AUTHENTIC SWEDEN

STOCKHOLM – TÄLLBERG – KARLSTAD - GOTHENBURG

Welcome to Sweden, a country stretching 1574 km from north to south, covered by more than 50% of its area by endless forests.

Visit Stockholm, capital of Sweden, "The Venice of the North", a city with innumerable islands and cut by the water. Pass through the province of Dalarna, defined as the "most Swedish of the regions" because of its huge forests and red wooden cottages.

Also, visit the city of Karlstad located next to Lake Vänern, which is the largest lake in Sweden. Finally, visit the west coast with its steep cliffs and famous archipelagos, but also Gothenburg, the second largest city of this Scandinavian jewel.

DAY 1 ARRIVAL TO STOCKHOLM

Arrive at Stockholm Airport and pick up your rental vehicle.

Stockholm is generally referred to as Beauty on Water, or Venice of the North, which is understandable, as the city is built upon 14 islands. It is surrounded by the Lake Mälaren, and by the Baltic Sea. City's grand public buildings, palaces, rich cultural history and museums tell her history from 1252.

During your sightseeing tour you will visit the Gamla Stan (Old town), where you will be charmed by cobblestone streets, crooked but beautifully preserved buildings, gothic churches and excellent cafés, bars, restaurants and Swedish design-ware shops, the famous Stockholm Cathedral and the Nobel Museum.   The Royal Palace is one of the largest palaces in the world with over 600 rooms. In front of the palace you can see the parade of the soldiers and changing guards daily

Rest of the day at leisure. Depending on your arrival, we recommend visiting Skansen Park or take an archipelago tour.

Overnight at Best Western Kom hotel or similar

DAY 2 DISCOVER STOCKHOLM

Breakfast in the hotel

 

For today, we recommend a visit to the Vasa Museum - located on the island of Djurgården- a maritime museum displaying a ship of the famous king Vasa, which sunk after only 1300m. Close to Vasa, you can explore the history of the most famous music band in Sweden, the ABBA museum.

To know more about the Swedish history, spend some time at the Nationalmuseum for free admisson, which is Sweden's premier museum of art and design and just reopened its doors in 2018 fully renovated.

 

Overnight at Best Western Kom hotel or similar

DAY 3 STOCKHOLM TO DALARNA

Breakfast in the hotel

 

Departure to Uppsala, a prominent university town in which Uppsala Domkyrka Cathedral stands. Uppsala is also the cradle of artist Ingmar Bergman, botanist Carl Von Line and writer August Strindberg.

 

Continue your way to Dalarna, "the most Swedish of the regions" because of its huge forests and red wooden cottages. After crossing the city of Avesta, discover the national symbol of Sweden, the Dalahasten (the famous wooden horse). Then go through the picturesque village of Sundborn where you can visit the house of artist Carl Larsson who is representative of Swedish interior decoration.

 

Overnight at the hotel Quality Spa & Resort Dalecarlia or similar

Continue to Mora, which is the birthplace of the painter Ander Zorn where you can visit his house, connected to the museum with an incredible collection of his works.

 

Overnight at the hotel Quality Spa & Resort Dalecarlia or similar

DAY  5 CROSSING THE COUNTRYSIDE

Breakfast in the hotel.

Start your day by driving to Karlstad via the lush forest trails of Dalarna. On your way you will come across the town of Malung in the Värmland region which is crossed by the Klarälven river. Also visit Mårbacka and the home of Swedish author Selma Lagerlöf, who was the first woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1909.

 

Overnight at the Clarion Collection Drott hotel or similar

DAY 6 THE SWEDISH COAST

Breakfast in the hotel.

Continuation of the circuit to the west coast of Sweden, Bohuslän, which consists of sloping cliffs and more than 8000 islands. Visit Tanumshede stone engravings from the Bronze Age (1800 BC). Continuation to the coast and visit the many villages such as the very charming Lysekil.

At the end of the day, arrival in Gothenburg, second largest city of Sweden. Enjoy the many restaurants and tourist attractions that the city has to offer. Masthuggskyrkan, the church is a well-known sea navigation landmark in Gothenburg by providing a spectacular view of the city and the harbour. You will find in Gothenburg on of the largest Botanic garden in Europe, an impressive collection of plants and flowers in Gothenburg. Do not miss to visit the “Fish church” the famous indoor fish market hall from 1874, it is known as the Mecca for seafood lovers.

 

Overnight at Comfort Hotel Gothenborg or similar

DAY  7 ON THE SHORES OF LAKE VÄTTERN

Breakfast in the hotel.

Take a morning walk through the city along the famous Avenyn Avenue, Gothenburg's main street.

Then continue your journey through Lake Vättern and the city of Jönköping. Stop by Gränna, which is famous for producing "Polkagrisar", a solid candy traditionally made with peppermint, but which can be found today in many different flavours. Continue along the east coast of Lake Vadstena to the monastery of Saint Birgitta, established in the 14th century and still active today. Continue your journey without missing a visit to Örebro Castle, romantic and surrounded by moats covered with water lilies. Continue to Västerås.

Overnight at the hotel Scandic Västerås or similar

DAY 4 PASSAGE THROUGH LAKE SILJAN 

Breakfast in the hotel

 

This morning, head towards the surrounding area around Lake Siljan which is known to have a beautiful blue colour. Start your day with Rättvik, then Nusnäs, where you can visit the production centre of the Dalahasten, the children's toy that has become the national symbol of Sweden.

 

DAY  8 STOCKHOLM

Breakfast in the hotel

The town of Västerås has a charming historic center. Take a stroll down the city centre before you drive south back to Stockholm.

Return your car at the Arlanda airport before catching the flight

 

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See you again soon in Scandinavia, Iceland & the Baltics

Included in the package

· 7 nights in hotels mentioned or similar

· 7 breakfasts

·  Car rental 8 days, category B (TOYOTA YARIS [AC] or similar), including unlimited mileage, partial deductible in the case of accident or theft, local taxes, one driver over 25 y/o

Not included in the package

· Lunches, dinners and drinks

· Luggage Handling

· Flights

· Personal Expenses

· Petrol, tolls only payable locally

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