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Explore the mysterious Arctic by rail

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2025 Tour code: 25NHW

About the tour

Explore the mysterious Arctic and discover the magic of Norway and Sweden as husky dogs lead you through the snow, you chase the incomparable Northern Lights, and ride the most northerly railway in the world.

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Itinerary

Day 1 - London & Tromsø

Your journey begins at London Heathrow, as you meet your Tour Manager ahead of your flight to Oslo. In the Norwegian capital, connect with your onward flight to Tromsø. Situated in the Arctic Circle, Tromsø stands on its own forest-covered island and is known as the 'polar capital of Norway'.

At this time of the year, the attractive city is characterised by its polar nights, where the sun only briefly breaks over the horizon. After transferring to your hotel for two nights, you're free to begin your explorations.

Includes
  • Dinner
Day 2 - Tromsø & Sami experience

Discover more of Tromsø on this morning's guided tour and visit the Arctic Cathedral, Polaria Museum and the charming Polar Museum. Housed in the city's former Customs House on the quayside, it tells the story of numerous polar expeditions that took place from Tromsø, as well as giving an insight into the hardy wildlife that populates this region.

This evening, enjoy an authentic and fascinating Sami experience in a nearby village, learning about the lives and culture of Scandinavia's indigenous people. During your visit meet reindeer before a wilderness dinner in a 'lavvu' tent. While you eat, you're regaled with local folk tales.

Then, you spread out around the campfire to try and view the captivating Northern Lights - the world's most spectacular natural phenomenon. Officially called Aurora Borealis, seeing this magical dance across the night sky is a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3 - Narvik

Drive to Narvik, a journey filled with Norway's dramatic scenery as you travel down steep valleys to the striking fjords below. On arrival, enjoy a free afternoon in Narvik. Perhaps make your way to the Red Cross War Memorial Museum, which documents the occupation of the city in WWII and the bitter air and sea battles that took place. The Ofoten Museum is also worth a visit, featuring exhibits documenting the life of the Narvik population over the previous centuries.

This evening, you embark on a drive by coach with a local guide to try and track down the Northern Lights again.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4 - The Ofoten Railway

Enjoy a wonderful journey on the Ofoten Railway, also known as the Arctic Circle Express. This line, which at the time of construction was the most northern railway in the world, travels through the wild, beautiful landscapes of Lapland, passing breathtaking mountains, crossing barren plateaus, and traversing steep mountainsides as it approaches Sweden.

On arrival in Kiruna, check into your hotel for a two-night stay and enjoy an afternoon to explore. The Kiruna Church, built in 1912, is particularly impressive and is one of Sweden's largest wooden buildings.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5 - Husky safari & Ice Hotel

Travel to a nearby husky camp for an informative tour of the kennels and a thrilling husky-hauled sled journey through the snow-covered countryside.

In the afternoon, make a visit to Kiruna's famous Ice Hotel, the first and largest hotel made of ice and snow in the world. First formed in 1989, it needs to be reconstructed at the beginning of each cold season, meaning each year is different. Explore the specta cular frozen structure and perhaps enjoy a drink in the ice bar, where everything, including the glasses, is made from ice. After dark, attempt to spot the Northern Lights once again. The countryside around Kiruna is one of the world's best places to get a sighting, so hopefully a clear night will permit a good show.

Includes
  • Breakfast
Day 6 - Kiruna & London

Bid Kiruna farewell as you transfer to the airport, flying via Stockholm to London Heathrow, where your holiday comes to an end.

Includes
  • Breakfast

Additional information

Departure times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We will write to you around 10 weeks before your departure date with the precise meeting times for your tour group.

Mobility information

Due to the nature of our tours they are generally unsuitable for those with restricted mobility. If you’d like to discuss any particular holiday with us in this respect, then please don’t hesitate to call us.

Hotels

Camp Ripan, Kiruna

Camp Ripan, Kiruna

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Scandic Hotel, Narvik

Scandic Hotel, Narvik

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Clarion Aurora Hotel

Clarion Aurora Hotel, Tromsø

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Clarion Edge

Clarion Edge, Tromsø

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The Ofoten Railway

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Reviews

4.4 stars4.4 / 5 · 57 reviews

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Mrs Robson

5 stars

Submitted 20/Feb

For amazing experience loved it.

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JP

4 stars

Submitted 18/Feb

Excellent holiday.

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Frances

5 stars

Submitted 18/Feb

What a fantastic week! Awesome scenery, great hotels, fab guide, enjoyable activities and we saw the Northern Lights! What more could you ask for in a holiday? Would thoroughly recommend.

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Ms Julie Wilson

3 stars

Submitted 27 Mar 2023

This holiday met most of our expectations but there is room for improvement. Given the cost of the holiday we expected better food for the evening meal , we were served pig cheeks twice with in two days. The accommodation was ok but sadly we thought our tour guide lacked experience but she was friendly. Our coach driver was excellent and felt very safe in the snowy conditions. Overall the trip was worth it but felt the group was too big, the huskies and the ice hotel was the highlight .

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Jojo

4 stars

Submitted 24 Mar 2023

Great trip, loved the huskies trip could do with that part being longer as it went too fast! Entrance to the Arctic Cathedral in Tromso should be included in the city tour as, having seen it before, the group missed out. A bit more choice upfront for the included set meals would have been appreciated. Tips on capturing the Northern Lights on other than an iPhone camera would be good as normal digital cameras and smartphones did not capture anything.

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Anik Breed

4 stars

Submitted 20 Mar 2023

Overall this is a beautiful trip, even though we hardly saw the Northern Lights but the other activities made up for it, feeding the reindeer, talk by the Sami around a huge fire with dinner in a tent, the huskies drive and the visit of Ice Hotel, all these pretty much bucket list experiences. There was possibly a little too much time left as "leisure time" and also, sadly for our liking our group was much too big, 36 people...

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