Riding the Arctic Explorer
Riding the Arctic Explorer to see the Northern Lights is one of the most memorable ways to see this spellbinding spectacle. It is also extremely luxurious. Underfloor heating, deluxe furniture and furnishings along with attentive staff keen to ensure that every aspect of the journey is smooth and trouble free makes travelling by train a total pleasure. Large picture windows enable you to watch the world go by in style.
A beautifully equipped Bar Lounge and Restaurant car with lots of comfy seating is perfect for relaxation and meeting other passengers. There is room to enjoy a game of cards, relax with a book or take part in some of the many activities provided by the staff such as Russian Language lessons and talks on local history or culture. At night, a pianist provides continual entertainment on the baby grand piano while themed parties are sometimes held too. Depending on the timing of the journey, passengers may find themselves celebrating a Russian Christmas and New Year.
Even when venturing outside, every care is taken to keep passengers warm as you can don complimentary hats, traditional Russian felt boots and gloves designed to keep out the worst of the bitter cold.