Together with the Swedish Railway Museum, Inlandsbanan offers three unique and exclusive train journeys in 2019. Wilderness train summer will take you to the land of the midnight sun. We start the journey in Stockholm Monday the 24th of June and arrive at Gällivare on Sunday the 30th of June.
Summer is amazing in Swedish Lapland! The week after Midsummer, we take one of the Railway Museum's classic trains from Stockholm and set off. The greenery of Europe's last wilderness, the silence, the light and the regular sound from the railway tracks promises relaxation and new knowledge. We mix culture, industrial history, divine views and delicious food and experience Swedish Sapmi. Along the journey we will certainly see both reindeer and moose, and also bear if we are lucky. And when we reach Gällivare we take a trip up to the top of Mount Dundret to enjoy the midnight sun.
The towing power is electric, diesel and steam in different parts of the journey.
PRICE: FROM SEK 22,790 per PERSON IN A SHARED DOUBLE ROOM
Welcome! You won't want to miss this fascinating trip!
In the morning, the Wilderness train departs from Stockholm Central and travels up via Avesta, through the beautiful landscape of Dalarna to the day's final destination Mora, by Siljan's northern beach. We enjoy the train journey and eat a good lunch in the restaurant carriage before making a visit at the old smelting works turned into a museum: Verket / Avesta Art. Where the roasting kiln once stood is now an unusual and exciting exhibition hall and the blast furnaces and ingot mills have made way for an interactive museum. New technology and artistic creations bring to life the history of Verket and the haze around the blast furnaces has dispersed to reveal an educational and exciting environment. Early in the evening we arrive at Mora, where we are served dinner at the hotel. An evening stroll along beautiful Lake Siljan is highly recommended.
Today the steam-engine will pull the train and we depart from Mora travelling north along the Inlandsbanan. The morning offers both a photo stop and a water take. In Fågelsjö we get to know the Farmhouse "Beyond Åa", one of UNESCOs World Heritage Sites, and after stopping in Sveg we continue on through Härjedalen. Here you come really close to the wilderness and the journey goes through bear-rich forests. In the evening we travel the last leg along lake Storsjön where the Storsjö Beast lives, before we finally reach Jämtland's resident city Östersund.
The morning is free for your own activities so we either recommend a stroll through the town or a short visit to Jamtli Historieland, Östersund's award-winning outdoor museum. At lunchtime, the Wilderness Train departs north and today's leg takes you through Jämtland and Ångermanland into Sweden's largest landscape Lapland. In Vilhelmina we stop for dinner at Bergmans Fish, an award-winning restaurant along Inlandsbanan. In the evening we come to Storuman where we will stay for the night. The relax area at the top of the hotel has a fantastic view of the lake.
Today we take the train to Sorsele and from here we hop on a chartered bus to Arjeplog to get a guided walk in the town and visit the famous Silver Museum, filled with art from Sapmi. After lunch we head back to the train in Sorsele and travel northwards to Arvidsjaur where the overnight stay takes place. During the trip it is time for the train's chefs to show off and dinner is served in the restaurant carriage.
The whole day is free for your own activities and lunch in Arvidsjaur. A visit to the Sami churchtown of Lappstaden is a must before the Wilderness Train leaves Arvidsjaur late afternoon. Dinner is taken on board and we enjoy traveling along the Inlandsbanan in the bright evening. Just before Jokkmokk we pass the Arctic Circle, where the train makes an appreciated stop. Jokkmokk where we will live is characterized both by the Sami culture and the food craft and we arrive late at night.
Before departing from Jokkmokk, a visit to Jokkmokk Tenn (pewter) is recommended. Here you can see the artisans at work, creating objects from pewter, silver and gold. Alternatively, visit Ájtte Swedish Mountain and Sami Museum. Afterwards, we leave Jokkmokk for the Wilderness Trains final leg through the world heritage site of Laponia, a large mountainous wildlife area which is the world's largest unmodified nature area still to be cultured by natives, ie the Sami and their reindeer herds. On the way north we stop at the village of Porjus and visit the hydropower station which is over 100 years old, much like the Inlandsbanan. After arriving at Inlandsbanan's northernmost destination Gällivare, we eat dinner at the hotel before setting off on a midnight tour through the mining town Malmberget and up to Mount Dundret to enjoy the rays of the midnight sun.
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Adult part in Double room (DR)
Child (up to 15 years) part in Double room
Child (up to 15 years) in extra bed
Single room surcharge
Adult part in Double room (DR)From 22790 kr
Child (up to 15 years) part in Double roomFrom 21650 kr
Child (up to 15 years) in extra bedFrom 19400 kr
Single room surchargeFrom 2275 kr