Abisko is a tiny town in the Lapland region of northern Sweden. It's a popular outdoor destination due to its proximity with many great national parks, its trailhead on the spectacular Kungsleden hiking trail combined with its relatively convenient location on the malmbanan railway between Narvik in Norway and Luleå, which means it can be reached by a overnight train from Stockholm quite easily. Abisko village is around the train station "Abisko Östra" and the large and well equipped hostel/hotel "Abisko turiststation" at the train station of the same name, two kilometres further west.
In the summer Veolia runs the Laplandståget service directly from Malmö/Stockholm and Gothenburg. It takes around 25 hours from Malmö and 13 hours from Stockholm. There are also daily trains from Luleå and Gällivare throughout the year. The nearest airport in Kiruna has flights to/from Stockholm Arlanda and Umeå by SAS and Stockholm Arlanda by Norwegian. From Kiruna, Abisko can be reached by train or by bus, the latter is run by "Länstrafiken Norbotten" .
There is a chair lift up Nuolja mountain operating in the summer from the tourist station.
The tourist camp organises various activities throughout the year, but the real attraction is hiking either on the Kungsleden or the many other trails, out in the spectacular wilderness of the national parks of the area. Winter offers cross country skiing and even some alpine skiing. There is a chair lift on Nuolja and two more alpine areas nearby at Björkliden and Riksgränsen.
Up to 2016 here has been a rather well equipped shop near Abisko Östra station, which is both stocked up with food and drinks, but also hiking/sporting equipment. Now the shop at the tourist station is the only food shop that caters for hikers' daily needs and also carries a selection of outdoor equipment.
The Storstugan pub inside the tourist station is the friendliest place in town, rather fortunate, since it's also the only place in town, to go for a drink.
There's a bed'n'breakfast in Abisko village, as well as some summer cottages. The tourist station has both Hostel, Hotel and Cottage accommodation available. It is run by STF, Svenska Turistföreningen; as accomodation is considerably cheaper for members it may be advisable to sign up for membership before booking. Membership is also available at the reception. There is also a camping ground - although the Every man's right basicly entitles you to sleep anywhere except in the Abisko national park), as there isn't really any cultivated lands.
STF Abisko (Abisko Tourist station) +46 0980-402 00, [email protected].