The Inlandsbanan connects Kristinehamn in the south of Sweden with Gällivare in the north, a journey of approximately 810 miles (1,300km). On our Arctic Circle Express and Grand Arctic Circle Explorer holidays we join the railway in Östersund, an inland city in the middle of the country, for the trip to Jokkmokk, situated above the Arctic Circle. This fantastic journey up the 'backbone of Sweden' takes us past tranquil lakes and tumbling streams bursting with life.
The X2000 is Sweden's premier high speed train, which uses advanced tilting technology to smooth out the curves of the Swedish tracks and reach speeds of up to 127 mph (204 km/h). Refurbished in 2007, all trains feature comfortable seats, radio and music channels and an on-board Bistro serving a wide selection of food and drink.