Pets allowed
Allowed
Guided tours
No
Backcountry camping
Yes
Lodging
Yes
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Abisko National Park is located 195 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle in northern Sweden, near the border of Norway, in the province of Lapland. The park begins at the shores of Torneträsk, one of the largest lakes in Sweden, and extends southwest for about 15 kilometers. 

The national park was established in 1909 by a group of Swedish scientists, the same year the first nature conservation laws were created in Sweden. The purpose was to “preserve an area with northern Nordic fell nature in its original condition and as a reminiscence for scientific research.” The region is an important area of scientific interest; the nearby Abisko Scientific Research Station was established in 1903 to study the area and is still actively used today.

The popular long distance hiking trail, Kungsleden or King’s Trail (270 miles), begins (or ends) at the Abisko Turiststation within the national park. The Turiststation provides lodging, food, and shops to visitors of the park. Besides Kungsleden, Abisko National Park is popular for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and other winter sports. In the summer, visitors can enjoy the midnight sun from Mount Nuolja and hiking along the river toward Abiskojaure. Visitors can find many birds as well as marten, stoat, squirrel, lemming, moose, and reindeer in the park.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Moderate

Parking Pass

None

Open Year-round

Yes

Pros

Hiking. Big vistas. Near lake.

Cons

Far away.

Features

ADA accessible
General store
Backcountry camping
Historically significant
Waterfalls
Wildlife
Lodging
Family friendly
Flushing toilets
Rental facilities
Geologically significant
Big vistas
Near lake or river
Wildflowers
Bird watching
Potable water

Location

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