Lonely Planet recently named Abisko, in Swedish Lapland, as the best place in the world to view the Aurora Borealis. This is because Abisko is nestled between the impressive Scandinavian mountain range and Lake Torneträsk. The unique topography creates a rain shadow and therefore clearer weather than the rest of northern Scandinavia.
This very special photographic tour is led by David Evans, Lonely Planet photographer and award-winning travel, landscape and commercial photographer. David has been spending time in recent years exploring his Finnish and Swedish heritage, including travel throughout Norway, Denmark, Finland and Sweden in both summer and winter.
We meet and begin the tour in the historic and photogenic capital of Stockholm where we spend two days and nights. Here we visit Fotografiska, the world-class centre for contemporary photography, to get our creative inspiration flowing. We then fly north into the arctic circle for a further 5 nights and 6 days to capture the essence of Swedish Lapland, including a night in the world-famous ICEHOTEL, an intimate experience of Sami culture including reindeer sledding, arctic landscapes, and culminating in a visit to the Aurora Sky Station in Abisko itself.
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