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The Best of Scandinavia

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Fly into: Stockholm Fly out of: Oslo
Total Duration: 10 Days

This itinerary hits Scandinavia's top towns. Start in cosmopolitan Stockholm, then explore the folklore-heavy region of Dalarna. Finish the trip in Göteborg and Oslo, two of Scandinavia's prettiest coastal towns.

    This Trip's Top Experiences:

  • Natural Beauty
  • Architecture
  • Shopping
  • Art and Culture
Days 1-3
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1 Stockholm

The Archipelago Capital

  • Boating in Stockholm's archipelago is an exquisite summertime activity; rent a sailboat or wooden boat and go exploring
  • At the City Hall, you can see where the Nobel Prize is awarded or catch the panoramic view from the 348-foot tower
  • Take advantage of extra daylight and stay out late at one of the city's nightclubs—they're open until 3 AM
  • Nightlife
  • Natural Beauty
  • Shopping
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Days 4-5
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2 Dalarna Region

Sweden's Folklore District

  • Sundborn is home to Carl Larsson Garden, the lakeside home of the Swedish artist
  • Dalhalla, in Rättvik, used to be a salt mine and is now a beautiful outdoor stage
  • Explore the tiny village of Tällberg, one of region's most popular spots in summer
  • Art and Culture
  • History
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Days 6-7
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3 Göteborg

Sweden's Second City

  • The beautiful Göta Place is centered around a breathtaking fountain of Poseidon
  • Walk among the 5,000 roses of the Horticultural Society Park
  • Have a steam at the 19th-century Hagabadet (bathhouse)
  • Architecture
  • Natural Beauty
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Days 8-10
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4 Oslo

City of Marvels

  • Bike around the city, from the harbor to the Aker Brygge
  • The Munch Museum is a scream
  • Take a leap of faith and visit the famed Holmenkollen Ski Museum and Ski Jump
  • Natural Beauty
  • Museums
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