A blend of medieval ambience & unparalleled modernism, take the route less traveled on this innovative journey through Denmark & Sweden. Delve into the past & present of Copenhagen & Stockholm before voyaging deep into the woods to the TreeHotel, an architectural eco-masterpiece. Tour the castle immortalized in Shakespeare's Hamlet, listen to H.C Andersen's fairy tales, stroll a king's garden & much more. Head miles away from city life to the Lule River Valley & your private tree house. There, relax in the sauna, meet Sami reindeer herders, go dogsledding, horseback riding or simply do nothing at all. The legends of Scandinavia await!
For your added comfort, we will have a Meet & Greet assistance for you upon your arrival which will be waiting for you in the arrival hall. Your representative will help to co-ordinate meeting up with your private driver at the airport and accompany you to your accommodation.
Meet your private vehicle, guide and driver for a half-day city tour of Copenhagen. Copenhagen, the city famous for HC Andersen’s Little Mermaid, quaint colourful houses, and the red nosed Viking Peter Schmeichel, has recently undergone a transformation. New Nordic cuisine, a prime minister who rides her bike to work, a relaxed attitude to life and of course plenty of locally brewed beer has made Copenhagen one of the top places to visit in Northern Europe. During the tour you will see the Amalienborg Palace, Christiansborg Palace (seat of the Danish Parliament), Hans Christian Andersen’s statue, Gefion Fountain, the old harbour of Nyhavn, the famous Little Mermaid and many other popular sights. Entrance fees are not included.
Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.
Take a sightseeing tour to some of the spectacular castles and the countryside north of Copenhagen. Leave Copenhagen and travel up the Riviera road to Helsingør. As you travel along enjoy a beautiful view of the Øresund Strait with the Swedish coast beyond. Frederiksborg Castle is situated in the centre of Hillerod on three islets in the Castle Lake and surrounded by Frederiksborg Castle Gardens. The Castle Gardens include an English style romantic garden and a more formal French baroque garden. Kronborg Castle, known as Elsinore in English, stands at the seaward approach to the Oresund Sound. It’s one of northern Europe's best preserved Renaissance castles. Made famous all over the world, by Shakespeare's Hamlet, it is also the most popular castle in Denmark, with about 200,000 visitors each year. Entrances to Kronborg Castle and Frederiksborg Castle are included. Photo stop at Fredensborg Castle.
Meet your driver for a private airport transfer.
Flight is required, currently not included in the quote.
Meet your English speaking driver for an airport transfer with a private vehicle.
Enjoy your private panoramic tour to Fjällgatan. During the tour you will have a short photo stop. You will be able to admire 8 out of 14 islands, which Stockholm is built upon. Continue to the Old Town. On this island, situated a strategic cork in a bottle between the Baltic Sea and the Lake Mälaren, the history of Stockholm started some 800 years ago. The Old Town (Gamla Stan) is a huge area of historical heritage, with many sights all around us and the narrow cobbled streets recall a bygone era. Refreshments can be enjoyed in a cellar dating back to the 14th century. Walk to the city centre, passing by the Swedish Parliament, the Royal Opera House, the Swedish Foreign Office, the Grand Hotel and a stroll among the cherry trees in King`s Garden, the inner city`s most popular meeting place. After exploring a wealth of shops, boutiques, churches, museums and restaurants, you will return to hotel.
Arrive in style at Drottningholm Palace, Stockholm! Enjoy a 50 minute trip on one of the century-old steamers on Lake Mälaren to the beautiful 17th century. The Drottningholm Palace is today residence for Sweden´s Royal family. The Drottningholm Palace is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Don´t miss to visit the Chinese Pavilion, also on the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites and the Drottningholm Court Theatre. (Entrances fees are not included.)
Enjoy the afternoon at leisure. Explore the sights or do some shopping
Upon arrival in Luleå you will take a private transfer with vehicle and driver to Treehotel which is located in the boreal forest approximately an hour from Luleå (Kallax) airport.
Check-in is at Britta’s Pensionat and after that you walk to your “room” which will be either: The UFO, The Cabin, The Mirror Cube, The Birds Nest, The Blue Cone. Each treeroom is a unique creation by Scandinavia’s leading architects. The modern design combined with the quiet of the forest creates an instant feeling of luxurious relaxation.
In the afternoon enjoy a 2 hours sauna session at the specially designed wooden sauna. A sauna in the woods is both natural and sensible. You also have access to a hot tub as well as their custom-designed relaxation area. Other amenities: shampoo, conditioner, soap, towels and slippers.
At Treehotel you can experience the charm of all four seasons, regardless of whether you like speed and adventure, or tranquility and time for reflection. Want to experience the beautiful winter with its stark contrasts of dark skies against glistening white snow? An action-packed dog sled ride through the frozen landscape, or a calm and quiet snowshoe hike in pursuit of the magic and myth of the northern lights? Ice melts and greenery explodes after the long sleep of winter. Why not experience the arrival of summer and its bright nights while on horseback,mountain bike, or peacefully by foot? During the most colourful of seasons, it’s a rare experience to paddle a kayak along the historic Lule River and enjoy the autumn’s fresh, clean air. And, if you like fishing, you have access to good fishing waters all year around.
Here are a few suggestions that you may be interested in:
Sami Culture: Guided tour to Flakaberg, a village about 80 km from Harads. Here you’ll visit the family of Lars Eriksson who will show his reindeer pastures and talk about the Sami culture.
Trekking: Travel with your guide to Storklint, a popular ski resort about 20 minutes by car from Treehotel. The area around Storklints is known for its beautiful nature.
Horseback Riding: On Caspadia’s Farm’s calm Irish cob horses.
Fishing: Try fishing for perch, bleak, roach, ide, bream, trout, pike and more.
Snowshoe tour: Your guide will equip you with warm clothes, boots, snowshoes and poles. During the tour they’ll share their knowledge of animals and nature, and the art of surviving in the wild – including how to start a fire in the winter. The hike will go up to a mountain peak where you’ll have a magnificent view of the river valley’s winter landscape.
Snowmobile tour: Riding a snowmobile through a beautiful winter landscape is a liberating feeling, just like surfing or riding a motorbike.
Husky Dog sled tour: A tour with dog and sled through the pristine forest and over the frozen river provides a dream-like feeling.
You will be transfered to Lulea Airport for your flight back to Stockholm.
The Kong Arthur (4*) hotel is in a quiet location, set back from the road next to the city centre lakes and within easy walking distance of Norreport station. It is an attractive old building, with an elegant white stone facade. The style was created especially for the hotel inspired by the legend of Kong Arthur complete with modern facilities. Hotel Kong Arthur offers 155 rooms of which 11 are suites - all non-smoking rooms. The rooms are of many categories and in a style, which can best be described as classic modernism - with a hint of a medieval ambience. Breakfast is taken in the atrium style indoor and outdoor terrace, whilst other meals are eaten in the brasserie. Welcome to their newly opened Helle Thorup Spa, an oasis in Copenhagen city.
Hotel Scandic Gamla Stan (4*) is located right in the centre of Stockholm’s historic quarter. Narrow alleyways, taverns, cafes, stores and closeness to the seats of power of the Swedish Parliament, civil service headquarters and Royal Palace, make a stay in Gamla Stan (the Old Town) a fantastic experience. Amazing roof terrace views. The Hotel is located in a charming 17th-century building, with Stockholm Cathedral, 'House of the Nobility' and Slussen just around the corner. The hotel is entirely furnished in a classical 18th century style, providing a very cosy ambience. The hotel has 52 guest rooms, each of them decorated in unique Gustavian style. Gamla Stan Hotel does not have its own restaurant, only a breakfast area, but there are plenty of restaurants available close to the hotel, serving both Swedish and international cuisine.
Treehotel is located in Harads, near the Lule river, about 100 kilometers from Luleå airport and offers a unique hotel experience: treerooms with contemporary design in the middle of unspoiled nature. The rooms are suspended 4-6 meters above ground - all with spectacular views of the Lule River. Each room is unique. Not only the architecture but also its furniture, lighting and fabrics are custom designed. The rooms vary in size between 15-30 m², with the largest rooms accommodating up to four people. The daily operations as well as the tree room’s construction are environmentally friendly, aimed to have minimal impact on nature. That’s why each room has modern, environmentally-friendly combustion toilets and water-efficient sinks. Enjoy all meals at Britta’s Pensionat served by your hosts Kent and Britta in a genuine 1930’s-1950’s setting. The warm and cozy atmosphere at Britta’s, combined with the treerooms’ contemporary design, creates an entirely unique dimension for you as a Treehotel guest. There’s a restaurant, bar, sauna and relaxation area, TV, and internet.
Vanessa Oquendo ,
April 21, 2014
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April 21, 2014
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Ann Saxon ,
November 06, 2013
"Our trip was fantastic!!! I cannot say enough good things. Lianne worked with our exact dates and time frame beautifully.Our drivers were prompt and friendly. The private guides were so knowledgeable. We left with an appreciation of the history, the culture, and the beauty of Andulasia. We were very pleased and will certainly recommend your company to friends and family."
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November 05, 2013
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November 06, 2013
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October 22, 2013
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October 19, 2013
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November 07, 2013
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October 07, 2013
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September 24, 2013
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