Traditional Sweden, Self-Drive

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Traditional Sweden, Self-Drive

Highlights Include:

  • Exploring Stockholm at your leisure
  • Freedom to explore by car
  • Sweden’s famous Crystal Kingdom
  • Seeing a traditional Dala Horse workshop

Photo: Amanda Westerbom/

Tour Details

From: $2,394 per person | Single supplement from $493

Price includes transatlantic airfare from New York (please inquire for pricing from your US departure city)

10 days

2023 Departures: Daily, All Year

What do you picture when you think of Sweden? Vikings, crystal, or little red horses? We’ve created a self-drive tour that gives you the opportunity to see the history and traditions of Sweden by visiting three areas of the country – Stockholm, Småland, and Dalarna. Of course, we’ve allowed time for shopping as well!

This is a suggested self-drive itinerary. Our Specialists will work with you to create an itinerary to meet your preferences.

Day 1Departure from US

Day 2Arrive Stockholm, Sweden

Transfer from the airport to the city center via express airport train. The rest of the day is free for you to explore the capital of Sweden. You might want an optional guided tour, such as a cruise through the Archipelago, a visit to Drottningholm Palace, the ABBA Museum and more. You can also venture out on your own to see history in the Vasa Museum, Skansen, the Nobel Center, or City Hall. Overnight in Stockholm

Day 3See the City of Stockholm | Meals: B

Today is open to continue your exploration of Stockholm. Want to shop? Try Gamla Stan (Old Town) or the boutiques of Östermalm or Södermalm districts. Feeling more adventurous? Take a Ghost Walk, hike across the rooftops of the city, or eat your way around the town on a food tour. Overnight in Stockholm

Day 4Start Your Self-Drive | Meals: B

Pick up your rental car in Stockholm, then begin your self-drive. Head south down to Växjö, located in the province of Småland. Perhaps you would like to visit the House of Emigrants or the medieval fairytale castle, Teleborg, on your way. Overnight in Växjö

Day 5Kingdom of Crystal | Meals: B

Spend the day discovering the Kingdom of Crystal, Sweden’s area of well-known glass makers. Visit various crystal factories, each with its own technique. You will find great bargains in the factory shops and have the chance to visit their adjoining museums. Time permitting, you may visit the southeast seaside town of Kalmar. Overnight in Växjö

Day 6Driving to Dalarna | Meals: B

Drive from Småland north to Örebro today, enjoying the sights of central Sweden – may wish to skirt one of the large lakes en route. Once there, you can see the Örebro Castle which dates from the 13th century. Also nearby is the Wadköping Open Air Museum, where old buildings now hold shops, craft workshops, museums, and exhibition venues. Overnight in Örebro

Day 7-8Days in Dalarna | Meals: B D

Use these days to explore some highlights of the Dalarna region, such as the Dala Horse factory in Nusnäs, the Anders Zorn Museum in Mora, and Carl Larsson’s home in Sundborn. Another site of interest is Rättvik Church with its hundreds of tiny wooden “houses” used centuries ago to stable horses in winter while the owners attended long church services. You also might like to enjoy the beautiful countryside by hiking, biking, on a boat ride, or spending the day relaxing by magnificent Lake Siljan. Dinner will be provided at your hotel. Overnight in Tällberg

Day 9Return to Stockholm | Meals: B

The day is at your leisure driving to Stockholm, with options to stop along the way, such as in the town of Uppsala. You could also head straight for Stockholm and return your rental car, giving you the afternoon and evening at leisure to enjoy the city using its’ easily accessible public transportation. The evening will be at your leisure. Overnight in Stockholm

Day 10Depart Stockholm, Sweden

Transfer by train to the airport for your return flight to the US – or extend your stay in Scandinavia!

  • Transatlantic roundtrip airfare from New York including air taxes & fuel surcharges
    (please inquire for pricing from your US departure city) 
  • Eight nights’ accommodation as per itinerary
  • Meals as per itinerary (B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner) 
  • Six-day compact manual car rental, including standard insurances, unlimited mileage, taxes
  • Transfers as indicated
Not Included
  • Additional airline fees such as meals, seat reservations, luggage costs
  • Travel insurance, recommended
  • Fees for passports
  • Transfers, sightseeing, activities, meals, and beverages not specified
  • Luggage handling at airports and hotels
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, spa services, internet, phone, etc.
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