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Svealand Itinerary

"Svealand" of Sweden Tour

July 6th - July 13th, 2019

Double occupancy:  $ 2,298.00
Triple occupancy:  $ 2,188.00
Single occupancy  $ 2,748.00

*** All Prices Per Person ***

Tour Highlights:

- See the land of your ancestors

- Majestic and less explored scenic views

- Experience Authentic Sweden

- AND MUCH MORE!!!

This is an escorted tour with an fantastic tour guide


 

Old Sweden is divided into three sections: The southern third is called Götaland; the northern third is called Norrland and the middle third is called Svealand.

 

"Svealand" is the part of Sweden that most  all tours of Scandinavia and Sweden neglect to visit, with its many  interesting sites and fantastic scenery.

 

For those of you that are  descendants of Swedish immigrants, we have noted the different  historic provinces we will be visiting in the tour itinerary descriptions.

 

If you are interested in seeing some of your ancestral sites, please let us know before traveling. We always make an effort to include other stops if our escorted tour happens to be close to those ancestral sites.

 

The provinces we will be visiting are Uppland; Gästrikland; Hälsingland; Medelpad; Ångermanland and Jämtland.
 

 


DAY 1: Saturday, July 6th

Meals Included: Dinner (on flight)

Depart USA for Stockholm 

Depart from Chicago O’Hare International Airport or East or West Coast to Stockholm, Sweden.

OR:
request international departure from the city of your choice, dependent upon availability.

DAY 2: Sunday, July 7th

Meals Included: Breakfast (on flight), Dinner

Arrival at Arlanda Airport  outside of Stockholm, Sweden.

After clearing Customs we will visit the ancient town of Sigtuna and its 1000 year old Main Street before checking into our nearby four-star hotel. Dinner and overnight.

DAY 3: Monday, July 8th

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Sigtuna area, Norrtälje, Grisslehamn, & Gävle 


Depart Sigtuna area and drive through the province of Uppland to the town of Norrtälje. Norrtälje serves as a marketplace for the nearby archipelago and its summer vacationers.

 

We continue on to the fishing village of Grisslehamn home to Albert Engström's studio. Lunch on your own in Norrtälje.

 

Our final destination of the day is the city of Gävle located in the province of Gästrikland. We will pay a visit Gamla Gefle (Old Town Gävle) before dinner and overnight in Gävle.
 

 


DAY 4: Tuesday, July 9th

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Gävle, Bollnäs, Skärså, Hudiksvall, & Sundsvall

From Gävle we will continue up the East Coast of Sweden towards the coastal city of Hudiksvall on the Bothnian Sea.

 

Driving into the  province of Hälsningland and very near Söderhamn we will visit Bollnäs. Just north of Söderhamn we'll visit the picturesque fishing  
village of Skärså.

 

At Hudiksvall we will see the well-preserved 19th century wooden buildings in Sweden at Fiskarstan (Fishermen's Town).  

 

Free time and lunch on your own, before driving north into the province of Medelpad for a visit to the city of Sundsvall and Alnön Island. Dinner and overnight in Sundsvall at a four-star hotel.

DAY 5: Wednesday, July 10th

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Sundsvall, Härnösand, Höga Kusten, Nordingrå, & Örndköldsvik

Motoring further along the coast we enter the province of Ångermanland where we will visit the town of Härnösand and its second largest (only Skansen in Stockholm is larger) open-air and historical museum at Murberget.

 

Lunch on your own today. North of Härnösand the coast changes dramatically and forms Höga Kusten(The High Coast). This area of impressive and beautiful coastal landscape is perhaps Sweden's best  
kept secret.

 

We'll cross some impressive bridges and visit the heart  
of Höga Kusten on the Nordingrå Peninsula and its fishing villages. Dinner and overnight in Örnsköldsvik at a four-star hotel.

DAY 6: Thursday, July 11th

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Örnsköldsvik, Indalsälven, Ragunda, Östersund, & Persåsen
 

We'll enjoy the view from Varvsberget over the archipelago before departing for Östersund and Persåsen. As we travel to Östersund, just a ways past Långsele, we will enter the province of Jämtland.

 

On the road, in the beautiful Indals River Valley, we will visit a Thai pavilion at Ragunda. The pavilion was a gift from the King of Siam (now Thailand) who visited King Oskar II and this part of Sweden i 1897. It is 30 meters tall and presents a noticeable contrast in this very  
Swedish landscape.

 

Lunch on your own today. Upon arrival in Östersund we will visit Jamtli museum and also Moose Park. We continue down the shores of Lake Storsjön to the village at Persåsen.

 

After checking into our hotel for two nights, we'll enjoy an evening dinner at our hotel in Persåsen with views of Hoverberg Mountain and Lake Storsjön. Gift shop, art gallery and carpenter's workshop are located on the  premises for your enjoyment.

DAY 7: - Friday, July 12th

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Persåsen, Ovikens Parish, Fäbodvägen, & Persåsen

 

Today we leave our suitcases at our hotel and enjoy a day trip through  the

area. We will travel along the well-known Fäbodvägen (High Pasture farm road).

 

This road meanders between the settlements of Persåsen and Börtnan where there are many fäbodar (high pasture farms) to see and  visit. This route represents a time period which will take you back  300 years in time from present-day Sweden to see the Sweden of old.  


We'll make a stop at Östra Arådalen to see a fäbod which is still  being used today. You will see the animals exactly like it was in the  times gone by.

 

At Långbuan, halfway to Börtnan, we'll stop for Swedish Waffles with whipped cream and fruit preserves and enjoy the great Swedish coffee.

 

Back at Persåsen we'll visit our hosts' Leif and Margith Wikners' Carpentry Shop(Snickarboden). This 45 year old family business produces wooden lamps, furniture and handcraft objects. We will enjoy dinner at our hotel.

Day 8: Saturday, July 13th 

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner (on flight)

Persåsen, Östersund Airport Arlanda 

Depart for USA.

After breakfast we depart for the Östersund Airport for our flight back to the USA via Arlanda Airport outside of Stockholm.

YOUR OPTIONS:  Enjoy an extension stay-over of your choice in this area or Stockholm. OR: Join our Midnight Sun Tour of Swedish Lappland departing Östersund on the Inlandsbanan (Wilderness Train) on July 13th. Please contact us  for details.

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Lindsborg, KS 67456-0151

Phone: 785-212-0251

Email: tourinfo@toursweden.com

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