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Eco-Friendly exploration of Sweden's Inland Railway & Norway's Lofoten Islands

From $2796 Per Person

Semi-Independent, 12 days/ 11 nights
Daily: June 15 - August 15, 2020

Travel this eco-friendly route and experience the pearls of Scandinavia. This package begins in Sweden's capital, Stockholm. From there take the train to the province of Dalarna and travel north along the historic Inland railway, through the enchanted birch forests of Ostersund and Gallivare. Next, take the train over to Norway and then the bus to the magnificent Lofoten Islands. Complete your journey by traveling via ferry and train to Norway's capital, Oslo, and soak up all that this cosmopolitan yet historical city has to offer.

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Dates: June 15 - August 15, 2020
This trip can be modified in many different ways. Cater to special interest groups, upgrade your hotels, and/or change route of travel. If interested, please inquire.

Day 1: Arrive Stockholm

Arrival in Stockholm according to your own itinerary. Enjoy the rest of the day exploring this beautiful city. Stockholm is built on 14 islands and you are never far from water. Well-preserved medieval buildings stand alongside modern architecture and just outside the city, the archipelago of 24,000 islands is waiting to be explored. Sights of interest are the Vasa Museum, Skansen Open Air Museum, City Hall and the Old Town (Gamla Stan).

Accommodation at Scandic Continental or similar

Day 2: Stockholm

Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy your day at leisure. Optional tour of Stockholm today, or why not book a boat tour/dinner cruise? If interested, please inquire.

Accommodation at Scandic Continental or similar

Day 3: Stockholm - Mora

Breakfast at the hotel.  Today head for Mora and the Dalarna region by train. Mora is beautifully located by Lake Siljan in the Dalarna region. Lake Siljan and the surrounding landscape were created 360 million years ago, when a meteor fell from the sky and onto Dalarna. Spend the afternoon in Mora where you can explore the city. A visit at the Zorn Museum is also recommendable.

Accommodation at Mora Hotel and Spa or similar

Day 4: Mora - Ostersund

Breakfast at your hotel. Enjoy the morning in Mora before the journey continues into the interior parts of Sweden. You will travel part of the famous Inland Railway, which connects northern and southern Sweden. The 6 hours’ ride takes you to the city of Ostersund, which is located on the shores of Lake Storsjoen. Outside the center you will find the lively Jamtli open air museum which displays permanent exhibitions about the region’s past along with temporary exhibitions that reflect today’s world.

Accommodation at Clarion Grand or similar 

Day 5: Ostersund- Arvidsjaur

Breakfast at the hotel. Today the journey continues northwards through the county of Swedish Lapland, the largest province in Sweden. You will pass stunning landscapes of lakes, deep forests and wild mountains. It’s common that in this sparsely populated region the train sometimes must stop for elk and reindeer to be moved from the tracks. On the way the train will make two stops to visit the historical station house in Storuman and the Inland Railway museum in Storsele. In the afternoon you will reach Arvidsjaur.

Optional guided tour at 6 pm at the Sami village Lappstaden; the largest preserved Sami village in the world with around 80 cots and barns from late eighteenth century. Or, possible to join an optional fishing tour.

Accommodation at Skogen or similar 

Day 6: Arvidsjaur - Gallivare

Breakfast at the hotel. You have the morning at leisure. The region surrounding Arvidsjaur has more than 12,000 lakes and 30,000 reindeer. In the afternoon you board the Inland Railway again for a journey even further into the remote parts of Swedish Lapland. Your train will stop shortly as you cross the Arctic Circle. Continuing through the World Heritage Site Laponia where the Sami people have lived and worked since the Ice Age. The last stop for the day is Gallivare.

Accommodation at Scandic Gallivare or similar  

Day 7: Gallivare- Narvik - Svolvaer

Breakfast at the hotel. Today head to Norway. Board the train to Narvik. During this scenic trip, you will pass Abisko National Park - the last wilderness of Europe, the Mountain Kebnekaise and you will already catch a glimpse of the stunning panorama of the Lofoten Islands.

In Narvik you have a few hours at leisure to stroll through the city before you take the bus to the Lofoten Islands and its capital Svolvaer. Bus schedule will be provided, but ticket will be paid for locally.

Accommodation at Svinoya Rorbuer or similar

Day 8: Svolvaer

Breakfast at the hotel.  Today you can enjoy some rest in Svolvaer. The “capital” of the Lofoten islands offers the atmosphere of a harbor, a small town and art center simultaneously. It is a bustling trading and communications center. The town has many art galleries to visit and we recommend the Northern Norway’s Art Center, Gallery Dagfinn Bakke and Magic Ice which displays ice sculptures. (Exhibitions are subject to changes).

If you rather want to explore the nature, why not book an optional paddle the waters by kayak or hike one of the many mountains, that surround Svolvaer. From here the breath-taking panorama of the surrounding archipelago will just be the cherry on top of your holidays. If interested in adding an excursion to your package, please inquire. 

Accommodation at Svinoya Rorbuer or similar

Day 9: Svolvaer - Bodo - Trondheim

After an early breakfast, you will depart on a very early morning express ferry to Bodo. Look around the city for a few hours before departing by train down to Trondheim. Enjoy the scenery of the Nordland Railway. This journey of over 700 km will be a full afternoon/evening but well worth it. Sit back, relax and enjoy the journey.

Accommodation at Scandic Nidelven or similar 

Day 10: Trondheim - Oslo 

Before departing Norway's 3rd largest city, stroll the streets and enjoy the many wooden buildings and possibly a visit to the Nidaros Cathedral. Depart by train on the last leg of your journey and head to the capital city of Oslo.  

Accommodation at Thon Hotel Opera or similar 

Day 11: Oslo

Breakfast at your hotel. Pick up your Oslo City Pass that you can use to explore the city today. The Norwegian capital is beautifully situated at the head of the Oslo Fjord and surrounded by forested ridges. Oslo offers many well known sights such as the Vigeland Sculpture Park, the Viking Ship Museum, the Munch Museum and the Holmenkollen Ski Jump.

Day 12: Depart Oslo

Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Independent transfer from hotel to airport for your flight home (flight not included)

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