Up Norway Extends “Arctic Circle Express Train Journey” for 2024

For 2024, Up Norway will offer a northern extension to its “Arctic Circle Express Train Journey” with stops in Lofoten and Narvik. The 15-night experience begins in Oslo, and continues from there by train, stopping in Bergen, Ålesund, Trondheim, Bodø and, with the new extension, Lofoten and Narvik. Along the entire journey, travelers will enjoy personal encounters with locals that offer unique perspectives, a diversity of local cuisine, and activities such as cruising the fjord and kayaking along narrow waterways, the UNESCO-protected Bryggen Wharf, hiking the Alnes Lighthouse on Godøya island, exploration of cities, towns and more.

In Lofoten, with the added trip extension, travelers can enjoy remote villages, arctic surfing and international art collections. Then, they’ll progress on to Narvik where a private guided tour of the War Museum offers insight into the World War II events that shaped the area. Additionally, the Narvikfjellet Cable Car provides panoramic views of the city and its surrounding fjords and mountains.

The highlight of this itinerary is the journey itself on a trio of railways: Flåm, Rauma and Ofotbanen. The Flåm Railway, Europe’s steepest rail line, treats travelers to a descent of 2,828 feet to the fjord below. The Rauma Railway passes through the Romsdalen Valley, and the Ofotbanen Arctic Train presents panoramic views of peaks and waterfalls.

Accommodations range from boutique hotels that overlook the Hardangerjøkulen glacier to a traditional fisherman’s cabin. In 2024, guests can also opt to stay at the new Basecamp Narvik in the Narvikfjellet Mountains.

Guests are provided with a pre-trip digital guide filled with insider tips and recommendations, all travel details, and a 24-hour direct chat to access the Up Norway team with any questions. For more information, visit www.upnorway.com.

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