Abisko (Northern Sami: Ábeskovvu) may be a village in Sápmi (Lapland), in
northern Kingdom of Sweden, roughly 250 kilometre among the polar circle, and
close to Abisko park, settled four kilometre west of the village. It had eighty
five inhabitants as of 2005.
Permafrost is common round the village albeit this low altitude land is disappearing attributable to heating and raised downfall
Daily rider electrical trains pass SJ AB connect national capital with the Norwegian town of Narvik, stopping at each the Abisko village (the name of that train station is Abisko Östra [east]) and also the Abisko Turiststation. further regional trains offer links on the Kiruna-Narvik stretch. Abisko is additionally approachable by automobile via the road E10 that has coupled Kiruna and Narvik since the first Nineteen Eighties. alternative native types of transportation embody hiking and dog-sledding in winter. A chair-lift provides access to some extent below the summit of close Mt. Nuolja.
The 425 kilometer-long Kungsleden hiking path, that follows the Scandinavian chain of mountains, starts (or ends) at the Abisko Turiststation (consisting of a train station of an equivalent name and also the Abisko Youth Hostel) (approx. four kilometre west of the village itself) and follows through the park. The Nordkalottruta uses trails of the park as a part of its longer passage. The Abisko Turiststation, pass the Svenska Turistföreningen (STF), homes several guests to the park and provides lodging, food, and alternative amenities, and is one among several similar facilities settled sporadically on the Kungsleden path. The park is understood for its skiing opportunities, snowshoeing, and alternative winter sports (Mount Nuolja and close Björkliden provides Backcountry athletics and freeriding opportunities). As its location is 195 kilometre north of the polar circle, summer hikers relish the atmospheric phenomenon, whereas winter guests could notice the sunshine pollution-free location ideal for viewing the northern lights. one among the foremost recognized natural sights is Lapporten, a formed vale visible from Abisko. Abisko is additionally settled close to the 330 sq. metric linear unit (130 sq mi) lake Torneträsk.
Abisko is home to the Abisko research Station, a crucial centre for analysis into Arctic ecology and temperature change. The analysis station hosts the Climate Impacts analysis Centre, Umeå University, wherever analysis, education and reach on aquatic and terrestrial ecology square measure undertaken.
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