Welcome to Sweden
On arrival at Stockholm International Airport you will be met by our local representative and you will be transferred to the hotel.
The Day is free, for you to explore the city at your own pace.
Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, encompasses 14 islands and more than 50 bridges on an extensive Baltic Sea archipelago. The cobblestone streets and ochre-colored buildings of Gamla Stan (the old town) are home to the 13th-century Storkyrkan Cathedral, the Kungliga Slottet Royal Palace and the Nobel Museum, which focuses on the Nobel Prize. Ferries and sightseeing boats shuttle passengers between the islands.
Overnight in Stockholm.
Breakfast at the hotel.
Today, start your road trip towards the southern coast of Sweden. On your way, stop by the 18th century Tullgarn Palace park, an ideal location to take a short walk before stopping in the charming town of Trosa. Next, travel through Linköping where you can visit the open-air museum “Old Linköping”, displaying how a small town in Sweden looked 100 years ago. You can visit the houses and see how Swedish people lived in the old days. Continue driving until you arrive in the small town of Vadstena, which lies along the lush Lake Vättern. In Vadstena you will find the Vadstena Castle, one of Sweden’s best-preserved Renaissance castles.
Driving distance: 267 km / 166 mi
Estimated driving duration: 3 hours (without stops)
Overnight in Vadstena.
Drive the scenic route along the Lake Vättern, stopping in Gränna where striped candy canes were invented 1859. Visit one of the confectionery shops and see how this delicious candy is made. Next, drive through the scenic Swedish province of Småland towards the city of Kalmar where you will find the Kingdom of Crystal (Glasriket). Here you can find over 50 glass factories and shops, many of which are open to visitors. End the day in Kalmar, a town full of history, featuring well-preserved 17th and 18th century buildings and the Kalmar Castle, which dates back over 800 years.
Driving distance: 309 km / 192 mi
Estimated driving duration: 4 hours (without stops)
Overnight in Kalmar.
Today you will explore Öland, a region that has sandy beaches along a beautiful coastline, and a vast landscape where you can enjoy the scenery and bask in the solitude of the area. After crossing the bridge, we recommend a visit to the historical site of Borgholm Castle, followed by a stop at Solliden Palace, the summer residence of the Swedish royal family. Next, visit the southern part of the island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Stora Alvaret, which is a giant limestone plateau that has a unique biodiversity and history.
Driving distance: Driving distance: 141 km / 88 miles
Estimated driving duration: 2 hours and 23 minutes (without stops)
From Kalmar, drive south along the coast of Blekinge, where you find the naval city of Karlskrona which is a World Heritage site. Continue to Skåne, the most southern part of Sweden, where we recommend a visit to Kiviks Musteri and the apple orchards ot stop for coffee in the picturesque town of Simrishamn. Next, visit the fortress of Glimmingehus which dates back to the middle ages before continuing your drive to the charming town of Ystad.
Driving distance: 290 km / 180 miles
Overnight in Ystad.
Get ready to see splendid Skåne and the area of Österlen today. Here you will find charming villages, sandy beaches and historical sites. Österlen is a region in the southeast of the Swedish province of Scania. The name comes from its location 'east of the route'. The descriptive term Österlen is associated with the writings of Nils Lovén (1796-1858) who was a clergyman and an author. Drive to the popular 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. Next, drive to the fishing village Kåseberga and sample some smoked fish and apple cider that is produced locally. Round out your day with a trip to the beach Sandhammaren, a 12 km long beach which is perfect for a swim or a long walk.
Driving distance: 55 km / 34 miles
Estimated driving duration: 1h 5 min (without stops)
From Ystad, make your way to Smygehuk, the southernmost point in Sweden where you will find cosy cafés, eclectic craft shops and traditional fish smokeries. Continue driving along the south coast and we recommend taking a small detour to the old towns of Skanör and Falsterbo, located on the Falsterbo peninsula, where you will see long stretches of white sand beaches. 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 to Halmstad, where you will find long sandy beaches, nature reserves, and art like the sculpture Picasso’s Head of a Woman.
Driving distance: 219 km / 136 mi
Overnight in Halmstad.
After breakfast at your hotel, get ready for your drive to Gothenburg, Sweden's second largest city.
We recommend a stop in Varberg where you can visit the Varberg Fortress, walk along the sea and enjoy a Swedish fika at Varberg’s square, which is one of Sweden's main squares with the most traders in the whole of western Sweden. Next, explore Varberg city centre, which is known for its fine shopping, small unique shops, cafes and restaurants. Varberg is known for their "typical west coast" sandy beaches, where Swedes and foreign travellers flock to in the summer months. You can even spot surfers in the water. The landscape is interesting as the coast changes from vast sandy beaches to rocky terrain that continues into the North Cape.
Driving distance: 144 km / 90 mi
Estimated driving duration: 1 hour 40 min (without stops)
Overnight in Gothenburg.
Plan to spend today on foot, seeing where the day takes you in this charming city. It is recommended to walk down Avenyn is the main street in Gothenburg, home to restaurants, bars and clubs. The street spans about 1,000 metres, stretching from the moat at the edge of the oldest part of Gothenburg to Götaplatsen square, where the Gothenburg Museum of Art is located.
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.
Today, you will make your way to Sunne, and along the way, we recommend exploring the surroundings of Trollhättan and the impressive Göta Canal. The Göta Canal is one of the most remarkable waterways in the world and one of the communication links between Sweden's two largest cities. The three separate Trollhättan lock terraces create an idyllic and green park area and here one finds lock segments from 1800, 1844, and 1916. This is also the starting point for the boat trips offered in the summertime.
Continue to drive north to Sunne through the Swedish forest and enjoy the scenery, making a stop at Lake Vänern or one of the other lakes for a swim.
Driving distance: 284 km / 176 mi
Estimated driving duration: 3 hours 40 min (without stops)
Overnight in Sunne.
Spend the morning in Sunne before you continue your road trip to Dalarna, which is the third most popular tourist site in Sweden after Stockholm and Gothenburg. For garden enthusiasts, a visit to Rottneros Park (closed in May and September) is a must. Here you will find elaborate gardens and sculptures. You can also visit the home of Nobel Prize winner author Selma Lagerlöf: Mårbacka, which is now a museum. The Mårbacka estate in Värmland was the home and workplace of Selma Lagerlöf, the first female author to receive a Nobel Prize for Literature in 1909. Although her prolific works covered a range of styles and topics, she is best known for her children’s book Nils Holgerssons underbara resa genom Sverige (The Wonderful Adventures of Nils) about a magical journey of a young boy around Sweden.
Driving distance: 189 km / 117 mi
Estimated driving duration: 2 hours 21 min (without stops)
Overnight in Lake Siljan area.
This morning, in Mora, we recommend visiting the 18th century home and museum of Anders Zorn, one of Sweden’s most celebrated painters. Mora is a city in the Dalarna province in Sweden situated by the lake Siljan, the sixth largest lake in Sweden. This province is the home of the Dala Horse, the most famous Swedish souvenir there is. In Mora, you can visit Siljansfors Skogsmuseum, an open-air museum about forestry and Mora's industrial heritage. Drive to Nusnäs and visit the Grannas Dala Horse Workshop. Here at this family-owned workshop from the 1920s, you can see how this popular symbol of Sweden is made.
In Rättvik, you can visit the Rättvik church which has a history that goes back 800 years. In this area there are many opportunities for outdoor activities such as fishing, horse riding and swimming.
Other options today include visiting the pretty village of Tällberg by Lake Siljan, just 15 km south of Rättvik, or if you prefer to go north, you will find the Styggforsen waterfall, where you can take a stroll in the nature reserve and look at the “troll hole” cave located at the foot of the waterfall.
Driving distance: 65 km / 40 mi if you drive to Tällberg and an additional 39 km / 24 mi if you visit Styggforsen waterfall (without stops)
Estimated driving duration: 1 hour (without stops) and an additional 40 min if you visit Styggforsen waterfall (without stops)
For those with Swedish heritage, a stop at the Dössberget Museum in Bjursås, just outside Falun, might be of interest. Even if you don’t have Swedish roots, the great view, atmosphere and lunch makes it well worth a visit. In Avesta, you will find the largest Dala Horse in Sweden. This is a perfect stop for a great photo and a snack at the café/restaurant located here. You will end the day in Stockholm, return your rental car, and spend the evening at leisure.
Driving distance: 308 km / 191 mi
Estimated driving duration: 3 hours 51 min (without stops)
After breakfast. The day is free until checkout time. The driver will pick you up and drop you to the airport for your onward flight.
AED 13,990/- per person, prices are based on twin sharing.
Duration: 14 Days / 13 Nights.
Destinations: Stockholm, Trosa, Linkoping, Vadstena, Vattern, Granna, Smaland, Glasriket, Oland, Kalmar, Ystad,Smygehuk, Skanör- Falsterbo & Halmstad.
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Economy class airfare from Dubai / Stockholm / Dubai.
13 nights in Sweden based on twin sharing basis.
Return airport transfer in Stockholm on private car.
Car Rental with unlimited mileage, CDW and VAT for 12 days (for one authorized driver only).
Complimentary travel insurance.
All airline and hotel taxes.