1 Arrive Stockholm
On arrival in Stockholm, you'll be met and transferred to your hotel. Today, tour this modern city at your leisure, perhaps wandering the narrow streets of Gamla Stan. Stay Two Nights: Stockholm, Scandic Continental or similar (D)
Stockholm is yours to explore today on a guided tour. Tonight, if Swedish cuisine is on your mind, then be sure to visit a local restaurant at your leisure to enjoy a smorgasbord — a world-famous Swedish tradition. (B)
3 Stockholm, Ostersund
Bid farewell to Stockholm and head inland by InterCity train to Ostersund, which is nestled on the shore of beautiful Lake Storsjon, Sweden's fifth-largest lake. Stay: Ostersund, Clarion Grand or similar (B/D)
4 Ostersund, Inlandsbanan, Lapland, Arjeplog
Leaving Ostersund, you'll travel north into the untamed wilderness of Lapland aboard the iconic Inlandsbanan train. Lapland is home to the Sami, who are renowned for their reindeer herding skills. You'll get a real taste of their unique culture during a tour of Batsuoj village. Stay: Arjeplog, Hotel Silverhatten (B/D)
5 Arjeplog, Arctic Circle, Jokkmokk
Leaving Arjeplog, you'll travel further north by coach across the Arctic Circle into the Land of the Midnight Sun. Stay: Hotel Jokkmokk (B/D)
Insider Experience: Celebrate crossing the Arctic Circle in Sweden.
6 Jokkmokk, Ofoten Railway, Narvik
Today, travel on the northerly Ofoten Railway through Sweden's breathtaking mountains into Norway, traversing steep mountainsides with sheer drops to the fjords below. Arrive later in Narvik, a popular destination to spot the spectacular northern lights during winter. Stay Two Nights: Thon Hotel Narvik (B/D)
Insider Experience: Enjoy a journey on one of the world's most northerly railway lines, the Ofoten Railway.
Head to the Narvik War Museum to discover the war history of northern Norway and Narvik's role in World War II. Afterwards, enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. (B)
8 Narvik, Stiklestad
Today you will travel by coach to the town of Fauske before continuing by rail on the Nordlandsbanen to Verdal and the village of Stiklestad. Discover Stiklestad, the site of King Olav's death in 1030. Stay: Stiklestad, Scandic Hotel or similar (B/D)
9 Stiklestad, Trondheim
Begin the day with a tour of the village Stiklestad, site of one of Norway's most famous battles. Afterwards, travel from Stiklestad to Trondheim, admiring the natural beauty along the way. Stay Two Nights: Trondheim, Radisson Blue Royal Garden (B/L/D)
One of the oldest cities in Norway, Trondheim is an atmospheric metropolis that is a delight to explore. Embark on a guided tour of its best cultural highlights, including the famous Old Town Bridge, the Royal Residence and the Bakklandet, a neighbourhood filled with traditional streets and colourful wooden houses. (B)
11 Trondheim, Rauma Railway, Geiranger
On your rail journey today, navigate the same course as the emerald waters of the River Rauma as it winds around the hillsides below jagged peaks as you head to Andalsnes. Later, arrive in Geiranger, a small tourist village in the Sunnmore region of Norway. Stay Two Nights: Geiranger, Union Hotel (B/D)
Insider Experience: Stunning scenery awaits today as you join the 114-kilometre-long Rauma Railway for a journey through magnificent contrasting landscapes.
12 Geiranger, Geirangerfjord
Geirangerfjord is a World Heritage-listed site alive with colours and contrasts. The lush greens of the trees clinging to the rock, set against the deep blue water and the brilliant white of snow-capped peaks in the distance, are sure to entrance. Uncover its magic further on your Insider Experience. (B)
Insider Experience: Take in the exquisite scenery of the spectacular Geirangerfjord by boat today. Cruising along the serene, deep water, the steep sides of the fjord seem to tower over the boat.
13 Geiranger, Flam
Leave Geiranger by coach this morning and travel through Norway's incredible fjord country, stopping at the unique Kaupanger Stave Church en route. Your next overnight destination is Flam, a tiny, quaint village at the head of the Aurlandsfjord, which is home to one of the most remarkable railways in the world – the Flam Railway. Stay: Flam, Fretheim Hotel (B/D)
14 Flam Railway, Myrdal, Sognefjord, Bergen
On your Insider Experience today, journey into the mountains along one of the steepest railways in the world, the Flam Railway. Reach the end at Myrdal and return to Flam. After, you'll board a boat for your second Insider Experience. Following your cruise, board a coach for your journey to the magnificent city of Bergen. Stay Two Nights: Bergen, Thon Rosenkrantz (B)
Insider Experience: Today, enjoy a superb excursion aboard the Flam Railway.
15 Bergen, Bryggen
Begin your day with a tour of Bergen, including the historic Bryggen. Enjoy a delicious seafood lunch at Bergen Fish Market. There will then be plenty of time to explore with the rest of the day at leisure. (B/L)
16 Bergen, Bergen Railway, Oslo
Depart Bergen by train, enjoying the rail journey during your magnificent Insider Experience. Descend into Oslo, perhaps taking a stroll around the capital city before your Farewell Dinner this evening. Stay: Scandic Byporten Oslo (B/D)
Insider Experience: Prepare for a magnificent journey on Northern Europe's highest railway line, the Bergen Railway.
17 Depart Oslo
Today you have a free morning in Oslo before transferring to the airport for your onward flight. (B)