Abisko / Björkliden has a history of Sami culture as the area has been their home for millennia. Where they lived in a Sami traditional way by nature, side by side with the reindeer. 120 years ago, the railway paved the way for the transport of quality iron ore from Kiruna, as well as visitors from all over the world.
The area is a place right into the mountain world, where the seasons make a big impression on nature. Magnificent views, beautiful mountain lakes and waterfalls that freeze to ice during the low temperatures of the winter. The thin crooked mountain birches in the valleys show the character of a tough life in a though environment.
The magic of the place is the simplicity that prevails in combination with the fantastic light phenomena that reflect the sky during the year. Long polar winter nights with deep starry skies, moonlight, aurora borealis, twilight and the morning dusk. Long polar days of summer with midnight sun of beautiful contrasts that become visible during the 24 hours of the day.
In the area you will find Abisko National Park, and Abisko Visitor’s Center. The world-famous Kungsleden, a 450 km long ski and hiking trail, begins here.