South to North by Train

Classic journey Stockholm to Gallivare
9 days
Jun - Aug

Travel by train through the heart of the Swedish inland on this wonderful tour. See all the wonders of Lapland with its pristine alpine scenery & wilderness, experience the Sámi culture & delight in the light summer nights of the far north. The railcars of the famous Inlandsbanen train will transport you across inland Sweden to the far north. 

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Day 1  Stockholm - Mora
Take the regular train from Stockholm to Mora. Arrive in Mora and time at leisure.

Day 2  Mora - Östersund
Because of its delightful location on the shore of Lake Siljan and its rich cultural heritage there is much to see and do in Mora. Make time for a visit to Zorngården the home of the beloved Swedish landscape painter Anders Zorn (entry included), or the Vasa Race museum, or a walk along beautiful Siljan. In the afternoon board the Inlandsbanan train where the journey continues through the county of Härjedalen. Here you will see the wilderness at close quarters. In the evening we arrive at Östersund, Jämtland’s county town.

Day 3 Östersund

Östersund is a true summer city with a great deal to offer. Take a walk to the heritage museum Jamtli History Land and meet up with people and places from days gone by. Entry is included. Or perhaps you want to discover the city on your own? Bikes can be hired from the tourist information office, where you can also pick up a map of cycling routes. Overnight in Ostersund.

Day 4 Ostersund- Museum of Inlandsbanan - Arvidsjaur
We travel on through the southern parts of Lapland, taking a break at Storuman, where you can visit the station house, a listed building. In Sorsele we visit the Inlandsbanan museum, where we get an insight into how the railway was built more than 100 years ago.

Day 5  Arvidsjaur: The Arctic Circle and Midnight Sun
Arvidsjaur offers a wide variety of activities, from fishing to canoeing or a visit to the Sami village Lappstaden. In the afternoon board the Inlandsbanan again and just before reaching Jokkmokk, you cross the Arctic Circle, where the train makes a stop. On the way to Gällivare you travel through the Laponia World Heritage Site. From Gällivare it´s possible to take an optional coach excursion to the summit of Dundret, where you can enjoy the most astounding views in the light summer night and, for a period of around one month, also experience the Midnight Sun (until 3 Aug).

Day 6 Gällivare
The most northern destination of the train, Gällivare offers a wide variety of sights and activities. Visit the tourist information office, next to the railway station, for ideas on how to spend your day in Gällivare.

Day 7 Gällivare–Vilhelmina
After an early breakfast, the train starts the  journey back south towards Östersund. The scenery is quite different, when seen from a new perspective!  Just before the train arrives Vilhelmina which is this day’s final destination,there is a stop where dinner can be purchased. Overnight in Vilhemina.

Day 8  Culture rich Vilhelmina
In Vilhelmina perhaps visit both Hembygdsmuseet museum andthe  old church villageof  Kyrkstan before the train departs.  You will now leave Swedish Lapland and continue past Strömsund, through a landscape of lakes and mountains. In the evening you arrive in back in Östersund.

Day 9 Östersund–Stockholm
After breakfast travel by regular train to Stockholm- on arrival your tour arrangemens end.

Departures:  23, 25, 27, 30 June; 02, 04, 07, 09, 11, 14, 16, 18, 25, 30 July; 01, 04, 06, 08, 11, 13, 15, 18, 20 August 2016
 

Includes: Travel on Inlandsbanan train, incl. the Inlandsbanan Card and seat reservations; 9 nights’ accommodation in mid-range hotels with private facilities and daily breakfast; regular train Stockholm-Mora and Östersund-Stockholm; Entry to Zorngården or Zorn museum in Mora; Entry to Jamtli in Östersund

Excludes:    accommodation in Stockholm- this can be added, please enquire

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