The Inlandsbanan connects Kristinehamn in the
south of Sweden with Gällivare in the north, a journey of
approximately 810 miles (1,300km). On our Arctic Circle Express and
Grand Arctic Circle Explorer holidays we join the railway in
Östersund, an inland city in the middle of the country, for the
trip to Jokkmokk, situated above the Arctic Circle. This fantastic
journey up the 'backbone of Sweden' takes us past tranquil lakes
and tumbling streams bursting with life.
As we travel through the dense forests of northern Sweden, keep
an eye out for native wildlife, in particular reindeer and elk.
The Inlandsbanan train crosses the Arctic Circle
and we travel through the Laponian area, a region dominated by
mountains and lakes in the Lapland province which was designated a
UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996. Relax and soak up the wild,
beautiful scenery as the train makes its way to our destination,