Antarctica & Arctic
If it’s a picturesque train journey through wintery mountains and past tiny Scandinavian towns you’re looking for, then check out our very own version of the Polar Express.
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8 nights accommodation, local transportation including rail, breakfast daily, Northern Lights tour, Polar Museum, Oslo orientation walk.
26 Dec ‘18; 05 Jan & 02 Feb ‘19
On this scenic nine-day trip, you’ll start in Oslo and head up north via rail to get a taste of Lapland. Once you disembark, there’ll be plenty of opportunities to visit museums, take part in winter activities like snowshoeing and dogsledding, and get acquainted with small-town life.
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Get a taste of the highlights of Lapland
Explore the sights of Oslo
View the Northern lights in Norway
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Arrive at any time.
There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting. If you arrive early enough the Edvard Munch museum is well worth a visit.
With a free day in town opt to visit a museum, check out Akershus Fortress, or head out to the countryside to become one with nature.
On the inside, Oslo's state of the art architecture and plethora of galleries make a great playscape for those looking to get cultured, while it's close proximity to the countryside and surrounding nature parks are a perfect option for those looking to get active. Take a day to explore this world-class Scandinavian city - we promise that you won't run out of things to do. (B)
Depart for a scenic ride on the Dovre Railway to Trondheim. (B)
Spend a free day exploring Trondheim. Opt to visit the neighbourhood of Bakklandet, the old town bridge, cafés along the wharves, Market Square, Nidaros Cathedral or the old city streets. In the evening, board an overnight train on the Norland Railway to Bodø. (B)
Arrive to Bodø and enjoy free time exploring this small transfer city. Hop on an afternoon ferry to the Lofoten Islands. Stay in charming fishing cabins on the coast. Later, take an included tour to track down the Northern Lights.
There will be multiple opportunities to spot the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) on this trip. If you don't see them here, don't despair. (B)
Enjoy free time on the islands with an optional wildlife-spotting cruise or scenic hikes. (B)
Travel by bus to Tromsø, and arrive just in time for dinner. Free time in the evening to get lost in this lively city. Opt for an evening concert at the Arctic Cathedral (seasonal).
If keen, there are more opportunities for Northern Lights viewing here. (B)
Visit the Polar Museum in the late morning. Take the rest of the day to discover this quaint town and scenic surroundings. Opt to try dog-sledding, snowshoeing or reindeer-sledding. (B)
Depart at any time. (B)
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