Stockholm & the Northern Lights
- 9 Days
- From £1,249
- Travel to Stockholm by train with nights en route in Münster and Copenhagen
- Spend 2 nights in the Swedish capital with time to explore
- Take a sleeper north of the Arctic Circle, to the remote village of Abisko
- Enjoy time at leisure for winter pursuits and the chance to see the Northern Lights!
- Catch a flight home from Kiruna
- Decide when you would like to travel
- Adapt the route to suit your plans
- Upgrade your trains and hotels
- Add extra nights, destinations and/or tours
- Standard Class rail travel with seat reservations
- 7 nights’ handpicked hotel accommodation with breakfast
- Overnight sleeper from Stockholm to Abisko in a private cabin
- Transfer from Abisko to Kiruna Airport
- Return flight from Kiruna to London (via Stockholm) in Economy Class
- City maps and comprehensive directions to your hotels
- Clearly-presented wallets for your rail tickets, hotel vouchers and other documentation
- All credit card surcharges and complimentary delivery of your travel documents
PLEASE NOTE: The best time to see the Northern Lights in Swedish Lapland is between the end of September and early March
Depart London St Pancras or Ebbsfleet International this morning on a Eurostar service to Brussels Midi station. Then connect with German rail services train to Münster via the cathedral city of Cologne. Here, check in to the Kaiserhof Hotel (or similar) for an overnight stay.
A historic university city, Münster is the regional capital of Westphalia. Its skyline is dominated by the Gothic and Romanesque towers and steeples of its medieval churches.
This morning, it’s time to board another InterCity service to cover the 180-mile journey north to Hamburg, where you change onto a direct train to Copenhagen via Jutland. The train traverses the flat landscapes of the Danish countryside before pulling into Copenhagen’s historic station in time for dinner. Your accommodation here will be the Absalon Hotel (or similar).
Cross the Oresund Bridge and head through Sweden to capital Stockholm. Your home for the next 2 nights is the Nordic Light Hotel (or similar).
Stockholm is a fascinating city in a stunning location. Spend your free time here discovering a wealth of museums, wandering through the historic Gamla Stan district, island hopping on foot or by ferry and experiencing a veritable smorgasbord of dining options.
Enjoy another day at leisure in Stockholm. We would recommend a visit the world-famous Vasa Museum, dedicated to the 17th century warship of the same name, which sank only a few minutes into her maiden voyage in 1628.
In the early evening, return to Stockholm’s main station for your overnight train heading north. Settle in to your private compartment for the night and awake near the Arctic Circle. Your destination is Abisko, where you’ll check in for a 3-night stay at the Abisko Mountain Lodge (or similar).
You have two full days in the stunning mountain resort of Abisko, located on the shores of Torneträsk, one of Sweden’s largest lakes. There are plenty of activities to choose from here, whether you want to try your hand at dog-sledding, shoeshoe trekking, ice fishing or riding a snowmobile! You can also take tours into breathtaking Abisko National Park or visit the Aurora Sky Station for a chance to see the unforgettable Northern Lights. All tours can be booked through your hotel and added to your package. Please ask us for details and prices.
It’s time to check out of your hotel today and transfer to Kiruna Airport for your flight back to London (not included). If you would rather not fly, we can look at options to bring you back overland, perhaps with a journey on the famous Inlandsbanan through central Sweden. Give us a call for details and prices.
TMR RECOMMENDS: In the winter months, why not extend your holiday and stop a night or two in the famous Ice Hotel, located near to Kiruna?
Typical hotels on this itinerary
The Kaiserhof Hotel is a family-run property, offering a convenient location both for the train station and the city centre, which is around 10 minutes’ walk away. All bedrooms are air-conditioned with free Wi-Fi access, satellite TV and complimentary mineral water. The hotel also boasts a large spa area, a bar and a restaurant.
This family-run hotel is positioned in the heart of Copenhagen, a short stroll from the railway station, the Tivoli Gardens and Nyhavn harbour. The colourful interiors and bedrooms are designed by Designers Guild and there is a also a bar and terrace. Bicycle hire is available from reception.
The Nordic Light is a modern design hotel, located within easy walking distance of Stockholm Central Station and the main shopping street of the city. Bedrooms are equipped with a laptop-sized safe and satellite TV. The luxury beds are by Swedish brand, Hästens. The hotel also offers a restaurant, bar and fitness centre.
Just 2 minutes’ walk from Abisko Ostra station, the Abisko Mountain Lodge is a great base to explore this beautiful area of Northern Sweden. Comfortable accommodation is combined with a warm, cosy atmosphere, good food and two saunas, where you can relax and recover from a day of exciting mountain activities.