b"Havoysund 1ARCTIC CIRCLE Tromso 1 1 SCANDINAVIA AND RUSSIA LOFOTEN YOUR ITINERARY Trollfjord 1 KirkenesDays 1-2London and Oslo OrnesWe fly from London Heathrow to Oslo, transferring to a local restaurantRorvik 1for dinner on arrival. Day 2 begins with a guided tour that includes theTrondheim 2avant-garde opera house, where you can access the roof for some of the best views in the city, Akershus Fortress, a medieval castle thats protected the city for much of the last millennium, and Kvadraturen -Oslo 2the oldest district in Oslo. With a free afternoon, you could watch the changing of the guard at the Royal Palace.Nights in hotel Nights on ship Rail ShipDays 3-4The Dovre Railway and TrondheimUNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCES We journey to Trondheim today, travelling by train along the Dovre Line. Nicknamed the trail of the trolls, this railway meanders throughCruise across scenic Arctic Norways inland countryside, passing broad farmlands, expansive lakes,fjords and journey on the Dovre babbling rivers, rich deep forests, narrow valleys and high mountainRailway. passes. Continuing north, we enter the valley of Gudbrandsdalen,Uncover Troms, the beautiful reaching the highest point of our journey at Hjerkinn. Finally, theLofoten Isles and Kirkenes.approach to Trondheim takes us beneath Snhetta, the highest mountain in the Dovrefjell. Discovering the history of TrondheimEnjoy lunch in a Viking on Day 4s guided tour, we see the Old Quarter and the colourfullonghouse.waterfront houses of Bakklandet, as well the Gothic architecture of Nidaros Cathedral. The rest of your day is free. Visit a Norwegian husky kennel and meet the hard-working dogs NORWAY, LOFOTEN Days 5-6 - Arctic cruise, Bod and the Lofoten Islands of the Arctic.We transfer to Trondheims port to begin a four-night cruise aboard AND ARCTIC CRUISE our Havila ship. Heading into open water, we pass the KjeungskjrWHAT'S INCLUDEDLighthouse, a bright red octagonal structure situated at the meeting point of Trondheimsfjord and the North Sea, before navigating theUK Tour Manager throughout10 DAYS FROM 2,595 narrow strait of Stokksund on our way to the coastal town of Rrvik.Flights from London Heathrow to Continuing northwards on Day 6, we cross the 66.5 degrees northerly latitude, celebrating as we enter the Arctic Circle. We reach rnes andOslo and from Kirkenes to London Discover the spirit of Norway as we explore Oslo and Trondheim before embarkingdrop anchor. With a choice of optional excursions available, you couldHeathrow via Osloon a four-night Arctic cruise through magical fjords. Experience life north of thevisit Bods Salmon Centre for a guided tour. Back on board, we catchAll rail and coach transfersour first glimpse of the steep granite cliffs and silvery beaches of the Arctic Circle - the land of the Midnight Sun and Northern Lights.Lofoten Islands. Home to small fishing communities, their houses builtComplimentary luggage on timber piles with seawater under the floorboards, and imposingtransferscliffs, we sail the strait of Raftsundet before reaching the sapphire5 nights 4-Star hotel waters of tapering Trollfjord. accommodation and a 4-night Days 7-8 - Risyhamn, Troms, North Cape and HonningsvgArctic CruiseHAVILA SHIPGliding past Risyhamn, Harstad and Finnsnes, enjoy the sight of20 meals including 9 breakfasts, 4 everyday life in the Arctic before we disembark in Troms, wherelunches and 7 dinnersWe spend four nights sailing through the Arctictheres a choice of optional excursions. Re-boarding our ship, we cruiseAll tour excursionsaboard a brand-new, environmentally friendly shipthrough bountiful waters, home to orcas, humpback whales and lots of from Havila. Equipped with the latest technologydifferent Arctic birds. Departures from September onwards may also and reaching the highest of environmentalexperience the magical Northern Lights. Day 8 takes us to Norways standards, the objective is to travel as silently andNorth Cape, where the icy waters of the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans2022 TOUR DATESemission free as possible. mix. We disembark at Havysund to visit the worlds most northerlyJun 15 3,095 Aug 6 3,495fishing village, as well as the North Cape Plateau, before continuing to There are two restaurants serving food, as well asHonningsvg and Kjllefjord. Here, we learn about the traditional wayJul 7 3,095 Sep 14 3,295a caf and a panorama bar offering stunning viewsof life of the Sami people, and on our June departure, we may even of one of the most spectacular coastlines on earth.have the right conditions to admire the full beauty of the Midnight Sun. 2023 TOUR DATESEach large cabin offers room service to ensure theDays 9-10 - Kirkenes and London May 11 2,595 Aug 4 2,695utmost comfort and convenience. Our cruise ends in Kirkenes, where were met by a local guide for aJun 13 2,895 Sep 12 2,795coach tour that takes us to the scenic shores of Langfjorden as wellJul 5 2,795as to the Svanhovd Botanical Gardens. After a three-course lunch in aTour Code: NLJ| per person based on 2 replica of a traditional Viking longhouse, we continue to a nearby huskysharing. Deposit from 350 per person. kennel to meet these hard-working creatures and learn about how vitalSupplement for solo travellers from 1,295. they still are to life in this part of the world. Transferring to the airportCabin upgrades available from 255 per person. on Day 10, we board our flight to London Heathrow, travelling via Oslo.Please note the itinerary for 2022 departures may differ, please call for more details. For the latest guidance on entry requirements, please visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice16 SCANDINAVIA AND RUSSIACall us on 01904 527194 or visit GreatRail.com for more details 17"