Tourists rush to see Sweden's northern lights

Winter tourism in northern Sweden has exploded in the last few years, especially at the STF Mountain Station and hostel in Abisko, located nearly 200 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle.

After a record northern lights viewing season last year, officials say bookings for this season are already up 130 percent.

The Sun's eleven-year cycle reaches a maximum in winter 2012/2013 and NASA scientists have predicted the lights will be the best since 1958.

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