Thursday, February 13, 2020

Abisko: Part 6 - Day 4 & 5: Back to Stockholm

Day 4
Here is a summary of what is spent on Day 4.

2/2 Day 4: Leave Abisko at 12pm.
3/2 Day 5: Arrive Stockholm Central Station 6.45am

Must-Incur Costs
None

Optional Costs
None

The Story
02022020: We checked out from the cottage at 10am and waited for our 12pm bus at STF Abisko main building. It was a replacement bus from SJ since trains are still not allowed to drive to Abisko due to the derailing works. 




Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Abisko: Part 5 - Day 3 Evening: Northern Lights!

Day 3 Evening
Here is a summary of what is spent on Day 3 Afternoon.

1/2 Day 3 Evening: Dinner at STF Abisko --> Sauna --> Sightings of Northern Lights

Must-Incur Costs
None

Optional Costs
None

The Story
01022020 Evening: We went to STF Abisko's main building and had our pre-booked dinner. Tonight's meal is cured rainbow trout for appetiser, reindeer as the main dish and molten chocolate cake for dessert. My friends did not have to pay for their wine and beer because our dessert came an hour late. The waitress apologise for the dessert's unusual delay and said that the drinks are on the house. By the way, the chef is a French. Do you notice now that most of the staff are foreigners? 



Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Abisko: Part 4 - Day 3 Afternoon: Walk to Canyon and Bird Hill

Day 3 Afternoon
Here is a summary of what is spent on Day 3 Afternoon.

1/2 Day 3 Afternoon: Canyon --> Bird Hill (F├ągelkullen - pronounced at four-girl cool-len)

Must-Incur Costs
None

Optional Costs
None

The Story
01022020 Afternoon: After dog sledding, we went back to our cottage for lunch. Then, we decided to take a walk around Abisko. There are many nature paths in Abisko. The famous Kungsleden (King's Trail) begins from Abisko. We took a walk to the Canyon.


I have my Russian winter hat which I bought in Estonia. It really kept me warm. I was so afraid that I will not survive in Abisko but I did. My wrists and hands did not ache. I bought long mittens from Naturkompaniet. I was so happy with this purchase! I brought ski pants and wool tights. The only thing that was not properly shielded is my face. I had a thin buff on me but it worked fine, except when then there is wind and my lips get frozen.