From  £1575
per person
Tour Highlights
  • Experience the international award-nominated spa at Camp Ripan
  • Indulge in a magical dinner atop a mountain in Abisko National Park
  • Keep one eye out for the stunning views as you wend your way to Björkliden and Narvik
  • Discover the delights of slow travel on board the Arctic Circle Train
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Arctic Circle by Rail

6 Day Tour, from £1575 per person

Discover the delights of Swedish Lapland and northern Norway on this six-day holiday, packed with opportunities for northern lights viewing. Start in Kiruna in Swedish Lapland and enjoy the charms of Camp Ripan, a superb hotel whose spa was nominated among the best spas in the world in 2019, before boarding the Arctic Circle Train. This train offers some simply incredible views as it winds its way to Björkliden, where you’ll spend the night, and then on to Narvik over the border in Norway.

*With thanks to Christian Kruse for all train images © C.Kruse /

Tour Itinerary

Swedish Lapland

Fly from London to Kiruna (via Stockholm) in Swedish Lapland. From here, you will be transferred to Camp Ripan to check in for your two-night stay. The remainder of the day is at leisure for you to explore the beautiful area or to book onto an optional excursion.

Camp Ripan
The stunning spa at Camp Ripan

The morning and afternoon are free for you to book an optional excursion. Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing are both excellent ways to explore the arctic wilderness, orr for something a bit more fast-paced, snowmobiling and dog sledding activities are also excellent choices. Speak to your Regent Lapland Specialist about adding one of these exciting outdoor activities to your holiday.


Later, enjoy a special aurora spa experience complete with your very own sauna bucket. Relax and enjoy applying the treatments at your own pace. Gently massage your face and hands with the aromatic coffee scrub and treat your feet to a foot bath while massaging them with iron pellets. Exfoliate with a body scrub of newly-sprouted birch leaves and finish off with a soothing, pine-scented body oil. If you are lucky the magical northern lights will be dancing across the velvet sky above you, visible through the spa's windows. 

Camp Ripan
Northern lights in Abisko National Park

Check out of Camp Ripan and make your own way to the train station to board the Arctic Circle Train bound for the ski resort area of Björkliden. You have a hop-on-hop-off ticket for the train, so you can choose to alight at any of the stops along the way. Once you reach Björkliden make your own way to Hotell Fjället to check in for your one-night stay.


This evening, you will be picked up from your hotel and driven to Abisko National Park where you will take the chairlift to the top of the mountain for a special dinner before setting out on a guided northern lights tour. This is one of Europe's oldest national parks and during mid-winter it's one of the world's best places for watching the northern lights.

Hotell Fjallet
© C.Kruse /

Re-board the Arctic Circle Train and continue the scenic journey, passing through Riksgränsen and past the Swedish/Norwegian border to the Norwegian town of Narvik. Make your own way to your hotel and check in for your two-night stay.

Scandic Narvik
Dog sledding in Swedish Lapland

Embark on a majestic dog sledding tour where you will get to drive your own team of dogs deep into the forests of Gratangen. Along the way, a photo stop will be made and hopefully the spectacular northern lights will dance in the sky above you. Then, head into the warm Lavvo tent where you will get to try chaga tea (regarded by the Sami as sacred) and a Sami shaman will teach you about the relationship between the Sami people, nature and the northern lights and will take you through a traditional tea ceremony. Afterwards, dinner will be a traditional Sami stew.

Scandic Narvik

Check out of your hotel and take the Airport Bus to Harstad/Narvik Airport, located approximately an hour away in Evenes to catch your flight back to London (via Olso). (B)

Pricing Information

6 day tour, from £1575 per person

Price Includes

  • International flights from the UK to Kiruna, Sweden and home from Narvik, Norway
  • All airport taxes & security charges
  • 5 nights accommodation as specified
  • Meals as specified (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
  • Arrival and departure airport shuttle bus transfers
  • Sightseeing tours with English speaking guides as mentioned in the program
  • Arctic Circle Train tickets

Price Excludes

  • Travel insurance
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Transfers between hotels and train stations
  • Any meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Beverages and items of a personal nature
  • Optional excursions

Price Includes

Price Excludes

Price Notes

  • International flights from the UK are based out of London. Regional flights may be available (supplements may apply)
  • All flights are in economy class unless otherwise stated

Tour Route Map

  1. Sweden, Kiruna
  2. Sweden, Bjorkliden
  3. Norway, Narvik

Tour Accommodation

Camp Ripan
Camp Ripan
Camp Ripan Camp Ripan is a family-owned retreat located within walking distance of Kiruna city centre. Here, guests can enjoy more than just a hotel room, each room is a cosy cabin with private......
Scandic Narvik
Scandic Narvik
Scandic Narvik Stay in this excellent 4-star hotel and enjoy being in one of Northern Norway's tallest buildings, with spectacular views of Narvik, Ofotfjord and the surround mountains from the......
Hotell Fjallet
Hotell Fjallet
Hotell Fjallet Hotel Fjället is a 4-star hotel located right on the ski slopes in Björkliden area, with spectacular, panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and the Lapporten......

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