Explore Sweden on Trains


Welcome to Sweden! Now that you have landed in this beautiful country now, get ready for your rail journey across Sweden. Yes, you heard it right. You will Explore Sweden on Trains.

A dazzling city in Scandinavia. The Landscape, The Sami, The Swedish Style, The Viking History, The Swedish Art of Fika, Endless Days, The Midnight Sun, The Mysterious Aurora Borealis and The Remote Arctic Regions all summarise the Scandinavian country Sweden.

Why should you travel to Sweden? There is something so wholesome in this country that you can not afford to miss. Its natural beauty, fresh air, stunning styles, and local delicacies are the key ingredients to make this country a wanna-travel-to country. The good news is that you can travel to far-flung corners of Sweden by train.

So, our explore Sweden on trains plan is just meant for anyone seeking a relaxing trip in Europe or in Scandinavian Europe.

From Stockholm to Gothenburg or southern Malmo to the northern arctic town Kiruna you can travel by train wherever you want to go in Sweden. Or extend your trip to cover the legendary railway line Stockholm-Kiruna-Narvik.

Here is Susmita’s Itinerary to travel and explore Sweden by train in Summertime.

  • Day 1: Arrival in Stockholm

    Arrival at Stockholm Arlanda International Airport. Get a transfer to Hotel. There are different ways of transportation from Arlanda. Arlanda Express, the high-speed direct train between Stockholm and the airport, is the fastest way to commute between the airport and the central city. The train departs every 15 minutes from the airport, and it is very easy to locate the train station once you leave the airport after final checking in the passport control section. The train takes only 20 minutes to commute between the Arlanda Airport and the Stockholm Central Station. The Arlanda Express Train is the most convenient, economical and faster way to commute between Arlanda Airport and Stockholm City.

    Enjoy the high-speed train ride and reach Stockholm Central Station soonest after your long flight journey. Overnight stay in Stockholm.

    Meals Included: Welcome Dinner.

  • Day 2: Stockholm City Exploration

    Welcome to Stockholm, the Royal Capital of Sweden!
    After breakfast, start exploring the city. Discover a city like no other – built on 14 islands where you are always close to the water. Well-preserved medieval buildings stand alongside modern architecture. Outside the city, the archipelago of 24000 islands is waiting to be explored. Recommended top 10 sights, you can explore just by taking a free walking tour:
    Kungsträdgården – City Park, Gamla Stan – The Old Town, Skansen Open Air Museum, Stadshuset – The City Hall, Vasamuseét – The Vasa Museum, Kungliga Slottet – The Royal Palace, Drottningholms Slott – The Drottningholm Palace, Moderna Museét – Museum of Modern Art, ABBA Museum and Millesgården – Art Museum.

    Explore the city the way you want. Try to be local, and enjoy yourself. Make a unique travel experience like no one else has done before. Overnight stay in Stockholm.

    Meals Included: Breakfast.

  • Day 3: Stockholm Grand Tour

    After a Scandinavian breakfast, start your day and discover Stockholm by bus and boat. The Stockholm Grand Tour allows you to see Stockholm and its surrounding areas from land, sitting in a comfortable, air-conditioned coach, and then from the water by boat. Onboard you will enjoy picturesque Stockholm at its most spectacular. Individual headphones do guide in many different languages. Take this tour and enjoy spending the day relaxing yet touring the city on land and water. Overnight stay in Stockholm.

    Meals Included: Breakfast.

  • Day 4: Stockholm to Malmö

    After breakfast, head towards Stockholm Central Railway Station. SJ Rail operates several trains daily to/from Stockholm and serves many other central and south Sweden intermediary stations. Hop on to your scheduled train (buy your tickets online before your journey for easy availability) and relax and enjoy the scenic beauty as your train passes by the Swedish Countryside. By afternoon you should reach Malmö. Spend the rest of the day leisurely. Most of Malmö’s sight can be easily reachable by walking. However, buying a 24 hrs or 72 hrs public transport pass is recommended, which will provide easy access to explore the city thoroughly. Overnight stay in Malmö.

    Meals Included: Breakfast.

  • Day 5: Malmö City Exploration

    Sweden’s third largest city Malmø is the largest city in the Skåne region. Skåne, which once belonged to Denmark, is Sweden’s southernmost region today, characterised by endless open fields, wide, flat horizons, and magnificent castles from various eras. Malmö is a place where the old meets the new.

    Malmö has its historic castles and a beautiful historic and showpiece town square in the heart of Gamla Staden. This vibrant town square is where anyone would love to sit, relax and drink coffee in one of the many restaurants on the three squares, Stortorget, Lilla Torgi and Gustav Adolf’s Torget or take a stroll through the king’s park and visit the Malmö Castle.

    Malmö´s most remarkable landmark is the neo-futurist residential skyscraper, the tallest building in Scandinavia.

    The city’s major sights are all within easy strolling distance of the city centre. You can start from Lilla Torg Square and take free guided walking or cycling tour. Just make your enquiries in the Tourist Information Centre. The major sights in Malmö are Gamla Staden, Västra Hamnen, Malmö Museer, King’s Park, Malmö Chocolate Museum, Teknikens och Sjöfartens Hus or Technology and Maritime Museum Malmö, Form/Design Center, Malmö Konssthall and Turning Torso.

    Enjoy Malmö – the creative and curious multinational mini-metropolis. Overnight stay in Malmö.

    With an additional day in hand, you can also enjoy a day excursion in the neighbouring city of Lund.

    Meals Included: Breakfast.

  • Day 6: Malmö to Gothenburg

    After breakfast, in the morning, you can stroll around the city one more time and enjoy some local Fika. Afternoon check-out from the hotel at the scheduled time and head towards the railway station. Hop onto your scheduled train; it will take two and a half hours or a little more to reach Gothenburg. Spend the evening leisurely. Overnight stay in Gothenburg.

    Meals Included: Breakfast.

  • Day 7: Gothenburg City Exploration

    Gothenburg, Sweden’s second-largest city and largest harbour, has a very relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The city is very walkable. The city has appealing and chilled-out attractions for tourists and locals. Its Neoclassical Architecture, Tram Lines, sun-soaked broad harbour, and lovely locals sun themselves alongside the canals make this city nice, good-looking and cheerful. The city is an upcoming break destination for culture, shopping, entertainment, food, and drink. Gothenburg has gained an international reputation for innovative cuisine using local produce, mainly north Atlantic fish and shellfish. The city boasts several Michelin Guide restaurants, which you should not miss when you visit.

    Centrally located in Gothenburg, you will find Liseberg, Northern Europe’s largest and most beautiful amusement park and one of Sweden’s most popular attractions. Also recommended is a sightseeing tour by bus or the Paddan open-top sightseeing boats. Recommended sightseeings are:

    • Liseberg – An amusement park with rides & a garden.
    • VOLVO Museum – Swedish vehicle brand’s history museum.
    • Skansen Kronan – Hillside fortress & conference centre.
    • Gothenburg Botanical Garden – Sizable botanical garden with an eatery.
    • Gothenburg Museum of Art – Prominent art museum with famous works.
    • Archipelago of Gothenburg – The archipelago of Gothenburg comprises northern and southern archipelagoes.
    • Historic Food Markets.
    • Goetheborgs Utkiken – The Lipstick skyscraper has become a modern landmark in the city of Gothenburg. On the top floor of the building, there is an observation deck with a stunning panoramic view of the city and harbour. A must-visit!

    Paddan City Boat Tour, Stromma Cruises, and Hop On Hop Off Tours will not disappoint you, and you will enjoy your time in Gothenburg. Overnight stay in Gothenburg.

    Meals Included: Breakfast.

  • Day 8: Gothenburg to Kiruna - Overnight Arctic Train Journey

    After breakfast, you will start early today. You have a long train journey to Kiruna. You will have to change your train at Stockholm Central Station. From Stockholm Central Station to Kiruna overnight train journey. Hop onboard your scheduled arctic train and enjoy one of your life’s most relaxing train journeys. As you travel during Summertime, you can glue your cheeks to the train window to see the golden horizon with never setting smiling sun.

    Meals Included: Breakfast.

  • Day 9: Morning Arrival in Kiruna

    The train has a restaurant where you can buy breakfast. As you end your breakfast train will slowly approach Kiruna Station. Our representative will greet you at Kiruna station. Get transferred to the Kiruna Hotel.

    Welcome to Jukkasjärvi Ice Hotel. During summer and fall, only the reception in the Riverside Lobby next to the cold accommodation is in use.

    You will have a guided check-in tour at ICEHOTEL Kiruna. You will attend the guided check-in tour, where the guide will provide you with information about your overnight stay and the history of the Ice Hotel. ICEHOTEL, a stunning Swedish Landmark since 1989. ICEHOTEL is the first permanent ice and snow hotel ever to be built. In ICEHOTEL 365, there is always something very interesting irrespective of the seasonYouou can opt for a one-night stay in an ICE room or in cold accommodation.

    The Art Suites are comfortably furnished with furniture made from ice. Unique artwork decorates the rooms. When it’s time to go to bed, you pick up a sleeping bag and sheets from the reception desk in the warm building connected to the ICEHOTEL 365. You can choose between single or double sleeping bags. For a good night’s sleep, dress in warm thermal underwear, put on a hat and slip into the cosy sleeping bag. You are awakened in the morning with a cup of hot lingonberry juice at your bedside. Overnight stay in Kiruna.

    Meals Included: Dinner.

  • Day 10: Kiruna City Exploration

    Kiruna is a far northern city in Swedish Lapland. The city was first established in 1890 to serve the Kiruna Mine. Archaeological findings show that the city and the surrounding areas are almost 6000 years old and have been inhabited since then. Due to the huge iron ore mining, the old city is almost on the verge of collapsing into an enormous iron ore pit. Fortunately, a solution is underway, a proposed new city is coming up in the nearby safe location, and the new city will be completely operational from 2033. One can visit the tourist information centre to see what the new city will look like. There are buses to the small town of Kiruna, which take approximately 30 minutes each way. You can find timetables at the reception of the Ice Hotel and the bus stops. Please remember to check when the return bus leaves. Alternatively, you can take a taxi. In Kiruna, you can visit Kiruna Kyrka, Consecrated in 1913, which looks pretty against the snowy backdrop in winter, and in summer, it looks bright with the lights of the midnight sun.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

  • Day 11: Kiruna Midnight Sun Tour

    In Northern Scandinavia, you can experience something wonderful during the summer months. From May to July, the sun never sets above the Arctic Circle (and first rather late in August). This part of the world is referred to as the Land of the Midnight Sun. The sun sparks to life and burns for 100 days and nights without setting, melting snow and ice and transforming the countryside into a vibrant green. The nights are as bright as the days. Welcome to experience summer in Lapland! You can book your midnight summer tour before or at the hotel reception. At night, enjoy a long drive in the wild, secluded Swedish Lapland with a night hike under the bright midnight sunlights and enjoy your lingonberry juice along with your fellow teammates.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

  • Day 12: Overnight Arctic Train Journey

    After breakfast, pick up from Kiruna Ice Hotel and drop off at Kiruna Rail Station. The transfer will correspond with the train departure.

    Meals Included: Breakfast.

  • Day 13: Morning Arrival in Stockholm

    You can buy tea, coffee or snacks in the train’s restaurant in the morning. Get transferred to the hotel from Stockholm Central Station. Spend the day leisurely. Your train trip to Sweden ends here. Overnight stay in Stockholm.

  • Day 14: Rest Day in Stockholm

    Spend the day leisurely. You can go shopping and purchase souvenirs. The Gamla Stan is a beautiful place to buy souvenirs for your loved ones. There are a lot of local restaurants, and you can enjoy savouring local Swedish dishes in any of them. Take a stroll around the city and back to your den by evening. Overnight stay in Stockholm.

    Meals Included: Breakfast.

  • Day 15: Departure

    It is time to say goodbye to this beautiful country. You can take the High-Speed Arlanda Express to transfer to Arlanda International Airport to continue your onward journey.

    Meals Included: Breakfast.

Explore Sweden on Trains

Country Sweden
Tour length 15 days
Travellers Details Couple, Small Group, Solo Traveller, Senior Citizen, Family with Kids, Women Only Group
Tour Categories Train Journeys
Travel Style Independent, Susmita’s Itinerary
Journey Start & End Points Stockholm Arlanda International Airport to Airport
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    • All Accommodation.
    • All Train Tickets as required.
    • Transfer from Kiruna Train Station to Kiruna Hotel.
    • Kiruna Midnight Sun Tour.
    • Food - 12 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, and 4 Dinners, as mentioned on the itinerary.


    • Flight Tickets.
    • Required VISA.
    • Travel Insurance.
    • Airport Transfers.
    • Your toiletries and medicines.
    • Train Station Transfers except in Kiruna.
    • Early Check-in and late Check-out from Hotels.
    • Personal entertainment equipment (music system, etc.)
    • Bottled water, personal beverages (Alcoholic & Non-alcoholic).
    • Personal guide fees if you are hiring during the trip for any activities.
    • Trip costs do not ensure the supply of local SIM cards and paying bills for your usage.
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    • icon Scarf, Sunhat, Sunglasses, Sunscreen lotion for hot days.
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