Winter Rail Tours

Nordic Capitals & Fjords - 12 days

Independent Rail Tours, Start in Bergen

Combine Bergen, the Gateway to the Fjords, with the Nordic capitals Oslo, Copenhagen, Stockholm and Helsinki. Travel on scenic railways and enjoy a fjord cruise on the Nærøyfjord. Two overnight cruises connects the cities.

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2018 Early booking discount

Looking to travel in 2018?
We are currently offering an early booking discount for our independent rail tours; 2017 price for travel in 2018. This offer is valid until the 2018 prices have been updated on our website. The offer can not be combined with any other discounts, nor is it applicable for any additional add-ons bookable for this tour.

Tour details

This tour can commence in: Helsinki or Bergen

Day 01: Bergen, the Gateway to the Fjords

  • Arrival in Bergen according to your own itinerary.
  • Accommodation in Bergen.

Day 02: Day at leisure in Bergen

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Day at leisure in Bergen.
  • Recommended attractions:
    • Bryggen Wharf
    • Fløibanen funicular
    • Edvard Grieg’s home Troldhaugen
    • The Fish and Flower market
    • Old Bergen Open Air Museum
  • Accommodation in Bergen.

Day 03: Travel by train, bus & Fjord Cruise to Flåm

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Bergen Railway from Bergen to Voss.
  • Bus from Voss to Gudvangen (Stalheimskleiva).
  • 2-hour fjord cruise on the Nærøyfjord.
  • Afternoon at leisure in Flåm.
  • Accommodation in Flåm.

Day 04: Flåm- & Bergen Railway to Oslo, the capital of Norway

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Flåm Railway from Flåm to Myrdal.
  • Bergen Railway from Myrdal to Oslo
  • Accommodation in Oslo.

Day 05: Day in Oslo - Overnight cruise to Copenhagen

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Day at leisure in Oslo.
  • Recommended attractions:
    • Vigeland Sculpture Park
    • Viking Ship Museum
    • Oslo Opera House
    • Kon-tiki Museum
    • Munch Museum
  • Overnight cruise from Oslo to Copenhagen (dep. 5pm).
  • Accommodation onboard a cruise ferry from DFDS Seaways.

Day 06: Arrival in Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark

  • Breakfast onboard.
  • Morning arrival in Copenhagen.
  • Day at leisure in Copenhagen.
  • Recommended attractions:
    • The Tivoli Gardens
    • Nyhavn harbour
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    • Amalienborg Palace
    • Statue of Little Mermaid
  • Accommodation in Copenhagen.

Day 07: Day at leisure in Copenhagen

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Day at leisure in Copenhagen.
  • Accommodation in Copenhagen.

Day 08: Travel by train to Stockholm, the capital of Sweden

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Train from Copenhagen to Stockholm.
  • Accommodation in Stockholm.

Day 09: Day at leisure in Stockholm

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Day at leisure in Stockholm.
  • Recommended attractions:
    • Gamla Stan – Old Town
    • Vasa Museum
    • Skansen Open Air Museum
    • Stockholm Archipelago
    • Stadshuset – City Hall
  • Accommodation in Stockholm.

Day 10: Day in Stockholm - Overnight cruise to Helsinki

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Day at leisure in Stockholm.
  • Overnight cruise from Stockholm to Helsinki (dep. 5pm).
  • Accommodation onboard a cruise ferry from Silja Line.

Day 11: Arrival in Helsinki, the capital of Finland

  • Breakfast onboard.
  • Morning arrival in Helsinki.
  • Day at leisure in Helsinki.
  • Recommended attractions:
    • Helsinki Cathedral
    • Sibelius Monument
    • The Rock Church
    • Finlandia Hall
    • Suomenlinna Maritime Sea Fortress
  • Accommodation in Helsinki.

Day 12: Departure from Helsinki

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Departure from Helsinki according to your own itinerary.
  • Day 01: Bergen, the Gateway to the Fjords

    Arrival in Bergen according to your own itinerary. Bergen is Norway’s second largest city and the world’s only city surrounded by 7 mountains and 7 fjords. With its location on the west coast of Norway, Bergen is the perfect starting point for tours including the breathtaking Norwegian fjords. Accommodation in Bergen.

    Day 02: Day at leisure in Bergen

    Breakfast at the hotel. This day is at your own leisure. Even though Bergen is the second largest city in Norway, it is rather a town with the charm and atmosphere of a small town; you can walk practically everywhere in only 20 minutes and instead of tall buildings you will find wooden houses and narrow streets. Take a stroll along Bryggen Wharf before heading to Mount Fløyen with Fløibanen funicular for a spectacular view of the city. Other sights of interest include Edvard Grieg's home Troldhaugen, the Fish and Flower market, Bergen Aquarium and Gamle Bergen (Old Bergen Open Air Museum). Accommodation in Bergen.

    Day 03: Travel by train, bus & Fjord Cruise to Flåm

    Breakfast at the hotel before departing from Bergen by train to Voss. From here the journey continues by bus to Gudvangen. On the way you will descend the Stalheimskleiva road, with its 13 steep hairpin bends (Stalheimskleiva is only open during the summer. The rest of the year you will go directly to Gudvangen). A 2-hour fjord cruise will bring you along the Nærøyfjord to the fjord village of Flåm. The Nærøyfjord is the narrowest fjord channel in Europe, and has recently been added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Afternoon at leisure to explore Flåm, Norway's only fjord village with train connection. The area also offers great hiking opportunities. Accommodation in Flåm.

    Day 04: Flåm- & Bergen Railway to Oslo, the capital of Norway

    Breakfast at the hotel before departing with the Flåm Railway around 11 am. The Flåm Railway will take you through wild and beautiful mountain scenery with waterfalls and steep mountain sides. At Myrdal station, located 867 metres above sea level, you will change to the Bergen Railway. The Bergen Railway is classed as one of the finest train journeys in the world. The 5-hour train journey will bring you across Hardangervidda Mountain Plateau, with Finse as the highest train station at 1222 metres above sea level. Afternoon arrival in Oslo, the capital of Norway. Accommodation in Oslo.

    Day 05: Day in Oslo - Overnight cruise to Copenhagen

    Breakfast at the hotel. This day is at your own leisure in Oslo. The Norwegian capital is beautifully situated at the head of the Oslo Fjord and surrounded by forested ridges. Arable fields, vast forests and the untouched nature areas. The city’s surroundings provide recreational opportunities that are frequently taken advantage of by the city’s inhabitants, as well as increasingly by visitors. Oslo offers many well know sights such as the Vigeland Sculpture Park, the Viking Ship Museum, the Munch Museum and Oslo Opera House. At 5 pm you will depart Oslo with a cruise ferry from DFDS Seaways.
    Accommodation onboard.

    Day 06: Arrival in Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark

    Scandinavian breakfast buffet onboard before arriving in Copenhagen at 9.30 in the morning. In the charming city of Copenhagen one thousand years of history awaits you in the medieval streets; the same streets walked on by every generation of the world's oldest royal family, the same streets and canals which have inspired artists for centuries and been home and workplace to meticulous craftsmen and famous designers. Accommodation in Copenhagen.

    Day 07: Day at leisure in Copenhagen

    Breakfast at the hotel. This day is at your own leisure to discover wonderful Copenhagen. Take a walk down Copenhagen's main shopping street Strøget, visit the lively Nyhavn harbour and explore the many sights Copenhagen has to offer. Sights such as Tivoli, the statue of the Little Mermaid, the Gefion Fountain, the Royal Palace Amalienborg and much more. Or perhaps you would like to join an excursion to visit Hamlet's castle (please see add-ons)? Accommodation in Copenhagen.

    Day 08: Travel by train to Stockholm, the capital of Sweden

    Breakfast at the hotel before departing by train to Stockholm, the capital of Sweden (5 hours train ride). Stockholm, as a city, is over 700 years old and spreads across 14 islands. The Swedish capital is therefore with good reason referred to as Beauty on Water. Stockholm is also a major international city with great shopping, quality eateries in abundance, an internationally renowned club and music scene and a vibrant cultural life. You can get to just about all of Stockholm’s many attractions on foot, but we also highly recommend a city sightseeing tour and a cruise in Stockholm's Archipelago. Accommodation in Stockholm.

    Day 09: Day at leisure in Stockholm

    Breakfast at the hotel. This day is at your own leisure to discover Stockholm. Sights of interest include the Vasa Museum, Skansen Open Air Museum, City Hall, the Old Town (Gamla Stan) and much more. Perhaps you would like to visit Drottningholm, the royal residence in Stockholm? Please see add-ons for information on how you can get to Drottningholm by boat. Accommodation in Stockholm.

    Day 10: Day in Stockholm - Overnight cruise to Helsinki

    Breakfast at the hotel. This day is at your own leisure, before departing at 5 pm with a cruise ferry from Silja Line. Accommodation onboard.

    Day 11: Arrival in Helsinki, the capital of Finland

    Breakfast onboard. Morning arrival in Helsinki, the capital of Finland. Helsinki is a modern cultural city, which throughout 450 years of history, has existed in the crosscurrents of the East and West. The colourful layers of history can be seen everywhere; a walking tour of the city centre or of the magnificent Suomenlinna Maritime Fortress will open your eyes to a fascinating past. Sights of interest include the historical centre, Senate Square, the Parliament building, Finlandia Hall, the Sibelius Monument and Temppeliaukio Church (Rock Church). Accommodation in Helsinki.

    Day 12: Departure from Helsinki

    Breakfast at the hotel. Departure from Helsinki according to your own itinerary.

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