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Rail Tours in Scandinavia & The Baltic Holidays

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.

Nature

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 Borealis?

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.

Heritage Rail

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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Arctic Explorer

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).

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12 days from £10,175 pp

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Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express

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.

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16 days from £16,275 pp

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Land of the Midnight Sun

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.

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12 days from £10,195 pp

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Moscow & St Petersburg

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.

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7 days from £1,375 pp

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Trans-Siberian - Moscow to Beijing

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.

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17 days from £6,950 pp

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