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Nordic Explorer

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At a glance

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Embark on an unforgettable rail adventure through the captivating Nordic countries of Denmark, Sweden, and Finland, immersing yourself in the scenic landscapes and cultural wonders of this egalitarian region.

Traverse from one capital city to the next by train, unveiling the hidden treasures and iconic landmarks that define each destination. As you journey through these enchanting landscapes, you may even recognize familiar locations from the gripping Scandi Noir dramas that have captivated audiences worldwide.

This carefully crafted itinerary offers a fantastic opportunity to explore the Nordic region in all its winter splendor. From the snow-covered vistas of Copenhagen to the frost-kissed streets of Stockholm, each stop on this journey promises a unique and unforgettable experience.

Whether you’re marveling at the historic architecture of Helsinki or indulging in the vibrant culinary scene of Gothenburg, every moment is filled with wonder and excitement.

As you venture from one capital city to the next, be sure to pack accordingly and bundle up in a warm coat to ward off the chilly winter temperatures. But don’t let the cold deter you, as the Nordic countries come alive with cozy cafes, bustling markets, and festive holiday cheer during the winter months.

Embrace the chill and embark on a journey of discovery through the heart of the Nordic region, where every train ride promises a new adventure and every destination beckons with warmth and hospitality.

In detail

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Day 1: Copenhagen

When you land in Copenhagen transfer to your hotel and check-in. You have the whole day to explore the city. Take a walk around Nyhavn, crossing bridges, cafes and bright coloured homes along the waterside.

This is the entertainment district. You’ll find a great music scene and you also can visit the home of Hands Christian Anderson.

Day 1: Copenhagen

Day 2: Copenhagen

Take a trip to the Amalienborg Palace, the home of the Danish royal family. The palace is guarded by soldiers wearing distinctive bear-skin hats.

Explore the verdant Tivoli and the artistic quarter, Christiania. In Christiania, you’ll find a famous commune which takes the form of an alternative society. Take a look at this experiment in living and see what you think.

Day 2: Copenhagen

Day 3: Copenhagen to Gothenburg

You’ll be taking a train to Sweden’s Gothenburg. Visit the Röhsska Design Museum and stroll along the boulevards of the main thoroughfare, Avenyn. This is one of Sweden’s less visited cities so it’s something of a hidden gem.

Explore the cafe culture in Haga and try some classic Swedish cuisine in the evening.

Day 3: Copenhagen to Gothenburg

Day 4: Gothenburg

After breakfast take a boat down the canal and explore Drottningtorget Square, a grand setting with scenic gardens. Then, sail to the surrounding islands and have lunch on a boathouse cafe.

In the Linné district you’ll find various bars to explore in the evening.

Day 4: Gothenburg

Day 5: Gothenburg to Stockholm

You’ll be getting back on the train and riding to Stockholm. Check into your hotel and then the city is yours to explore. Take a look around the old town, Gamla Stan, where you’ll find lots of classic Swedish architecture.

You can take a trip to the Stockholm Palace and Vasa, a maritime museum.

In the evening take a trip to Monteliusvagen and watch the sunset.

Day 5: Gothenburg to Stockholm

Day 6: Stockholm

After breakfast you may wish to visit the sauna at Hellasgården and steam out your stress – a very Swedish past time. Be warned: it’s customary to do this naked in Sweden.

You could then stroll around Tantolunden park. Then, head to the sky bar Brunkebergstorg for a drink.

Day 6: Stockholm

Day 7: Sail to Helsinki

This morning you’ll be sailing over the Baltic to Finnland. You can spend the day wining on a dining onboard – you’ll be sailing in style!

Day 7: Sail to Helsinki

Day 8: Helsinki

When you’ve checked into your Helsinki hotel head out and see the sites. From the port you can head straight to Market Square, one of the main hubs of the town. At some point you’ll want to try Helsinki’s famous hot chocolate.

Visit the galleries and shops in the Design District and visit Central Park.

Café Ekberg is the oldest cafe in town and try a slice of Napoleon cake. This cafe was open way back when Napoleon was conquering most of Europe.

Day 8: Helsinki

Day 9: Helsinki

On your last full day you’re free to explore the city. You can discover Helsinki’s history at the Helsinki City Museum.

In the evening you could spoil yourself at the celebrated Ravintola Nokka restaurant.

Day 9: Helsinki

Day 10: Departure

Today you’ll be transferred to Helsinki airport for your return flight.

Day 10: Departure
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