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    7 days - Independent visit to Bodø & Narvik before overnight train to Stockholm. Stay overnight in a remote lighthouse, touring in our premium 50 Degrees North mini-coach.

    Explore the outer reaches of Arctic Norway, visiting regions 'off the beaten track' and seeing true wilderness. Travelling on a premium 50 Degrees North mini-coach, journey through the forests to stay at the lighthouse in Tranøy, visiting Sami and rock carving locations along the way.

    Experience two overnight train journeys, a comfortable, relaxed way to see the countryside. According to Lonely Planet, one of the world’s best night train journeys from Trondheim to Bodø, the Nordland train is the longest train journey in Norway. 24-hour daylight means plenty of wildlife and sightseeing on your journey from Trondheim to Bodø, then Narvik to Stockholm on the Arctic Train.

    It isn't a group tour as such but for a few days during this itinerary, everyone shares the same mini-coach, you make friends and enjoy the company of our Norwegian bus driver!

    This tour is the final installment of our mini-coach tours, starting in Trondheim and ending on this tour in Stockholm. 'Beautiful Norway', 'Western Fjords of Norway', 'Scenic Norway' and 'Arctic Circle Traverse' slot together, an epic month of travel through the best of Norway.

    Highlights include

    • Two epic overnight train journeys
    • Travel on a premium 50 Degrees North mini-coach through Arctic Norway
    • Stay for two nights at a remote lighthouse in Tranøy, meeting locals and enjoying fresh shrimp on the deck
    • Visit Northern Europe's wild north with reindeers and elks wandering the roads
    Day 1
    Arrive Trondheim and explore this compact city
    Day 2
    Overnight train from Trondheim to Bodø
    Day 3
    Meet your mini-coach and start your journey through the wilderness to Tranøy
    Day 4
    Day at Tranøy with options including hiking, high tea and sculpture walks
    Day 5
    Continue your journey from Tranøy to Narvik
    Day 6
    Depart Narvik on the overnight train to Stockholm, via Bjornfjell mountain stop
    Day 7
    Arrive Stockholm and disembark train
    Start Place
    Trondheim, Norway tours
    End Place
    Stockholm, Sweden tours
    Destinations Visited
    Norway tours
    Sweden tours
    Duration
    7 Days
    Group Size
    4 - 12
    Suitability
    Easy

    Details

    Transportation

    All transportation (by buses, trains, and boats) between destinations is included in the price. This includes travel between Bodø to Narvik by premium 50 Degrees North mini-coach, which will accommodate spontaneous photo stops, as well as food and rest stops.

    Included
    • 4 nights’ hotel accommodation in shared double/twin rooms with private facilities
    • 4 breakfasts and 2 dinners
    • All transport between destinations by buses, trains and boats including two overnight train journeys
    • Premium 50 Degrees North mini-coach (or similar) which travels between Bodø to Narvik. This mini-coach works like a hop-on, hop-off scheduled weekly bus and may have only yourselves onboard or up to 10-12 people in addition to the driver. Stop along the way for unexpected photo opportunities, sightseeing or quick rest stops.
    • 24-hour emergency service
    • Taxes and service fees
    Not Included

    International flights, lunches and dinners that have not been detailed in the program, and items of personal nature. A small tip for the bus driver will be appreciated.

    Please note there is no guide for this tour. Your coach driver will offer help and answer questions when possible.

    Itinerary

    Day 1 - Arrive Trondheim and explore this compact city

    Arrive and transfer to your central hotel. Once you have settled in, set out to explore this small, compact city. Soak in the rich history of the 11th century by touring the famed Nidaros Cathedral and witness its remarkable Gothic facade. The world’s Northernmost Gothic cathedral, Nidarosdomen is the national sanctuary of Norway, built over the grave of St. Olav.

    Enjoy a beverage on a floating barge on the river, walk the old streets around the universities and relax at the special wine bar at Hotel Brittannia. With a wide selection of local coffee shops, charming cafes, delectable eateries, and microbreweries, you won’t run out of options. There is a strong culture for mixing locally sourced ingredients with bright new ideas, such as Michelin Star restaurants Credo, Fagn and Speilsalen or farm to table fusions like Bula Bistro and Spontan Vinbar.

    Accommodation
    Clarion Hotel Trondheim or similar

    Day 2 - Overnight train from Trondheim to Bodø

    After breakfast, head out to explore the city, after storing your luggage with the hotel. Stroll through the colourful and charmingly picturesque neighbourhood of Bakklandet, stopping for the perfect photo opp on the Gamle Bybro (Old Town Bridge). Swing by Trondheim Kunstmuseum (Art Museum) to admire the extensive collection of Norwegian, international and contemporary art exhibitions.

    You have a full day here so please ask us about adding activities such as kayaking, day trips to islands, hiking tours and so forth. There is also the possibility to do a foodie tour visiting local farms and gourmet cafes.

    Late this evening, board the overnight Nordland Railway. At 729 kilometres, the Nordland Railway is Norway’s longest. The journey presents a huge variety in landscape, culture, and climate. It will take you through fertile farmland and great forests in Trøndelag, across the majestic Saltfjellet range, and down to the coast between Rognan and Bodø.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    Accommodation
    Overnight train on the Nordland Railway

    Day 3 - Meet your mini-coach and start your journey through the wilderness to Tranøy

    Disembark the train, meet your mini-coach driver and set off north. After a short drive through Bodø, just down the road is the first stop at the Saltstraumen. Depending on the time of your visit, you might witness the malstrøm which happens at the turn of the tides.

    Travelling on, visit the rock carvings at Helleristninger and stop for waffles at Kobbelv Vertshus, a road stop offering lovely views of the Leirfjord and Baggfossen waterfall. Between the Salten, Ofoten and Lofoten regions is the Realm of Hamsun, made famous by the novels of Knut Hamsun and you will find tributes to Hamsun through the drive.

    Arrive at Tranøy mid-afternoon and get ready to watch the late midnight sunset over the lighthouse and Lofoten Archipelago. Dinner tonight is included.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    1 Dinner
    Accommodation
    Tranøy Lighthouse

    Day 4 - Day at Tranøy with options including hiking, high tea and sculpture walks

    The village of Tranøy is situated approx. 2.5km away from the lighthouse, and within walking distance. Tranøy has a local pub in an old boat, galleries and some other points of interest. There is a small local shop to buy daily items. You can do a sculpture walk around the town and enjoy a glass of champagne and high tea at the gallery.

    There are numerous of great walking tracks on Hamarøy, including the walk around Hamarøyskaftet. For active travellers, we recommend a hike up to the peak, Hamnesfjellet, 880 metres up from sea level with an incredible view over to the Lofoten Islands on a clear day. Other optional activities are Rib boat safari, Spa and horse riding.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    1 Dinner
    Accommodation
    Tranøy Lighthouse

    Day 5 - Continue your journey from Tranøy to Narvik

    Leaving around 8am this morning, continue your journey with your driver to Narvik. First stop will be the Árran Sami Education centre where you can meet local Sami guides and learn more about the local cultures.

    Stopping for lunch along the way, you will have the opportunity to take photos of the Stetinden National Park. You will arrive into the small town of Narvik just after lunch this afternoon. Say goodbye to your driver and then settle into your hotel. Be sure to visit the local fish hall for dinner (we love the fish cakes). You have the option to explore the Narvik cable car, visit Sami, do a huskywagon ride and more this afternoon.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    Accommodation
    Quality Hotel Grand Royal or similar

    Day 6 - Depart Narvik on the overnight train to Stockholm, via Bjornfjell mountain stop

    After breakfast, head out for a short walk before boarding the train to Bjornefjell. You have time for a walk at the mountain stop before joining the overnight Arctic Train, leaving at 15.53. The train is very comfortable and offers high quality dinner and drinks. Settle in to watch the never ending forests, looking out for reindeer and elks in the 24-hour midnight sun. You will travel through the Northern Swedish towns of Abisko and Kiruna.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    Transportation
    Overnight on the Arctic Train

    Day 7 - Arrive Stockholm and disembark train

    After breakfast, you will arrive into central Stockholm around 10am this morning.

    Dates & Prices

    All prices listed are per person. Departure every Tuesday with 24 May 2022 as the first and 13 September 2022 as the last.

    Dates
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    24 May 2022
    13 Sep 2022
    24 May 2022
    13 Sep 2022
    AUD 2,588
    On request
    Standard
    24 May 2022
    13 Sep 2022
    24 May 2022
    13 Sep 2022
    AUD 213
    On request
    Extra for Single

    Important Information

    Our 'Arctic Circle Traverse' tours work as a hop-on, hop-off scheduled weekly bus for a certain section so depending on the date, you can be travelling with potential 4 - 8 people. This is a great option for a solo traveller.

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