Arctic Circle & Fjords by Rail

From Kiruna to Oslo

Visiting: Kiruna, Lofoten, Trondheim, Geiranger, Flåm, Bergen, Oslo


Tour Operator: G Adventures

Physical rating: 2 - Light

Special diets catered: Vegetarians, Vegans

Age range: You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

Tour operated in: English


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Tour Overview

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 Kiruna and take two weeks via rail on this scenic train route, crossing to Norway above the Circle and going back south through the fjordland. Along the way, you’ll ride famous railways like Flåm, Ofoten, and Bergen, then disembark to 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.

Highlights

  • iconEnjoy 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.
  • icon experience the charm of fishing villages on remote northern islands
  • iconEnjoy the midnight sun and stunning fjords
  • icon kayak or hike your way through Norway's jaw-dropping scenery
  • icon ride famous railways through stunning mountains and fjords.

Places You'll See

Countries:

Itinerary

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icon Day 1: Kiruna

Location: Kiruna

Arrive at any time.

There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting.

ACTIVITY: Your opportunity to meet your CEO and fellow travellers, and learn more about your tour. Opt to join the group for a local meal afterwards. Don't forget to see the notice in the lobby (or ask reception) for the official time and place to meet up with the group.

icon Day 2: Kiruna

Location: Kiruna

Meals: BREAKFAST

Spend the day enjoying Kiruna. Opt to do some hiking or book one of the many local tours in the area. In the evening, opt to follow your CEO on a midnight sun hike.

FREE TIME: FULL DAY Explore Kiruna or go further afield.

icon Day 3: Kiruna/Lofoten

Location: Kiruna

Meals: BREAKFAST

Hop aboard the Ofoten Railway to Narvik, Norway, before continuing by bus to the Lofoten Islands. Enjoy staying in some charming fishing cabins on the coast.

It's a long but scenic travel day and with the never-setting sun, there's plenty of time to soak in the breathtaking scenery.

TRANSPORT: Soak in the beautiful views of the Ofoten Railway en route to Norway.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

icon Day 4: Lofoten

Location: Lofoten

Meals: BREAKFAST

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

Opt for a hike up to "The Goat" for gorgeous views of the harbour. Take a local bus to Hennigsvaer, a charming old fishing village, perfect for a lunch stop.

FREE TIME: FULL DAY Head out to sea or explore inland.

icon Day 5: Lofoten/Trondheim

Location: Lofoten

Meals: BREAKFAST

Take a ferry across to Bodø before switching to the Nordland Railway for the long but scenic ride to Trondheim. Watch as the mountains and fjords glide by.

Prepare for the long travel day with a good book, a deck of cards, and a fully charged camera battery. Explore the train, stare out the window, and get to know your fellow travellers a little better.

TRANSPORT: MORNING Get to the next spot on your route aboard a convenient and efficient ferry boat.

TRANSPORT: FULL DAY Enjoy a full day packed with breathtaking scenery on the Nordland Railway.

icon Day 6: Trondheim

Location: Trondheim

Meals: BREAKFAST

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.

FREE TIME: FULL DAY Get out and explore.

icon Day 7: Trondheim/Geiranger

Location: Trondheim

Meals: BREAKFAST

Take the Dovre and Rauma railways through the mountains, valleys and rivers of this region. Travel by bus to the gorgeous Geiranger area.

TRANSPORT: Enjoy the Dovre Railway to Dombas then switch to the Rauma Railway to Åndalsnes.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

icon Day 8: Geiranger

Location: Geiranger

Meals: BREAKFAST

Enjoy free time at the UNESCO-listed Geirangerfjord and opt for a scenic boat cruise. Other options here include a fjord safari, hiking, visiting farms in the area, or kayaking in this stunning region.

FREE TIME: Explore the fjords and surrounds.

icon Day 9: Geiranger/Flåm

Location: Geiranger

Meals: BREAKFAST

Enjoy a free morning before continuing through fjord country to reach Flåm.

It's a full day of travelling through this gorgeous scenery with stops along the way.

FREE TIME: MORNING Explore the fjords a little more.

TRANSPORT: Enjoy a private vehicle for this journey and make scenic stops along the way.

icon Day 10: Flåm/Bergen

Location: Flåm

Meals: BREAKFAST

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.

FREE TIME: MORNING Spend the morning exploring.

TRANSPORT: AFTERNOON Hop the express ferry for a scenic ride through the fjordland.

icon Day 11: Bergen

Location: Bergen

Meals: BREAKFAST

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.

ACTIVITY: MORNING Enjoy a brief walk with your CEO. He/she will give you some tips on finding things like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in-depth information, an official guided tour is recommended.

FREE TIME: FULL DAY Head out and explore.

ACTIVITY: EVENING Lasting only 7 minutes, a ride on the Fløibanen is one of Norway's most popular attractions. Running since 1918, the two cars run between Bergen centre and Fløyen with an elevation change of 300m (984 ft). Reach the top and soak in the spectacular views.

icon Day 12: Bergen/Oslo

Location: Bergen

Meals: BREAKFAST

Ride the famous Bergen Railway, one of the highest in the world, to reach Oslo in the late afternoon. Opt to visit the Munch Museum, the Akerhus Fortress, the Holocaust Museum, or the Vigeland Sculpture Park.

TRANSPORT: Ride the famous Bergen Railway for the last leg of this scenic journey.

FREE TIME: AFTERNOON Explore this capital city.

icon Day 13: Oslo

Location: Oslo

Meals: BREAKFAST

Depart at any time.

What's Included

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    Accommodation

    Hotels (8 nts), cabins (2 nts), fishing cabins (2 nts).

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    Meals

    12 breakfasts

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    Midnight sun hike (Kiruna)

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    All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

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    Fjord land excursions

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    Lofoten Islands stay

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    Geirangerfjord visit

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    Ofoten Railway

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    Fløibanen funicular ticket (Bergen)

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    Norland Railway

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    Bergen Railway

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    Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group

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    Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group. Midnight sun hike (Kiruna). 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.

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    Flåm visit

Accommodation

Hotels (8 nts), cabins (2 nts), fishing cabins (2 nts).

Meals Included

12 breakfasts

Transport

Train, private van, boat, walking.
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