Waterways & the Swedish Folklore District
8 Days - 7 Nights, from $1437 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: Stockholm
Arrival into Stockholm. Pre-tour night in city center hotel located close to car rental office. Remainder of day free to explore Stockholm and/or take an optional city tour.
Overnight at a local four star hotel in the center of the city.
Nordic Light Hotel or similar
Day 02: Stockholm - Eskilstuna
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 for an overnight at a stunning castle on the southern shore of Lake Mälaren. The castle is famous for its restaurant and offers an array of activities plus golfing close by.
Day 03: Eskilstuna - Virsbo area
Continue north into the Swedish Folklore District. After about 1 hour you will reach the cozy town of Virsbo. Here you will overnight at a charming manor which offers views of the Virsbo Lake. The manor offers nature trails, horse-back riding, golf nearby, and an award-winning restaurant.
Wirsbo Manor or similar
Day 04 & 05: Virsbo - Dalarna (Swedish Folklore District) - Tällberg
Drive north for 2-3 hours to the city of Tällberg on the beautiful Lake Siljan for a 2 night stay at a spectacular local hotel. The hotel is famous for its traditional Swedish restaurant. Visit the Dala Horse factory in Nusnäs, Zorn Museum in Mora, and famous artist Carl Larsson’s House, close to Falun.
Tallbergsgaardens Hotell for 2 nights
Day 06: Tällberg - Gimo
After breakfast you will drive east for about 3 hours to the picturesque town of Gimo, close to the Swedish eastern shore and the famous university city of Uppsala.
Overnight at a charming manor house.
Gimo Manor House & Estate
Day 07: Gimo - Stockholm Airport or Stockholm
Return to Stockholm Airport or the city, a 1-2 hour drive. Post-tour night in city center hotel located close to car rental office. Remainder of day free to do some last minute shopping and/or visit the famous Old City area located close to your hotel. Overnight at a local four star hotel.
Nordic Light Hotel or similar
Day 08: Stockholm Departure
After a good breakfast check out and the tour ends.
- One pre- & one post-tour night in Stockholm as listed incl. breakfast/tax/service
- Category B. rental car 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.
2019 STARTING PRICES | DAILY DEPARTURES ON REQUEST
Departure Dates and Information
| Tour dates & availability per 1/01/2018. 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, and automatic vehicle options—quoted upon request.