Journey beginning at Stockholm, Sweden and ending at Narvik, Norway
Available: 2019-06-10 to 2019-08-15 starting from $2156 AUD
The Inlandsbanan route travels through inland Sweden the slow way – two carriages, your own guide and with the average speed of 50km/h, it is a wonderfully relaxing way to appreciate northern Sweden. On your journey north you will travel through a dramatic world heritage landscape, while at the same time getting a taste of the Swedish lifestyle and countryside.
Enjoy the midnight sun, be on the look out for elk and reindeer on the tracks and watch the forests unfold. If you are biking enthusiast, it is possible to bring your bike along for the entire journey – you can book your private stand for your bike. Food enthusiasts can enhance their stay with a visit Fäviken Magasinet (early bookings required).
Day 1 – Arrive Stockholm
Arrive in Stockholm any time and make your own way to our centrally located hotel.
Day 2 – Charming Stockholm, explore the museums, castles and alleyways.
Sweden’s Capital is charming, vibrant and surrounded by beauty and water – hence its nickname, Venice of the North. Stockholm offers interesting museums and castles & charming small alleyways. Be sure to make time for the ABBA museum or perhaps even catch the ABBA musical dining show!
There are many great guided walks to do in Stockholm – ABBA walking tour, Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy, ghost walks, Viking walks and even a walk that guides you to the best places to take photos.
Day 3 – Train to Mora
This morning, take the fast train to Mora to meet the Inlandsbanan. Mora has culture and attractions suitable for everyone. For example, you could visit Zorngården and the Vasa Race museum, or go shopping for a traditional wooden Dalahästen horse.
The nature around Mora & Siljan i Dalarna is a virtual paradise for cyclists, with everything from winding dirt roads for downhill, and nice tarmac roads for the road cyclist.
Day 4 – Mora to Östersund
The morning is spent in Mora, from where the afternoon train takes you on the first leg of your Inlandsbanan tour. The train will slow down as we pass the waterfalls Storstupet and Helvetesfallet, which were used for timber floating, to allow you to admire nature’s own drama. You will be travelling through Hälsingland and Härjedalen, the highest province in Sweden. In the evening we arrive in Östersund, the county town for Jämtland.
Day 5 – Spend the day in Östersund – perhaps a visit to Fäviken Magasinet, two Michelin stars countryside restaurant
Östersund is a true summer city with a great deal to offer. Take a walk to the heritage museum Jamtli History Land and meet up with people and places from days gone by. Entry is included. Or perhaps you want to discover the city on your own? Bikes can be hired from the tourist information office, where you can also pick up a map of cycling routes. Enjoy your bike ride!
One hour away from Östersund is Fäviken Magasinet, one of the top restaurants in the Nordic Region. Restaurant and Hotel bookings need to be made well in advance – a not to be missed experience for food enthusiasts!
Day 6 – Östersund to Arvidsjaur
From Östersund the journey continues north. You can catch a quick glimpse of county Ångermanland before we enter Sweden’s largest province – Lapland. Here you are surrounded by vast areas of forests, mountains, bogs and rushing water. This is also reindeer country so don’t be surprised if you see reindeer, moose and bears along the track. The train pulls in at Arvidsjaur in the afternoon, which allows you time to visit the Sami village Lappstaden.
Day 7 – Arvidsjaur to Gällivare
The morning is free for you to spend as you wish. In the afternoon you will be crossing the Arctic Circle and travelling through part of the national park area and World Heritage Site Laponia, which has mountains, lakes, delta landscapes, ancient forests and glaciers. You are looking at a landscape imbued with Sami heritage, inhabited since the Ice Age and home to a rich variety of flora and fauna, including several endangered species.
In Gällivare, you will have the opportunity to go by coach for an evening trip to the summit of Dundret and admire the astounding beauty of the landscape bathed in the light of the summer night.
Day 8 – Gällivare to Abisko, transfer to Björkliden.
The journey now continues by train past the ore fields of Kiruna, the northernmost city in Sweden which they also currently are moving, and on towards Abisko national park with the Kebnekaise mountain as backdrop.
Step off the train at Abisko and transfer to Björkliden, your hotel for the night. Upon arrival, check in and have the afternoon/evening to enjoy the breathtaking landscapes around the Torneträsk Lake.
Day 9 – Train to Narvik
A short journey today, crossing the border to Norway and arriving in the coastal town of Narvik.
From here, you can either travel by train further down the Norwegian coast to Trondheim, jump onto a Hurtigruten coastal voyage or explore the Helgeland or Lofoten archipelago.
- Travel on Inlandsbanan, including seat reservations
- 2 nights centrally located hotel accommodation in Stockholm, shared double/twin room with private facilities
- 6 nights accommodation in mid-range hotels, shared double/twin room with private facilities
- Daily breakfast
- Regular train or coach Gällivare – Björkliden –Narvik including reserved seats
- Regular/Express train Stockholm to Mora including reserved seats, depending on your departure time
International flights, meals and items of personal nature.
To find out more or to book this incredible tour, contact Globetrotter Lifestyle today!