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Wildvoyager

in Sweden

Overview

Sweden is a Scandinavian nation with thousands of coastal islands and inland lakes, along with vast boreal forests and glaciated mountains. Its principal cities, eastern capital Stockholm and southwestern Gothenburg and Malmö, are all coastal. Stockholm is built on 14 islands. It has more than 50 bridges, as well as the medieval old town, Gamla Stan, royal palaces and museums such as open-air Skansen.



Trip Highlights

Enjoy experience the beautiful Swedish capital—Stockholm.

Experience the beautiful scenery and quaint little towns.

Enjoy the gorgeous Swedish castles and culturally rich places.




ITINERARY - 10 Days

Reach Stockholm, where you will be transferred to your hotel.

After breakfast, you start driving around Enkoping.

Enköping is located along Enköping stream (Enköpingsån) near its outlet in Lake Mälaren. It is the second largest city in Uppsala County. It is known for its many beatiful parks. Some of the best-preserved bronze age rock carvings in Svealand have been found in the Enköping region. During the Viking era the site where Enköping stands today was an important market place. The city was founded in the 13th century and soon became an important trade centre, connecting mining products from the north with Lake Mälaren and Stockholm. In the early 17th century Enköping lost its position as a centre of trade many burgers took to farming instead.

Enköping remained a rather small city of about 1000 inhabitants until the construction of Mälarbanan, a railway which connects Västerås with Stockholm and passes by Enköping, was constructed in 1876. By the end of the 19th century Enköping became a major producer of horseradish. Notable industries which emerged in the city were Bahco, manufacturer of hand tools, and Nordströms linbanor, producers of aerial lifts.

Start the day by visiting the historic Dalarna Museum which covers the cultural history of the Dalarna Province. From here head to the Falun copper mine where you can descend 50-60 metres below for a guided tour. You will then head to the Carl Larsson Garden museum, where the well-renowned Swedish artist Carl Larsson, lived and worked.

Head to the Rattvik Church after breakfast.

 

Dating back to c. 1300, the Rättvik Church has been expanded several times over the centuries and acquired its present shape in 1793 and houses several historical artifacts like a triumphal crucifix supposedly made in the 14th century. It also has medieval frescoes depicting St. Stephen and St. Olav and the altarpiece that depicts the Resurrection of Christ made in the 17th century. There are around 87 stables around the church from the end of the 15th century where parishioners’ houses were housed when they attended the church services.

Start the day by visiting the Grannas Dala Horse Workshop. 

Oldest of the 9 children in the family, Grannas Anders Olsson (also known as Pelle) started taking responsibility and contributing to earn the family living. He started producing spotted black and white wooden horses on a plate with wheels at the base at the age of 24 in 1920. He started making the Dala horses in 1922 and established the company in the same year. He also started manufacturing weaving tools, curtain rails, and more in addition to the horses. 

 

You will also see the Gronklitt Bear Park which is Europe’s largest natural bear park.

Drive to Sunne in Varmland after breakfast. At the small island of Solleron in Lake Siljan, you will find a “collectors’ museum” with all kinds of historical objects people have donated over the years.

Spend a relaxing day at Sunne pursuing activities at your leisure.

On your way to Karlstad today, you can stop at Sillegarden which displays works of local artists. You can also stop at Klassbols Linen Mill which has the finest linens on display.

 

From there, head to Örebro which Sweden’s seventh largest town with a population of about 150,000 people. Situated in the heart of Sweden, the city of Örebro is about halfway between Gothenburg and the capital city of Sweden, Stockholm. The city can be easily accessed by major roads, by air, and through railways that connect all the prominent places of the country. You can easily reach all the major Scandinavian offerings from the Örebro region. 

Drive towards Eskilstuna, a blacksmith community, where smiths still engage in their crafts. After visiting the Sigurd rock carving, continue onto Mariefred and explore the 16th-century Gripsholm Castle. Come back to Stockholm in the evening.

The day marks the end of your tour when you depart from Stockholm for your flight home.



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