Magical Winter Escape to Norway and Sweden
Encounter viking history and folk art in Oslo, Sami tradition in Roros and taste local dishes in Are
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- Full support from your travel designer and travel concierge before, during and after your trip
- Privately guided tours
- Luxury accommodation throughout
At a glance
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
Meet and greet at Oslo airport
Private transfer to your hotel in Oslo
Accommodation in Oslo
- 119 guestrooms
- Restaurant and bar
- Rooftop terrace
- Swimming pool
- Fitness centre
With enough avant-garde design to make the most discerning art collector turn green, impressive views steal your attention every way you turn at The Thief. From inspiring contemporary art gracing guestrooms to Julian Opie animations playing in the elevators and an Andy Warhol piece sitting in the restaurant – and not forgetting those fjord panoramas – this is Oslo’s exciting, cutting-edge design hotel. Facing the water’s edge in the Tjuvholmen district, now deemed a hotspot for innovative design, with the Astrup Fearnely Museum of Modern Art next door and superb restaurants scattered among pedestrianised streets and squares, this boutique bolt-hole fits perfectly into its creative environment. Closely tied to its Norwegian setting, The Thief is adorned with local designers’ furniture while the restaurant’s seasonal menu is peppered with regional accents. Drinks and views then come hand in hand up at the gorgeous roof terrace, though each room and suite also offers private vistas from floor-to-ceiling windows and French balconies. Scenery isn’t the only thing your room provides either. Infused with gadgets, carefully chosen artwork and luxuries including rainforest showers, bespoke woollen blankets, slippers and bathrobes, the accommodation here is superb.
- 131 rooms and 23 suites
- Five bars and restaurants
Hotel Continental Oslo’s location is as central as it gets, directly across from the National Theatre, and a stone’s throw from the parliamentary building and royal palace. A beacon of luxury since its opening in 1900, the hotel is the country’s only five-star hotel, with 155 individually designed rooms and suites. Guests can enjoy fine dining at Restaurant Eik Annen Etage while the historic Theatercaféen has been the Oslo’s most popular dining and meeting place for over 100 years. Drinks and snacks can be enjoyed at the maritime-style Steamen Café, or at the popular Dagligstuen bar which homes a privately owned collection of graphic works by Edvard Munch.
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.
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.
Private transfer to Oslo airport
Flight from Oslo to Røros
Private transfer to your hotel in Røros
Accommodation in Røros
- 157 rooms
This proudly Norwegian hotel has always honoured the traditions and history of Røros, a town which has transformed over the decades from a mining town into an international destination. Even the decor in the 157 rooms and suites is inspired by Scandinavian colours, shapes and nature. There are three restaurants which ensure you won’t go hungry. Begin the day with a large breakfast buffet at Bergrosa, dine on fresh local fish, game and root crops at Brasseriet where the menu changes daily according to what is available, and enjoy light bites with evening drinks at lobby bar Vinterhagen. And there is a team of seven wine and two beer sommeliers on hand to help you choose the right beverages to complement your meals. The Røros Bad & Velvære area boasts a large swimming pool which has a separate section for younger guests to enjoy, as well as several smaller pools and a Jacuzzi. Unwind in the sauna, or book a massage or pedicure in one of the treatment rooms. The space has been built out of natural materials and decorated by local artists. Make use of the hotel’s fitness studio or find out about nearby jogging tracks, hiking trails and bike rentals.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Private transfer to your hotel in Åre
Accommodation in Are
- 112 rooms and suites
- Lounge and bar
- Spa and health club
- Kids' playroom
Featuring natural materials and warm hues, this modern hotel, overlooking Mount Åreskutan, the lake, mountaintops, and forests, is based on the aesthetics of a classic ski lodge. The decor in the 112 rooms has been inspired by Sami culture, with a heavy emphasis on the region’s history as an important mining centre. The walls are adorned with historic pictures from the Jämtland county museum, as well as international contemporary art. Dine on meals that incorporate local flavours and traditional specialities at Niesti Restaurant, and unwind in the evening in The Library and Fireside Lounge and Bar and order the Vaajese tasting menu. There are many activities to keep outdoor enthusiasts busy all year round, from skiing and snowshoeing in winter, to hiking and mountain biking in summer. Young guests can join the Copper Kids club and have fun in the crafts room, while adults can pamper themselves with custom spa treatments inspired by the mountains.
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.
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.
Private transfer to Åre airport
Flight from Åre to Stockholm
Meet and greet at Stockholm airport
Private transfer to your hotel in Stockholm
Accommodation in Stockholm
- 12 rooms and suites
- Courtyard garden
- Gym and spa area
Built in 1910, this beautiful townhouse has been transformed into a luxurious hotel, full of personality and Scandinavian design elements. It has been lovingly crafted into a home away from home where guests are seen as family. The 12 rooms and suites combine beauty and functionality and feature a carefully curated collection of furniture and Scandinavian antiques. The rooms are comfortable and light in summer, and cast iron stoves turn them into cosy havens in the colder months. Enjoy breakfast or an evening glass of wine in the lush courtyard garden, and allow the chef’s team to surprise you with a meal created using fresh, locally-sourced produce. You can dine in the kitchen, in the library, or in the Greenhouse. In keeping with the family home feel of the hotel, you’re also welcome to help yourself to snacks and drinks from the kitchen as you like.
- 201 rooms
- Two restaurants
- Two bars
- Fitness centre and sauna
This luxury hotel in the heart of Stockholm offers guests a relaxed and elegant base from which to explore the city. There are 201 rooms and suites to choose from. Whether original panelling and stucco from the 1800s appeals to you, or you want to wake up to sunlight spilling through wide windows, Nobis seamlessly combines style and comfort. Some of the rooms offer views out over the city centre, the beautiful Berzelii Park or tranquil inner courtyard. Interior design is focussed on contemporary timelessness, and the aesthetics are refined, calming and discreet, to match the 19th century stone architecture of the building. The furniture and artworks were designed specifically for the hotel, incorporating natural materials like stone, ceramics, wood and natural textiles. Dine on dishes inspired by traditional Italian rustic cuisine at Caina’s Bakficka. The menu takes you on a journey through Italy from the mountains of Piedmont and the valleys of Tuscany, to the southern coast of Sicily. As the sun goes down, enjoy a glass of champagne or a signature cocktail at The Gold Bar. Fresh ingredients and hand-picked spirits make for inspired seasonal drinks.
- 94 rooms
- Wine cellar
- Gym and sauna
Find yourself feeling truly welcome and at home at Hotel Kungsträdgården in central Stockholm. The team at the privately-owned family hotel not only cherishes their guests, but also the hotel’s history. The building dates back to the 18th century, and preserved woodwork and details combine beautifully with modern design touches. The 94 rooms are each individually decorated in classic Gustavian style. Sit down to a leisurely breakfast beneath one of Europe’s largest chandeliers – it is made up of more than 11,000 hand-bound prisms and weighs more than 400kg. The courtyard is also the ideal place to enjoy a glass of champagne, or you could choose to dine on French cuisine at Brasserie Makalös. Take some time off from exploring the busy city, and relax in the wine bar, study or private wine cellar. There is also a gym and sauna available for guests.
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.
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.
Private transfer to Stockholm airport
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