Inland Sweden & Hurtigruten

Travel with the Inland Railway through inland Sweden, with remote lakes, forests and mountains. Aboard the Inland Railway you will experience a train journey out of the ordinary. Continue to Trondheim, from where you will cruise with Hurtigruten to Bergen.

Duration

8 days

Transportation

Train, Cruise

Season

Summer

Tour Type

Self-guided

Itinerary - Day by day

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

Arrival in Stockholm according to your own itinerary. The capital of Sweden is built on 14 islands and you are never far from the water. Well-preserved medieval buildings stand alongside modern architecture, and just outside the city, the archipelago of 24 000 islands is waiting to be explored. Sights of interest include the Vasa Museum, Skansen Open Air Museum, City Hall, the Old Town (Gamla Stan) and much more. Accommodation in Stockholm.

day 2
  • 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.

Breakfast at the hotel. This day is at your own leisure in Stockholm.
Accommodation in Stockholm.

Add extra nights in Stockholm - From EUR 95 per person per night

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Train from Stockholm to Mora.
  • Afternoon at leisure in Mora.
  • Accommodation in Mora.

Breakfast at the hotel. This morning is at your own leisure before departure by train around noon. After approximately 4 hours you will arrive in the village of Mora, which is beautifully located by Lake Siljan in the Dalarna region. Dalarna is known for its traditional midsummer celebrations, hand carved Dala-horses, international festivals, red wooden houses, sausage specialties named Falukorv, cheerful folk music and impressive mountain regions. Accommodation in Mora.

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Morning at leisure in Mora.
  • Inland Railway from Mora to Östersund.
  • Accommodation in Östersund.

Breakfast at the hotel. This morning is at your own leisure in Mora. We recommend a walk along Lake Siljan, or maybe your would prefer to go for a swim? A visit at the Zorn Museum is also recommendable. Anders Zorn is famous amongst other things for his nude paintings, portraits and aquarelle paintings. In the afternoon it is time to climb aboard the train for your journey on the Inland Railway to Östersund. This unique railway will bring you through inland Sweden, with remote lakes, forests and mountains. Onboard the train you will find knowledgeable guides providing information as to everything that passes by outside the train’s windows. The train will slow down as you pass the waterfalls Storstupet and Helvetesfallet, which were used for timber floating, so you can see nature’s own drama. You will also be able to see – and perhaps even crawl into – a real bear’s den by the railway. A 30-minute dinner stop is also included before reaching Östersund, located on the shores of Lake Storsjön in Jämtland. Accommodation in Östersund.

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Train from Östersund to Trondheim.
  • Afternoon at leisure in Trondheim.
  • Recommended attractions:
    • Nidaros Cathedral
    • Kristiansten Fortress
    • Trøndelag Open Air Museum
    • Ringve Museum
    • Bakklandet
  • Accommodation in Trondheim.

Breakfast at the hotel before the journey continues via Åre, a well known ski resort, and across the boarder to Norway. Around noon you will arrive in Trondheim, Norway’s third largest city. The city was founded by Viking King Olav Tryggvason in 997, and occupies a special place in Norwegian culture and history. Trondheim was Norway’s first capital and continues to be the coronation city where Norway's kings from Harald Hårfagre (10th century) to King Harald V (1991 -) have been crowned and blessed. We recommend a visit at the Nidaros Cathedral, built over the grave of St. Olav. Next to the cathedral you will find the Archbishop’s Palace, the oldest secular building in Scandinavia. Other sights of interest are Kristiansten Fortress, the Monk’s Island, Trøndelag Open Air Museum and Stiftsgården – the Royal Residence in Trondheim. We also recommend a stroll in Bakklandet, located on the east bank of the river Nid. Here you will find old wooden buildings which were formerly worker’s dwellings but are now partly restored as homes or charming shops and restaurants. Accommodation in Trondheim.

Add extra nights in Trondheim - From EUR 69 per person per night

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Morning cruise departure with Hurtigruten.
    • Embarkation/check-in commences at 06:30 hrs
    • Check-in at least 30 minutes before departure
  • Departure from Trondheim at 10:00 hrs
  • Dinner onboard Hurtigruten.
  • Accommodation onboard Hurtigruten.

Breakfast at the hotel before embarking on a cruise with Hurtigruten along the spectacular Norwegian coastline. Hurtigruten is often referred to as the world’s most beautiful sea voyage, and it is a journey through history and maritime culture. The cruise follows through the Trondheimfjord and along Trondheimsleia channel, before continuing southwards to Kristiansund and Molde. Kristiansund is the home of dried fish production while Molde is known for its breathtaking location with panoramic views of the 222 partly snow-clad mountain peaks (Romsdal Alps).
Dinner and accommodation onboard.

Cabin types included during the cruise

day 7
  • Breakfast onboard Hurtigruten.
  • Day at sea. Arrival in Bergen at 14:30 hrs.
  • Afternoon 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.

Breakfast onboard Hurtigruten. The last part of the cruise includes magnificent fjord- and archipelago scenery, before the ship arrives in Bergen in the afternoon. Bergen is Norway’s second largest city and the world’s only city surrounded by 7 mountains and 7 fjords. Attractions in Bergen include the Hanseatic Bryggen Harbour, the Fløibanen Funicular, which takes you up to a height of 320 metres above sea level where you are presented with a great view over the city, Grieg’s home Troldhaugen, the Fish and Flower Market or the Bergen Aquarium.
Accommodation in Bergen

Add extra nights in Bergen - From EUR 69 per person per night

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

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure from Bergen according to your own itinerary. As an alternative we recommend combining this tour with one of our fjord tours from Bergen to Oslo or Stockholm.

Tour category

Scandic Norra Bantorget Hotel

Silver

Accommodation at good tourist class hotels equal to 3 to 3+ stars according to Scandinavian standard.

Inside cabin included during overnight cruises.

See Silver accommodation

Elite Hotel Adlon

Gold

Accommodation at 4 star hotels or at unique properties, like historic hotels or manor houses, selected for their atmosphere.

Outside (seaside) cabin included during overnight cruises.

See Gold accommodation

Services included:

  • 6 nights hotel accommodation in a standard room with private shower/WC, including breakfast.
  • 1 night onboard Hurtigruten Trondheim-Bergen. Accommodation in unspecified inside cabin (twin beds).
  • 1x breakfast onboard Hurtigruten. Breakfast buffet with a wide selection of food, usually served between 07.00-10.00
  • 1x dinner onboard Hurtigruten. 3-course dinner, usually served between 18.30-21.00
  • Train from Stockholm to Mora
  • Inland Railway from Mora to Östersund
  • Train from Östersund to Trondheim
  • Electronic travel documentation, including a detailed travel itinerary and travel vouchers.
  • Additional services included for Tour Category GOLD only:
  • Category GOLD hotels (accommodation in standard rooms)
  • Outside cabin onboard Hurtigruten (twin beds).

Combination Tip!
Why not combine this tour with Oslo, the capital of Norway?

  • Please see add-ons for the additional costs for extra nights in Oslo
  • Travel on the Bergen Railway from Bergen to Oslo (please see add-ons)
  • Also recommendable is a detour to the fjords of Norway on your way from Bergen to Oslo (please see add-ons)