Abisko is the largest of STF's fjeld facilities and has a long history as a tourist destination,
dating back to 1902 when the railroad between Kiruna and Narvik was completed;
since the 1980s there is also a car road that follows the tracks. The old wooden station was destroyed in its entirety in 1949,
and STF then decided that the replacement should be built using safe bricks, giving the current buildings a very robust look.
The station sits beside the canyon of Ábeskoeatnu in Abisko National Park, overlooking the great lake of Torneträsk,
and includes a restaurant, a large shop, equipment rental and conference rooms; there are several electric saunas,
but also a firewood-powered one down by the lake available on demand.
There is also an aerial tramway that goes up the nearby fjeld Njullá,
and at the upper endpoint one finds the Panorama Café/Aurora Sky Station,
where regular observation sessions of the aurora borealis are staged in winter –
Abisko is famous worldwide as a reliable place to see this phenomenon. Guided tours and courses are usually offered,
and the station frequently plays host to performances of various kinds in the evenings.
Abisko also marks the northern end of Kungsleden.