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Lapland Winter Wonderland by Rail

Join our exciting new and exclusive winter tour by rail to Scandinavia and Swedish Lapland and explore all that Sweden's capital has to offer. Experience the cities of Hamburg and Copenhagen en route. Embark on a thrilling overnight train journey into Lapland where we will explore local traditions, marvel at the stunning landscapes, relax in an award-winning spa, and hunt for the magical Northern Lights on a Husky dog sled! Join us for a once in a lifetime, memorable journey.

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11 days from £3529


We embark on a thrilling overnight train journey into Swedish Lapland where we wake to stunning wintry landscapes in Kiruna. Staying at Camp Ripan we will be in tune with the local area, immersing into local culture with a visit to the indigenous Sami people and the open-air museum. Meet the reindeers and enjoy traditional food and drink. Relax in one of Europe’s most unique spa experiences before hunting for the Northern Lights on a magical husky sled journey, leaving the city lights behind. We will marvel at the famous ICEHOTEL built entirely from the local river, Torne, before continuing to Denmark’s capital Copenhagen where we have chance to soak up the atmosphere of this cosmopolitan city before retracing our steps through Hamburg to London. Join us for a truly memorable journey.


A unique, all-rail adventure with limited numbers.



Monday 8 January 2024




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This morning we will meet at London St Pancras International for a welcome drink with pastries where we have chance to meet our fellow travellers and tour manager before embarking on our winter adventure. Settle back and enjoy the start to our thrilling journey, travelling by Eurostar from London, we change trains in Brussels, continuing our journey to Hamburg. We check into our hotel for the evening located next to the train station and enjoy our first evening at leisure.


This morning we begin our journey north, leaving Germany behind and travelling through charming scenery into Denmark and finally into Sweden where we arrive in the capital city in the early evening. We walk the short distance from the main station and check into our base for this evening, The Clarion Amaranten Hotel. On arrival we will enjoy a 3-course meal together at the hotel.

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Following a hearty breakfast, we check-out from the hotel and leave our luggage securely stored. Making our way to the city centre we join our guided walking tour of Stockholm, exploring all the cities major attractions, learning the history, and visiting exciting exhibitions including the Vasa-museum which houses an impressive fully preserved warship from the 17th century. We have time at leisure in the afternoon to shop for any essentials and to enjoy an early dinner before returning to the hotel to collect our luggage in time for the departure of the Arctic Circle night train to Kiruna. Enjoy this exciting and traditional way of travelling north into Swedish Lapland, waking to a truly magical landscape.



Arriving at Kiruna this morning we transfer to our base for the next 4 nights, Camp Ripan. This family-owned business offers the best in Swedish hospitality, excellent comfort, cuisine, and magical activities and experiences. Our rooms will be in the cottage style chalets, which are private and cosy, and offer all the amenities needed. After settling in we reconvene at the Camp Ripan kitchen to enjoy lunch together, all produce is locally sourced and each dish has its own history, you will learn where the reindeer roamed and where the fish was caught. Once we are replete, we embark on a guided Kiruna city tour which will ensure we get our bearings quickly and learn about this fascinating community where Swedish, Sami & Finnish cultures meet. On return to the Camp we enjoy a 3-course meal together.

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This morning we enjoy breakfast together before making an exciting visit to the Kiruna Mine, an iron ore mine which is the largest and most modern in Europe. Once we have finished exploring, we return to the Camp and have the rest of the day at leisure. You have the option to book another local activity or relax in the Aurora Spa which is the winner of the "best unique experience spa" in Europe and gives the ability to marvel at the stars from an outdoor hot pool. Will you catch a glimpse of the Aurora? This is a truly memorable experience.



Today we have breakfast included before a day at leisure to explore further or take chance to enjoy the surroundings of Camp Ripan. In the early evening we will reconvene to share a once in a lifetime experience, our first group will embark on a Northern lights dog sled hunt. As we journey into the dark wintry night, we escape the lights of the city, sitting aboard a large sled pulled by a pack of excited, friendly Alaskan Huskies. The trail winds its way through a pine and birch forest down to the famous Torne River where the night sky stretches out far in front of us. If the sky is clear and the Aurora forecast is on our side, it may be possible to see the lights dancing in the sky! At the halfway point we stop at a traditional Sami-style tipi for a warming drink and apple cake. Here you can take a chance to warm up by the open fire or stay outside to marvel at the night sky before we retrace our steps home.


Day 7

This morning after breakfast we transfer to the traditional open-air museum, which tells the story of the local Sami people and their traditional way of life, Meet the reindeers, and hear traditional stories. We enjoy a hearty lunch in a heated tent seated at long communal tables around the crackling fireplace while Sami music is played to create the atmospheric experience. The remainder of the day and evening is at leisure to relax at the Camp and spa. In the early evening our second group will take to the snow on the Northern lights dog sled hunt.

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Following our final breakfast at the Camp, we check-out and transfer to the amazing ICEHOTEL. The Torne River supplies the ICEHOTEL every year with enough ice to build an entire hotel. It is located in the village of Jukkasjärvi which derives from a Sami word meaning 'meeting place' and the village is a historical trading site where people from far and wide have met since ancient times. Continuing we bid farewell to Kiruna and transfer to the station in time for our early evening night train departure to Stockholm.



Arriving in Stockholm this morning we have time to stretch our legs before connecting to our onward train departing for Denmark's capital, Copenhagen. Arriving in the afternoon we check into our convenient city base, the Mayfair Hotel, which is a short walk from the central station and is close to all the major attractions. This evening we will have a meal together in a local city restaurant.


DAY 10

This morning we enjoy a leisurely breakfast before we make our way to the station and board the train for Hamburg. Retracing our steps, we arrive in the city in the afternoon with some time to explore before enjoying our final evening meal together at the hotel.

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DAY 11

After breakfast today we bid farewell, departing Hamburg for the final legs of our journey. Travelling from Hamburg via Brussels and connecting onto the Eurostar returning to London St Pancras.

*Day 6 and Day 7 - have been slightly changed from the brochure. As we have two dog sled groups.


B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner


Intercity Hotel, Hamburg

This 4-star hotel is located directly at the main train station making it an ideal base. It is also a short distance to the city centre with all its myriad of shops, bars, and restaurants. All 155 rooms are comfortably furnished and offer an excellent range of amenities including bathroom with shower/WC, free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV, soundproof windows, air conditioning, and a safe. The hotel also has an excellent restaurant serving a quality breakfast and a range of seasonal dishes in the evening and there is also a cozy bar to enjoy drinks whilst reminiscing on your adventures.


Clarion Hotel Amaranten, Stockholm

The 4-star Clarion Hotel Amaranten is situated in central Stockholm, just an 8-minute walk from the central station and Stockholm city. A perfect location for those who want to put on their explorer shoes and experience all of Stockholm's attractions. The hotel is surrounded by water and beautiful walking paths, and you are close to both sights, shopping, and the underground stop which is just 4-minutes to the main sights. All rooms have large windows and a desk, minibar, TV, hair dryer, iron, and the bathrooms have a shower. The hotel boasts a restaurant offering a wide selection of delicacies along with one of the nicest hotel bars in Stockholm to enjoy a relaxing drink. You can also make use of the hotels sauna to relax after a long day of exploring.


Camp Ripan, Kiruna

Camp Ripan is a one-of-a-kind property which is a family business built in total harmony with the local environment. The main building boasts huge panoramic windows allowing uninterrupted views of the stunning landscape surrounding the hotel and central to the main area is the fireplace providing a welcome warmth on wintry evenings. All the hotel rooms are built in a cottage style with their own entrance and are comfortably furnished with a shower and toilet, hairdryer, cable TV, telephone, and internet connection. After the day’s adventures, pay a visit to the hotels "Aurora Spa" to enjoy relaxing sauna baths, foot baths, and refreshing pool baths. This is a unique experience not to be missed, moving between inside and outside, between heat and cold, and keep your eyes peeled for those famous dancing lights. The hotel’s restaurant "Ripan Kitchen" offers a fusion of local Swedish, Sami, and Tornedal Finnish cuisines and with each dish being locally produced and cooked in traditional ways, there is something to suit all tastes.


Hotel Mayfair, Copenhagen

The 4-star Mayfair is centrally located just one block from the main central rail station. The area is home to many local independent shops, cafés, and restaurants and is just a few minutes’ walk to the main attractions of the city making it an ideal base. All rooms are stylish with warm colours and contemporary furniture and include free Wi-Fi, cable TV, iron/steamer, complimentary toiletries, and hairdryer. The hotel offers a hearty, homemade breakfast with locally sourced produce. The cozy, friendly bar serves a wealth of drinks and snacks after a busy city adventure.



From London St Pancras International:


Standard Class rail travel to/from Sweden, including Standard Eurostar


Supplement for standard Premier Eurostar upgrade return


First Class rail travel to/from Sweden, including Standard Premier Eurostar

*First class upgrade not available on night trains (Stockholm-Kiruna-Stockholm)


Join & Leave at Hamburg


Single Traveller Supplement


First class upgrade Brussels-Hamburg-Stockholm & Stockholm-Copenhagen-Hamburg-Brussels


10 nights’ accommodation including 8 breakfasts plus 4 evening meals and 2 lunches

Eurostar and rail travel to and from Sweden in the class of your choice

All transfers & excursions as detailed

Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager




* Recommend overnight in London prior to trip departure

* Please note sightings of the Northern Lights are not guaranteed, sightings depend on a number of environmental factors



Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address
Hamburg Hamburg
London St Pancras Int London St Pancras Int (LNE)

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