Abisko has the countrys lowest annual precipitation with only 300 mm. Humid air masses from the Atlantic are forced up over the mountains, where they are cooled and fall as rain or snow over the mountains along the border. Once the clouds reach Abisko, the precipitation has fallen away and rain shadows are all that remain. Many speak of Abisko?s blue hole, making it the country?s most reliable place to view aurora borealis (northern lights) during the winter and midnight sun during the summer.
Picture taken 2010-09-08
Camera direction 304°
From position Latitude: 68.338962
Longitude: 18.907228Torneträsk Abisko Lappland Sweden
photographer: Tomas JohanssonWould you like to buy the picture? Tell us how you want to use it, and we give you a price.