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The Inland railway runs for miles and miles through the backbone of Sweden, from Kristinehamn to Östersund and onwards to Gällivare above the Arctic Circle. It has been closed due to lack of funds and then only run as a freight line, but since some decades, it is open summertime for tourists. The line has a special "Inland card" which is very cheap considering that you can cover more than half of Sweden! You can buy package tours or hop on and off as you like. There are guides on board the trains, pointing out special sights, and the train makes a special "photo stop" at the Arctic Circle itself. There are stops in places such as Vilhelmina with its old church village, and Jokkmokk with its Sami museum and proximity to World Heritage Laponia national parks. At Gällivare, you can head up mount Dundret ("Thunder") for a view of 1/11th of Sweden, and the midnight sun if you are in time for that. Check their page for more details. I haven't yet done this but it is a dream of mine.

Type: Train
Website: http://www.inlandsbanan.se

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jan 10, 2005
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