Inlandsbanan takes you to some of the most interesting places in the varied landscape of inland and arctic Sweden.
The journey begins in Kristinehamn or Mora and takes you all the way up to the magnificent Lapland wilderness with its salmon rivers and mountain tops covered in snow nearly the whole year round. On the way you will admire the Zorn paintings in Dalarna and visit the heritage museum Jamtli History Land next to Lake Storsjön.
The way north is lined with interesting places and sights. On the way you will pass the Arctic Circle and on arrival in Gällivare you will experience the breath-taking view from Mount Dundret. If travelling in June, up until 9 July, you will see the midnight sun, a real highlight.
(Price is for adult sharing a double room, starting in Mora.)
Day 1 - Arrival in Kristinehamn
You make your own travel arrangements to Kristinehamn, where your package tour begins with an overnight stay. (If you would like to start in Mora, please read from day 2). Once you are in Kristinehamn there are several sights and excursions that are definitely not to be missed. Perhaps a trip around the beautiful archipelago on the replica 17th century sailing ship Bojorten or shopping in the town’s delightful boutiques.
Day 2 - Kristinehamn - Mora alt. Arrival in Mora
After breakfast at your hotel you begin your journey north by train to new adventures. The first leg takes you through the historical landscape of Bergslagen marked by the mining industry that flourished in the 18th century. The rolling forests are dotted with small lakes, reinforcing the magical quality of Värmland. The end destination of this day is Mora in Dalecarlia, beautifully located on the shores of Lake Siljan. If you start your package tour from Mora, this is your day of arrival.
Day 3 - 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. We suggest you make time for a visit to Zorngården (entry included), the Vasaloppet museum (Vasaloppet is the world’s oldest and biggest ski race) or a walk along beautiful Lake Siljan. In the afternoon the journey continues by train through the county of Härjedalen. Here you will get close to the wilderness, traveling through bear forests. In the evening we arrive at Östersund, the residential town of the county of Jämtland.
Day 4 - Summer city 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. Enjoy your bike ride!
Day 5 - Museum of Inlandsbanan and Arvidsjaur
Today’s train trip takes you through the counties of Jämtland and Ångermanland into Sweden's largest landscape: Swedish Lapland. In Vilhelmina there will be a lunch break at the award-winning local restaurant Bergmans Fisk. 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 make a short stop at the Inlandsbanan museum, where we get an insight into how the railway was built more than 100 years ago. Keep your eyes wide open – there are usually plenty of elks and reindeers along Inlandsbanan.
Day 6 - 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 you embark on 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. After arrival, it is time for a guided midnight tour to mining town Malmberget and Mount Dundret. The midnight sun shines from Dundret's peak between 4 June and 9 July.
Day 7 - A FULL DAY IN MINING TOWN Gällivare
Inlandsbanans most northern destination Gällivare, located above the Arctic circle, offers a wide variety of sights and activities. From the tourist information office, which is located in the railway station, you can get tips and ideas for an exciting day in Gällivare.
Dag 8 - Gällivare - Vilhelmina
After an early breakfast, the journey turns back south towards Östersund. The scenery actually looks different seen in “reverse order”. Just before the train arrives Vilhelmina, which is this day’s final destination, we make a dinner stop at Bergman’s fish again. Why not shop some edible souvenirs to take back home!
Dag 9 - Culture rich Vilhelmina
In Vilhelmina you will have time to visit both the local museum Hembygdsmuseet and the old church village Kyrkstan before the train continues south towards Östersund. You will now leave Swedish Lapland and the journey continues past a landscape of lakes and mountains. In the evening you arrive at Östersund by Lake Storsjön.
Dag 10 - Östersund - Kristinehamn
After breakfast you begin this last leg of the journey south with Inlandsbanan. It takes you back to Mora or Kristinehamn depending on where you started and marks the end of the tour.
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