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adelaide
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Northern lights

Hi! We are thinking of visiting Stockholm late February to March and would love to see the northern lights while we are there.

Where would be the best place to see them? And the best way to get there from Stockholm? Also will they be visible at this time?

Is it worth risking it if we only have one or two nights to see them as it is obviously weather dependant..

All info is appreciated!

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1. Re: Northern lights

I can garantee you that you wont see it in Stockholm, to see it you have to travel north of the arctic circle, Abisko is the safest bet.

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As already said, you will not see them Stockholm. Abisko is indeed a very safe bet. The small village of Porjus is also a good place for the lights. Kiruna is not a bad choice either (correct me if I'm wrong aik_putte), especially if you're short with time.

However, there are no guarantees even if the weather is good. Time wise late February or March is a good to time to go. I usually go up there in March myself since I've found the weather to be a bit more stable then.

If you decide to go, give it as many nights as you possibly can. If I were you I would consider to increase the number of nights up north and maybe decrease the number of nights in Stockholm, but then I am a huge fan of the northern lights :-)

I would recommend flying up north, Scandinavian Airlines and Norwegian offers flights to Kiruna:

http://www.flysas.com/en/au/

http://www.norwegian.com/en/

Nextjet offers flights to Gällivare:

http://www.nextjet.se/en

Some ideas to get you started :-)

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Great thank you! We have decided to go to abisko and then Stockholm afterwards :)

Edited: 12 February 2014, 11:06
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Can You see the northern lights in Sweden in later September/ October?

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I'm going in April to Lund. Would the Northern lights still can be seen in far North? By then which is the best place to view?

Thanks

Edited: 15 March 2014, 13:16
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6. Re: Northern lights

Lesley B: late September/early October could work. That's about the time when nights are getting longer up north.

CheowK: early April might work, late April days are getting longer and the nights are not that dark.

You could both have a look at: http://se.jokkmokk.jp/diary.php

It's a diary from the small village Porjus for the northern lights over the years, it will give you an idea have frequent the lights have been during the darker months.

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Thank you. Been to Lund and Rottne in April and May. Very beautiful places. Like Rottne lakes and houses. Very peaceful and quiet live. Would visit again.

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We are heading to Porjus around mid Feb. I reviewed Porjus, Abisko and Kiruna and decided on Porjus, less touristy, better prices and similar activities.

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