b"Narvik 2 GallivareARCTIC CIRCLE Fauske 1 Jokkmokk SCANDINAVIA AND RUSSIA YOUR ITINERARY 1 ArjeplogVerdal SorseleDays 1-2 - To Stockholm Stiklestad 1Trondheim 2We fly to Stockholm, our base for two nights. On Day 2, we set outAndalsnes 1 stersundon a sightseeing tour enjoying a well-deserved, traditional Swedish2 Geirangerfika, or coffee break, with a slice of home-made cake. The rest of yourFlm 1afternoon is free. Bergen 2 Oslo1 2 StockholmDays 3-4 - stersund and the InlandsbananWe board an InterCity train to stersund today, a city set on the shoresNights in hotel Rail Coach Shipof Storsjn Lake. We stay overnight before continuing north on Day 4. Travelling towards the untamed wilderness of Swedish Lapland, theTOUR HIGHLIGHTSInlandsbanan takes us ever closer to the Land of the Midnight Sun through a landscape of pine and birch forests. Enjoy the chance toJourney on the Ofoten Railway, spot some local wildlife, including moose and reindeer, as we listen toNordland Railway, Rauma commentary about the sights passing by. We arrive in Sorsele, visitingRailway, Flm Railway, Bergen the Inslandsbanan Museum before making our way to a nearby SamiRailway and Inlandsbanan. village to learn about the lives of Scandinavias indigenous people. We spend the night in Arjeplog, where dinner is served around a campfire. Cruise across Geirangerfjord and Sognefjord. Days 5-8 - The Arctic Circle, Narvik and the Nordland Railway Enjoy a traditional seafood We cross the Arctic Circle on our way to Jokkmokk for the night,lunch and visit an authentic Sami enjoying a free morning on Day 6 to visit the local Sami Museum beforevillage. riding the famous Ofoten Railway to Narvik, a key battleground in WWII. With free time on Day 7, you could visit the local war museum toGuided city tours of Stockholm, learn more about the pivotal role this remote city played. On Day 8, weBergen and Trondheim. transfer to Fauske by coach, joining the Nordland Railway, also known as the Polar Express, for the journey to Verdal. Along the way weWHAT'S INCLUDEDmarvel at the ever-changing scenery, the spectacular Svartisen Glacier extending from the mountains into the valley below. From Verdal, weUK Tour Manager throughouttransfer to Stiklestad for the night.Flights from London Heathrow Days 9-12 - Trondheim, the Rauma Railway and Geirangerfjord to Stockholm and from Oslo to We enjoy a tour of Stiklestad this morning, the site of King Olavs deathLondon Heathrowin 1030. Afterwards, our coach takes us to Trondheim. DiscoveringAll rail and coach transfersthe history of this Viking city on Day 10s guided tour, we see the Old Quarter, the colourful waterfront houses of Bakklandet, the GothicComplimentary Luggage Service architecture of Nidaros Cathedral and the sumptuous Royal Residence.except where highlighted The rest of your day is free. Journeying along the 71-mile-long16 nights 3 and 4-Star hotel Rauma Railway to ndalsnes on Day 11, we then continue by coachaccommodationto Geiranger for two nights. Day 12 includes a relaxing cruise across Geirangerfjord, a UNESCO World Heritage site enjoying a beautiful28 meals including 16 breakfasts, setting. Back on dry land, we return to Geiranger via Hellesylt. 2 lunches and 10 dinnersDays 13-14 - The Flm Railway All tour excursionsLeaving Geiranger by coach, we make our way to Flm for the night via the incredible Dalsnibba viewing point and ancient Kaupanger stave church. Day 14 takes us on the iconic Flm Railway along one of the steepest lines in the world, stopping beside the powerful Kjosfossen Falls before reaching the high-altitude station at Myrdal and makingREGIONAL DEPARTURES AVAILABLEthe return journey back to Flm. Here, we board a luxury eco boat for afrom Birmingham, Newcastle, cruise across Sognefjord to meet the coach transferring us to Bergen.Manchester, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Cardiff Days 15-17 - Bergen, Oslo and home and Bristol from 75 per person.We take a guided tour of Bergen, a harbour city known for the wonderfully-preserved medieval buildings of its Bergenhus district. We2022 DEPARTURESstop for a delicious seafood lunch at the picturesque fish market before taking a coach tour of Bergens dramatic bridges. We board the train toMay 6 3,495 Jul 15 3,695Oslo on Day 16, travelling along Northern Europes highest railway Jun 17 3,695 Aug 5 3,595line, the Bergen Railway. On Day 17, we head to the airport for our24 3,795 Sep 9 3,495flight home. Tour Code: ACJ| per person based on 2 sharing. Deposit from 570 per person. Please note your luggage will travel out and back to the UK on your flight with you, ratherSupplement for solo travellers from 995. than via our luggage service. 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 21"