From London Gatwick: 6 Night Stockholm, Swedish Lapland, Arctic Circle & Norway Trip £936.12 / £468.06pp @ booking.com/Norweigan
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From London Gatwick: 6 Night Stockholm, Swedish Lapland, Arctic Circle & Norway Trip £936.12 / £468.06pp @ booking.com/Norweigan

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Found 28th Sep 2017
I'm a huge fan of the Scandinavian trains that go to the Arctic circle and I think there is no better way to go exploring and view the Northern lights. You can adjust elements of this trip as there are plenty of reasonably priced flights to and from London Gatwick to suit.

I realise there are options for Northern light trips to Iceland etc which involve a coach trip and one or two nights, but this trip is ideal if you want longer (=better chance of seeing them) and to head into the Arctic circle.

Saturday 27th January
You'll fly from LGW to Sweden Arlanda. You have the rest of the day to explore Stockholm as the overnight train doesn't leave until just after 6pm. You can store your luggage at the station if you need to. You will take the overnight train to Kiruna in cabins which are private for two people. There is a shred toilet and shower for overnight passengers and j can vouch that the attendant kept this clean and tidy and the train was warm and cosy. It
rates as one of my favourite train journeys.

Sunday 28th January
You will arrive into Kiruna just after 9am which gives you a full day to explore Kiruna
and the ice and snow activities. You will overnight on Kiruna, or stay awake looking for the Northern lights.

Monday 29th January
You have another full day and overnight in Kiruna.

Tuesday 30th January
You will take the Arctic Circle train to Narvik today. Europe's most Northern railway station. Narvik has lots of WW2 history and is a good place to overnight.

Wednesday 31st January - Friday 2nd January
You will take the bus to Tromso today. It's around a 4 hr hour journey but with amazing scenery. In Tromso you will stay for two nights. Although, again you will be hoping to see the Northern lights, there is also other activities such as dog and reindeer sledding and not forgetting the Northernmost brewery in the world!

Details

Book flights from London to Sweden £79.80 on www.norweigan.clm

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Book overnight train on sj.se 2272sek/£208.07

*train prices go on sale 90 days in advance, diary it in to book 90 days before departure, this will be the price, but is an example date*

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Book 2 nights in Kiruna on expedia.co.uk £163.97

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Book train on sj.se 270SEK/£24.73 from Kiruna to Narvik.

*train prices go on sale 90 days in advance, diary it in to book 90 days before departure, this will be the price, but is an example date*

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Book 1 night in Narvik £61 on booking.com

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Take bus from Narvik to Tromso 800NOK/£74.95 which is paid for cash/card at the bus station, details below.


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2 nights in Tromso book on booking.com
£205

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Flight back to UK book on norweigan.com

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Total £936.12/£468.06

Airport transfers additional cost, look at trains or buses in Stockholm and buses or taxi/shuttle in Tromso.
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Sounds amazing
I would so love to do this. Good find
It's a one-way trip?! You spend the rest of your life in Tromso?
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Calaisjar9 m ago

It's a one-way trip?! You spend the rest of your life in Tromso?


No, you fly back to LGW. The screen shot didn't upload, having problems with them uploading. It should be on there now, let me know if there is any that don't show up.

The price is correct and includes getting back to the UK.
Once I win the lottery, I'm hiring you as my travel guide. Every holiday post from
you and I want to go.
rachelandgromit1 m ago

No, you fly back to LGW. The screen shot didn't upload, having problems …No, you fly back to LGW. The screen shot didn't upload, having problems with them uploading. It should be on there now, let me know if there is any that don't show up.The price is correct and includes getting back to the UK.


ah great, sorry for being an arse
Original Poster
shabbird3 m ago

Once I win the lottery, I'm hiring you as my travel guide. Every …Once I win the lottery, I'm hiring you as my travel guide. Every holiday post from you and I want to go.


And I'll give up my day job if you win the lottery!
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Calaisjar9 m ago

ah great, sorry for being an arse


Haha, it's the app it doesn't like lots of screen shots.
Great deal. As a lover of night trains this is ideal! And makes for a great and affordable Scandia trip. So tempted!
No visit to Santa's grotto, cold
I've been to Tromso - its a beautiful city. I managed to see the northern lights 3 times during my trip of 10 days. And it was amazing.
2 nights is a bit of a gamble if you're hoping to see them, I met people who had been there for a week and not seen them at all
It's also very expensive in Tromso (probably all of Norway), I was on a tight budget so took a case full of pot noodles - it was the perfect food for those freezing cold nights and probably saved me a few hundred quid!
I've added heat as this is a great deal for an amazing trip, but worth adding extra nights in Tromso if you can afford it
Edited by: "dlm136" 29th Sep 2017
Is there a solo option?
Original Poster
Yes although you only get two nights in Tromso you do get extra nights in Kiruna and Narvik so this makes up for it and more opportunity to see the Northern Lights.

Regarding a solo option, I'm not sure if this accommodation is the best as it is for two people. You may be better looking for accommodation for one person and on the sleeper train paying for a couchette which is slightly cheaper and you will be sharing with other people.
Does this factor in the travel from Arlanda Airport to Stockholm?
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CardboardCutout15 m ago

Does this factor in the travel from Arlanda Airport to Stockholm?


It doesn't include transport from the airport to central Stockholm. I haven't included this (and don't always include transfers) as there are a number of options which include using the Arlanda Express train, bus, taxi or shuttle transfers and it's hard to know which people prefer.

I used the train, the Arlanda Express. It was more expensive than the bus but was faster.
I took the Arlanda Express about 2-3 months back, think it cost about £45 for a return ticket. Not cheap, but a quick and reliable service... couldn't be easier from the airport - from within the terminal building you just get a lift down onto the platform where you can buy a ticket from a machine in English language.

When you're in Stockholm, make sure you leave plenty of time to explore the old town - Gamla Stan.
Original Poster
Yes it is very easy. You could add an extra night in Stockholm if you wanted to this trip as the overnight train leaves 6pm-ish so you only have an afternnon.
Original Poster
If you book in advance on the Arlanda Express 'early bird' it is only 154 SEK which is around £15pp.


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I've done a similar trip It's beautiful up there. I stayed in Abisko though, rather than Kiruna, but didn't make it to Norway. It snowed the whole time though so no Northern lights
Hi Has anyone booked this at all please?
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