If it's a picturesque train journey through wintery mountains and past tiny Scandinavian towns you're looking for, then check out our very own version of read more...the Polar Express. On this scenic 9-day trip, you'll start in Oslo and head up north to get a taste of the highlights of Lapland. Once you disembark, there'll be plenty of opportunities to visit museums, take part in winter activities like snowshoeing and dog-sledding, and get acquainted with small-town life in snow-covered northern Sweden. Be sure to watch the sky for a chance to spot the Northern Lights in their full glory!collapse
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Arrive at any time.
There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting. If you arrive early enough the Edvard Munch museum is well worth a visit.
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Tonight, the adventure begins. Feel free to explore - but make sure you're back in time to meet your group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your trip.
Depart for a scenic ride on the Dovre Railway to Trondheim.
Oslo - Trondheim 6h-7h
Climb aboard, take your seat, and enjoy the ride.
Spend a free day exploring Trondheim. Opt to visit the neighbourhood of Bakklandet, the old town bridge, cafes along the wharves, Market Square, Nidaros Cathedral or the old city streets. In the evening, board an overnight train on the Norland Railway to Bodo.
Overnight train (beds)
Trondheim - Bodo 10h
Wake up north of the Arctic Circle in the coastal port town of Bodo.
Trondheim Full Day
Explore the sights of Trondheim.
Bakklandet Neighbourhood Visit
The neighbourhood of Bakklandet boasts old timbre buildings restored to feature a mix of charming homes, shops, and cafes. First built in the 1600s, the neighbourhood was traditionally occupied by the city's fishermen and labourers.
Old Town Bridge Visit
Gamle Bybro, the old bridge, crosses the Nidelva River. it was built in 1681 after the great fire in Trondheim.
Market Square Visit
Market Square boasts fruit and vegetable sellers and stalls selling jewellery, flowers, and souvenirs. The town square and marketplace has been in use since the early 12th century and is now home to a status of the city's founder, Olav Tryggvason. The statue doubles as a sundial, casting a shadow on a cobblestone clock.
Nidaros Cathedral Visit
The Nidaros Cathedral is the northernmost medieval cathedral in the world, built on he burial site of St Olaf, the patron saint of Norway. Built between 1070 and 1300, the beautiful building is traditionally the place where the King of Norway is consecrated.
Arrive to Bodo and enjoy free time exploring this small transfer city. Hop on an afternoon ferry to the Lofoten Islands. Stay in charming fishing cabins on the coast. Later, take an included tour to track down the Northern Lights.
There will be multiple opportunities to spot the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) on this trip. If you don't see them here, don't despair.
Bodo - Lofoten 3h 30m
Get to the next spot on your route aboard a convenient and efficient ferry boat.
Northern Lights Tour
Head out in this remote environment to try to spot the Aurora Borealis - a colourful natural phenomena.
Wander around and check the place out.
Enjoy free time on the islands with an optional wildlife-spotting cruise or scenic hikes.
Opt for a hike up to "The Goat" for gorgeous views of the harbour. Take a local bus to Hennigsvaer, a charming old fishing village, perfect for a lunch stop.
Lofoten Full Day
Head out to sea or explore inland.
Wildlife Spotting Cruise
Head out to spot marine life and birds flourishing off the coast of the Lofotens.
Follow your CEO on a short hike into town. Stretch your legs, take in the beautiful scenery, and reach the main town of Hennigsvaer.
Travel by bus to Tromso, arriving in time for dinner. Opt for an evening concert at the Arctic Cathedral (seasonal).
If keen, there are more opportunities for Northern Lights viewing here.
Lofoten - Tromso 8h
Switch buses in Bjerkviv after about 3.5 hrs.
Tromso Free Time
Start exploring this northern city.
Concert at Arctic Cathedral
150NOK per person
Catch a midnight concert (February and March) at the Arctic Cathedral, which boasts a gorgeous mosaic built to reflect the dramatic scenery of the Arctic.
With a free day in town, opt to try dog-sledding, snowshoeing or reindeer-sledding. In the evening, enjoy an included visit to Mt Storsteinen by cable car with an optional dinner at the top.
For activities around town, visit one of the many polar-related museums the city offers.
Tromso Full Day
Explore the city or go further afield.
Mt Storsteinen Cable Car
Ride the cable car to the top of Mt Storsteinen for fantastic views of the city. Opt to enjoy a dinner of great local food at the top.
595-995NOK per person
Strap on some snowshoes and work up a sweat while enjoying the endless beauty of Norway in the winter.
See more of the area and learn about reindeer and reindeer sledding on an enjoyable ride through the snowy wilderness.
Head out into the wild and learn what it's like to use a dog-sled as a means of transportation. Meet the lovable huskies, learn how to use a sled, and then give it a go. There's no better way to experience the dramatic landscape of wintertime Norway.
Travel by bus and the famous Ofoten Railway to Kiruna, Sweden. Enjoy a stay in cabins outside the city. Cross your fingers for one more chance to see the Northern Lights from the hotel's viewing area.
Travel to Narvik by bus with time to stop in town for lunch. Switch to the famous Ofoten Railway for one last gorgeous ride into Sweden.
In Kiruna, enjoy a stay in cabins outside the city complete with an on-site sauna to warm up from the icy Scandinavian winter weather.
Cross your fingers for one more chance to see the Northern Lights from the hotel's viewing area.
Tromso - Narvik 4h 30m
Ride on in style aboard a bus so roomy and comfortable you may not want to get off. This is not your grandmother's public bus.
Narvik - Kiruna 3h
Soak in the beautiful views of the Ofoten Railway.
Depart at any time.
With a little more time in Kiruna there are plenty of options to enjoy. We recommend booking post-night accommodation to have the chance to try dog sledding or reindeer sleighs, visit the ice hotel, go snowshoeing or participate in a Sami cultural experience. (None (Meals on your own))
As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals