Start this fantastic tour with 2 nights in Stockholm, then travel north over the Arctic Circle by train to Kiruna. Experience the world-famous Icehotel located in the small village of Jukkasjarvi, Swedish Lapland - here you will spend 1 night in a Kaamos warm room and another in an Ice Room. Continue to Narvik and Tromso in northern Norway. Winter activities and Northern Lights Hunting along the way.
Day 1 Stockholm Arrival
On arrival in Stockholm, make your own way to your hotel. Stockholm, the 'Beauty on the Water', is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful capitals in the world, built on 14 islands and protected from the sea by the Skargarden archipelago. Explore Gamla Stan's charming, narrow cobbled streets, take a canal cruise, see the Royal Palace, the Parliament Buildings, or the City Hall with its famous Blue Hall and Golden Room. 2 nights in Stockholm at Clarion Hotel or similar.
Day 2 Stockholm City Sighseeing by Bus
Today, hop on board a Hop On-Hop Off sightseeing bus and explore the Swedish capital's beautiful attractions. This bus sightseeing tour starts at the Royal Opera and stops at all the most beautiful and well-known places in Stockholm. The Old Town with its world-famous colorful houses, the old royal hunting ground Djurgården, or the southern island Södermalm with its hip urban atmosphere. Visit and see the sights and museums at your own pace – get on and off the bus as many times as you like. 2nd overnight in Stockholm.
Day 3 Stockholm to Kiruna by Overnight Train
Time at leisure to further explore. This evening, make your own way to the central railway station and depart on the overnight train from Stockholm to Kiruna. Overnight on-board the train in a private sleeping compartment.
Day 4 Kiruna - Icehotel: Kaamos Room overnight
Arrive into Kiruna and transfer from the central railway station in to the world famous Icehotel, located in the village of Jukkasjärvi. The rest of the day is at leisure in this unique and breathtaking area. Perhaps enjoy an optional excursion which can be pre-booked: Northern Lights Safari by Snowmobile 4hrs; Northern Lights Hunt on Horseback 5hrs. Tonight, you will sleep in a Kaamos warm room.
Day 5 Icehotel: Husky Safari and Ice Room overnight
Husky Safari today, you will travel as a passenger in the sled and enjoy an exhilarating ride in the beautiful boreal landscape that surrounds the Torne River. Your team of friendly huskies is driven by an experienced musher who is happy to answer your questions throughout the trip. Halfway into the journey a warming lunch is served at a cosy wilderness camp. This evening prepare to experience the Ice Room! Surrounded by silence and wrapped in a thermal sleeping bag, you will sleep on a comfy thick mattress, covered with reindeer skins, on a bed built from a block of ice. Changing rooms, toilets and saunas are right nearby in the warm section of the hotel.
Day 6 Icehotel - Kiruna - Narvik - Tromso
This morning, wake-up to a hot lingonberry juice in bed, before enjoying a morning sauna and breakfast. Transfer to the railway station and board the train for your journey on the Ofoten Railway to Narvik, in Norway. The trip takes you through a historical, beautiful and wild landscape of mountains and fjords. Upon arrival in Narvik, short walk to the bus station to board the coach for the two hour trip to Tromso, fondly known as the capital of the Arctic and situated in heart of the Northern lights zone, surrounded by hundreds of islands, breathtaking blue fjords, glaciers, and the majestic peaks of the Lyngen Alps. This university town has a lively atmosphere and friendly locals. On arrival in Tromso make your own way to Clarion Hotel the Edge or similar for two nights accommodation.
Day 7 Tromso: Reindeer Safari and Northern Lights Dinner Cruise
Morning Reindeer experience and Sami Culture tour. Start by hand-feeding a herd of 300 reindeer at the camp before a hot traditional meal cooked over the fire in a Sami tent. Gather around the fire to enjoy joiking (traditional Sami songs), Sami history and stories. Afternoon at leisure. Perhaps visit the Arctic Cathedral for it's daring architecture, the Polaria Aquarium (don't miss the Northern Lights & Spitsbergen Arctic Wilderness films), the Polar Museum to learn about the role Tromso has played in Arctic exploration, and the MS Polstjerna, a well preserved sailing vessel from 1949. Or sample some local beer at Mack Brewery, the world's Northernmost brewery with guided tours that take you through 130 years of beer brewing history. In the evening, make your own way down to the harbour for your Northern Lights Dinner Cruise on a hybrid electric boat. Cruise silently into the darkness of the Tromso fjords while enjoying an a dinner cooked with locally-sourced, seasonal and fresh ingredients. In warmth and comfort, cruise through icy waters , past snow-covered mountains and landmarks like the Arctic cathedral. Learn more about the frozen landscape and culture of Arctic Norway from the friendly crew. If luck is on your side you might glimpse the beauty of the Northern Lights in the night sky.
Day 8 Tromso Departure
Arrangements end today with your transfer to Tromso Airport.
2023-2024 departures: daily 06 December - 31 March
Minimum 2 persons
The operation of all excursions is subject to weather conditions
The order of excursions may vary according to your dates of travel