So you're planning a trip to try and see the northern lights in Sweden- awesome! If you are lucky, you really are in for a treat.
But to have the best odds of seeing the aurora borealis, you need to head into the Arctic Circle in winter, which, for Sweden, may likely include potential destinations of Kiruna and Abisko. The former is a city that is home to the country's furthest north airport, and Abisko, an hour north from there, is home to some of the clearest skies in the country.
Travelers exploring the Arctic Circle of Sweden tend to stay in one of these two destinations during a visit, but making a decision between the two has several considerations to keep in mind.
We personally stayed in Kiruna and took a night trip to Abisko, and in this one share a bit more about our thoughts on each and how we'd change it up for a future trip.