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Scandinavian Road Trip & Gothenburg

(12 days / 11 nights)

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Scenic Scandinavian Road Trip

This 12-day tour combines the best of the capital cities of Scandinavia with a scenic road trip in the countryside of Sweden and Norway. Starting and ending in Sweden, you will get to explore the culture and history of Stockholm, Gothenburg, Copenhagen and Oslo including castles, palaces and museums. On the road, you will get to see picturesque towns like Kalmar, Ystad and Örebro, while soaking in the landscape along the way.

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12 days / 11 nights

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Tour Highlights

  • Explore the colourful capitals of Norway, Sweden & Denmark
  • Experience the ultimate Scandinavian road trip, taking the scenic route from country to country
  • Discover Scandinavian royalty by visiting castles and palaces
  • Walk through the small and charming capital, Copenhagen
  • Enjoy the charms of Swedish Fika in Gamla Stan (Old Town)
  • Stroll the quaint streets of Gothenburg
  • Drive through the scenic countryside of Sweden, including Kalmar and Ystad
  • Visit the coast of Skåne and the mystical iron age monument Ale´s stones with an impressive view of the Baltic Sea.
  • Relax by the water at Nyhavn in Copenhagen and visit the Little Mermaid

Travel style

Self-Drive i

Interest

Castles and Royalty i, Classic i, Countryside and natural scenery i, Culture and History i, Family i

Season

May - Sep

Departure

Daily

Driving distance

1902/1181 km/mi

Itinerary

A day-by-day plan to guide your Nordic adventure.

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  • Day 1: WELCOME TO SWEDEN

    After you arrive at Stockholm-Arlanda Airport, make your way to Stockholm city centre. Many travellers opt to take the express train to Stockholm Central Station, but we also offer direct private transfers. After settling in at your hotel, spend the rest of the day exploring the beautiful city.  Stroll the well-known street Drottninggatan where you can shop and feel the vibe of the capital city. In Old Town (Gamla Stan), you will find the Royal Palace, the parliament, old churces, beautiful cobble stone streets and medieval houses.

    Spend the night in Stockholm.

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  • Day 2: A SLICE OF THE SWEDISH COUNTRYSIDE

    Today you will pick up your rental car and kick off your drive to the south of Sweden. First you will stop by the picturesque town of Söderköping before reaching the city of Kalmar, a Medieval city with well-preserved 17th and 18th century buildings. Here, you can visit the Kalmar Castle, which has a rich history dating back over 800 years. Spend some time strolling the quaint streets of this town and let the architecture transport you back in time.

    Spend the night in Kalmar.

    *Please note limited opening hours of the car rental during Sundays and public holidays. See tour information for further details.

    Driving distance: 410 km / 255 miles
    Estimated driving duration: 4 hours and 45 minutes (without stops)

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  • Day 3: SWEDEN’S SPLENDID SOUTH COAST

    From Kalmar, drive south along the coast to Skåne where we recommend a visit to Kiviks Musteri and the apple orchards. It is also recommended to stop for coffee in the picturesque town of Simrishamn. Continue to the popular attraction Ales Stenar stone ship monument, which consists of 59 massive boulders arranged in a 67 metre-long outline with a picturesque view of the Baltic Sea. You will continue your drive to the charming town of Ystad where you will spend the night.

    Spend the night in Ystad.

    Driving distance: 290 km / 180 miles
    Estimated driving duration: 4 hours (without stops)

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  • Day 4: DRIVE TO CAPTIVATING COPENHAGEN

    From Ystad, drive to Smygehuk, the southernmost point in Sweden. Here you will find cosy cafés, eclectic craft shops and fish smokeries. Continue along the south coast to the old towns of Skanör and Falsterbo, located on the Falsterbo peninsula, where you will encounter long stretches of white sand beaches. Next, cross the famous Öresund Bridge and arrive in the charming capital city of Denmark, Copenhagen. You can explore the beautiful harbour area of Nyhavn and have fun at the amusement park Tivoli Gardens.

    Spend the night in Copenhagen.

    Driving distance: 130 km / 80 miles
    Estimated driving duration: 2 hours and 20 min (without stops)

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  • Day 5: A DAY IN CAPTIVATING COPENHAGEN

    You have the whole day to explore Copenhagen. We recommend seeing the city by foot, visiting landmarks including Amalienborg Palace, Christiansborg Palace, and the famous Little Mermaid statue. An optional boat tour from the harbour is also highly recommended as you can appreciate the architecture and beauty of the city by water. Next, stroll Ströget street for some shopping and grab something to eat.

    Spend the night in Copenhagen.

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  • Day 6: FROM COPENHAGEN TO GOTHENBURG

    Today you will make your way back to Sweden. Drive from Copenhagen to Helsingør, where you will board a ferry with your car, to Helsingborg in Sweden. In Helsingør we recommend taking a stroll around the pretty town and visit the Kronborg Castle, which was made famous in William Shakespeare's Hamlet. Once in Helsingborg we recommend a visit to Sofiero Palace & Garden, where you will find historical parks and gardens with a stunning variety of rhododendrons. Continue driving along the west coast of Sweden until you reach Gothenburg.

    Spend the night in Gothenburg.

    Ferry from Helsingør to Helsinborg: 20 minutes

    Driving distance: 260 km / 162 miles
    Estimated driving duration: 3 hours (without stops)

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  • Day 7: EXPLORE GLORIOUS GOTHENBURG

    After breakfast at your hotel, get ready to greet Gothenburg, Sweden's second largest city. It is recommended to walk down Avenyn, the main shopping street that is chock full of interesting stores and fine restaurants. Other points of interest include the Feskekôrka fish market and the fun Liseberg amusement park. Art lovers should make a stop at the Gothenburg Museum of Art followed by an afternoon Fika in Haga.

    Spend the night in Gothenburg.

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  • Day 8: FROM GOTHENBURG TO OSLO

    From Gothenburg, head north to the Bohus Fortress, an impressive structure that was built in 1308 and today houses a museum. If you would like more time in Oslo, you can head directly to the capital city, but we recommend the scenic route to Marstrand, which has been referred as Sweden´s little St. Tropez. Here you can enjoy a nice lunch or take a dip in the ocean from the cliffs. You leave the car on the main land and take a short passenger ferry to the island Marstrand.

    Continue your drive to Oslo. After you arrive, park your car and explore the modern city by foot. Notable attractions include the Royal Palace and the Aker Brygge area and spending some time along the beautiful harbour area. 

    Spend the night in Oslo.

    Driving distance: 290 km / 180 miles and if you go on a detour to Marstrand 328 km / 204 miles
    Estimated driving duration: 3 hour and 13 min (without stops) and if you go on a detour to the island Marstrand 3 hours and 52 min (without stops)

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  • Day 9: EXPLORE THE HIGHLIGHTS OF OSLO

    This morning get an early start to explore the Norwegian capital at your own pace. Highlights include driving to the beautiful Vigeland Sculpture Park, and the Holmenkollen ski jump which played a large role in the 1952 winter Olympics in the city.

    Other options include visits to Oslo City Hall, the Oslo Opera House, Viking Ship Museum and Fram Polar Ship Museum, as well as strolling the popular Karl Johans street. You will then have the rest of the day to explore at your own leisure.

    Spend the night in Oslo.

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  • Day 10: THE SCENIC ROUTE TO ÖREBRO

    From Oslo, you will drive east in your rental car to Örebro. Along the way, make a stop at Karlstad, which is known as the city of sunshine. Karlstad is a beautiful place as it lies on the river delta where the Klara River and the mighty Lake Vänern meet. On your way to Örebro we also recommend a stop in Kristinehamn where you find a 15-metre tall Picasso sculpture which was donated to the city by the artist in 1964. Other sights here include the Kristinenhamn church and the Järsberg Runestone.

    Spend the night in Örebro.

    Driving distance: 325 km / 202 miles
    Estimated driving duration: 4 hours (without stops)

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  • Day 11: CASTLES ON THE WAY TO STOCKHOLM

    This morning, visit the 14th century Örebro Castle and walk through the Wadköping open-air museum, with buildings that date from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. After a proper dose of history in Örebro, continue to the town of Eskilstuna, where you can visit the charming open-air museum Rademachersmedjorna. This area is famous for its many castles and manor houses, including the 16th-century Gripsholm Castle. After a day of sightseeing, continue east for your return to Stockholm, where you will drop off your rental car.

    Spend the night in Stockholm.

    Driving distance: 197 km / 122 miles
    Estimated driving duration: 2 hours 16 minutes (without stops)

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  • Day 12: STOCKHOLM AND DEPARTURE DAY

    Enjoy one last breakfast before it’s time to check out of your hotel. Passengers departing with the afternoon flight will have time for some last-minute shopping, sightseeing, or some time relaxing at a café while reflecting on your time in Scandinavia.

Map

Here’s a map of your travel route, to help put things in perspective.