s rich history and folklore. They’ll also explain the science behind the aurora, which should be dancing overhead, and discuss the impact that strong solar storms could have on society in future.
11.30pm: Back at the start point, you’ll be able to grab your memory card and take it with you – hopefully filled with fantastic images of the northern lights!
Camera, tripod, backpack, warm overalls, headlamp, warm drink, guiding services and approximately two and a half hours of searching for and photographing the aurora.
You should bring warm clothes to wear under your overalls, as well as warm insulated winter boots for your feet. Please bring your own SD memory card(s) – a minimum of two to four gigabytes of storage space is recommended. Memory cards are also available for purchase if needed (8GB for 250 SEK).
Tours depart from Abisko Mountain Lodge at 8pm and last two and a half hours. You should be prepared for cold conditions and be able to walk a total of 2km unaided – there may be deep snow. If you have any physical limitations that may affect your ability to walk on this tour, please contact us in advance so we can discuss your requirements.