b"NORTHERN LIGHTS ARCTIC CIRCLE 1 2 Kiruna SCANDINAVIA AND RUSSIA Svolvaer 2 1 NarvikYOUR ITINERARY BodDays 1-2London and Trondheim Lule 1We fly from London Heathrow to Trondheim, via Oslo. As one of the oldest destinations in Norway with a rich Viking heritage, we exploreTrondheim 2 SWEDENTrondheim on Day 2s guided tour. We wander the narrow streets of the Old Quarter, known to locals as Bakklandet, before crossing the Old Town bridge. Your afternoon is free to continue sightseeing. Days 3-4The Nordland Railway, Lofoten Isles and Northern Lights Nights in hotel Rail Coach ShipWe leave Trondheim early this morning and travel north on the Nordland Railway, also known as the Polar Express, making the 452-mileUNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCES journey to Bod, the city with the worlds most beautiful coastline. We transfer to Bognes for the ferry to Lodingen, in the Lofoten Isles, on DayHunt the Northern Lights. 4. After disembarking, we enjoy a scenic drive up to Svolvaer, the tinyVisit the Ice Hotel in Kiruna and capital of these stunning islands, described as Europes most dramaticenjoy a drink in the Ice Bar. and spectacular archipelago. Sat beneath the auroral oval, this is one of the best Northern Lights spotting areas in the world. And, if the weatherEnjoy scenic rail journeys, is clear, we could experience their spectral dance for ourselves on thistravelling on the Ofoten and evenings Northern Light spotting excursion. Nordland Railways. Days 5-6Nusfjord, Vestvgy and Narvik Explore the remote archipelago We enjoy a scenic drive to one of Norways oldest and best-preservedof the Lofoten Isles.fishing villages, Nusfjord. Centred around its fjordside harbour, here THE NORTHERN LIGHTS, LAPLANDwe find a handful of wooden cabins, known as rorbu, once home toTake a husky-hauled sled ride cod fisherman who used to hang their catch outside their homes. Thisin Lule, followed by an authentic AND THE POLAR EXPRESS sea fairing past is still visible in Nusfjord today, with former communitySwedish coffee break or fika.buildings, such as the old fish oil factory and smokery, having beenWHAT'S INCLUDEDlovingly renovated. We continue to the traditional district of Vestvgy, a farming district known for its sandy beaches and mountainous terrain. 10 DAYS FROM 2,295 After dinner, we embark on another Northern Lights hunt. We leaveUK Tour Manager throughoutSvolvaer on Day 6, returning to the Norwegian mainland. We check intoFlights from London Heathrow On this remarkable escape, we explore Norway and Swedish Lapland, travelling onour hotel in Narvik ahead of some free time to explore. This ice-freeto Trondheim, via Oslo, and from Scandinavias most scenic railways. We take a husky sleigh ride and journey intoseaport is located 250 miles north of the Arctic Circle and has a numberLule to London Heathrow via of fascinating attractions, including the Red Cross War MemorialStockholmthe Arctic Circle, where we seek out the magical Northern Lights. Museum and Ofoten Museum.All rail and coach transfersDays 7-8The Ofoten Railway and Kirunas Ice Hotel Complimentary luggage We take a trip on one of the worlds most northerly railway lines, thetransfers from Narvik to KirunaOfoten Railway. A route painstakingly carved out of the mountains largely by hand, we travel across the border to Kiruna, Swedish9 nights 3 and 4-Star hotel THE NORDLAND RAILWAY Laplands largest city. Day 8 begins with a Sami experience, duringaccommodationwhich we discover the lives and culture of Scandinavias indigenous18 meals including 9 breakfasts, 1 This spellbinding trip is rightly one of the worldspeople. We travel to a Sami village where we meet the reindeer, enjoylunch and 8 dinners most famous, with seemingly inaccessiblea Sami style lunch in a lavvu, a type of Sami tent, and listen to age-old landscapes stretching for as far as the eye canfolk tales. Visiting Kirunas famous, annual Ice Hotel in the afternoon, weAll tour excursionssee. From our comfortable and cosy carriage, wetour the cold rooms before donning our warm weather gear for a drink watch as sparkling fjords and even the spectacularin the Ice Bar. Svartisen Glacier roll by our window. Running fromDays 9-10Lule, huskies and Londonhistoric Trondheim to the beautiful city of Bod,Heading towards the coast of Swedish Lapland, we drive to Lule for the the Polar Express, or Nordland Railway, is Norwaysnight, where we enjoy a unique experience at a local husky farm. After largest mainline railway, as well as being one ofmeeting these enthusiastic and hard-working creatures, we set out on only a few lines that crosses the Arctic Circle.a sled ride with a pack of huskies at the helm, leading us through the Were taken through the beautifully varied scenerywinter wonderland landscapes. Afterwards, we warm up around the fire2023 TOUR DATESof northern Norway before reaching 66 degreesin one of the local wooden chalets, enjoying a well-deserved Swedish north just before reaching Lonsdal, the highestcoffee and cake break, known as a fika. We transfer to the airport afterJan 11 2,295 Feb 20, 27 2,595station on the route. This part of Norway is anbreakfast on Day 10, flying back to London Heathrow via Stockholm.18 2,395 Mar 6 2,495ideal place to view the Northern Lights thanks toFeb 1, 8 2,495 10 2,395its position under the auroral oval and lack of lightTour Code: NLW| per person based on 2 pollution. sharing. Deposit from 400 per person. 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