Train from Stockholm to Kiruna
Replies: 5 - Last Post: Aug 28, 2007 5:52 AM Last Post By: NSCGardner
Aug 27, 2007 11:30 AM
Train from Stockholm to KirunaHi, I am wanting to arrange a trip to Kiruna over Christmas this year.
Please can someone tell me how I can book an overnight train from Stockholm to Kiruna - 23rd December and how much it will cost. Can you get a cabin for 2 people?
Are there any other airlines that fly there? I looked at SAS and it seemed expensive.
Thank you in advance
Aug 27, 2007 1:28 PM
1Book directly at the webpages of the Swedish railrays, but you can't book until 90 days before departure. Only 3-bed cabins are available, they'll cost about SEK 1800 for two adults. As you are traveling just before Christmas, you're likely to get a third person in the cabin unless you oay for the third bed as well.
In addition to SAS, FlyNordic has regular flights between Stockholm and Kiruna.
Aug 27, 2007 4:12 PM
Aug 27, 2007 7:31 PM
3i don't know what you are planning to do in kiruna but because winter is high season in lapland, i think you should book accomodation right away too.
Aug 28, 2007 5:09 AM
Aug 28, 2007 5:52 AM
5Actually, this Stockholm to Kiruna service is not run by Swedish Railways but by Veolia. See www.veolia-transport.se. Connex, referred to by #4 above, is the old name for Veolia. I can highly recommend the service. It operates a simple-to-understand fixed fare system. Stockholm to Kiruna one way is always 399 SEK (ie. about €43) per person. Yes, the train has sleeping cars with berths fo two persons. They are very comfortable,. The supplement for that is 499 SEK (€54). There is a good restaurant car on the train. Online bookings for the Christmas period have not yet opened, but if you call +46 771 26 00 00, you can check all details, perhaps even reserve now, and at least ascertain when you might be able to book online. I'd rate this as one of Europe's great train journeys. You can read a six page feature on the journey, with lots of details about the train in the July 2007 issue of hidden europe magazine. See www.hiddeneurope.co.uk.
I do hope this helps.
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