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Trondheim, Norway

Trondelag, the Polar Express & the Arctic

6-day tailor-made cruise & rail journey from £1,070 pp


Short description

A winter adventure to Norway’s Trondelag and the stunning Lofoten Islands


  • Explore historic Trondheim, Norway’s first capital city, which dates back more than 1,000 years
  • Travel on the ‘Polar Express’ from through the heart of Trondelag from Trondheim to Bodo
  • Explore the wild landscapes of the Lofoten Islands
  • Watch out for the Northern Lights between optional sea kayak excursions and Viking feasts
  • Return to Bodo, Norway's sea eagle capital

In Brief

  • 1 Night Trondheim
  • 1 Night Bodo
  • 2 Nights Svolvær
  • 1 Night Bodø


Recommended for:
Expedition cruise | Natural world | Northern Lights | Rail holidays

Norway's geographical navel, the region of Trondelag offers history, culture and natural beauty in equal measure, all a convenient 2.5-hour direct flight from Gatwick. Discover Norway's first capital, 1,000-year-old Trondheim, hike or bike through nine national parks or along the rugged coastline or ride the rails of the Polar Express across the Arctic Circle. This tailor-made tour has all you could ask for from winter in Norway: a train journey crossing the Arctic Circle, historical Trondheim, wildlife and the arresting landscapes of the Lofotens.

Day by day itinerary

Day 1

Fly to Trondheim and check in to the Thon Hotel Nidaros – a contemporary favourite housed in a early-20th-century stone building. At more than 1,000 years old, Trondheim is the historical heart of Norway and boasts a number of fascinating attractions including the colourful fisherman wharves that line the Nidelven River. The Trondheim food hall, full of locally produced foods ranging from seafood to smoked meats and homemade cheeses, is well worth a visit.

Stay: Thon Hotel Nidaros (Superior)

Day 2
Polar Express

Travel on the spectacular Nordland Railway, known poetically as the Polar Express, on a ten-hour journey through Trøndelag’s breathtaking landscapes and across the Arctic Circle to Bodo.

Stay: Clarion Collection Hotel Grand Bodo (Superior)

Meals: B

Days 3-4
Lofoten Islands

Take a short flight to Svolvær, capital of the Lofoten Islands, one of the world's most beautiful archipelagos. Optional activities include snowshoeing in Winter, sea kayaking in Summer, sea eagle safaris, Viking feasts and tours in search of the Northern Lights.

Stay: Svinoya Rorbuer, Svolvaer (Superior)

Meals: B

Day 5

Fly back to Bodo and transfer to your hotel. Surrounded by tiny islands, and framed by distant snow-dusted peaks, it's a wonderfully scenic spot in which to enjoy your last day in Arctic Norway. Perhaps head out for a stroll, go in search f white-tailed sea eagles – the region is known as Norway's sea eagle capital – or simply tuck yourself up in a cosy pub or cafe and watch the wintry world go by.

Stay: Clarion Collection Hotel Grand Bodo (Superior)

Meals: B D

Day 6
Depart for home

Transfer to the airport in time for your flight, via Oslo, to the UK.

Meals: B



Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

Accommodation rating: Superior

6-day tailor-made cruise & rail journey from £1,070 pp

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