The Inlandsbanan connects Kristinehamn in the south of Sweden with Gällivare in the north, a journey of approximately 810 miles (1,300km). On our Arctic Circle Express and Grand Arctic Circle Explorer holidays we join the railway in Östersund, an inland city in the middle of the country, for the trip to Jokkmokk, situated above the Arctic Circle. This fantastic journey up the 'backbone of Sweden' takes us past tranquil lakes and tumbling streams bursting with life.
As we travel through the dense forests of northern Sweden, keep an eye out for native wildlife, in particular reindeer and elk. The Inlandsbanan train crosses the Arctic Circle and we travel through the Laponian area, a region dominated by mountains and lakes in the Lapland province which was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996. Relax and soak up the wild, beautiful scenery as the train makes its way to our destination, Jokkmokk.