FAQS

 

Lights of Vikings has been recognized by Tripadvisor as a 2021 and 2022 Travelers’ Choice Award Winner for Outdoor Activities. We have been awarded the 5th best tour in the world and number 1 in Abisko on outdoor activities.

What does it mean “THE longest northern lights tour”?

Lights of Vikings specializes in finding clear sky. If Abisko area is cloudy, we will drive however long we need to get the best opportunity of seeing the lights.

Our experienced guides track the weather all day before the tour to decide where the best place to drive is the night of your tour. We don’t limit ourselves by time or distance, so we can drive wherever is needed to find clear sky on the night of your tour.

Our tours are specifically designed for those who are up for a real chase, which often involves traveling long distances and returning late to your accommodation.

Our reward is a high success rate in finding clear sky and witnessing the Northern Lights.

This concept is having us the longest northern lights tour in Swedish Lapland.

Do you take our pictures during THE tour?

The professional photographer on your trip will take pictures of you and the Aurora in the sky with their professional camera. The photos from your trip will be available 3 days after the tour. We will send them to you at no cost.

Do you use big bus?

No, our tours are by 9 seat minibus.

ARE THE TOURS SUITABLE FOR EVERYONE?

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level. Not recommended for travelers with back problems, heart problems or other serious medical conditions.

Not suitable for:

  • Babies
  • Children under 16 years
  • People over 65 years

What are the inclusions in our tours?

  • Driver and photographer guide
  • All pictures are taken by your guide
  • Dinner (if booked) snacks, and hot drinks
  • Winter overalls
  • Campfire
  • VAT

WEATHER

We can see a pretty much accurate weather forecast a maximum of 24 hours in advance but it is still possible that this changes at short notice. Long term weather forecasts don’t work in the Arctic.

Lights of Vikings have a really high success rate in finding clear sky which is one of the most important criteria to see the Northern Lights. Our concept is famous for driving long distances if necessary!

Is there refund back if we don’t see THE northern lights?

Unfortunately no, because team makes too much effort to prepare each tour and chase the northern lights. 

If we don’t see the Aurora on the night you book, you can sign up for the following night for 20% off (subject to availability). If you want to book two nights up front, you can do so for 20% off both nights, just send us an email to book! We also offer the Aurora Pass to give you three chances to see the Northern Lights.

RESCHEDULING THE TOUR DUE TO BAD WEATHER

If we can not depart the night you booked the tour with us, we will try to reschedule you to another night. As we are accepting only a small group on our tours and are fully booked most nights we can not guarantee that free spaces will be available but we will try our best to accommodate you!

Guests who booked the tour on our official website will have priority to be rescheduled. 

To increase your chances to see the Northern Lights, you can book our Aurora Pass Abisko or Aurora Pass Kiruna with which you will join us for 3 nights but will only pay for 2. Contact us if you want to upgrade your booking!

Can I change the date of my tour on short notice?

We understand that plans can change unexpectedly. However, due to high demand and limited availability, changing your tour date on short notice may be challenging. Our tours are often fully booked, especially during peak seasons. To increase your chances of experiencing the Northern Lights without worrying about last-minute changes, consider purchasing our Aurora Pass. With the Aurora Pass, you pay for two nights but join the tour three nights, giving you more opportunities to witness this natural wonder.

advantages of booking through our website

  • Guests who book the tour on our official website will have priority to be rescheduled if we can’t depart on the night of your tour.
  • If we don’t see the Aurora on the night you book, you can sign up for the following night for 20% off (subject to availability). If you want to book two nights up front, you can do so for 20% off both nights, just send us an email to book! We also offer the Aurora Pass to give you three chances to see the Northern Lights.

PICK UP 

Please be careful when selecting the location from which you will start your tour because we offer pick-up from Kiruna and Abisko. If you are staying in Abisko, you should book the Abisko tour and if you are staying in Kiruna, you should book the tour from Kiruna. Should you have made a mistake with the location when booking, please contact us as soon as possible!

We will also contact you before the tour to let you know the exact pick-up time. 

Unfortunately we don’t have a pick-up / drop off service from Ice Hotel, Aurora River Camp, Camp Alta, the Aurora Camp Kurravaara, Reindeer Lodge, Northern Lights Hut, Husky Lodge or Poikkijärvi.

DINNER

We will have dinner in Abisko Mountain Lodge.

Our menu for dinner:

– Special recipe of reindeer: Salted and smoked reindeer served with almond potatopuré, charred butter sauce, pickled chanterelle, lingon berries and kale crisps. 

– Vegetarian Option: Grilled celeriac served with night baked beetroot, cauliflower puré with miso, pickled chanterelle, peas, apple & roasted hazelnuts.

*If you have any food allergies, please let us know in advance! We will not be able to fix it once in the restaurant.

snowsuits and overalls

Our tours include snowsuits. The snowsuits will be worn as an extra-layer on top of your winter clothes and will give you more protection from wind and snow. The snowsuits will be provided after dinner, before we depart from Abisko.

You should already be wearing suitable winter clothes as well as a winter jacket.

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Hat and globes
  • Winter jacket

 

We don’t provide boots

What clothing should I pack for the trip?

The right clothing and equipment can make the difference between a good and bad experience in the Arctic Circle. Bringing quality cold weather clothing is the most important step to having a comfortable, warm trip to Swedish Lapland. 

Here are our best recommendations on how to dress for the arctic circle.

CANCELLATION POLICY

We understand that plans can change. If you wish to cancel your booking, please notify us as early as possible via email. Don’t forget to mention your booking confirmation number.

Learn more about our cancellation policy here

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