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Lakes & the Charming Swedish Countryside

Lakes and the Charming Swedish Countryside | Self-Drive Tour | Scandinavian American World Tours

8 Days-7 Nights, from $1481 per person twin 
Daily Departures All Year

For Sweden self-drive tours we use Countryside Hotels for overnights in the countryside, which consists of 39 unique and charming castles, manor houses, and country inns located throughout Sweden. Each property offers Scandinavian coziness, design, and style combined with outstanding service, eye for detail, spectacular scenery, and a culinary experience above the ordinary using fresh local ingredients.

Most properties also offer a wide selection of activities including a swimming pool, jacuzzi, spa services, golfing, boating, fishing, hiking, skiing, riding, and much more. The Countryside Hotels are located close to major cities and in small typical Swedish villages near lakes and forests, and are easily reached with a car.

Driving in Sweden is easy! Roads and signs are excellent, and locals speak English should you need assistance. We feature a few self-drive tours that cover some of the most scenic areas of Sweden, but we will be glad to custom arrange an itinerary that suits your schedule and interests.


Day 01: Arrive Stockholm

Arrival into Stockholm. Pre-tour night in a four star city center hotel, located close to car rental office. Remainder of day free to explore Stockholm and/or take an optional city tour.

Nordic Light Hotel or similar

Day 02: Stockholm – Eskilstuna

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel. Morning or afternoon rental car pick up before departure from Stockholm City for a 2-hour drive west towards the city of Eskilstuna. Overnight at a spectacular Swedish castle on the southern shore of Lake Malaren. The castle offers many activities and is famous for its restaurant and wine cellar.

Sundbyholm Castle or similar 

Day 03: Eskilstuna – Filipstad

Continue west for 3 hours to the old city of Filipstad and stay in a cozy local manor house. The manor house offers many outdoor activities such as tennis, riding, fishing, biking, and houses one of Sweden’s best restaurants.

Hennickehammar Manor House

Day 04: Filipstad – Trollhättan

Head southwest along Lake Vänern for 3 hours to the city of Trollhättan. Here you will overnight at a local four star hotel, situated on a plateau offering views of a beautiful waterfall and downtown. Hotel has an award-winning restaurant.

Albert Kök Hotell

Day 05: Trollhättan – Gränna

Head southeast along the heartland of Sweden for 3 hours to the charming city of Gränna. Here you will overnight at the historic Västanå Castle Hotel, Sweden’s first manor hotel dating back to 1590. The hotel has its own golf club and tennis court. The medieval village of Röttle is nearby.

Västanå Castle Hotel

Day 06: Gränna – Vadstena

Drive north along Lake Vattern for 1 hour to the old city of Vadstena, and stay in an old historic Vadstena monastery made into a unique hotel. The hotel offers many activities and sights.

Vadstena Klosterhotell

Day 07: Vadstena – Stockholm

Return to Stockholm, a 2 hour drive.

Post-tour night in a four star city center hotel located close to car rental office. The remainder of the day is free to do some last minute shopping and/or visit the famous Old City area, located close to your hotel.

Nordic Light Hotel or similar

Day 08: Stockholm

After a good breakfast, check out and the tour ends.


Additional Information

Price includes:

  • One pre- & one post-tour night in Stockholm as listed incl. breakfast/tax/service
  • Category B. rental car (Ford Fiesta/manual/ 2 or 4 door, or similar) for 6-7 days including unlimited km, basic insurance and VAT tax
  • Five nights at Countryside Hotels incl. breakfast, service and local taxes

NOTE: You can also make your own package and combine above castle/manor houses in any order, number of nights or opt to stay at just one of your favorites.



Departure Dates and Information
All departures are with a minimum of 2 persons sharing car and in USD. A minimum of 6 days/5 nights are required. Driving times listed for tours are approximate and may vary depending on traffic, weather, and any stops made en route. Departure is a land-only tour. Tour space is not guaranteed until booked and confirmed.

Upgrades available! All upgrades—Single supplement, extra bed, car rental upgrades, additional nights/changes to your itinerary, and automatic vehicle options—quoted upon request.

Land Only


Ford Fiesta 2/4-Door Manual (or similar)

$1481 p.p. twin

On Request

Tour Information

Tour Type:Self-Drive Tour
Price: from $1481
Duration:8 days
Cities Visited:Stockholm - Eskilstuna - Filipstad - Gränna
Departures: All Year Round

Tour Map

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