Highlights of Swedish summer

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Visiting Denmark, you’ll find a kingdom of turreted castles, ultra-modern buildings and tiny fishing villages with clusters of brightly painted houses. Viewed under the ethereal light of a Nordic summer sun, there’s a fairytale quality to this often-overlooked country — one that’s fitting for the home of Hans Christian Andersen and various Norse myths.
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Trip type
Private Guided
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Trip pace
Balanced schedule


    • Explore cultural Malmö by bicycle, cycling past the Turning Torso skyscraper and Øresund Bridge.
    • Head out on the waters of Stockholm's archipelago, enjoying a traditional Swedish seafood buffet as you go.
    • Visit UNESCO World Heritage Site Drottningholm Palace, one of Europe's most impressive royal estates.
    • Go walking under the midnight sun in Lapland and admire the views in remote Abisko National Park.
    • Enjoy a fast-paced reindeer sleigh ride and learn to lasso with a traditional Sámi guide.

What's this trip about?

    Visiting Denmark, you’ll find a kingdom of turreted castles, ultra-modern buildings and tiny fishing villages with clusters of brightly painted houses. Viewed under the ethereal light of a Nordic summer sun, there’s a fairytale quality to this often-overlooked country — one that’s fitting for the home of Hans Christian Andersen and various Norse myths.

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Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizePrivate - your group only
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportAll internal ground transport included
Start CityCopenhagen
End CityStockholm

Travel Themes

  • Culinary & Wine
  • Cultural
  • Hiking & Walking
  • Nature & Wildlife


  • Europe
  • Denmark
  • Sweden


  • Copenhagen
  • Stockholm


  • Culture
  • History
  • Nature
  • Ruins & Archaeology

Trip includes

    • In-destination transfers
    • Activities and excursions as detailed
    • All accommodations

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Day 1 Malmö

 Copenhagen ,  Malmö

On arrival into Copenhagen airport, you'll be picked up by your private driver and driven over the famous Øresund Bridge to Malmö. Take the rest of the day to relax and explore the city.

Day 2 Malmö


Today, embark on a cycling tour of the Skåne capital. You'll see many of Malmö's sights, including the Turning Torso skyscraper and the Øresund Bridge.

Day 3 Gothenburg

 Malmö ,  Gothenburg

You'll be picked up from your hotel today and taken to the station for your train journey to Sweden's second city, Gothenburg. After settling into your hotel, embark on a short walking tour of the city's key highlights, such as Avenyn, the main boulevard, and Haga, the old town.

Day 4 Gothenburg


Spend the day exploring Gothenburg on your own today. You might visit the Konstmuseum, one of Scandinavia's most impressive art galleries, or Sweden’s largest botanical garden, Botaniska Trädgården.

Day 5 Gothenburg


Explore the Gothenburg Archipelago on board the M/S St Erik, a traditional archipelago boat designed in 1881. The cruise sets sail from Lilla Bommen in the early evening, and heads into the southern archipelago, passing many of the region’s best-known islands, such as Styrsö, Donsö and Brännö, while you enjoy a traditional seafood buffet.

Day 6 Stockholm

 Gothenburg ,  Stockholm

You'll be picked up at your hotel in Gothenburg and driven to the central station in time for your rail journey to the Swedish capital. Spend the rest of the afternoon on your own, perhaps exploring Gamla Stan, the city's old town, or one of the leafy islands such as Skeppsholmen or Djurgården.

Day 7 Stockholm


Today, you'll be picked up at your hotel by your local driver-guide for a three-hour tour of the opulent Drottningholm Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Often referred to as Sweden's Versailles, Drottningholm is the 400-year old royal palace that...

Day 8 Stockholm


You have the day to explore the capital on your own. You might take the train up to historic Uppsala to see its picturesque waterways and visit Sweden's largest cathedral, Uppsala Domkyrka.

Day 9 Stockholm


Journey outside the capital today to spend the day exploring Stockholm’s scenic archipelago. The yacht was built for sailing through the many narrow straits and can access wide range of the islands. The exact itinerary is decided on the day, based pr...

Day 10 Kiruna

 Stockholm ,  Kiruna

You will be driven to the airport for your flight up to Kiruna, Sweden's most northerly town. In the afternoon, visit the Icehotel, where the rooms and hand-carved sculptures are made of ice.

Day 11 Kiruna


Your driver will pick you up for the 90-minute drive to Abisko National Park, where you'll take a chair lift up to the sky station for far-reaching views across the park. Then, join your guide on a leisurely walk back down to the valley, learning about the flora and fauna as you descend.

Day 12 Kiruna


Spend a day with a traditional Sámi family of reindeer herders. Help feed the reindeer, learn to throw a lasso and hear stories told through song. Join the family for lunch in their home and then on a reindeer sleigh ride through the forest.

Day 13 Return home

 Kiruna ,  Stockholm

You will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

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