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Nordland Railway

The Nordland Railway runs from the historic Viking capital of Norway, Trondheim, to the beautiful city of Bodø in northern Norway. The railway is 729km in length, making it Norway's largest mainline railway. It is also one of only a few railway lines in the world which cross the Arctic Circle. The railway, which is also called 'the train of the midnight sun', takes passengers through the beautifully varied scenery of northern Norway and includes views of lakes, rivers and fjords, as well as the spectacular Svartisen Glacier.

The Nordland Railway crosses the Arctic Circle (66 degrees north) just before reaching Lonsdal, the highest station on the line at 512km above sea level. This part of Norway is famous as an ideal place to view the Northern Lights. During the summer, in fine weather, the sun remains visible 24 hours a day.

After reaching Fauske, the most northerly point on the line, the railway turns due west to Bodø, regarded by many as the city with the world's most beautiful coastline.

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The Northern Lights & Lapland
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2023JanFebMar
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  • DestinationNorway, Sweden
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
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  • DestinationNorway
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Arctic Circle Express
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Grand Arctic Circle Explorer rail tour
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2023JunJul
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  • DestinationDenmark, Norway, Sweden
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
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Grand Tour of Scandinavia
1/Sep
Julie Kay
5 stars
“Fabulous holiday from start to finish. Our Tour Manager, Roger, was very knowledgeable and efficient in ensuring the itinerary went smoothly. The hotels were good with some being very good. Had an issue with one hotel but they swiftly resolved it. Pity the Inlandsbanan railway journey was cancelled but we enjoyed a very scenic (if long) coach journey instead. A big thank you to our driver Peter and his excellent driving skills getting our coach up some very steep roads with hair pin bends. We extended our trip by a few days at each end which I recommend. We experienced all the seasons ice, snow, sun, mist, bitterly cold winds, heavy rainfall; saw stunning waterfalls, fjords, snow capped mountains, glaciers, forests, and animals. Crossed the Arctic Circle; and travelled by rail on some of the worlds most scenic railways. Although tiring with some very early starts, it was s fantastic holiday
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The Northern Lights and Lapland
5/Apr
Carol Collinson
5 stars
“This was 4th GRJ trip we’ve done. Everything is well organised and you feel safe while away. We must admit it’s the Tour Guide that either makes or breaks it. Kate was absolutely brilliant on this trip.
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Arctic Norway and Midnight sun in Lofoten
5/Sep
David J
4 stars
“An incredible experience seeing the amazing sights of Norway. Good mix of rail and coach travel and 2 night stays in most places. Small group travel was a big plus
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Ultimate Scandinavia and The Polar Express
25/Jul
C Seal
4 stars
“Beautiful scenery
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