Lofoten Cod Fishing Tournament
Lofoten Cod Fishing Tournament– Norway –8 days / 7 nights, Stockholm - Jonkoping - Gothenburg - Malmo - Kalmar - StockholmThis self drive through the lovely Swedish countryside featuring Gothenburg on the west coast and Malmo. Driving back towards Stockholm, visit the glass blowing district of Kalmar. Visit the "Kingdom of Crystal" near Vaxjo. Return to Stockholm along the Eastern coast line via Västervik, Norrköping and Södertalje.
|Operation||May - September, 2015|
May - September, 2015
|Price||from $1,375 per person in double room
from $2,525 single room
|Included||7 nights accommodation
Rental Car, Toyota Yaris or similar
Entrances into museums
$25 Service fee
|Tour Options||Additional nights in Stockholm|
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Day 1 STOCKHOLM Arrival Stockholm Arlanda Airport and pick up rental car. Drive to hotel.
Day 2 STOCKHOLM (B) Breakfast at the hotel. Day free to enjoy the Swedish capital. We can recommend a canal cruise or a visit to the Vasa Museum. The impressive warship Vasa sank on her maiden voyage in 1628 but was salvaged 333 years later in 1961. She has since been restored and can now be seen with her complete rigging at the Vasa Museum. Re¬mem-ber also to visit the famous old town, Gamla Stan, or one of the many museums.
Day 3 STOCKHOLM - JONKOPING (B) Breakfast at the hotel. Leave Stockholm through the pleasant countryside of Southern Sweden towards the city of Jönköping, beautifully situated at the southern end of Lake Vättern. If time permits we recommend a cruise on the lake.
Day 4 JONKOPING - GOTHENBURG (B) Breakfast at the hotel and continue to Gothenburg, the second city of Sweden. Gothenburg offers a variety of attractions: the greatest amusement park in Scandinavia, Liseberg, a boat cruise to the 17th century New Älvsborg Fortress, the floating maritime experience centre Maritiman with an armada of 19 museum vessels and an opportunity to see and learn about U-boats, destroyers, mine-layers and fireboats, Universeum, where you can experience the Ocean, the Rain Forest and Space all in one day as well as museums, cafes, shopping etc.
Day 5 GOTHENBURG - MALMO (B) Breakfast at the hotel. Before leaving Gothenburg, we recommend a visit to the Gunnebo House, one of Sweden's most beautiful neoclassical estates beautifully situated between two lakes, Rådasjön and Stensjön, in the Municipality of Mölndal, just south of Gothenburg. Continue south along the West Swedish coast line. If time permits, make a detour to ancient university city of Lund, about 1000 years old and one of the oldest cities in Sweden. The University was founded in 1658 and has become a leading university in Sweden and Scandinavia. Also possibility to cross the bridge to Copenhagen, capital of Denmark, located just on the other side of the narrow Øresund Belt. Arrival in Malmö, a charming city where we recommend a visit to Malmöhus Castle which have been housing museum collections since 1926. In 1434 king Erik VII of Denmark had the castle of Myntergaarden built where the Malmöhus Castle stands today. Also remember to just enjoy the atmosphere of this historic city.
Day 6 MALMO - KALMAR (B) Breakfast at the hotel. Continue by road to Kristianstad, a former fortress town founded by the Danish King Christian 4 in 1614. Drive along the coast to Karlshamn, known for its well preserved historical buildings. Karlshamn played an important role in the Swedish emigration to America as a large number of people left Sweden from here. By the harbour you can see a copy of Axel Olssons statue which depicts the key charaters of Vilhelm Moberg´s famous novels, Karl-Oskar and Kristina, looking out over the sea before starting their adventure. Just west of Växjö you will reach the "Kingdom of Crystal" where you can visit one or two of the famous glass factories. Experience the art of glassblowing and search for bargains in the glass shops!! Continue to Kalmar, famous for its castle which was for long the guardian of Sweden´s southern frontier.
Day 7 KALMAR - STOCKHOLM (B) Breakfast at the hotel. Kalmar was once one of the most important towns in the North and we recommend to spend some time here before continuing back to Stockholm. The historical past is an integral part of the character of the city. Kalmar Castle, the Old Town and Kvarnholmen tell the tale of mighty Kings and Queens as well as commoners. Traces of the past are found in architecture, cultural artifacts and art as well as in the well- worn cobblestones that pave the streets. Return to Stockholm along the Eastern coast line via Västervik, Norrköping and Södertalje. Arrival in Stockholm.
Day 8 STOCKHOLM (B) Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Arlanda airport to drop off rental car.