“Abisko is a tiny village in the middle of nowhere, but still, a housing shortage is a big problem,” laughs Margareta Grape, manager at the Swedish Tourist Association’s (STF) northernmost resort – Abisko Mountain Station. The station has worked tirelessly to increase curiosity for the northern lights, and when a time-lapse video of the natural phenomenon in Abisko went viral a few years ago, the village quickly transformed into an internationally recognised destination. Since Abisko is located in a valley surrounded by high mountains, Grape explains, it is an excellent spot from which to watch the colourful act.

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