b"Narvik 2 GallivareARCTIC CIRCLE Fauske 1 Jokkmokk SCANDINAVIA AND RUSSIA GEIRANGERFJORD YOUR ITINERARY 1 ArjeplogVerdal SorseleDays 1-2To Stockholm Stiklestad 1Trondheim 2After meeting at London Heathrow, we board our direct flight toAndalsnes 1 stersundStockholm, checking into our hotel for two nights on arrival. One of2 GeirangerEuropes most beautiful capital cities, built across 14 islands connectedFlm 1by no fewer than 57 bridges, Stockholm has over 750 years of historyBergen 2 Osloand cultural which we explore on Day 2s guided tour. Afterwards, we1 2 Stockholmenjoy a traditional Swedish fika, or coffee break, relaxing over a hot drink and slice of home-made cake. The rest of your afternoon is free. Nights in hotel Rail Coach ShipDays 3-7stersund, the Inlandsbanan, Jokkmokk and Narvik UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCES We board an InterCity train to stersund today. Travelling towards the untamed wilderness of Swedish Lapland on Day 4, the Inlandsbanan*Journey on the Ofoten Railway, takes us ever closer to the Land of the Midnight Sun through aNordland Railway, Rauma landscape of pine and birch forests. We arrive in Sorsele, visiting theRailway, Flm Railway, Bergen Inslandsbanan Museum after disembarking before making our way to aRailway and Inlandsbanan. nearby Sami village to learn about the lives of Scandinavias indigenous people. We spend the night in Arjeplog, where a traditional dinnerCruise across Geirangerfjord. is served around a campfire. Crossing the Arctic Circle on our wayEnjoy a traditional seafood to Jokkmokk on Day 5, we enjoy a visit to the local Sami Museum onlunch and visit a Sami village. arrival, followed by a free morning on Day 6. Afterwards, we join the famous Ofoten Railway to Narvik. With free time on Day 7, you couldWHAT'S INCLUDEDfind out more about the vital role Narvik played in WWII with a visit to GRAND TOUR OF SCANDINAVIA the local Red Cross War Memorial Museum. Also worth a visit is theUK Tour Manager throughoutOfoten Museum. *Departures before June and after August will travel by coach.Flights from London Heathrow 17 DAYS FROM 3,295 to Stockholm and from Oslo to Days 8-10The Nordland Railway, Stiklestad and TrondheimLondon HeathrowWe transfer to Fauske by coach to begin our journey along Nordland Norways majestic mountains and azure fjords combine with the tranquilRailway, also known as the Polar Express and the train of the MidnightAll rail and coach transferslandscapes of Sweden on this epic holiday, which includes every greatSun, to Verdal. During the trip, we marvel at the ever-changing scenery,Complimentary luggage and in high summer, the sun may illuminate our entire journey, giving Scandinavian rail experience. Explore the cities of Oslo and Stockholm and travelus the spectacular experience of nearly 24-hour daytime. From Verdal,transfers beyond the Arctic Circle to the Land of the Midnight Sun. we transfer to Stiklestad, which we tour on Day 9, visiting the site of16 nights 3 and 4-Star hotel King Olavs death in 1030 during one of Norways most famous andaccommodationhard-fought battles. Afterwards, our coach takes us to the popular27 meals including 16 breakfasts, Viking city of Trondheim. Day 10s guided tour takes us to see the Old2 lunches and 9 dinnersQuarter and the colourful waterfront houses of Bakklandet, as well the Gothic architecture of Nidaros Cathedral and sumptuous RoyalAll tour excursionsResidence. The rest of your day is free to continue sightseeing.THE OFOTEN RAILWAYDays 11-14The Rauma Railway, Geirangerfjord and Flm REGIONAL DEPARTURES AVAILABLEJoining the 71-mile-long Rauma Railway to ndalsnes, we enjoy afrom Birmingham, Newcastle, The Ofoten Railway lies on a headland at the footManchester, Glasgow, Edinburgh, of the Fagernesfjellet, between Beisfjord andspectacular journey before continuing by coach to Geiranger. DayCardiff, Bristol and AberdeenRornbaksfjord, and runs between the iron-ore12 includes a relaxing fjord cruise across Geirangerfjord, a UNESCOfrom 100 per person.mines at Kiruna, in Swedish Lapland, and the portWorld Heritage site. Our scenic travels through Norway continue town of Narvik on the Norwegian coast. The viewson Day 13 as we stop at the incredible Dalsnibba viewing point and2022 TOUR DATESthat accompany our journey are spectacular; deep,ancient Kaupanger stave church on our way to Flm. We take a superb dark fjords, wild and rugged mountain terrain, andexcursion aboard the iconic Flm Railway on Day 14, our route cuttingJun 10 3,595 Jul 15, 22 3,495barren plateaus that show off just how remotea path through Norways mountains, as well as trailing past the edges17 3,695 Aug 5 3,595these far northern reaches really are.of Tyrifjorden lakeside before stopping beside the powerful Kjosfossen24 3,595 Sep 9 3,295Falls, Back in Flm, we board a luxury eco boat for a cruise across At the time of construction, the Ofoten Railway wasSognefjord to meet the coach transferring us to Bergen.Jul 1, 8 3,595both the coldest and most northerly railway in theDays 15-17 - Bergen, Oslo and home 2023 TOUR DATESworld. The 26-mile line was painstakingly carvedWe set off on a guided tour of Bergen this morning, a harbour out the mountains - an incredible engineeringcity surrounded by seven striking mountains and known for theMay 5 3,295 Jul 14 3,595project that was largely undertaken by hand. Thewonderfully-preserved medieval buildings of its Bergenhus district.26 3,445 28 3,495result is a breathtaking route that traverses theAlong the way, we stop for a delicious seafood lunch at the picturesqueJun 16 3,695 Aug 9 3,395barren plateaus north of the Arctic Circle. fish market. We board the train to Oslo on Day 16, travelling along23 3,595Northern Europes highest railway line, the Bergen Railway. AfterTour Code: ACJ| per person based on 2 breakfast on Day 17, we check out of our hotel and head to the airportsharing. Deposit from 550 per person. Supplement for solo travellers from 895. for our flight back to the UK. For the latest guidance on entry requirements, please visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice20 SCANDINAVIA AND RUSSIACall us on 01904 527194 or visit GreatRail.com for more details 21"