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Winter Northern Lights

Oslo to Kiruna

Trip Code: RJTNLW11
0 Days
18 Meals
2 Countries
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Trip Inclusions

  • 10 nights in premium accommodation
  • Services of a Great Rail Journeys Tour Escort and expert local guides
  • 18 meals - 10 breakfasts, 1 Lunch and 7 dinners
  • Airport transfers and tipping

Travel & Accommodation

Train travelling through countrysde, Norway

Dovre Railway Journey

Departing Oslo, venture north to Trondheim on board Norway's renowned Dovre Railway.

Aerial view of huge remote mountains and pristine islands, Norway

Lofoten Islands

Stay in Svolvaer, the tiny capital of the spectacular Lofoten Islands.

Bedroom in a hotel made from Ice, Sweden

Visit the famous ICEHOTEL

Visit the ICEHOTEL in Sweden, the world's first hotel made entirely from ice and snow.

Map & Itinerary

Trip Notes

  • Porterage is not included
  • Itineraries and hotels may be subject to change
  • Itinerary operated by Travelmarvel’s partner Great Rail Journeys
  • International flights will need to be booked from Kiruna via Stockholm or any other major city
  • Prices are for land/rail only. Flights not included
Europe map RJTNLW11 2021
Oslo to Kiruna

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Insider Experience

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Your journey begins upon arrival in the nation's capital, Oslo. Here, you'll be transferred to your hotel where you'll enjoy a Welcome Dinner and the chance to meet your fellow travellers.

Stay: Two Nights, Oslo, Thon Hotel Opera

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Today is yours to discover the remarkable city of Oslo at leisure. With impressive views over the Oslo Fjord and its surrounding mountains, this relaxed waterfront city is the perfect place to spend the day exploring. Perhaps visit the magnificent 19th-century Royal Palace and go for a wander through its picturesque gardens. Otherwise, you might like to visit the new State Opera House, the Royal Palace or the Oslo City Hall. For those looking to delve deeper into Norway’s fascinating history, Oslo is also home to a wide variety of museums. These include the Viking Ship and Maritime Museum, the Folk Museum and the Edvard Munch Museum.

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View of Oslo city from the water, Norway

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Journey aboard the Dovre Railway. This incredible rail journey takes you through the breathtaking landscape of the Dovrefjell, a striking mountain range that separates eastern Norway from the Trondheim region.


Bid farewell to Oslo today and head north aboard the Dovre Railway to the city of Trondheim. Travel through Norway’s rolling countryside, passing expansive lakes and deep forests along the way. Arrive in Trondheim and settle in to your hotel, located close to the Old Quarter in the heart of the city.

Stay: Two Nights: Trondheim, Radisson Blu Royal Garden Hotel

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Today is free for you to explore atmospheric Trondheim, one of Norway’s oldest cities. From colourful wooden buildings, to lush parks and serene waterways, you’ll quickly discover why Trondheim is one of Norway’s most photogenic cities. Perhaps visit Nidaros Cathedral, Europe’s most northern Gothic structure. Alternatively, you might like to visit the Ringve Museum and see its collection of rare musical instruments.

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Row of coloured houses along the waters edge, Norway

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Travel north on the Nordland Railway to Bodo and enjoy the spectacular views as you cross the Arctic Circle.


Depart Trondheim early this morning and journey on the Nordland Railway to Bodo. Surrounded by some of Norway’s most beautiful beaches, Bodo boasts a picturesque harbour and a stunning backdrop of towering mountain peaks. As Bodo is located beneath the auroral oval, if the weather is clear, tonight could be your first chance to catch a glimpse of the magical northern lights. After dinner, head out on an excursion in search of this ethereal light show.

Stay: Bodo, Scandi Bodo (or similar)

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This morning, board a speed ferry bound for Svolvaer, the tiny capital of the Lofoten Islands. Described as Europe’s most dramatic and spectacular islands, the Lofoten Islands are tethered to mainland Norway by a series of bridges and resemble spiky, wired teeth. Prepare to be left speechless by the staggering natural beauty of the islands, from jagged mountain peaks to deep fjords and surf-swept beaches.

Stay: Two Nights, Svolvaer, Thon Lofoten Hotel

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This morning is free to explore Svolvaer and the Lofoten Islands at leisure. Later, embark on a coach journey to a side of the island where there is hardly any light pollution. These are fantastic conditions from which to hunt for the northern lights. This evening, sample some delicious local produce during a meal at the Old Fish Oil Museum, before returning to Svolvaer by coach.

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Leave Svolvaer by coach and return to the Norwegian mainland. Travel to Narvik where you will enjoy an afternoon at leisure. You might like to visit the Red Cross War Memorial Museum, which documents the wartime occupation of Narvik by the Germans in World War II. Also worth a visit is the Ofoten Museum, housed in the old NSB Railway building.

Stay: Scandic Hotel Narvik

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Journey on one of the world’s most northerly railway lines, the Ofoten Railway.


Today, travel on the Ofoten Railway to Kiruna. A remarkable feat of engineering, the 42 kilometre railway route was carved out of the mountains, largely by hand. The end result is a breathtaking journey that takes you through untamed wilderness and steep mountainsides with sheer drops to the fjords below. Arrive in Kiruna, a remote town in the far north of Swedish Lapland, and spend the remainder of the day at leisure.

Stay: Two Nights, Kiruna, Camp Ripan

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Take part in a Sami experience and learn about the culture of Sweden’s indigenous people.


Discover Kiruna’s famous Ice Hotel this morning. When it was first built in 1989, the Ice Hotel became the world’s first and largest hotel made entirely of ice and snow. It melts away as spring comes around and is built anew every winter. As the snow falls and the landscapes of Jukkasjärvi are blanketed in white, artists from around the world come to the Ice Hotel to create an incredible art exhibition of snow, ice and light. Enjoy lunch at the Ice Hotel’s traditional warm room. Then it’s time to leave the village behind and journey into the wilderness for the chance to catch a final glimpse of the mesmerising northern lights.

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Your northern lights adventure comes to an end today with a transfer to the airport.

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