Train travel in Scandinavia and the Baltic - enjoy the luxury of a train holiday in Europe with GRJ independent
The best of Scandinavia
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.
Getting there by rail
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.
Benefits of rail
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
City & Sights
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.
Suggested Scandinavian Itineraries
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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