A Scandinavian Vacation Escape. Oslo, Stockholm, Helsinki & Copenhagen
A Scandinavian Vacation Escape. Oslo, Stockholm, Helsinki & Copenhagen
Europe's big north – from endless swaths of remote forests for wilderness exploration to beautifully chic and modern cities for the culturally-curious, there's something for everyone in Scandinavia. Below is just a taste of what these countries have to offer the explorer in all of us.
Oslo is a city that's consistently in a state of reinvention - as Europe's fastest growing capital, this Norwegian city's Neo Nordic culinary scene and booming contemporary art galleries give visitors something new to look forward to on every visit.
With virtually endless daylight hours in the summer months, your clients will be able to explore every corner of this fascinating city, and the best way to get their bearings is on a hop-on hop-off tour!
They’ll discover this beautiful city surrounded by the fjord and forested hills while learning about the area’s dramatic history. Thanks to this hop on hop off tour, they’ll be able to visit different museums and art collections as well as pass by the most popular sights of Oslo.
Clients will see a bit more of the city's summer life on this two hour tour through narrow sounds, idyllic bays and a maze of islands with gorgeous summer homes, pristine beaches, and beautiful forests just outside of the city center.
Hop-on Hop-off City Sightseeing
This modern hotel is one of the most convenient in the city, situated right near the train station and walking distance to the Opera House the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design.The colorful rooms offer complimentary Wi-Fi and a free breakfast buffet is offered to all guests.
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First Hotel Grims Grenka
With just 65 well-appointed rooms and suites, this small boutique hotel offers a modern atmosphere right in the city center. The 6th floor is home to Q Lounge, one of the city's most popular roof top bars serving unique cocktails and food.
Book more than 30 days in advance and receive 20% off
Incredibly thin cobblestone streets meander through the well-preserved historic core of Sweden's capital, but don't let that fool you - this dynamic city is both incredibly modern and highly sophisticated. And a bonus: most Swedes speak perfect English!
Guests get up close and personal with the only preserved seventeenth-century ship in the world - a truly unique art treasure. More than 95 percent of the ship is original and decorated with hundreds of carved sculptures. The 69 meter-long warship Vasa sank on its maiden voyage in the middle of Stockholm in 1628, and was salvaged 333 years later in 1961. For nearly half a century the ship has been slowly, deliberately and painstakingly restored to a state approaching its original glory.
Biz Apartment Gardet
Located just on the outer edge of downtown Stockholm, this stylish apartment hotel offers everything needed for a family vacation. Rooms include studio and 1-bedroom apartments with kitchenettes, making for an affordable stay just minutes from the metro. Some rooms offer terraces overlooking the beautiful greenery surrounding the hotel.
Book at least 15 days in advance and save 10%
Finland's capital is an intriguing and quirky destination with a culture-packed city center and endless dining and drinking venues. But look just beyond the compact urban streets and you'll find outdoor adventures from hiking and boating, to snowshoeing and downhill skiing.
Dive into underwater adventure at SEA LIFE Helsinki! The state-of-the-art aquarium features family-friendly interactive exhibits and a variety of sea life ranging from local habitats to the exotic. From different shark species, colorful fish, rays, jelly fish, sea horses, and many others, this aquarium boasts nearly 200 different species.
Hokuo Zakka Tour - Shopping Tour
This is the ultimate shopping trip your clients won’t want to miss! They’ll get a taste of Finnish design and lifestyle on this trip, starting at the Hakaniemi market where they’ll find everything from handcrafted souvenirs to groceries and sweets. They’ll also visit the Marimekko factory shop – a staple of Finnish design. And last but not least, a Finnish supermarket for an introduction into Finnish foods important to the culture.
This bold and contemporary hotel is located on a quiet cobblestone street in the center of Helsinki and just a 3 minute walk to the nearest metro station. The hotel offers 4 restaurants, a snug library bar, and offers rental bicycles to explore the neighborhood.
Castle Tour of North Sealand
Traveling out of the city, this tour brings clients into the countryside to visit Denmark’s incredible castles, because no trip to Europe is complete without a castle! Visit the elegant lakeside palace, Frederiksborg Castle with its English and French style gardens and museum. From there, visit Krongorg Castle, Denmark’s most popular and one of Europe’s best preserved Renaissance castles.
The hotel is situated in arguably the best location in Copenhagen, next to the railway station overlooking Tivoli Gardens and surrounded by shops.
Offer: Book early and save!
town, this short boat ride on a traditional wooden sailboat is a great way to see the city! They’ll hop on board and pass the ancient stone fortress of Akershus, the opera house and picturesque islands in the inner part of the Oslo Fjord. There are 3 stops along the way for your clients to get off or on as they wish to explore at the Oslo City Hall, Opera House and Museum Island.
Kayaking in the City
Helicopter Grand Tour
Your clients can get a better look at the city from the water if they’re looking for some adventure! As a city situated on 14 islands, linked by 57 bridges, setting off in a kayak is one of the most exciting ways to see the city. A local guide will point out important sights along the way and offer insight into local customs and history. Don’t worry too much about experience – this trip is suitable for beginners and experts alike!
Taking off directly from Old Town, you will fly low over the city and get an incredible bird’s-eye view of Stockholm and the surrounding archipelago. They’ll fly around the the Royal Palace, City Hall, and Vaxholm fortress with guided commentary and history from their guide. It’s an incredible experience and a great way to see just how beautiful this unique city really is.
Malmo the Magnificent - Crossing to Sweden
You will experience two countries in one day and join this small group excursion to the beautiful Swedish town of Malmo! As one of Scandinavia’s most important industrial towns, Malmo has a long and fascinating history preserved in its historic buildings and town squares. This trip includes a beautiful canal tour and plenty of free time to explore this unique city!
Copenhagen is teeming with beautiful sights, incredible shopping, a bustling harbor, and beautiful museums – what better way for your clients to get to it all than a hop on hop off bus tour and harbor cruise? Visit the Royal Reception Rooms at Christiansborg Castle, Our Saviours Church, the Old Copenhagen Stock Exchange and the Opera House with ease!
Hop On Hop Off - All Lines City Tour
Ibis Styles Stockholm Jarva
A great alternative for the budget conscious traveler, this solid 4-star hotel is located in the suburbs, but just a short walk to the train station with direct access to the city and airport. Their upgraded and stylish rooms offer atrium views and guest have access to a gym, a sauna, a hot tub and an 18-hole golf course along with a colorful Scandinavian restaurant and bar.
Book more than 21 days prior to arrival and save 20%
Housed in an elegant building dating from the 1820s, this polished and classic hotel is walking distance to museums, shopping, and more. The hotel's relaxed restaurant and warmly decorated bar with a domed glass ceiling provide a great nightcap after a day of exploring.
TravelBound clients receive 10% discount
Radisson Blue Royal
Located close to the Latin Quarter in the city center and only a few minutes from Stroget, the main shopping area of Copenhagen, the Hotel Skt Petri is surrounded by cafes, bars and restaurants.
Offer: Book 5 days in advance and save 10%
This property is located at one of Copenhagen's newest Harborside developments, and just 10-15 minutes walk from the center of Copenhagen. It is adjacent to Copenhagen's new ferry terminal and only minutes away from The Little Mermaid.
Offer: Book 2 nights or more and save 10%
Copenhagen Admiral Hotel
Hotel is located in vibrant Nyhavn District right by the waterfront and overlooks the Harbor, The Royal Opera and the Playhouse. Key attractions are all within short walking distance.
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Copenhagen is the capital and largest city of Denmark. This "friendly old girl of a town" is big enough to be a metropolis with shopping, culture and nightlife par excellence, yet still small enough to be intimate, safe and easy to navigate. Overlooking the Øresund strait with Sweden just minutes away, it is a cultural and geographic link between mainland Europe and Scandinavia. This is where old fairy tales blend with flashy new architecture and world-class design; where warm jazz mixes with cold electronica from Copenhagen's basements. You'll feel you've seen it all in a day, but could keep on discovering more for months. Copenhagen is considered a very liveable place because of its cleanliness. It’s considered as one of the very environmentally friendly cities because its harbour can be swum in and about a third of the city’s people use bicycles as their means of transportation. In their downtown area, the places to visit and to be entertained at are the Tivoli gardens and the Town Hall Square. If you want the very cultural and scenic areas the places to see are the Marble church, the Rosenborg castle, and the Christiansborg.
Oslo is a county and municipality, as well as the capital and largest city in Norway. Oslo was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838. Founded around 1048 by King Harald III "Hardraade" of Norway, the city was largely destroyed by fire in 1624. The Danish–Norwegian king Christian IV moved the city, rebuilding it closer to Akershus fortress, as Christiania (briefly also spelt Kristiania). In 1925, the city reclaimed its original Norwegian name, Oslo. The diocese of Oslo is one of the five original dioceses in Norway, which originated around the year 1070.
Stockholm - Sweden's capital and largest city, and the most populous city in the Nordic region. Without a doubt, Stockholm is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. The city is made up of 14 islands connected by some 50 bridges on Lake Mälaren, which flows into the brackish Baltic Sea, and passes the Stockholm archipelago with some 24,000 islands and islets. The city is a cosmopolitan place with both classical and modern architecture, and a captivating Old Town, Gamla Stan. Today, the area is an atmospheric mixture of buildings surrounded on all sides by a latticework of medieval lanes and alleyways.
Helsinki is the capital and largest city in Finland. Finland's major political, educational, financial, cultural, and research center as well as one of northern Europe's major cities, Helsinki was ranked the most liveable city in the world, in 2011. Approximately 75% of foreign companies operating in Finland have settled in the Helsinki region. The nearby municipality of Vantaa is the location of Helsinki Airport, with frequent service to various destinations in Europe and Asia. Today, Helsinki pulls off the trick of being something of an international metropolis while still retaining a small-town feel. The best time to visit is in summer, when Finns peel off their overcoats and flock to outdoor bars and cafes to enjoy the sunshine.