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Chasing the Northern Lights - Scandinavia by Rail with Iceland. October 2022
Travel 1st Class on the Great Trains of Scandinavia. Quality 4 star hotels. Fully escorted by Australian historian.
By popular demand we repeat this 21 Day European tour with 7 day Add–on tour of Iceland ›
Discover Scandinavia’s 3 Modern Capitals: Copenhagen, Stockholm & Oslo
Enjoy Scandinavia’s Great Rail Journeys: High Speed Swedish x2, Flam Railway, Bergen Railway & Norland Railway

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Copenhagen[D]

Day 1, Saturday, Oct 15th  

Arrive today in Copenhagen and rest from your flight. Meet your fellow travellers tonight at the Welcome Dinner. [D]

Copenhagen [B]

Day 2, Sunday, Oct 16th  

Discover “beautiful, beautiful” Copenhagen from both land and water on this morning’s city sightseeing tour. In the afternoon visit the world famous Tivoli Gardens. Why not stay on to dine at one of its many themed restaurants.

Copenhagen [B]

Day 3, Monday, Oct 17th  

A free day to visit more of Copenhagen's museums and palaces.

Stockholm [B] [D]

Day 4, Tuesday, Oct 18th  

Our luggage is taken on ahead as we join our Swedish high speed X2 tilt train, commencing our love affair with the great trains of Europe, departing Denmark across “The Bridge” – made famous in the eponymous Nordic noir thriller TV series. We break the journey for a visit to the historic University and cathedral town of Lund, then continue to Stockholm.

Stockholm [B]

Day 5, Wednesday, Oct 19th  ^ Top ^

On this morning's sightseeing tour we discover Sweden's capital where “modernity meets tranquillity”, the home of IKEA, Volvo and ABBA. Founded in the Stone Age, Stockholm is spread across 14 islands. A highlight will be the City Hall, where the Nobel Prize banquet ceremonies take place, and the Vasa Ship Museum.

Stockholm [B]

Day 6, Thursday, Oct 20th  

A free day to enjoy some of Stockholm’s many fine museums. Your Tour Director will accompany those interested to the highly acclaimed Skansen open air folk museum.

Oslo [B] [D]

Day 7, Friday, Oct 21st  

On an Intercity train today, we cross the border to Norway and her capital Oslo, where our luggage awaits our arrival.

Oslo [B]

Day 8, Saturday, Oct 22nd  

Our morning city sight seeing includes the Akershus Fortress, and the Opera House. In the afternoon why not visit the National Gallery and see Edward Munch's famous painting “The Scream”.

Oslo [B]

Day 9, Sunday, Oct 23rd  

A free day forsight seeing – Vigelandspaken Sculpture Park, the Viking Museum, the Kon Tiki Museum and the Holmenkollen Ski Jump (for magnificent views of the city).

Flam [B] [D]

Day 10, Monday, Oct 24th  ^ Top ^

Today's train journey across Europe's highest mountain plateau, and down the steep descent into the village of Flam is repeatedly voted “the world's best train ride”. Tiny Flam, nestled on the water's edge is our home for 2 nights. Our luggage awaits.

Flam [B]

Day 11, Tuesday, Oct 25th  

This morning’s exploration around Flam includes an ascent to the Stegastein Lookout for breathtaking views down to the water 2,000 feet below. After lunch take one of the many local walking trails for sweeping fjord views.

Bergen [B] [D]

Day 12, Wednesday, Oct 26th  

Our luggage is taken on ahead as we cruise down the fjord today, enjoying more spectacular scenery to join the Bergen railway into Norway's second city. There will be time this afternoon to get to to know this city, before dinner in Bergen's oldest restaurant in the historic waterfront area.

Bergen [B]

Day 13, Thursday, Oct 27th  

We commence our sightseeing tour of Bergen with a funicular ride to the top of Floyen, one of the seven mountains surrounding Bergen. The views across the city and harbour are stunning. Back at the bottom we walk among the old wooden houses along Bryggen – the historic wharf area now included on UNESCO's world heritage list.

Bergen [B]

Day 14, Friday, Oct 28th  

Bergen was the home of Norway's greatest composer Edward Grieg, and this morning's sightseeing focuses on his life and work. A free afternoon.

Bergen - Coastal Ferry [B] [D]

Day 15, Saturday, Oct 29th  ^ Top ^

A free morning to enjoy the waterfront or climb some more of Bergen's 7 mountains, before our afternoon transfer to board our coastal ferry for the 2 day journey along the coast and through the fjords of Norway’s West Coast.

Coastal Ferry [B] [L] [D]

Day 16, Sunday, Oct 30th  

Enjoy the views of the fjords from your cabin or from the deck of our ferry. This is not just a tourist ferry, but the regular supply ship serving the coastal communities all the way up Norway’s West Coast.

Trondheim [B] [D]

Day 17, Monday, Oct 31st  

Arrive today in Trondheim and settle into our overnight hotel. Our sightseeing of this historic city – a former capital of Norway – includes the cathedral, the waterfront, and the Old Town.

Bodo [B]

Day 18, Tuesday, Nov 1st  

Our final and most Northerly train journey today – the Nordland, beyond the Arctic Circle – with sweeping coastal views to Bodo. In the Tour Director's humble opinion, this is one of the great rail journeys of the world. Given the local terrain, we travel today with our luggage.

Bodo [B] [D]

Day 19, Wednesday, Nov 2nd  

Our final day in Norway: explore this coastal town with a tragic World War ll history, do your last minute souvenir hunting and take one last sundowner on the waterfront before our Farewell Dinner.

Farewell [B]

Day 20, Thursday, Nov 3rd  ^ Top ^

Fly today to Oslo or Copenhagen, where our tour ends on arrival. Or you may choose to join us for a fascinating 7 day Add–on tour of Iceland ›

Escorted Tour costs:  

$AUD 14,950 per person Twin Share.
Land Content only (i.e. join in Copenhagen and leave in Oslo or Copenhagen).

Single Room supplement $AUD 3500.

“AnyDay departure” tour cost - 25% discount applies:  

$AUD 9,712 per person Twin Share.
Land Content only (i.e. join in Copenhagen and leave in Oslo or Copenhagen).

Single Room supplement $AUD 3500.

Enquire about our competitive air fares.

What’s included?^ Top ^  

  • First Class rail travel in reserved seats,
  • 4 star city centre boutique hotels,
  • 9 dinners,
  • Full luggage handling (Escorted tours only),
  • Full time Historian / Tour Leader who is the Tour Company Principal (Escorted tours only).

The TOUR COST does NOT include:

  • Hotel incidentals (eg. Mini-bars, telephone calls, laundry), airport and departure taxes, local transport in any city,
  • Optional excursions listed or meals other than breakfast and the one restaurant dinner in each city - the first night in each new city, except Bodo where it takes the form of a farewell dinner. On other nights, the Tour Leaders are available to accompany group members to local, authentic restaurants.

Iceland Optional Add-On Tour (7 days, 6 nights) ^ Top ^  

Post-tour Add-On to the Scandinavia by rail tour:

Enjoy Iceland’s magical scenery - waterfalls, lagoons, geysers, volcanoes, glaciers - on this early autumn visit, with a slight likelihood of a Northern Lights viewing.

Flights from Norway on Day 20 of the Scandinavia by Rail Tour, and on to London at the end of the Iceland Add-On are included.

Reykjavik [B]

Day 1, Thursday, Nov 3rd  

Arrival in Reykjavik

Golden Circle [B]

Day 2, Friday, Nov 4th  

Day tour to Golden Circle

South Coast [B]

Day 3, Saturday, Nov 5th  

Day tour to South Coast

Reykjanes [B]

Day 4, Sunday, Nov 6th  

Day tour to Reykjanes and Blue Lagoon

Snæfellsnes [B]

Day 5, Monday, Nov 7th  ^ Top ^

Day tour to Snæfellsnes

Reykjavik [B]

Day 6, Tuesday, Nov 8th  

Free Day in Reykjavik

Departure [B]

Day 7, Wednesday, Nov 9th  

Departure from Reykjavik

Add-on Tour costs:  

$AUD $5,5000 per person Twin Share.
Single supplement $1000.
Land Content only (i.e. join in Copenhagen and leave in Reykjavik).

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