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Abisko is a tiny town in the Lapland region of northern Sweden. It's a popular outdoor destination due to it's proximity with many great national parks, it's trailhead on the spectacular Kungsleden hiking trail combined with it's 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.
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. But there are daily trains from Luleå and Gällivare throughout the year. The nearest airport is in Kiruna from where you can either catch the train or a bus to Abisko.
The area is really meant for hiking, but there is a chair lift operating in the summer from the tourist station and 500 meters up the closest mountain.
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.
There is a rather well equipped shop near Abisko Östra station, which is both stocked up with food and drinks, but also hiking/sporting equipment.
The Storstugan pub inside the tourist station is the friendliest place in town, rather fortunante, since it's also the only place in town, to go for a drink.
The tourist station has both Hostel, Hotel and Cottage accommodation available. There is also a camping ground - although the Every man's right basicly entitles you to sleep anywhere, as there isn't really any uncultivated lands.
STF Abisko (Abisko Tourist station) +46 0980-402 00, [email protected]