Classic Holidays in Sweden
Get ready to explore Sweden, from impressive palaces and charming medieval cities to island archipelagos and tranquil snow-blanketed countryside. Our classic Sweden holidays include accommodation, transport and personal recommendations.
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About Your Sweden Holiday
Designed to take in the must-see sights, these itineraries ensure that you experience quintessential Sweden. You will benefit from the knowledge of your own Stockholm-based travel consultant. They know all the best places to visit and will give you top-notch recommendations based on your interests.
When you book a Sweden holiday package with Nordic Visitor, you get:
• An authentic travel experience planned by an established and trusted agency
• A dedicated travel consultant to arrange your tour
• A detailed online personal itinerary with all your bookings
• Handpicked accommodation for a comfortable stay
• 24/7 phone support for peace of mind
• Seasonal tour itineraries for summer and winter
Nordic Visitor has made it easy to start planning your getaway. Simply follow these steps:
1. Pick your favourite Nordic Visitor tour
2. Confirm your package
3. Check your confirmation email
4. Book your flights
5. Get ready for your trip
Why choose Nordic Visitor
Trusted local travel experts
Nordic Visitor has been planning classic holidays in Northern Europe since 2002. When you book with us, an experienced Swedish travel expert with insider knowledge will arrange your trip for you. Visit Sweden with us, and you’ll take home treasured memories.
You are in good hands
We’ve got you covered if something unexpected happens on your trip. Our travel consultants are on hand 24/7 to help you, whether it’s an unforeseen issue or weather event. Give us a call, and we will make alternative arrangements while keeping you safe and informed.
Nordic Visitor is dedicated to the best service quality, and this is reflected year after year when TripAdvisor awards us with their Certificate of Excellence. We also take great pride in our customer feedback: 97% of our travellers say they would recommend us to friends and family.
Everything is organised for you, so all you need to do is arrive and enjoy your holiday. We book your accommodation, arrange your car hire if required, and provide a detailed itinerary. Or, if you are travelling by train, ferry or cruise ship as part of your trip, these tickets are included in your tour package.
Customisable tour options
Our classic tour packages are crafted by travel experts to take in top attractions as well as local recommendations. But we’d be happy to tailor your trip to suit your interests and advise where is best for adding extra nights. Extend your tour to see more of Sweden or to pack in more optional excursions.
Full financial protection
With Nordic Visitor, you have peace of mind knowing your tour arrangements with us are 100% financially protected. Your payments are safeguarded as we comply with European Union laws on Package Travel regulations. This guarantees you a refund in the unlikely event of insolvency.
Your tour includes stays in handpicked hotels with a friendly atmosphere. You can rest easy knowing that you’ll sleep well in an accommodation that we have visited, and selected for its comfort, cleanliness and location.
SWEDEN HOLIDAY REVIEWS
Find out what feedback our valued customers have to share about their tour of Sweden.
James and Patricia
All of our hotels were much higher quality than we would have booked ourselves. They were wonderful and the... read more
All of our hotels were much higher quality than we would have booked ourselves. They were wonderful and the breakfasts were fabulous. The personnel were so friendly and often went out of their way to help. We appreciated the markings on the maps. The only bit of complaint we had was that the young man at the car rental did not give very good directions to the car garage. It was hard for my husband to walk that far. We should have called a taxi. The GPS in the car gave good directions. My husband was not used to the gas saving engine shut off and he thought there was something wrong with the car. I presumed it was to save gas, and he finally got used to it. The best part was that we found where my grandparents had lived and were born. Thank you for giving us extra time in the locations where we needed to hunt.
Thanks for all your answers ahead of time and for working out the details. The trip was wonderful and the adventure of a lifetime for our age.
Irja was wonderful! She put our trip together perfectly and our entire visit from one country to the next was... read more
Irja was wonderful! She put our trip together perfectly and our entire visit from one country to the next was seamless. It could not have been any easier or well coordinated. My emails were responded to promptly and all my questions were answered thoroughly and with patience. I usually plan all my trips myself but it was so nice to let Irja know what I wanted and let her do all the tedious planning and booking. It was really amazing and our trip completely lived up to our expectations! I feel like a spoiled traveler now because Irja took a lot of the travel planning headache away from me and she did a really great job. We really appreciated the complimentary upgrades too!
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Your Sweden Tour Highlights
Enjoy a city break, take a scenic self-drive tour, or opt for a winter getaway to the enchanting snow-laden landscapes of Swedish Lapland. Visit Sweden and soon you could…
- Wander the cobbled streets of Stockholm’s charming Gamla Stan (Old Town)
- Marvel at the grandeur of The Royal Palace of Stockholm, with 600 rooms it’s one of the largest in the world
- See the striking lakeside castle of Kalmar and the quaint 11th-century town of Ystad on a road trip
- Sail to the UNESCO-listed island of Öland and check out the ruins of Borgholm Castle
- Chase the northern lights and go dog sledding on a short break to the magical winter wonderland of Lapland
- Try snowshoeing in Abisko National Park and tour the original ICEHOTEL in Swedish Lapland
- Head to Gothenburg, Sweden’s second largest city, to soak up the café culture and foodie scene
- Stroll along Halmstad’s sandy beaches and visit some of its many museums and galleries
- Discover the best of Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Norway in the same trip
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT
Before getting ready to plan your trip, you may like to know more. You can find answers to the most frequently asked questions about visiting Sweden here. If you are looking for more detailed information on booking and payments, our general FAQ page and booking terms will help.
Absolutely! Sweden is packed with cultural highlights, enjoy cosmopolitan city experiences, self-drive tours or learn about Sámi culture in Lapland. Each season also presents you with different opportunities for taking part in fun outdoor activities.
Stockholm is a great starting point for your Swedish adventure. The country’s capital city spans 14 islands and is conveniently located for combining your holiday to Sweden with visits to neighbouring Scandinavian countries.
Find out more about why Sweden is a good holiday destination in this blog on the 10 coolest things about Sweden.
The official language in Sweden is Swedish, but English is widely spoken across the country. Indeed, the Swedes are among the best non-native English-speakers in the world.
However, it never hurts to learn a little of the local language. You can start getting to know the locals by learning a few useful Swedish words:
- Ja = Yes
- Nej = No
- Hej = Hello
- God dag = Good day
- God kväll = Good evening
- Hejdå = Goodbye
- Tack = Thank you
Varsågod = You’re welcome
There is lots to see and do in Sweden. Where to go depends on whether you are seeking an idyllic countryside retreat, a cultural tour of Sweden’s cities, or a winter holiday in the snow.
Best for city breaks
These are the top Swedish cities for immersing yourself in the local culture, learning about Sweden’s history and visiting royal palaces:
Check out these Sweden city breaks for inspiration.
Best for nature
You could also experience the best of both worlds on a tour that combines vibrant cities with beautiful scenery. Sweden’s countryside has lots to offer, including island archipelagos, glaciated peaks and seemingly endless forests.
If you love being in nature then take a look at these recommended places to visit:
Browse these nature tours of Sweden that include plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities.
Best for a winter escape
Located in the country’s far north, Swedish Lapland’s snow-blanketed landscapes are perfect for a winter escape. Here you could learn about the culture of Lapland’s native Sámi people, spend cosy evenings by the fireside and chase the northern lights.
The top places to visit on a winter tour of Swedish Lapland are:
For more suggestions on where to visit, read this blog on the top 10 vacation spots in Sweden.
One of the best ways to holiday in Sweden is to combine exploring vibrant cities with time in nature. With so many different things to see and do, it can be difficult to narrow everything down.
To begin with, check out this list of some of our favourite Swedish holiday highlights:
- • Visit the 17th-century Drottningholm Palace, the home of the Swedish royal family
- • Indulge in the culture of fika while people-watching in one of Sweden’s captivating cities
- • Look for the northern lights at the Aurora Sky Station in Abisko National Park
- • Swim in the clear waters off Grinda, one of the prettiest islands in the Stockholm archipelago
- • Learn how to drive a reindeer-drawn sled on a traditional Sámi farm in Lapland
• Head to the beach! Perhaps unexpectedly, Sweden’s Baltic coast boasts many beautiful sandy beaches
May to September are good months to visit Sweden if you are seeking sunshine and mild temperatures. Longer daylight hours in the summer also mean that you will have more time to explore the sights. Check out these Swedish summer itineraries for holiday inspiration.
Alternatively, you could discover Sweden in the winter season, which begins with All Saints Day at the end of October. In the south of the country, this is a quieter period compared to the summer. But December to March is the most popular time to visit the north of Sweden: Lapland.
During this period, Swedish Lapland is covered in sparkling white snow. Plus, December to March is also the best time to go to Lapland in search of the aurora borealis. The short daylight hours of winter will give you good chances of spotting the northern lights.
For a festive atmosphere, travel in December when you can visit Christmas markets and enjoy a warming glass of glögg (mulled wine). Browse these classic Lapland packages to find out what other experiences are waiting for you.
Read these blogs for more tips and advice:
Our range of classic Swedish and multi-country itineraries are available in a variety of lengths to suit you. Choose between everything from short breaks to longer adventures. It’s also possible to tailor your trip, by adding extra nights in certain locations along the way.
The length of your trip will be based on where you are visiting and the time of year that you are travelling.
For example, if going to Swedish Lapland in winter, we recommend an itinerary of 3 days, 4 days, 5 days or 6 days. On a short break, you will have time to try exciting winter activities, chase the northern lights and soak up the local culture.
However, if you are travelling to Sweden in summer, or would like to visit other Scandinavian countries on the same trip, then we recommend allowing at least 7-8 days.
A week’s holiday is best for exploring Sweden’s highlights. For example, you could tour the must-see attractions on a road trip or travel by train between Sweden’s top 3 cities.
2-3 weeks is the ideal length of time for exploring Sweden’s cities and countryside at a more leisurely pace. Allow yourself time to dive deeper into Scandinavian culture, uncovering hidden gems as you go.
If you have 3-4 weeks, you could combine your holiday in Sweden with nearby Scandinavian countries on a relaxed tour. Perhaps even embark on a Nordic adventure that includes Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Estonia and Iceland.
The cost of your Swedish holiday package includes a detailed itinerary, pre-booked accommodation, and tickets for included attractions and train journeys.
Your tour price might change based on the following:
- • Time of year - The price of some tours varies throughout the year. This depends on whether you are travelling during high or low season. In the tour’s monthly price graph we highlight the best price available.
- • Type of accommodation - On some tours you can choose between different levels of accommodation. If you are celebrating a special occasion, you might like to treat yourself by upgrading to a more luxurious level of accommodation.
- • Optional extras - When booking your tour online, it’s possible to add extra nights, optional activities and guided excursions to your itinerary. The prices of extra nights and additional activities will be clearly listed in your final tour price.
• Car rental upgrades - All our self-drive tour packages include car rental, GPS, unlimited mileage, Collision Damage Waiver (CDW), Basic Theft Protection (TP) and VAT. If you would like to upgrade your type of car rental, you can choose from the options available when making an online booking.
To find out the cost of the tour you are interested in, select the “Find Your Price” button on the tour page. This will bring you to the trip’s availability calendar and monthly price graph.
Then choose your preferred start date in the availability calendar and pick an accommodation level. If the tour is a self-drive trip, you will also be able to select the type of car rental you would like.
After selecting the “Proceed to Booking” button, you can choose optional add-ons, such as extra nights and excursions, to your tour.
All you need to do is choose when to travel and where you’d like to visit, and we will take care of the rest. We book all of your accommodation on your behalf, along with tour inclusions such as car rental, train travel and excursions.
There are various ways to discover Sweden and its neighbouring countries, each allowing a different pace of travel. Choose from self-drive and guided trips to train journeys and cruises.
Once you have selected the trip for you, make sure to contact us so that we can arrange your tour before you book your flights. Your dedicated travel consultant will make all the arrangements for your tour package on your behalf. Let us know if there’s anything specific you’d like to see or do and we will work with you to create your ideal trip.
Get inspiration for a Scandinavian tour itinerary in this blog.
Yes, you can choose the best arrival date to suit you depending on the trip and time of year. Once you have decided on the right tour for you, use the online availability calendar to pick a start date and view tour prices.
Summer tours to Sweden are available from May to September, and you can travel on a Scandinavian guided group tour between May and August.
Meanwhile, Lapland winter tours are available from December to March. Winter tours combining multiple Scandinavian countries are available from October to April.
Our trips are thoroughly researched to ensure that you have an unforgettable and rewarding experience.
You can tailor many of our itineraries by adding extra nights, treating yourself with an accommodation upgrade, or selecting optional excursions. If you have any special requests, let your dedicated travel consultant know and they will work with you to create your ideal trip.
Please note that some trips are less flexible than others. For example, on guided small group tours, extra nights can only be added at the start or end of your holiday.
If you have something specific in mind for your tour, you may wish to choose a self-drive itinerary as these are easily tailored to your needs. Start planning your holiday by browsing this selection of self-drive tours in Sweden.
Get in touch with us to ask about customising a tour or creating a bespoke itinerary.
First, check that there are flights available for your chosen dates, but please wait until your tour package is confirmed before booking. This is because some trips have limited availability, meaning that your package isn’t finalised until you receive a confirmation email from us.
If you book online, you will typically hear from your travel consultant within 2 working days of making your booking. They will let you know when your tour, including accommodation and transport arrangements, is confirmed.
Waiting to speak to your travel consultant will also give you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about your arrival and departure arrangements.
Once everything is booked, you can go ahead and book your flights, safe in the knowledge that your dream trip is waiting for you.
The weather in Sweden varies a lot, depending on the season that you visit. What to pack will depend on whether you are travelling in the country’s south, or the much colder north.
This is a basic all-season packing list for your trip to Sweden:
- Waterproof and windproof jacket
- Waterproof trousers
- Light tops for layering
- Warm fleece or wool jumper
- Walking shoes or boots
- Plug adapters (Europlug Type C and F)
On a trip to South Sweden during the summer months, we recommend also bringing:
- SPF lotion
- Sun hat (or cap)
- Light scarf
In winter, or a trip to Swedish Lapland no matter the season, you should pack:
- Quick-drying thermal layers
- Insulated jacket
- Walking boots with good grip
- Warm socks
- Warm hat (beanie)
- Warm gloves
- Scarf or neck-warmer
Find more information on what to pack for a trip to Lapland in the Lapland Travel Guide.
Our dedicated Swedish travel consultants are ready to answer any questions you might have about going to Sweden. Whether you are ready to plan your holiday or you’d like recommendations on customising a trip, get in touch.
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+354 578 20 80
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