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.