Train Tours in Northern Europe
Travel in comfort on Northern European train tours, reaching picturesque landscapes and vibrant cities. Enjoy a self-guided experience of Europe on these independent train trips, with all your accommodation and rail tickets included in the package price.
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Admire iconic landscapes as you travel by train in Norway, home to what Lonely Planet called "the world's most beautiful train journey".
Why opt for train tours in Norway?
- Witness majestic fjords and mountains outside your window
- Embark on the famous Norway in a Nutshell® route from Oslo or Bergen
- Experience the steepest climb in Norway, aboard the Flåm Railway
- Enjoy a scenic train journey and fjord river cruise in the same tour
Hop from one cool city to the next aboard modern, high-speed trains in Sweden, enjoying lush countryside views en route.
Why travel by train in Sweden?
- Easily reach your next stop with fast and comfortable trains
- Visit the cities of Stockholm, Malmö and Gothenburg
- Gaze out the window to see southern Sweden’s green landscapes
- Take an optional day trip to Copenhagen from Malmö, for a taste of Denmark
About Your Train Tour in Northern Europe
Travel by train in Northern Europe and enjoy the journey as much as the destination. You’ll benefit from our expert-made itineraries and experience the freedom that comes from independent train travel. When you book a Nordic Visitor tour, you can expect:
• An authentic travel experience planned by an established and trusted agency
• A dedicated travel consultant to organise your tour
• All relevant bookings for your chosen package
• A detailed online personal itinerary and all of your train tickets
• Handpicked accommodation for a relaxing stay
• 24/7 emergency phone support for peace of mind
Nordic Visitor has made it easy to start planning your train tour. Simply follow these steps:
1. Pick your favourite Nordic Visitor tour
2. Confirm your package
3. Check your confirmation email
4. Book your flights
5. Get ready for your trip
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Plan your trip risk-free with Nordic Visitor's cancellation insurance. Add it to your booking to enjoy flexible terms and peace of mind. Purchase it with your package or secure it free of charge by booking a tour with 20% deposit or more. Terms & conditions apply.
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Since 2002, Nordic Visitor has been creating exceptional travel experiences in Northern Europe. Our travel experts have all explored the region extensively and will add their in-depth knowledge of destinations and train routes to your itinerary.
Nordic Visitor is dedicated to the best service quality, and this is reflected year after year when Tripadvisor awards us with their Certificate of Excellence. We also take great pride in our customer feedback: 97% of our travellers say they would recommend us to friends and family.
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When you book with Nordic Visitor, you benefit from the expertise of a dedicated travel consultant who will make all the arrangements for you. Plus, we secure the best rates for high-quality rail journeys, tours and hotels from our network of trusted suppliers, saving you time and money.
Our travel consultants will take care of all the practicalities and bookings for you. You’ll receive a personalised itinerary with your train tickets, accommodation and activities all arranged on your behalf. That way you can relax and get excited for your expertly planned trip.
Flexible tour options
All our train tours in Northern Europe have been carefully designed to incorporate the best experiences. However, these itineraries are not set in stone. Our travel experts will happily tailor your package to you, so don’t hesitate to request extra nights, attractions or destinations.
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Unexpected weather or events? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. We will rework your itinerary as well as re-book your train travel, accommodation and activities, all while keeping you safe and informed. Our emergency 24/7 helpline means we’re only a call away.
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With Nordic Visitor, you have peace of mind knowing your tour arrangements with us are 100% financially protected. Your payments are safeguarded as we comply with European Union laws on Package Travel regulations. This guarantees you a refund in the unlikely event of insolvency.
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Northern Europe Train Tour Highlights
Discovering Northern Europe by rail is a fast and convenient way to reach the region’s top destinations and attractions. You might want to go city-hopping, delve into the stunning countryside, or both! On your train tour of Northern Europe, you could…
- Explore the Scandinavian Triangle by visiting Stockholm, Oslo and Copenhagen
- Marvel at beautiful fjords, mountains and valleys on the Norway in a Nutshell® tour
- Discover the most sustainable city in the world, Gothenburg, and enjoy its buzzing vibe
- Prepare for jaw-dropping views and a thrilling descent aboard the Flåm Railway
- Stroll down the cobbled streets of Gamla Stan Old Town and admire the colourful architecture
- Wander through Vigeland Sculpture Park to experience art and nature in Oslo
- Visit Malmöhus Castle and soak up the medieval charm of Lilla Torg in Malmö
- Cycle around Copenhagen and visit one of the world’s oldest amusement parks, Tivoli Gardens
- Walk down the 900-year-old Bryggen wharf, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Bergen
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT NORTHERN EUROPEAN TRAIN TOURS
Want to learn more about train tour packages? Or need some tips on where to go? Then keep reading, as we’ve got the answers to the most frequently asked questions about rail journeys in Northern Europe. If you’re looking for more information on bookings, have a look at our FAQs and booking information page.
Yes, Northern Europe is considered a safe region for visitors. In fact, the Nordic countries – Iceland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland – consistently feature in the top 10 safest places in the world. This is down to their low crime rates, good standards of healthcare, and excellent road safety.
Because Northern Europe is one of the world’s safest regions, it is ideal for solo travellers. The Nordic countries are forward-thinking when it comes to gender equality, so female visitors can enjoy hassle-free trips compared to other countries. It’s also an LGBTQ-friendly destination.
You can learn more about why Scandinavia is ideal for solo visitors on our blog.
There are many reasons why Northern Europe is so popular. Firstly, you can’t help but fall for the breathtaking scenery, ranging from mighty mountains and glittering fjords to lush pastures and meandering rivers. There are so many ways to immerse yourself in these landscapes.
Thanks to excellent transport connections in Europe, you can visit more than one country in the same trip. The rail networks are fast, reliable and efficient, and of course treat you to scenic views between stops.
You could hop between the capitals of Norway, Sweden and Denmark by train, plane and ferry. You can also explore the Baltic cities of Helsinki and Tallinn on a cruise tour. Some like discovering the Swiss Alps aboard the Glacier Express. Or you could opt for a multi-country tour of Scotland and Ireland.
Another advantage of visiting Northern Europe is that most people speak English. In Scotland and Ireland, English is the main language. In the Nordic countries, many locals speak English fluently as a second language.
What’s more, Northern Europe is a year-round destination. Each season has its own appeal and there is no “bad time” to visit!
Northern Europe is a wonderfully diverse place where you’ll find some of the most exquisite natural sights on Earth.
Marvel at glaciers, volcanoes and waterfalls in Iceland, or fjords, mountains and valleys in Norway. Venture to Lapland in the Arctic Circle to chase the northern lights and go dog sledding through the snowy scenery.
Soak up Sweden’s wooded islands and green countryside, or immerse yourself in the national parks and coastlines of Scotland and Ireland. You could ride vintage steam trains to witness the shimmering lochs (lakes) and glens (valleys) of the Scottish Highlands.
Find out the best places to visit in Northern Europe with our insider guides:
You can visit Norway’s fjords at any time of the year, as each season has its own special appeal. Summer is the most popular time to explore the fjords because of the warm weather, long daylight hours, and opportunities for outdoor activities.
However, visit Norway in the shoulder season – spring or autumn – and you’ll find fewer visitors at the most famous fjords. Another plus is that you’ll either get to see flowers blooming (March to May) or the trees lighting up in beautiful autumnal shades (September to November).
You can also discover the Norwegian fjords in winter. This is the quietest time of year due to the cold weather and shorter days. But winter has a particular charm about it, with the chance to see the aurora borealis in Northern Norway and snow-dusted mountains towering above glassy fjords.
The best train trips in Northern Europe take you through jaw-dropping landscapes and vibrant cities. You could travel around one country or hop from one to the next by train and be treated to stunning views.
Norway is one of the best countries in Europe for train travel. Here are just a few of the top routes to take:
Another fantastic route is the journey between Stockholm, Sweden, and Copenhagen, Denmark. Travel between these Scandinavian capitals by train to witness picturesque Swedish countryside along the way. You could then cruise to Oslo from Copenhagen by overnight ferry for the complete Scandinavian circuit!
“Self-guided” means that you travel independently without a guide or group tours. But you’re certainly not alone, as your personal Nordic Visitor travel consultant has organised all the details of your trip before you arrive. You’ll get a customised itinerary with tickets, bookings and recommendations.
You can also reach us on our 24/7 helpline during your self-guided tour. Should anything unexpected arise, we’re only a phone call away.
Yes, we’ll book you into hotels that are located near the train stations. When you choose rail tours with Nordic Visitor, rest assured that your accommodation is conveniently located and comfortable.
We have quality-checked all aspects of your itinerary, including accommodation, to ensure it meets our high standards. Plus, we always secure the best rates thanks to our network of trusted suppliers.
Yes, you can view and choose Nordic Visitor arrival dates online. Our independent train tours are some of the most flexible itineraries we offer, giving you the freedom to pick your dates and trip duration.
Yes, you can add as many days as you like to your train tour package! If you’d like to spend more time in a particular destination, you can request this when booking your tour online. Your dedicated travel consultant will get in touch to confirm the extra days with you.
We suggest you book your flights after your Nordic Visitor tour has been confirmed. It’s a good idea to check flights for dates and prices, but only buy them once your travel consultant has secured your package.
When you receive the confirmation email from your Nordic Visitor consultant, you will have all of the details you need to buy suitable flights.
The weather can be a little unpredictable in Northern Europe, no matter the time of year you visit. Here are some essential items that we recommend you pack for your trip:
- A warm jumper or fleece
- A waterproof jacket
- Gloves, scarves and hats
- Comfortable walking shoes or boots
- Warm socks (especially for winter travel)
- Sunscreen (for summer trips)
An umbrella may also come in handy, and you might wish to bring a good book or other entertainment for your train journeys.
Whether you want to start planning your Northern European train tour or need some advice on where and when to go, get in touch. Our travel team will be happy to help.
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+354 578 20 80
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