Both Norway and Sweden can be epitomised by their rich history, hearty gastronomy, stylish and sophisticated cultural life and character-filled cities but, truth be told, the highlight of these countries is their exquisite natural beauty. Virgin forests rest untouched, rugged cliffs and impossibly picturesque fjords dramatically line a coast where rocky islands protrude from the sea, and grand glaciers and ice fields create an unrivalled arctic wonderland. Mankind has always revered the wonders of nature, and the spectacular mystical display of the Aurora Borealis has captured imaginations for eternity. Join Scott for a journey full of chances to experience the Northern Lights, and explore two of the most naturally beautiful countries in the world, at a time of the year when the wonders of a winter landscape are at their most phenomenal.

At a glance

  • Stay in the unique and renowned Ice Hotel in Northern Sweden
  • Half-day train travel on the spectacular Ofoten Railway to Narvik
  • An exclusive 5-hour Northern Lights tour in Tromsø
  • Visit extraordinary museums and heritage sites, including the Vasa Museum, the 11th Century Niadros Cathedral complex and the waterside Bryggen in Bergen
  • Enjoy traditional Scandinavian excursions including a husky safari, reindeer feeding and a Sami cultural experience
  • Special 2-day Hurtigruten cruise along the dramatic coast of Norway
  • Overnight sleeper train through the heart of Sweden in private cabins
  • Accommodation in 4-star hotels or similar
  • Explore the picturesque Lofoten Islands and Lofotr Viking Museum
  • Full day exploring the ‘gateway to the Arctic’, Tromsø, visiting the Polar Museum, the Arctic Cathedral and more
  • Choose to extend your journey to Ålesund, Bergen and Oslo with many more astounding rail and boat journeys