b"YOUR ITINERARY ARCTIC CIRCLE Bod 1 2 Kiruna SCANDINAVIA AND RUSSIA Svolvaer 2 1 NarvikDays 1-2 - London and Trondheim Lule 1We fly from London Heathrow to Trondheim, via Oslo, our base for two nights. We explore on Day 2s guided tour, wandering the narrowTrondheim 2 SWEDENstreets of the Old Quarter, or Bakklandet, before crossing the Old Town bridge on our way to Nidaros Cathedral, the northernmost medieval cathedral in the world. You afternoon is free to carry on sightseeing. Day 3 - The Polar Express and Bod Nights in hotel Rail Coach ShipWe travel north on the Nordland Railway, also known as the Polar Express, making the 452-mile journey to Bod for the night. As Bod sitsTOUR HIGHLIGHTSbeneath the auroral oval, if the weather is clear, tonight could be our first viewing of the magical Northern Lights and, after dinner, we travelHunt the breathtaking by coach away from the lights of the city, to maximise our chances. Northern Lights. Days 4-5 - The Lofoten Isles Visit the Ice Hotel in Kiruna and We transfer to Bognes for the ferry to Lodingen, in the Lofoten Isles.enjoy a drink in the Ice Bar. After disembarking, we enjoy a scenic drive up to Svolvaer, the islandsEnjoy scenic rail journeys, tiny capital, described as Europes most dramatic and spectaculartravelling on the Ofoten Railway archipelago. With free time, you might like to go on a guided snow walkand the Polar Express. or a sea eagle-spotting safari. On Day 5, we enjoy a scenic drive to one of Norways oldest and best-preserved fishing villages, Nusfjord, alsoExplore the remote archipelago stopping in the traditional district of Vestvgy. After dinner, we enjoyof the Lofoten Isles.another excursion to spot the Northern Lights. Take a tour of Trondheim with a Day 6 - Narvik local guide.We leave Svolvaer by coach this morning, returning to the NorwegianMeet the Sami and sit down to a mainland. Our journey once again offers a wonderful opportunity totraditional meal.soak up the regions breathtaking beauty, with views from the coachExperience a husky-hauled stretching down sheer cliffs to the majestic fjords in the valley below.sleigh ride through the snow. We check into our hotel in Narvik ahead of some free time to explore. Day 7 - The Ofoten Railway to Kiruna WHAT'S INCLUDEDWe enjoy a journey on one of the worlds most northerly railway lines, the Ofoten Railway today. Narvik was originally built as a hub to exportUK Tour Manager throughoutthe iron ore mined near Kiruna, and the Ofoten Railway was built to beFlights from London Heathrow a link between the two. The railways route was painstakingly carvedto Trondheim, via Oslo, and from out of the mountains in an incredible engineering project largelyLule to London Heathrow via undertaken by hand and, as we travel across the Swedish border, weStockholmcross barren plateaus and traverse steep mountainsides on our way to Swedish Laplands largest city. On arrival, we check into our hotel forAll rail and coach transferstwo nights.Luggage transfers on some Day 8 - Sami experience and Ice Hotelsections of the tourOur day begins with a Sami experience, during which we discover the9 nights 3 and 4-Star hotel lives and culture of Scandinavias indigenous people. We travel to a Samiaccommodationvillage where we meet reindeer, enjoy a Sami style lunch in a lavvu and listen to local folk tales. Visiting Kirunas famous, annual Ice Hotel this16 meals including 9 breakfasts, 1 afternoon, we tour the cold rooms before donning our cold weatherlunch and 6 dinners gear to visit the Ice Bar for a chilled drink served in ice glasses. FollowingAll tour excursionsdinner, we head out into a landscape of frozen forests and mountains to try and view the captivating Northern Lights once again. Days 9-10 - Husky sleigh ride in Lule and London 2022 DEPARTURES Max 25 PeopleHeading towards the coast of Swedish Lapland, we drive to Lule for the night, where we enjoy a unique experience at a local husky farm. After meeting these enthusiastic and hard-working creatures, we set out onJan 28 2,395 Mar 4 2,495a sled ride with a pack of huskies at the helm, leading us through theFeb 4 2,495 9 2,395winter wonderland landscapes. Afterwards, we warm up around the fire23, 28 2,595in one of the local wooden chalets, enjoying a well-deserved SwedishTour Code: NLW| per person based on 2 coffee and cake break, known as a fika. We transfer to the airport onsharing. Deposit from 390 per person. Day 10, flying back to London Heathrow via Stockholm. Supplement for solo travellers from 615. For the latest guidance on entry requirements, please visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-adviceCall us on 01904 521990 or visit GreatRail.com for more details 15"