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Sweden Road Trip

(7 days / 6 nights)

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Explore Sublime Sweden by car

Get ready for a riveting road trip in Sweden! In this 7-day tour, you will cover a lot of ground, with sweeping views of lush green fields and small red cottages dotting the landscape. You will spend time in the bustling capital city of Stockholm, before touring charming towns like Karlstad, Sunne and Mora, stopping by impressive castles, interesting museums and breathtaking natural sights.

7 days / 6 nights

Price p.p. from

The amount will be charged in EUR

Approx 888 EUR

— Why book with Nordic Visitor

  • Hassle-free & seamless road trip experience
  • Flexible & customisable tour options
  • Quality & value for your money
  • Trusted local travel experts
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Tour Highlights

  • Explore the idyllic Swedish countryside, taking the scenic route
  • Experience a dreamy Sweden road trip at your own pace
  • Discover Swedish royalty by visiting castles and palaces
  • Enjoy the charms of Swedish Fika in Gamla Stan (Old Town)
  • Drive through spectacular region of Dalarna
  • Marvel at the largest Dala horse in Sweden in the town of Avesta
  • See the highlights in charming Swedish towns like Örebro, Mora and Sunne

Travel style

Self-Drive i

Interest

Castles and Royalty i, Classic i, Countryside and natural scenery i, Culture and History i

Season

May - Sep

Departure

Daily

Driving distance

937/581 km/mi

Itinerary

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

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  • Day 1: WELCOME TO SWEDEN

    After you arrive at Stockholm-Arlanda Airport, make your way to Stockholm’s scenic 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 rest of the day exploring the beautiful city. Stroll the well-known street Drottninggatan where you can shop, take photos and feel the relaxed vibe of the capital city. In charming Old Town (Gamla Stan), you will find numerous attractions, including the Royal Palace, the parliament, old churches, beautiful cobble stone streets and medieval houses.

    Spend the night in Stockholm.

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  • Day 2: ON THE ROAD TO ÖREBRO

    Drive west to the town Eskilstuna, where you can visit the interesting open-air museum Rademachersmedjorna. This area is famous for its many castles and manor houses, including the 16th-century Gripsholm Castle. Continue your drive to Örebro where you find the 14th century Örebro Castle and walk through the Wadköping museum, with buildings that date from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.

    Spend the night in Örebro.

    * Please note limited opening hours of the car rental during Sundays and public holidays. See tour information for further details.

    Driving distance: 201km / 125 miles
    Estimated driving duration: 2 hours 14 minutes (without stops)

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  • Day 3: THE SCENIC ROUTE TO SUNNE

    From Örebro, you will start your drive towards Sunne. Along the way, we recommend you stop by Kristinehamn where you find a 15-metre tall Picasso sculpture which was donated to the city by the artist in 1964. Other sights include the impressive Kristinenhamn church and the historical Järsberg Runestone.

    Next, drive to Karlstad, which is known as the city of sunshine. Karlstad is a beautiful place as it lies on the river delta where the Klara River and the mighty Lake Vänern meet.

    Continue to drive north to Sunne through the Swedish forest and enjoy the scenery. 

    Spend the night in Sunne.

    Driving distance: 174 km / 108 mi
    Estimated driving duration: 2 hours 5 min (without stops)

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  • Day 4: DRIVE FROM SUNNE TO DALARNA

    Spend the morning in Sunne before you continue your road trip to Dalarna. For garden enthusiasts, a visit to Rottneros Park (closed in May and September) is a must. Here you will find elaborate gardens and sculptures, and for non-garden devotees, there is plenty to see. You can also visit the home of Nobel Prize winner author Selma Lagerlöf: Mårbacka, which is now a museum.

    Next, you will drive to the famous region of Dalarna, which is the third most popular tourist site in Sweden after Stockholm and Gothenburg.

    Spend the night in Lake Siljan Area.

    Driving distance: 189 km / 117 mi
    Estimated driving duration: 2 hours 21 min (without stops)

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  • Day 5: EXPLORE THE POPULAR REGION OF DALARNA

    This morning, in Mora, we recommend visiting the 18th century home and museum of Anders Zorn, one of Sweden’s most celebrated painters. Drive to Nusnäs and visit the Grannas Dala Horse Workshop. Here at this family-owned workshop from the 1920s, you can see how this popular symbol of Sweden is made.

    In Rättvik, you can visit the Rättvik church which has a history that goes back 800 years. In this area there are many opportunities for outdoor activities such as fishing, horse riding and swimming.

    Other options today include visiting the pretty village of Tällberg by Lake Siljan, just 15 km south of Rättvik, or if you prefer to go north, you will find the Styggforsen waterfall, where you can take a stroll in the nature reserve and look at the “troll hole” cave located at the foot of the waterfall.

    Spend the night in Lake Siljan area.

    Driving distance: 65 km / 40 mi if you drive to Tällberg and an additional 39 km / 24 mi if you visit Styggforsen waterfall (without stops)

    Estimated driving duration: 1 hour (without stops) and an additional 40 min if you visit Styggforsen waterfall (without stops)

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  • Day 6: RETURN TO STOCKHOLM

    For those with Swedish heritage, a stop at the Dössberget Museum in Bjursås, just outside Falun, would be of interest. Even if you don’t have Swedish roots, the great view and atmosphere makes it a worthwhile visit. In Avesta, you will find the largest Dala Horse in Sweden and this is a perfect stop for a photo and a snack at the café/restaurant located here. You will end the day in Stockholm, return your rental car, and spend the evening at leisure.

    Spend the night in Stockholm.

    Driving distance: 308 km / 191 mi
    Estimated driving duration: 3 hours 51 min (without stops)

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  • Day 7: STOCKHOLM AND DEPARTURE DAY

    Enjoy one last Scandinavian breakfast before it is time to check out of your hotel. Passengers departing with the afternoon flight will have time for some last-minute shopping or the chance to visit a museum or two that you missed earlier in the trip.

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Map

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

Accommodation

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

Comfort

Rooms with private shower or bath and WC. These are in three-star hotels and are all centrally located within towns. All provide b..

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Quality

Rooms with private shower or bath and WC. These are in four-star hotels and are all centrally located within towns. All hotels pro..

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Rental car

Enjoy the journey, in the rental car of your choice.

Kia Stonic (manual)
or similar

  • x4
  • x5
  • x2
  • M

Kia Stonic (manual)
or similar

  • Description: Economy
  • Passengers: 4
  • Luggage: 2
  • Doors: 4-5
  • Transmission: Manual

Kia Niro (automatic)
or similar

  • x5
  • x5
  • x3
  • A

Kia Niro (automatic)
or similar

  • Type: D
  • Passengers: 5
  • Luggage: 3
  • Doors: 4-5
  • Transmission: Automatic

VW Golf (Manual)
or similar

  • x5
  • x5
  • x4
  • M

VW Golf (Manual)
or similar

  • Description: Standard Wagon
  • Passengers: 5
  • Luggage: 4
  • Doors: 4-5
  • Transmission: Automatic

VW Passat (Automatic)
or similar

  • x5
  • x5
  • x4
  • A

VW Passat (Automatic)
or similar

  • Description: Standard Wagon
  • Passengers: 5
  • Luggage: 4
  • Doors: 4-5
  • Transmission: Automatic

Seat Tarraco (Automatic)
or similar

  • x7
  • x5
  • x4
  • A

Seat Tarraco (Automatic)
or similar

  • Description: Standard SUV (5 – 7 Seats)
  • Passengers: 5/7
  • Luggage: 2/4
  • Doors: 4-5
  • Transmission: Automatic

Nissan NV300 (Manual)
or similar

  • x8
  • x4
  • x5
  • M

Nissan NV300 (Manual)
or similar

  • Description: Passenger Van
  • Passengers: 8
  • Luggage: 5/6
  • Doors: 4-5
  • Operation: Manual

Volvo V60 (Automatic)
or similar

  • x5
  • x5
  • x4
  • A

Volvo V60 (Automatic)
or similar

  • Description: Premium
  • Passengers: 5
  • Luggage: 3
  • Doors: 4-5
  • Operation: Automatic

Price per person from

The amount will be charged in EUR

Approx 888 EUR

Monthly price comparison Our best price per person when booking for two.

2020

Tour Information

We recommend that all our travellers read through the following information about driving in Sweden, what the tour includes, accommodation and other useful information for your travels.

ABOUT OUR SELF-DRIVE TOURS
This is a self-drive tour, which means you will follow a detailed and personalised itinerary during your road trip in Sweden. No dedicated driver or tour guide is included. All accommodation, rental vehicle, and other planned activities or added services will be pre-booked by Nordic Visitor (as specified in the itinerary). As this is a self-drive tour, you are welcome to stop when and where you choose on your drive. Except for accommodation and booked activities, other highlights we’ve listed in the itinerary are suggestions based on Nordic Visitor favourites.

For inexperienced drivers who still want to explore and discover Scandinavia, we recommend one of our guided small group tours, where you travel with a local, experienced tour leader.

ACCOMMODATION
Our team of local travel experts carefully select hotels around the country based on excellent ratings, personal experience and comfort. Please note, that in Sweden our room types are based on European standard sizes. For instance, a double bed often consists of two single beds pushed together. Triple rooms include a double bed along with an extra bed, a rollaway or a sofa bed, and a single room is often smaller than the standard double.

OPENING HOURS OF THE CAR RENTAL
Please note that if your car rental pick-up is on a Sunday or public holiday, the car rental agency is open until 15:00 in the afternoon, which will cut your first day with the rental car rather short.

OPENING HOURS OF TOURIST ATTRACTIONS
Be advised that some museums and attractions in Sweden offer limited opening hours outside of peak season (mid June- mid August) and on specific weekdays. If you would like to know the openinghours for specific attractions, please contact us.

PARKING IN SWEDEN
Parking and overnight parking at hotels (many hotels in small towns and the countryside have free parking), fees for parking meters or parking garages, fines for parking violations or towing charges are not included in the package price. Parking fees in bigger cities in Sweden are typically between EUR 10 and EUR 50 per night, depending on the type of parking. We always recommend that you inquire about the best parking option when you check in at your hotels.

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 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.

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