Scandinavian Foodie Adventure
Forage in forests, cook with seaweed and feast on local delicacies in Sweden, Norway and Denmark
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- Luxury accommodation throughout
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- Privately guided city tours and cooking classes
At a glance
Scandinavia is a foodie’s paradise. From well-aged cheese and fresh berries, to new Nordic cuisine and refreshing cider, there’s absolutely no chance of you going hungry here. On this trip you’ll get to discover the food and flavours each region is known for and even learn to prepare some of the dishes yourself.
You’ll begin in Stockholm, discovering some of the highlights of the city, before heading to Swedish Lapland. Forage for berries and mushrooms and tuck into seasonal feasts created using freshly-picked ingredients. You’ll be joined by expert guides and food connoisseurs as you explore the countryside. From there it’s on to Copenhagen and the nearby free-spirited town of Christiania. Get a taste for New Nordic Cuisine as you meet restaurateurs, produce providers and chefs around Copenhagen.
Finally, you’ll travel to Norway where more foraging awaits, as well as fascinating visits to a cheese farm, cider route and Austevoll Seaweed Farm. You will also have the opportunity to cook with award-winning chef Ørjan Johannessen.
Example Trip Itinerary
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
Flight from Stockholm to Luleå
Scenic transfer to your lodge in Swedish Lapland
Accommodation in Swedish Lapland
This traditional lodge boasts nine rooms and offers guests a cosy home away from home. At the centre of the lodge is a large open-plan dining and lounge room with a big fireplace perfect for curling up in front of. There is also a sauna which completes the Swedish living experience. There are a variety of activities around the lodge.
The chef will prepare a sumptuous seasonal menu for you, featuring the best and freshest ingredients available. Think salmon, caviar, trout and wild game like moose and reindeer. After dinner you will head out to a nearby island by boat for coffee and tea prepared over a fire, and perhaps a glimpse of the northern lights.
Take a walk out into the forest with your guide and search for local delicacies. The forests around Pine Bay Lodge are full of autumn delicacies including blueberries, cloudberries, lingonberries, seabuckthorn (bursting with vitamin C) and a variety of mushrooms. These ripen in the late summer and autumn and enhance the flavours of many of Sweden's local dishes. On this walk, you will be specifically searching for these various types of berries and mushrooms and hoping to catch a glimpse of local wildlife. Later, you'll join your chef for an outdoor cooking class where you will learn to prepare a three-course dinner outdoors using local ingredients, including some of what you picked yourself.
Accommodation near Harads
- Seven unique treehouses
- Relaxation area
More than simply cabins tucked away in a forest, the rooms at this contemporary tree house hotel in Harads are marvels of engineering and works of art. Whether you’re relaxing on the net patio of the Seventh Room, or gazing out over the forest from the Dragonfly, your stay will be unique, luxurious and truly memorable. The seven unique rooms are situated above ground in a pine forest, a celebration of design, taste and nature. The Seventh Room is located ten metres up in the trees, boasting panoramic windows which offer views of the Lule River, and skylights in the bedrooms – the ideal place from which to admire the Northern Lights. The patio level is a net, stretched around the trunk of a pine tree. Lie back and listen to the sounds of the forest all around you. The room itself is luxuriously modern with Scandinavian wood and fine textures. The other vastly different rooms include The Cabin, The UFO, The Bird’s Nest, The Mirror Cube, The Blue Cone and the Dragonfly. Britta’s Pensionat, a short walk from the rooms, serves breakfast, lunch and dinner in a 1930s-50s setting. The menu changes daily according to what fresh produce is available. Guests can enjoy the bar, television area, sauna and relaxation area. There are a variety of activities for guests to participate in depending on the season, including hiking, mountain biking, moose safaris, fishing and photography.
Meet Eva Gunnare, culture guide, food connoisseur and specialist in local wild herbs and berries. This year-round tour includes a short walk through the beautiful pine and the birch forest to the meadows surrounding the Treehotel. Discover the flavours of nature as you make your way to the warm restaurant where Eva will serve some homemade treats made from her foraged treasures. This includes hot and cold drinks from local berries and herbs, and a variety of tasty bites made from natural, foraged food. Eva has lived with the reindeer herders for many years and experienced their traditions and living life close to nature. She is eager to give you an understanding of everyday Arctic life in Swedish Lapland.
Private transfer to Luleå airport
Flight from Luleå to Copenhagen
Private transfer to your hotel in Copenhagen
Accommodation in Copenhagen
- 92 rooms and suites
- Michelin-starred restaurant
- Champagne bar
- Swimming pool
- Fitness centre
Established in 1755, d’Anglettere is one of Copenhagen‘s most iconic landmarks and one that exudes old-world grandeur. The hotel has played host to multiple political, royal and national events throughout Denmark‘s history, its legacy legendary amongst the capital’s inhabitants. An extensive but careful refurbishment has ensured the building retains all of its charm and cultural significance while offering guests the ultimate luxury. 92 rooms and suites are classic and sophisticated, individually decorated with elegant neutral colours and rich fabrics. Some of the suites are named after popular Danish figures including Hans Christian Andersen and Karen Blixen, and come with balconies that overlook the city. The creative and contemporary menu at the Michelin-starred Marchal is a clever blend of Nordic and French cuisine, and the champagne bar with its selection of over 160 types of champagne, is popular with well-heeled locals as well as hotel guests. When you want to relax and unwind, there is an indoor swimming pool with sauna and steam room, fitness centre and spa. d’Angleterre is ideally located on Kongens Nytorv, in the heart of Copenhagen. The Royal Theatre and the picture-perfect Nyhavn harbour are a short walk away and you’re surrounded by the city’s best shopping.
- 17 rooms
- Wine cellar
- Entry to Tivoli Gardens included
Located by the entrance to the magical Tivoli Gardens, the Nimb is a boutique hotel characterised by impeccable style and service. The hotel first opened in 1909 in connection with the opening of the newly built Moorish palace in Tivoli Gardens, and was originally a bazaar with exhibitions of arts and crafts. There are 17 rooms, beautifully styled with rich fabrics, antique furnishings and artwork chosen specifically for each one. Most of the rooms come with open fireplaces that crackle in winter and all but one enjoy views out across the gardens. When it comes to eating and drinking, guests are spoiled for choice. Enjoy steak and seafood at the informal Bar ‘n’ Grill or sophisticated French-inspired cuisine at the brasserie. Further into the gardens you’ll find Fru Nimb serving classic Danish open sandwiches and the Nimb Terasse serving simple but delicious food. Head to the bar and enjoy a tipple in what has to be one of the finest settings. It is located in the former ballroom and features a six-foot fireplace and the original chandeliers from its 1909 opening. During the day it serves afternoon tea and great coffee, but come five o’clock the bar comes alive and you can enjoy some of the finest cocktails Copenhagen has to offer. Oenophiles will want to head to the Vinotek, an underground Aladin’s cave of wine with over 1000 labels. Enjoy discovering this epic collection with the somelier and pair your favourite glasses with delicious rustic food prepared by the chef.
Denmark often tops the polls of the world’s happiest countries and its capital tends to put a smile on the faces of all who visit. What it lacks in size it more than makes up for in character, its compact centre a maze of cobbled streets easily navigated by foot or on the Danes’ favourite mode of transport, the bicycle. Originally a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has evolved into one of Europe’s most sophisticated cities. Spread across the two islands of Zealand and Amager and separated from Sweden by the Øresund Bridge, it is a city of contrasts, seamlessly blending classic architecture with cutting edge modern design.
This morning a guide will meet your hotel and introduce you to Copenhagen. You will start in the oldest part of town, dating back to 1160. You will pass by the University, the Queen’s Palace and the Round Tower. You will make your way to Christiansborg Palace where the parliament resides and here you can enter the tower and enjoy a view of the Copenhagen skyline.
Enjoy a guided tour of the famous and unique free town Christiania, which has been a symbol of the Danish free spirited mentality since the 70s. A citizen from Christiania will take your through the colourful houses, the painted walls and people hanging out and you will gain insider knowledge about this unique space.
Get a glimpse behind-the-scenes of New Nordic Cuisine with food expert and trained chef Rasmus Holmgård. He has excellent contacts in and around the food scene in Copenhagen, and together with him, you will meet restaurateurs, produce providers and chefs. While you move around the city you will sample many of the best products on offer before you end at Palægade – Copenhagen’s best open-faced sandwich place for lunch.
Private transfer to Copenhagen Airport
Flight from Copenhagen to Bergen
Private transfer to your hotel in Bergen
Accommodation in Bergen
Located on the shores of Bjørnefjorden and just 30km from downtown Bergen is Solstrand Hotel, a quaint hotel with panoramic views of the mountains and fjords. The Swiss-style hotel has been welcoming people to the fjordlands since 1896 and it is the perfect place from which to explore this beautiful part of Norway. The hotel features 135 rooms, the majority of which offer views of the fjord. High ceilings and Norwegian woodwork give a feeling of tradition, while offering all the facilities you would expect from a luxury hotel. Enjoy local fish and seafood in the restaurant that overlooks the fjord, then relax in the spa which features a sauna, indoor pool and fitness room. The design of the spa itself is very Nordic with birch wood, soapstone, marble and shale. There is also a heated outdoor pool and 124 acres of gardens in which to relax.
Known as ‘The City of the Seven Mountains and Seven Fjords’, Bergen is a bustling port town on Norway’s west coast. It is a relaxed and easy-going town, very much in touch with its nautical roots. The lively main harbour, Vagen, and the Fish Market lie at the town’s heart and the city is probably best known for the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Bryggen Hanseatic Wharf with its colourful traditional wooden houses. Often touted as one of Norway’s most enjoyable cities, Bergen boasts some of the region’s best restaurants. There’s also a great choice of museums and galleries, meaning that you’ll have no trouble keeping yourself entertained during your stay.
Today you will explore Bergen, Norway's UNESCO gateway city to the fjords. Filled with history and tradition, this big city enjoys a small-town charm and is easily explored on foot. Stroll around the fairy-tale-like old cobbled streets and small wooden houses and discover the well-known, old Hanseatic wharf with its unique architecture.
Bryggen, recognised as the old wharf of Bergen, defined by a line of colourful heritage buildings, the architectural character here saw this area designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979. A stop at the city's fish market for a little bit of local hustle and bustle in a picturesque setting will also be part of the tour, as will a trip up the funicular to Mount Floyen for remarkable views back across Bergen.
Get an inside look at the production of cheese as you visit Ostegården, a cheese farm outside the city centre. In 2006 the owner of a farm in Bergen decided to give up traditional farming in order to start using their main product, milk, in a better way. Cheese and yogurt production was their answer. After many years of focussing on improving their skills, they now produce more than 15 tons of cheese and 10 tons of yoghurt every year. Most of their cheese is sold to various restaurants in Norway.
You'll be taken out to Ulvik, the centre of Norway's largest fruit districts where are a large percentage of the country's fruit is grown. It's also where you'll find the country's only fruit- and cider route. You'll get to stop at some of the family-run cider farms and not only learn about the history of cider making, but also sample ciders and juices and meet the owners.
You'll be driven in a luxury vehicle between Hardangerfjord and Bergen, stopping along the way to pick various kinds of fruit, like apples, pears and plums.
Head south of Bergen to the idyllic village of Bekkjarvik on the island of Austevoll where you will visit the Austevoll Seaweed Farm. One of the first such farms in Norway, it is a pioneer in cultivating seaweed. They grow, harvest and develop high quality organic macro algae for high-end food products. Some of the organic seaweed ingredients for the cosmetic industry are also developed here.
Chef and winner of the Bocuse D'Or in 2015, Ørjan Johannessen runs the restaurant at Bekkjarvik Gjestgiveri. You will get to enjoy a private cooking class with him, and he will tell you more about his involvement with the Austevoll Seaweed Farm, and the initiative to use more seaweed in food production. During this part of your trip, you will also have the opportunity to indulge in a five-course meal at Ørjan's restaurant
Private transfer to Bergen airport
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