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Sweden's Top Three by Train

(8 days / 7 nights)

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Discover Sweden's Urban Oases

Explore Sweden’s three largest cities, Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmo, with relaxing, scenic journeys between each destination. This 8-day tour includes travel by modern, comfortable trains and overnight stays in the cities, giving you plenty of free time to explore the cities on your own, at your own pace. This is a great opportunity to experience what makes Swedish culture tick!

8 days / 7 nights

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Approx 1508 EUR

— Why book with Nordic Visitor

  • Hassle-free & seamless travel experience
  • Tailored tour options
  • Quality & value for your money
  • Trusted local travel experts
  • Great customer reviews
  • Carbon offsetting included

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— Book With Confidence

  • Optional cancellation insurance
  • Affordable deposits from 10%

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Tour Highlights

  • Explore the beautiful cities of Stockholm, Malmö & Gothenburg
  • Ride the rails through Sweden on comfortable trains
  • Learn about Swedish royalty at castles and palaces
  • Enjoy the charms of Swedish Fika in Gamla Stan
  • Enjoy the history and culture of Malmö
  • Stroll the quaint streets of Gothenburg
  • Enjoy exploring the cities at your own time and joining optional guided tours of the cities

Travel style

Independent Train i

Interest

Castles and Royalty i, City Break i, Classic i, Culture and History i, Honeymoon & Romance i

Season

May - Sep

Departure

Daily

Interest

Castles and Royalty i, City Break i, Classic i, Culture and History i, Honeymoon & Romance i

Itinerary

A day-by-day plan to guide your Swedish road trip.

  • Day 1: WELCOME TO SWEDEN

    When you arrive at Stockholm-Arlanda Airport, make your way to Stockholm city centre. Many travellers opt to take the express train to Stockholm Central Station, but we also offer direct private transfers. After settling in at your hotel, spend the day exploring the beautiful city. Stroll the well-known street Drottninggatan where you can shop and feel the vibe of the capital city. You could also go for a walk in the surrounding area of Östermalm, where you will find interesting shops, cafés, and restaurants for a perfect introduction to Scandinavian culture.

    Spend the night in Stockholm.

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  • Day 2: THE CHARMS OF SWEDISH CULTURE

    Today you will explore the heart of scenic Stockholm. We recommend exploring the capital by foot, visiting attractions such as the Old Town (Gamla Stan), where you will find the Royal Palace, the parliament, old churches, beautiful cobble stone streets and medieval houses.

    After some time at Gamla Stan, you can take a short ferry ride to the nearby island Djurgården, a cultural oasis with something for everyone. Here you will find the kitschy Abba Museum, the Nordic Museum, the Gröna Lund amusement park, and the Skansen open-air museum. It is ideal to spend the afternoon here, exploring the grounds and many attractions.

    Spend the night in Stockholm.

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  • Day 3: SCENIC RAILWAY JOURNEY TO MALMÖ

    After breakfast, it’s time to board the train to Malmö, Sweden’s third largest city. During your journey, relax and enjoy the idyllic scenery of the southern Swedish countryside as you envision the exciting activities that await you! After arriving and settling in at your hotel in Malmö’s city centre, we recommend a visit to Lilla Torg. This marketplace is a popular local meeting point and one of the cosiest places in the city, offering a wide variety of restaurants and cafes.

    Spend the night in Malmö.

    Train duration: Approx. 4 hours, 30 minutes

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  • Day 4: A DAY OF DISCOVERIES IN MALMÖ

    Today you will continue to enjoy the Malmö area. We recommend visiting Slottsholmen where you find the Malmöhus Castle, a Renaissance castle and fortress with an intriguing history, as well as Malmö Art Museum. You can also head down to the harbour to get a closer look at the Turning Torso, a remarkable skyscraper that twists 90 degrees from top to bottom.

    Another possibility is to take the train over the nearly 8 km (5 mile) long Øresund Bridge (Öresundsbron), to Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark. Here you can visit all the main sights, such as the famous Little Mermaid statue, the National Museum and Christiansborg Palace, the Ströget shopping street as well as the always entertaining, Tivoli.

    Spend another night in Malmö.

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  • Day 5: TRAIN RIDE TO GOTHENBURG

    After breakfast, head to the train station for your journey to yet another exciting city and admire the beautiful landscapes on the ride to Gothenburg, Sweden's second largest city. Once you have arrived and settled in at your hotel in Gothenburg’s city centre, we highly recommend a leisurely walk down Avenyn, the main shopping street that is full of interesting stores, fine restaurants, and quaint, colourful buildings.

    Spend the night in Gothenburg.

    Train duration: Approx. 2 hours, 30 minutes

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  • Day 6: FREE TIME TO EXPLORE GOTHENBURG

    Spend the day discovering more of Gothenburg. We recommend a visit to the Feskekôrka fish market, the bountiful botanical gardens and the fun Liseberg amusement park. Art lovers should make a stop at the Gothenburg Museum of Art followed by an afternoon Fika in Haga, which has charming cobblestone streets, and 19th century houses with wooden facades.  

    Spend the night in Gothenburg.

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  • Day 7: RETURN TO STOCKHOLM

    Today you will board the return train to Stockholm, and the rest of the day and evening is free for you to enjoy Stockholm at leisure. Once in Stockholm, we recommend the panoramic view from Fjällgatan in Södermalm , and whilst here, do not miss a visit to the bohemian area of SOFO – “South of Folkungagatan”. This area has an architectural mix of historical red wooden houses with early 20th century houses. There’s also vintage shopping and cosy cafés, where you can enjoy Swedish “fika”.

    In the summer months, you can spend the afternoon at Fjäderholmarna, the closest of Stockholm’s Archipelago islands, where you can take a guided tour, browse the local handicrafts and enjoy an authentic Swedish dinner.

    Spend the night in Stockholm.

    Train duration: Approx. 3 hours, 10 minutes

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  • Day 8: STOCKHOLM AND DEPARTURE

    Enjoy one last breakfast before it’s time to check out of your hotel. Passengers departing with the afternoon flight will have time for some last-minute shopping, sightseeing, or some time relaxing at a café while reflecting on your time in Scandinavia.

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Optional extras

Customise your adventure with these Optional Extras.

We recommend adding your extra activities to the tour now for the best booking experience and to secure your spot, as activities are likely to sell out.

Map

Here’s a map of your travel route, to help put things in perspective.

Reviews

We don’t like to brag, so we’ll let our happy customers do it for us.

Well-organised

Everything was well-organised and well-timed. The hotels were generally excellent and well-placed. The trains were superb.

Everything was brilliant

We could not be happier. Our tour was changed several times due to Covid but everyone helped us rearrange and have a truly memorable holiday. Every attention was taken to give us the best travel experience possible. Our hotels were great and in fantastic locations close to the stations so we did not have to walk far. Everything was brilliant.

Amazing trip!

This was my first trip with Nordic Visitor. We went to Sweden and had an amazing trip! I will gladly use their services again to travel.

Can't recommend Nordic Visitor enough

We had a fabulous time! The accommodation was all centrally located, all within walking distance of the train stations and very comfortable. The breakfasts were hearty and full of every possible breakfast choice. Our agent, Irja, booked everything properly and answered our questions in a timely manner. She went above and beyond by contacting us and proactively booking flights when the trains in Sweden were going to strike. We were very grateful to her. Can't recommend Nordic Visitor enough.

Accommodation

Sleep soundly, in the accommodation type of your choice, and wake up ready to enjoy another day of exploration.

Comfort Plus

Standard rooms in good quality and comfortable three-star hotels in combination with charming country hotels.

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Superior

Standard rooms in four-star hotels in combination with Superior rooms in premium three-star hotels.

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Approx 1508 EUR

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2024

Tour Information

We recommend that all Nordic Visitor travellers read through the following information about our self-guided tours, boarding trains, the terms and availability, and other useful information for your travels.

OUR SELF-GUIDED TOURS
This is an independent, self-guided tour. All accommodation and trains (as specified in the itinerary) will be pre-booked by Nordic Visitor, but travellers are ultimately responsible for getting to hotels and train departure points by the specified times.

TRAIN TRAVEL
You will travel by train between the cities Stockholm, Malmö, Gothenburg and back to Stockholm. The route is operated by SJ X2000 or X3000, all of which offer a modern and comfortable experience. This package includes 2nd class tickets but upgrades to 1st class are available for an extra fee. Please advise us on the time of booking.
 

Approximate durations:

  • Stockholm to Malmö: Approx. 4 hours, 30 minutes
  • Malmö to Gothenburg: Approx. 2 hours, 30 minutes
  • Gothenburg to Stockholm: Approx. 3 hours, 10 minutes

In the summer months, the trains conduct track maintenance and there might be changes in the route, train type and extending the journey from the standard durations mentioned above. Please note that your train tickets might not be bookable until 30 days prior departure. In the meantime, we will book the rest of the travel arrangements for you and send you a confirmation in due time.

CURRENCY RATE
All bookings are charged in Euros (EUR). Prices displayed in other currencies are indicative only and based on the daily exchange rate. Therefore, conversions from EUR to other currencies will fluctuate from day to day.

AFTER BOOKING WITH NORDIC VISITOR
After booking your package with Nordic Visitor, you will be contacted within two working days by one of our travel consultants, who will serve as your dedicated contact person for all of your travel needs before, during and even after your holiday. Your travel consultant will provide you with details about your booking and your remaining payment (if not paid in full). You will also receive more information about what to expect during your holiday.

CARBON OFFSETTING YOUR TOUR
Nordic Visitor is working on offsetting the estimated carbon footprint of your package. We’ve partnered with an environmental fund in Iceland to carbon offset all our tours. Carbon offsetting your international flights is not included, but we highly recommend you look into possibilities with your airline or directly through a local environment fund.

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