Abisko National Park
Majestic mountains frame the beautiful Abiskodalen with its flowering alpine meadows, picturesque rapids and Scandinavia’s largest alpine lake.
Abisko National Park is south of Torneträsk lake in Kiruna municipality. You will find the Abiskodalen valley here, covered with mountain birch trees, and beautiful and easily accessible Mount Njullá, known for its profusion of flowers. The Abiskojåkka river flows through the long valley, and close to the mountain station and Naturum visitor centre, it rushes forward through a beautiful canyon. Kungsleden (the King’s Trail) and several other trails and nature paths traverse the park.
Abisko National Park is in the municipality of Kiruna, about 100 kilometres west of the community of Kiruna. The national park is easy to get to by train, bus or car from Kiruna or Narvik.
Both European route 10 and the railway go through the national park. The railway station in the national park is called Abisko Turiststation. County transit buses also go to the national park.
National parks and nature reservesMar 16
Today there are primarily two ways to protect nature in Sweden: as a national park or a nature reserve. A National Park offers the strongest protection. This protection is given only to a small number of scenic and extremely valuable areas. Together, the national parks form an entity of nature types which are typical for and unique to Sweden. By protecting them we can preserve our common natural and cultural heritage. In Sweden, there are 30 national parks, eight of which...