Arctic Circle & Fjords by Rail

Rail, Oslo to Tromsø
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Tour description

The Arctic Circle may sound like a chilly destination, but when you go in the summer, there’s plenty to see and do by the light of the midnight sun. Begin in Oslo and take two weeks via rail on this scenic train route, crossing above the Arctic Circle and travelling through the fjordland. Along the way, you’ll ride famous railways like Flåm, Lofoten, and Bergen, and engage in summer activities like rafting, kayaking, or canoeing. Seeing the fjords from a kayak rather than an oversized cruise ship is a brand new perspective – come realize it for yourself.

What's included

  • Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
  • Ofoten Railway
  • Lofoten Islands stay
  • Norland Railway
  • Fjord land excursions
  • Geirangerfjord visit
  • Flåm visit
  • Fløibanen funicular ticket (Bergen)
  • Bergen Railway
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Enjoy the midnight sun and stunning fjords
  • Kayak or hike your way through norway's jaw-dropping scenery
  • Experience the charm of fishing villages on remote northern islands
  • Ride famous railways through stunning mountains and fjords.

Itinerary

Day 1: Oslo Arrive at any time.

Day 2: Oslo/Flåm Take a train from Oslo to Flam and take in the incredible views through the mountains and valleys. Reach Flam in the late afternoon.

Day 3: Flåm Enjoy a free day to explore Flåm.

Day 4: Flåm/Bergen Spend the morning exploring Flåm with options to ride the famous Flåmsbana Railway, go kayaking, take a boat ride, or enjoy a local cheese tasting. Continue to Bergen by ferry, one of the most well-known cities in Norway's fjordland.

Day 5: Bergen Enjoy an orientation walk of this small town. Get the lay of the land visiting Old Byrggen and the fishmarket. Spend the rest of the day any way you like. In the evening, ride the Fløibanen Funicular to the top of Mt Floyden for spectacular views of the area. Opt to enjoy dinner at the peak.

Day 6: Bergen/Ålesund Take an early flight and arrive into Ålesund. Enjoy free time exploring this fairytale fishing town, known for its Art Nouveau architecture. Wander the town's winding streets, climb up to the Aksla Viewpoint for a stunning view of the Sunnmøre Alps, or take a walk along the coast.

Day 7: Ålesund/Trondheim Travel by bus to Åndalsnes. Transfer to a train and take the Dovre and Rauma railways through the mountains, valleys and rivers of this region. Arrive in the gorgeous Trondheim area.

Day 8: Trondheim/Bodø Spend a free day exploring Trondheim. Opt to visit the neighbourhood of Bakklandet, the old town bridge, Market Square, or Nidaros Cathedral. Opt to linger in one of the cafés along the wharves or wander the old city streets. Board an overnight train in the evening and continue your journey to Bodø.

Day 9: Bodø/Lofoten Arrive in Bodø in the morning. Take a free day to explore and take in the scenes of a quaint town and rugged landscape. Catch an evening ferry to the Lofoten Islands and enjoy staying in some charming fishing cabins on the coast.

Day 10: Lofoten Enjoy free time on the islands with an optional wildlife-spotting cruise or scenic hikes.

Day 11: Lofoten/Tromsø Sit back take in the views during your drive to Tromsø.

Day 12: Tromsø With a free day in town, opt to visit the Arctic Cathedral or the Arctic Alpine Botanical gardens. In the afternoon, visit the Polar Museum and then enjoy a beer at the oldest pub in Tromsø.

Day 13: Tromsø Depart at any time.