Grand Tour Scandinavia / Lofoten

9-Day tour Sweden and Norway
  • Comfortable Scandinavian trains
  • Capital cities, the Arctic Circle and rugged coastlines
  • Hurtigruten cruise and Lofoten islands
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  • € 1119 1st class
  • € 969 2nd class
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The most beautiful rail tour of Scandinavia! Discover Sweden and Norway, travel both countries' length and be amazed by the stunning nature of the North. Cross the Arctic Circle, visit Lapland and cruise the most scenic part of the famous Hurtigruten journey: past the Norwegian Vesteralen and Lofoten islands.
The starting point of the rail tour is either Copenhagen or Stockholm, the finishing point is Copenhagen.

The train

  • Comfortable (night) trains
  • Regular busses
  • Hurtigruten cruise

Extras

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Day to day


Day 1 Stockholm

The rail tour starts either in the Danish capital Copenhagen or in de Swedish capital Stockholm. In case you start in Copenhagen, travel by tilting X2000 train in 5 hours to Stockholm and arrive in the late afternoon.

Overnight stay in Stockholm. Spend the night either in a regular hotel or on the MS Mälardrottningen, a hotel boat on Lake Mälaren close to the train station. Please note that the hotel boat has huts with bunk beds.

It is possible to add train tickets to Copenhagen to your booking. Additional fees applicable.

Day 2 Night train to Abisko

Explore the Medieval city centre (Gamla Stan) of the Swedish capital in the morning and early afternoon. The night train to Lapland departs in the late afternoon.

Spend the night on the night train: shared -6-berth compartments. Upgrade possible.

Day 3 Abisko

The Arctic Circle as well as the mining town of Kiruna are crossed in the morning. Train arrives in Abisko in the early afternoon. Enjoy the wilderness of Lapland and the beautiful views on the Torneträsk lake and the Lapporten peaks. In winter, there is a chance to see the Northern Lights.

Overnight stay in the Abisko Turiststation. Please note that during the low season there are limited facilities (see 'Departure' tab).

Day 4 Harstad

Travel from Sweden's driest town (Abisko) via Sweden's wettest town (Riksgränsen) to Narvik in Norway. Beautiful train journey through the mountains and along the Ofotfjord. Continue by bus to Harstad.

Overnight stay in the Thon hotel in Harstad, with fjord views.

Day 5 Hurtigruten to Svolvaer

A full day on the Hurtigruten. Cruise through fjords and past the stunning Vesteralen islands. Along the way there are stops in Sortland and Stokmarknes. Passing the magnificent Trollfjord is the absolute highlight of the day. Disembark in Svolvaer, the capital of the Lofoten islands.

Overnight stay in the Thon hotel, which has a fantastic location in the harbour.

Day 6 Bodø

In the late morning / early afteroon leave Svolvaer and travel by bus to the south across the impressive Lofoten to Moskenes. In the evening, take the ferry to Bodø on the mainland and arrive at midnight. On Fridays and Saturdays it is possible to travel by Hurtigruten from Svolvaer to Bodø, the surcharge is €70 per person.

Spend the night in Bodø in the Thon Hotel Bodø.

Day 7 Trondheim

Back in the train today. Travel one the most scenic railways of Norway from Bodø to Trondheim.

Nidaros Hotel in Trondheim, close to the train station.

Day 8 Oslo

Visit Trondheim and its colourful warehoues in the monring. Take the train in the afternoon to Oslo. Beautiful journey across the Dovrefjell mountain range to Norway's capital.

Overnight stay in Oslo. Hotel Opera is situated on the train station's square and has harbour views.

Day 9

Today is the last day of the rail tour. Explore Oslo in the morning and continue by train via Gothenburg to Denmark's capital Copenhagen.

It is possible to add train tickets to a domestic Danish or international destination to your booking. Additional fees applicable.

More info


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Included


Included
  • All train journeys in Sweden & Norway & Denmark which are part of the rail tour
  • Train surcharges and seat reservations (when possible)
  • Night train Stockholm – Boden / Abisko: shared 6-berth compartment (1st class sleeper compartment)
  • 7 Nights: 2 person room with shower + toilet, breakfast included. 3-star hotels, though the hotel in Abisko is a bit more basic.
  • Hurtigruten ticket Harstad - Svolvaer
  • Day to day itinerary
  • 1st class booking: Copenhagen - Stockholm (1st class), night train Stockholm - Boden in Sleeper-2 Deluxe compartment with ensuite shower and toilet, Bodø - Trondheim - Oslo - Gothenburg (NSB komfort class) and Gothenburg - Copenhagen (1st class)

Excluded
  • Bus tickets Narvik - Harstad and Svolvaer - Moskenes. Tickets cost approx €60 per person, available with the bus driver.
  • Ferry ticket Moskenes - Bodø. Ticket costs approx €20 per person, available at the terminal.

Extensions


  • Additional nights in all towns of the rail tour can be added to the booking
  • Add-on North Cape
  • Overnight stays in other cities (also outside Denmark and / or Sweden) before or after rail tour can be added as well

Discounts / Surcharges


Discounts
  • Travellers aged 27 and younger get a youth discount
  • Travellers aged 60 and over get a senior discount
  • Please indicate your date of birth when making a booking so that the right price is being calculated

Surcharges
  • Single room €290
  • Night train Sweden: Sleeper-2 Economy compartment €40 per person
  • Night train Sweden: Sleeper-1 Economy compartment €100

Departure


  • Daily departure

Please note the following infomation regarding the overnight stay in Abisko

The hotel's main building and restaurant will be closed during the following periods: 01.05 - 12.06.2019 and 23.09 - 20.11.2019. During this period, the overnight stay in Abisko includes self catering accommodation with shared toilets and showers. The hotel does offer cooking facilities, there is a shop in the village.
As an alternative, travellers could spend the night in Narvik.

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Additional nights and add-ons

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Extras

Extras

Add-on North Cape - 4 days (inside cabin) from €575 p.p.

Hurtigruten with inside cabin

  • World's most scenic sea journey
  • Midnightsun from mid May till late July
  • Visit Europe's most northern point: the North Cape
  • Daily service, cargo / post ships with all the comforts of a cruise ship
  • Spectacular scenery
  • Northbound journey: travel by day, southbound journey: travel by night 

 

Day 1 - Departure from Harstad at 07:45. Travel via Finnsnes to Tromsø, the 'capital of the Arctic'.

Day 2 - Cruise via Hammerfest to Honnigsvag. Optional excursion of 3h30min to the North Cape across the treeless Arctic landscape (from €181 p.p.). Overnight stay in a hotel in Honnigsvag. It is possible to visit the North Cape by public bus and spend midnight there.

Day 3 - The northbound journey that was traveled by night is traveled by day during the southbound journey. Departure from Honnigsvag at 05:45.

Day 4 - Travel via Harstad to Svolvaer on the Lofoten islands. This is day 5 of the Grand Tour Scandinavia / Lofoten.

.01.01-31.03 and 01.11-31.12€575 p.p.
 01.04-31.05€715 p.p.
01.06-31.08€850 p.p.
01.09-31.10€615 p.p.

 

Included

  • Ticket Hurtigruten Harstad - Honnigsvag - Svolvaer. Inside cabin for 2 people, breakfast included.
  • Overnight stay in a hotel in Honnigsvag. Room with ensuite bathroom, breakfast included.

Lunch and dinner on board are excluded.

From €575 p.p.

Add-on North Cape - 5 days (inside cabin) from €605 p.p.

Hurtigruten with inside cabin

Day 1 - Departure from Harstad at 07:45. Travel via Finnsnes to Tromsø, the 'capital of the Arctic'. Four hours to go sightseeing in the city or visit the Tromsø Wilderness Centre with its Alaskan huskies.

Day 2 - Cruise via Hammerfest to Honnigsvag. Optional excursion of 3h30min to the North Cape across the treeless Arctic landscape (from €181 p.p.)

Day 3 - To Hurtigruten's final destination: Kirkenes. Optional excursion to the closeby Russian border (from €124 p.p.).

Day 4 - The northbound journey that was traveled by night is traveled by day during the southbound journey.

Day 5 - Travel via Harstad to Svolvaer on the Lofoten islands. This is day 5 of the Grand Tour Scandinavia / Lofoten.

01.01-31.03 and 01.11-31.12€605 p.p.
01.04-31.05€730 p.p.
01.06-31.08 €989 p.p.
01.09-31.10 €660 p.p.

 

Included

  • Ticket Hurtigruten Harstad - Honnigsvag - Kirkenes - Svolvaer. Inside cabin for 2 people, breakfast included.

Lunch and dinner on board are excluded.

From €605 p.p.

Add-on North Cape - 5 days (outside cabin) from €720 p.p.

Hurtigruten with outside cabin

 

01.01-31.03 and 01.11-31.12€720 p.p.
01.04-31.05€865 p.p.
01.06-31.08 €1159 p.p.
01.09-31.10 €795 p.p.

From €720 p.p.

Add-on North Cape - 4 days (outside cabin) from €670 p.p.

Hurtigruten with outside cabin

01.01-31.03 and 01.11-31.12€670 pp
01.04-31.05€830 pp
01.06-31.08€998 pp
01.09-31.10€730 pp

From €670 p.p.