Björkliden is located between the mountain slopes and the lakes in northern Sweden and provides some of Sweden’s best views of the Northern lights.

The area boasts of majestic mountains with clear skies offering the perfect backdrop to the Aurora Borealis. The area provides great restaurants and hotels ensuring a wide range of options for food and accommodation.

Björkliden is on the edge of the Abisko national park and on the shores of Lake Torneträsk and a popular skiing destination. The town of Abisko is approx 10 minutes down the road and also full of some great accommodation options.

Accommodation Björkliden

The Hotell Fjället is a 4 star hotel with ski to door access and is a great place to experience the Northern Lights. You can also look at the chalets at nearby Kåppas Cabin Village.

Alternatively, why not consider one of the great Airbnb options starting for as little as USD$60 per night. If this is your first time, use my referral link to get $50 off your first stay!

Getting to Björkliden

The best way to get to Björkliden is to fly into Kiruna airport (KRN) and then take the train. The total journey time is approx 5 hours and 20 minutes. A cheaper option is to take the train all the way from Stockholm to Björkliden however this option takes over 17 hours.

Driving will take you approx 16 hours however you need to ensure you have a reliable vehicle as the drive can be dangerous.

    Where is the best place to see the Northern Lights?
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    Where is the best place to see the Northern Lights?

    The question that we get asked most by email is “Where is the Best place to see the Northern Lights”, in fact I wish I had a dollar for every time it has been asked. And to be honest that is probably how you ended up on our website and this page.

    Hotell Fjället, Björkliden, Sweden
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    Hotell Fjället, Björkliden, Sweden

    Hotell Fjället is located in the northern Sweden town of Björkliden near the Abisko National Park. Due to its location within the Arctic Circle the area is well known for its amazing Aurora Borealis views. The hotel also offers views of the Lapporten Valley.

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