b"COPENHAGEN ULTIMATE SCANDINAVIA AND THE POLAR EXPRESS UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCESSCANDINAVIA AND RUSSIA YOUR ITINERARYJourney on some of the regions Day 1London, Bremen and Copenhagen best railways, with scenic trips After meeting at London St Pancras, we take the Eurostar to Brussels,city surrounded by seven striking mountains and known for theon the Flm, Rauma and Bergen continuing to Bremen for the night. We complete the final leg of ourwonderfully-preserved medieval buildings of its Bergenhus district.Railways. journey to Denmark on Day 2, boarding a train bound firstly for Ham- Part of the old Hanseatic Wharf, this area is now UNESCO listed. Enjoy a traditional Sami burg before continuing to Copenhagen for two nights. Our guided tourDays 19-21Oslo and Hamburg experience at a local village.on Day 3 features the magnificent Amalienborg Palace, a large octagonalWe board the train to Oslo, travelling along Northern EuropesIndulge in a Swedish fika - a mansion surrounded by four identical Rococo palaces, the famous Littlehighest railway line, the Bergen Railway and setting out to explorecoffee and cake break. Mermaid statue and a cruise through the colourful canal area of Nyhavn.with a local guide on Day 20. We visit the incredible opera house, with its unusual yet accessible roof, and the stately Royal Palace,Take a scenic cruise along Days 4-5Stockholm where we see the changing of the guards. After some free time, weGeirangerfjord and Sognefjord. We take the train to Swedens capital, transferring to our hotel fortransfer to the port for the overnight ferry to Germany. Arriving inTravel on the Polar Express, two nights on arrival. One of Europes most beautiful capital cities, weKiel on Day 21, we board the train to Hamburg for an overnight stay.journeying north of the Arctic TRONDHEIM explore over 750 years of history on Day 5s sightseeing tour. Afterwards,Circle.we enjoy a traditional Swedish fika, or coffee break, relaxing over a hotDay 22 - Londondrink and slice of home-made cake. The rest of your day is free. After checking out of our hotel, we take the train to Brussels,Travel north of the Arctic Circle, Days 6-8 - stersund, the Inlandsbanan and Jokkmokk travelling via Cologne, where we join the Eurostar to London Sthome of wild rugged landscapes Pancras. Here, our epic Scandinavian adventure comes to an end.and the Midnight SunWe board an InterCity train to stersund for the night, a city set on the shores of Storsjn Lake. Travelling towards the untamed wilderness ofEnjoy free time to explore the Swedish Lapland on Day 7, the Inlandsbanan* takes us ever closer toport city of Narvik. the Land of the Midnight Sun through a landscape of pine and birchEmbark on guided tours of the forests. We arrive in Sorsele, visiting the Inslandsbanan Museum aftervibrant cities of Copenhagen, disembarking before making our way to a nearby Sami village to learnStockholm, Trondheim and about the lives of Scandinavias indigenous people. Dinner this evening isBergen.enjoyed around an open fire in a traditional tipi or lavvu. Day 8 takes usSWEDISH FIKA around the lakes and forests of Swedish Lapland to Jokkmokk. Along theWHAT'S INCLUDEDway, we cross the Arctic Circle.*Departures before June and after AugustFika is a Swedish way of life that will make the journey by coach.celebrates taking a moment toUK Tour Manager throughoutGEIRANGERFJORD Days 9-12The Ofoten Railway, Narvik and the Polar Express appreciate your surroundings Boarding the Ofoten Railway to Narvik, the views that accompany ourand the company youre in. YouFirst and Standard Class rail journey are spectacular; deep, dark fjords, wild and rugged mountaincant enjoy a traditional fikatravel, Standard Premier Class on terrain and barren plateaus line the route, showing just how remotecoffee break on the go, its a ritualthe Eurostarthese far northern reaches really are. Day 10 is free. Our journey alongthat encourages you to stop andAll ferry, rail and coach transfersthe Nordland Railway, also known as the Polar Express, begins on Daysocialise, and is practised every 11. In high summer, the sun may illuminate our entire journey, givingday by many Swedes across theComplimentary luggage us the spectacular experience of nearly 24-hour daytime. Disembarkingcountry. The term comes fromtransfersin Verdal, we transfer to Stiklestad for the night. We enjoy a tour ofthe 19th-century slang word for20 nights 3 and 4-Star hotel Stiklestad on Day 12, the site of King Olavs death in 1030. Afterwards,coffee but nearly always comesaccommodationour coach takes us to the popular Viking city of Trondheim.with something to eat too - we recommend an authentic1 night on board the overnight Days 13-15 - Trondheim, the Rauma Railway and Geirangerfjord cinnamon bun or a mazarin. ferry to GermanyDiscovering the history of Trondheim on todays guided tour, we see the35 meals including 21 breakfasts, Old Quarter and the colourful waterfront houses of Bakklandet, as well1 lunch and 13 dinners the Gothic architecture of Nidaros Cathedral and the sumptuous RoyalNarvikFLAM RAILWAY Residence. The rest of your day is free. Joining the 71-mile-long Rauma2 Gllivare All tour excursionsRailway to ndalsnes on Day 14, we continue our spectacular journey toFauskeGeiranger. Day 15 includes a relaxing fjord cruise across Geirangerfjord,Verdal 1 JokkmokkStiklestad 1a nine-mile-long branch of the Storfjord that boasts towering cliff wallsTrondheim 2 1 Arjeplog 2022 TOUR DATESas well as a number of impressive waterfalls.Andalsnes Sorsele ARCTIC CIRCLEGeiranger 2 1 stersund Jun 12 5,495 Jul 24 5,295Days 16-18Flm, the Flm Railway and BergenFlm 1 Oslo 26 5,495We continue our scenic travels through Norways incredible fjordBergen 2 1 2 Stockholmcountry, stopping off at the jaw-dropping Dalsnibba viewing point as well1 2023 TOUR DATESas Kaupangers unique stave church ahead of Day 17s excursion aboardKiel 2 Copenhagenthe iconic Flm Railway to the high-altitude station at Myrdal and back.1 Hamburg Jun 11 5,495 Jul 23 5,295Driving to Gudvangen, we set sail aboard a luxury eco ship for a cruiseLondon 1 Bremen Tour Code: AOJ| per person based on 2 across Sognefjord, afterwards continuing to Bergen by coach. Brussels sharing. Deposit from 800 per person. We set off on a guided walking tour of Bergen on Day 18, a harbourSupplement for solo travellers from 1,595. Nights in hotel Nights on ship First Class Rail Standard Class Rail Coach Ship For the latest guidance on entry requirements, please visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice24 SCANDINAVIA AND RUSSIACall us on 01904 527194 or visit GreatRail.com for more details 25"