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Encounter viking history and folk art in Oslo, Sami tradition in Roros and taste local dishes in Are

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From a garden of sculptures glittering with snow, to thrilling horse and dog sled rides through old towns and across vast plateaus – winter is a spectacular time to visit this part of the world. Whether you enjoy feeling the pulse of a modern city or slowing down to learn about local traditions in the countryside, this trip will be full of heart-warming memories.

You’ll kick off this fascinating journey in Oslo as you head out on a tour of the city specially designed according to your interests. See some of the city’s highlights as you go to places like the Viking Ship Museum, the large open-air Norwegian Folk Museum, Vigeland Sculpture Park, and the impressive Holmenkollen ski jump.

From Oslo, you’ll fly to the town of Røros where you’ll take a horse sledding tour through the historic centre of town, Bergstaden. This region has an interesting history as a mining town, and you’ll get to visit the copper mines if you’re interested. Take a guided walk through town and stop by the Røros Museum and Røros Ziir.  Get a glimpse of the cultural heart of Norway as you visit a Sami family and learn about their traditions and the art of reindeer herding. Make the most of the wintery landscape with a dogsledding tour across a mountain plateau.

Your next stop is the vibrant city or Trondheim, home to thousands of students, and also where you’ll find the Nidaros Cathedral which was built in 1070. After that, you’ll cross over into Sweden and spend some time in the small village of Åre. Do some ice fishing on a frozen lake and take a gastronomic walk in snowshoes, stopping in at some of the locals’ favourite places and sampling some of the most popular dishes in the area.

Leave small town life behind you as you head to the busy city of Stockholm for the last leg of your trip. Your guide will introduce you to some of the city’s highlights, like the Royal Palace, City Hall, Vasa Museum and the cobbled streets of Gamla Stan.

Example Trip Itinerary

Days 1-3

Oslo

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Meet and greet at Oslo airport

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Private transfer to your hotel in Oslo

Accommodation in Oslo

Oslo waterfront, Norway
Two nights in Oslo Two nights in Oslo

Sitting at the head of a fjord, with the forests behind it, the Norwegian Capital is gifted with a unique combination of vibrant city life and easy access to the outdoors. Although the most populous city in Norway, Oslo is the perfect size for exploring on foot. You'll be drawn in by an eclectic mix of old and new architecture, world-class museums, animated nightlife and plenty of outdoor activities. The trading roots of this ancient Viking city are reflected in the importance of the buildings surrounding its harbours. It's here that you'll find the Town Hall, The Nobel Peace Centre, the medieval Akershus Fortress and the National Opera House.

Oslo city tour Oslo city tour

This privately guided tour of Norway's capital will be structured with your interests in mind. Your local guide will introduce you to some of the city's most important and interesting sites. You could take a tour of the Viking Ship Museum and learn all about the Scandinavians who explored Europe by its seas and rivers. Stop in at the open-air Norwegian Folk Museum, the country's largest museum of cultural history, where there are a variety of exhibitions of folk art, costumes, toys and Sami culture. Or spend some time in the Vigeland Sculpture Park which boasts more than 200 sculptures in bronze, granite and wrought iron, all crafted by Gustav Vigeland. You can also take a turn past Holmenkollen ski jump hill and the Ski Museum below it. The museum's exhibitions outline 4000 years of ski history.

Flights & Transfers

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Private transfer to Oslo airport

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Flight from Oslo to Røros

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Private transfer to your hotel in Røros

Days 3-6

Røros

Accommodation in Røros

Horse sledding through Bergstaden Horse sledding through Bergstaden

Take a ride on a horse sled through the historic centre of town, Bergstaden. The small village dates back to around 1644 when copper ore was first found in the area.

Walking tour of Bergstaden Walking tour of Bergstaden

Take a guided walk through the old town centre Bergstaden and visit the Røros Museum and an old church. This private tour will allow you to explore the world heritage site and learn about historic and contemporary Røros. At the museum, you'll get special insight into the town's copper mining days, and a visit to the copper mines themselves can be arranged if you're interested. It was during the copper era that the majestic Bergstadens Ziir was built.

Visit a southern Sami family Visit a southern Sami family

Røros is known as home to one of the southernmost Sami communities in Norway. On this visit with a Sami family, you will learn about reindeer herding and Sami culture. Meet and feed the friendly reindeer, and enjoy coffee and sausages made specially by your Sami hosts over a fire.

Røros dog sledding Røros dog sledding

Dog sledding is very popular in Røros, which has large mountain plateaus perfect for the activity. On this trip you'll get a better understanding of huskies and have the chance to mush your own team of four to six dogs across the plateau. If you prefer, you can sit on a sledge instead of driving.

Visit Trondheim and Nidaros Cathedral Visit Trondheim and Nidaros Cathedral

You'll be driven in a private luxury vehicle to Trondheim, formerly known as Nidaros, which was Norway's capital from 1030 to 1217. An important part of the country's history, Trondheim is today a lively city that hosts around 30,000 students who contribute to the vibrant cultural energy of the town. Built in 1070, the Nidaros Cathedral is not only a former important pilgrimage site, but it is also significant to the Norwegian monarchy. Since mid-1400, all nine kings have been crowned and blessed in the medieval cathedral.

Flights & Transfers

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Private transfer to your hotel in Åre

Days 6-8

Are

Accommodation in Are

Ice fishing in Åre Ice fishing in Åre

Experience the magic feeling of walking across a frozen lake, as your guides tell you about the best spots for ice fishing. Then you will get a chance to fish for trout and Arctic char through a hole in the ice. There will be snacks and coffee provided.

Culinary walk on snowshoes Culinary walk on snowshoes

Strap on a pair of snowshoes and head out with a guide to some of the locals' favourite places and sample some of the region's delicious food. This snowshoe hike combined unique food and nature into an enjoyable experience.

Flights & Transfers

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Private transfer to Åre airport

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Flight from Åre to Stockholm

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Meet and greet at Stockholm airport

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Private transfer to your hotel in Stockholm

Days 8-10

Stockholm

Accommodation in Stockholm

One night in Stockholm One night in Stockholm

Enjoy your days exploring Stockholm, Sweden's beautiful capital. Set over 14 islands, it's a place of water and greenery as much as the urban, a place where centuries of history meet the constant forward thinking nature of its near 1 million inhabitants. As well as fine museums, trend-setting restaurants and vibrant nightclubs, a short cruise out of the city will find you among the thousands of beautiful islands that make up the Stockholm archipelago, making this a city that feels surprisingly outdoorsy.

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Stockholm highlights Stockholm highlights

On this tour you'll get to see some of the city's most popular highlights, including the Vasa Museum, the Royal Palace and the City Hall. At Vasa Museum you will get to marvel at the remnants of a wreck which lay at the bottom of the ocean for some 333 years. Next, you'll breathe in the fresh air as you wander down hidden alleyways between medieval buildings in Gamla Stan (the old town). Pop into the Royal Palace of Stockholm and see the state apartments, pass by the cathedral, and discover the historic Stortorget and Mårten Trotzigs Gränd alleyways. Then you end the tour with glimpses of some of Stockholm's city districts, like Södermalm, Djurgården, Norrmalm and Östermalm.

Flights & Transfers

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Private transfer to Stockholm airport

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