Take in the beautiful cities of St Petersburg and Moscow before exploring deep into the Russian and Norwegian Arctic Circle in pursuit of the magnificent Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights).… see more
12 days from £10,175 ppView holiday details >
Train travel in Scandinavia and the Baltic - enjoy the luxury of a train holiday in Europe with GRJ independent
With an array of natural phenomena such as volcanoes, geothermal pools, the spectacular Midnight Sun as well as the much sought after Northern Lights, there are many extraordinary sights to be seen throughout Scandinavia's scenic landscapes. The man-made shouldn't go without mention either, from the avant-garde architecture of Helsinki to Oslo's fascinating museums and award-winning restaurants.
The lands of fire and earth may seem a world away when in reality, they're deceptively easy to reach by rail if you choose not to fly. As with many European destination accessible by rail, your adventure begins at London St Pancras International. On arrival in Brussels we'll arrange for you to travel on Germany's efficient rail network to Cologne or Hamburg, where you'll catch the train ferry to Denmark.
Rail travel is the ideal way to gain access to all of the most popular attractions and historically or culturally significant destinations, as not only are there connections between major cities and towns, there are also incredibly scenic routes available through some of the most spectacular rural landscapes. In addition to this, taking the journey by train is one of the most environmentally friendly ways to travel through these well-preserved backdrops.
Dense forests and deep valleys gradually turn to majestic
waterfalls and icy glaciers as you travel across Scandinavia.
Famous fjords - u-shaped coastal valleys created by retreating
icebergs and subsequently filled by the waters of the Atlantic -
tend to hog the limelight, but there's so much more. Why not go
husky dog sledding through Arctic snow or visit Abisko National
Park in Sweden, one of the word's best places to spy the Aurora
Trondheim is one of Norway's oldest and most interesting cities,
home to the cathedral where Norwegian monarchs have been crowned
since the Middle Ages. Then there's Svolvaer, a modern town that
has grown from an ancient fishing village, situated on the island
of Austvågøy, and we can't forget hotels made entirely of ice or
Viking bars replete with homebrewed beer, Scandinavia's eclectic
towns and cities are a feast for the senses.
From the comfort of the Bergen Railway, passenger's are afforded panoramic views of glaciers, forests of conifers, mountain ranges and rocky coastline. And that's just a taste of the heritage rail experiences on off er throughout Scandinavia. There's also the scenic Flåm Railway, one of the steepest railway lines in the world, and the Nordland Railway, which runs from Viking Trondheim, to Bodø in northern Norway, to name but a few.
The Itineraries shown are intended to give an overview of what is possible and are by no means the only options available, designed to offer an idea of all the places you could visit and give you an overview of each destination. We arrange holidays to suit all tastes and budgets, so you can pick and choose from below or come up with something completely unique.
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The Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express is arguably one of the finest quality rail experiences offered anywhere in the world. Whilst the route is noted for its diverse, ever-changing and often spectacular landscapes, the Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express also visits many special destinations including Irkutsk, an historic city as famed for its distinctive wooden architecture and Lake Baikal on its way from Vladivostok to Moscow.… see more
16 days from £16,275 ppView holiday details >
An incredible rail journey during the celebratory White Nights season as we cross deep into the Arctic Circle by private train. Incomparable cities, remote communities, dramatic fjords, abundant wildlife, serene forests and stories recounting a turbulent history awaits you on this adventure of a lifetime.… see more
12 days from £10,195 ppView holiday details >
Discover two incredible and powerful cities that have both driven and shaped Russia on this magniﬁcent journey. Starting in Moscow, soak up many iconic attractions including the Kremlin and Red Square, before travelling to St Petersburg - a city so rich in history its entire centre is an UNESCO World Heritage site.… see more
7 days from £1,375 ppView holiday details >
Travel across Asia on this suggested itinerary from Moscow to Beijing. Visit Irkutsk, Lake Baikal, and cross the Gobi Desert before arriving in China and taking in the sights from the top of the Great Wall. This tour also offers the chance to discover the hidden cultures of Mongolia.… see more
17 days from £6,950 ppView holiday details >