Hike in the Winter Wonderland of Midnattsolstigen

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An easy hike filled with photo opportunities in a frozen, snow-covered landscape.

Located just outside the town of Kiruna in Swedish Lapland, the Midnattsolstigen Park is worth exploring in the depths of winter. Temperatures can get down to -30 degrees but if you rug up it's worth wandering through this incredible landscape of extreme wintry conditions. Trees are frozen solid with branches covered in inches of snow and intricate patterns carved by the harsh winter. It might sound crazy to venture out late at night into a forest but Kiruna and neighbouring Abisko National Park are known as the best places to see the magical northern lights. A mere ten minute walk from your cabin or apartment in town you'll be able to witness the green waves of aurora dancing across the sky!

Pack List

  • Thermals
  • Layers, lots and lots of layers
  • Don't wear cotton, keep yourself toasty warm with fleece!
  • Gloves and thick socks
  • Hiking Boots
  • Tripod for keeping your camera still during aurora
  • Camera (Read how to care for your camera in extreme conditions here)
  • Extra batteries as they deplete quickly in the cold
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RT Distance 2 Miles
Elevation Gain 0 Feet
Activities Photography, Snowshoeing, Hiking
Skill Level Intermediate
Season Winter
Trail Type Loop
Features
Forest
Scenic

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