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Abisko questions

Hi, solo traveler, using public transit. Part of my March trip to Sweden is to fly into Kiruna (overnight train back) and spend 4 nights in Abisko.
Daytime activities are booked for some days (dog slide driving, snowshoes, etc) but I also would like to venture a bit further one day
There are tours to the Ice Hotel - unique but seems touristy. Another option is to take just go on my own on the train to Narvik and return the same day. Is that doable? I hear the train is great but is Narvik worth seeing? Other ideas?

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The Ice Hotel is a bit touristy, but that doesn't mean it's not worth visiting. It is an interesting place in my opinion and a very impressive building. Very easy to visit on your own from Kiruna, there are regular buses that stop outside the Ice Hotel, so if you make it 1 night in Kiruna and 3 nights in Abisko, a visit to the Ice Hotel is easy.

Taking the train to Narvik and back is also a good idea. Narvik itself is not that interesting in my opinion, but the views from the train are great.

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Thank you. I think Narvik might be a nice lazy day in between the active outdoors. Any recommendations for what to do there or where to eat?

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The problem is that at the moment the rail line between Abisko and Narvik is closed due to a derailment, and the trains are replaced by buses.