Scandinavian Family Fun Tour
As locals, we know the hidden gems of our region and have discovered many of them with our own kids. We want to share some of our favourite experiences with your family and hope that your children will enjoy them as much as ours did! We have kept the itinerary quite flexible as we know how it is to travel with kids. This tour can be modified depending on the age of your children and your special interests as a family.
Tour name: Scandinavian Family Fun
Trip Length: 9 days
Departure dates (if applicable): May 1 – Sept 30
Destinations: Sweden, Denmark and Norway
• Fun & educational exploration of Stockholm, Copenhagen & Oslo
• Private customised touring to suit your family’s interests
• Enjoy a relaxing summer day on an island outside Stockholm
• Be a Viking and sail the Seven Seas
On this fun and educational tour you will discover the three Scandinavian capitals - Stockholm, Copenhagen and Oslo - and make memories to last a lifetime. Perform the Dancing Queen alongside holograms of ABBA (and share the video with family at home), take a boat trip to an island for a swim off the rocks and delicious ice-cream; discover a mighty ship that sank in 1628; dress like a Viking and board a long boat ready for battle; fly down the Holmenkollen Ski Jump at almost 62mph (in a simulator) and be amazed by how balsawood drafts can carry men across oceans. We also promise to share with you the location of the best cake and pastry shops and where you can find the freshest strawberries and other mouthwatering Scandinavian summer treats.
Day 1: Arrive Stockholm and private transfer to your hotel
Welcome to Stockholm! The capital of Sweden is a child-friendly city with an abundance of children’s attractions and museums with activities and exhibits. Distances are short and the public transportation system takes you everywhere you want to go. Buses are even free if you´re bringing a stroller.
Your hotel, the elegant and understated Lydmar Hotel is a quintessential Stockholm stay. Behind its grand white stone façade, this urban boutique hotel has laid on a smörgåsbord of luxurious comforts.
Day 2: Stockholm - Djurgården History & Fun
After breakfast start your first full Stockholm day visiting the green island of Djurgården (app.2 km from your hotel), where many of the children’s attractions are in close proximity to one another.
Begin your Djurgården exploration in the Vasa Museum with a private 2,5 tour. The Vasa ship capsized and sank in Stockholm 1628. After 333 years on the sea bed the mighty warship was salvaged so the voyage could continue. The museum offers lots of exciting things for children and adults to learn together. Photo: facebook.com/Vasamuseet
Enjoy a lunch and delicious ice creams by the sea and continue your day getting to know one of the most popular pop groups of all times; ABBA. In ABBA Museum you will experience the feeling of being the 5th ABBA member. So find out what you would look like in their legendary stage costumes, sing at the Polar Studio, experience exciting 3D avatars, and enter the stage together with the band. Your material will be recorded on your personal ID number on your Photo: facebook.com/AbbaTheMuseum
On Djurgården you will find also the fairytale world of Junibacken and the amusement park Gröna Lund with plenty of attractions for kids and adults alike. Across the street from Gröna Lund is also Skansen – a popular open-air museum, complete with historical buildings, Nordic animals, a children’s zoo and an aquarium. Photo: Johan Willner / imagebank.sweden.se
Day 3 Explore the Stockholm Arghipelago at Grinda Island
Catch a morning ferry to Grinda Island with your guide (app. 90 minutes from Stockholm) and spend a summer day enjoying the lookouts, sea, sun and great tranquillity. Try also outdoor adventures such as kayaking; stand up paddling or visiting the farm to see chickens, sheep and cows. Pack your picnic bag with you or enjoy great food and beverages right on water edge restaurant. Also an ice cream by the harbour hut is every bit as delicious as it sounds.!
End of the day your ferry departs at 3.45 pm being back in Stockholm at 5 Photo: Ulf Lundin / imagebank.sweden.se
Day 4: Wonderful Copenhagen - a small and intimate capital
Transfer to the airport for your short flight to Copenhagen. Upon arrival into Copenhagen you will be transferred to your hotel in the city centre.
You will stay at the opulent Hotel Nimb in a deluxe guest room with view. The hotel is a centrally located 5-star boutique hotel. The Nimb family and 100 years of gastronomic tradition in excellence are famous for their focus on details, featuring the magic of Tivoli.
As with all the Scandinavian Capitals, Copenhagen is a city for kids. Reserved places on buses and trains for prams and pushchairs, children's menus in restaurants, art museums in kids' height and of course reductions at all attractions. The city is also covered with well-equipped public playgrounds, ideal for a few hours of air and exercise as well as fun! These are great places to take your children to play with and get to know local Danish children and to meet their families or to just enjoy a few hours peace and quiet while your kids play.
Copenhagen TOP experiences for children:
Tivoli Gardens - a true fairy tale for kids as well as their mum and dad. This amusement park is a must for all visitors to the city and located just a few minutes walk from your hotel.
Photo: Faarup Sommerland
Copenhagen Zoo – explore 264 exciting species. A visit in this zoo is always a wild and exciting experience.
H.C. Andersen Museum - see and listen to Hans Christian Andersen’s many fairy tales in colourful displays with exciting light and sound effects! Experience the entire story of his life – from his childhood to his adult life and his many travels world-wide.
Day 5: Roskilde takes you back to the Viking History
Hop into your private transfer and take a ride to Roskilde (app. 40 minutes from Copenhagen). Spend a full day exploring the Viking Museum; original Viking ships, go on board, dress like a Viking and write your name in runic letters. During your Viking day enjoy a lunch and snacks in Viking style on the Museum Island or look views of the Roskilde Fjord as you dine.
The day tour (6 hours) includes entrance fees (Museum, Viking Jetty and Sailing), no meals. Photos: atoddlerinthetrees.com
Day 6: Leisurely morning and overnight ferry from Copenhagen to Oslo
After a leisurely morning on your own, transfer to the cruise terminal mid-afternoon for your overnight ferry voyage to Oslo. Settle into your superior cabin and explore the services on board.
Sea travel with Dfds Seaways is great fun for children of all ages and the whole family can enjoy exploring the ship and the outdoor deck areas which are a good place for bird watching and ship spotting. The ship has special play areas for children and serves special meals for children in restaurants and cafes.
Day 7: Family Fun in Oslo
Arrive into the Oslo port at the relaxed time of 9.45 am and take a private transfer to Hotel Continental and have a free day exploring the capital of Norway with your family.
Photo below: Ann-Britt Pada
Oslo's highlights for Families:
The Viking Ship Museum – see the world's best-preserved Viking ships and finds from Viking tombs around the Oslo Fjord.
Holmenkollen Ski Jump and Museum – take a tram from Oslo to Holmenkollen and climb up to the legendary ski jumping tour. Or experience with a ski simulator what it is like to jump from a tour!
Oslo Summer Park – Have an adventure up in the trees in one of Scandinavia's largest climbing parks - just 30 minutes from the city centre. The park is divided into nine trails with varying degrees of difficulty. Photo: oslosommerpark.no
Learn about fishing in the Oslo Fjord - get out on the fjord and catch the big one!
Oslo Fjord Boat Fishing offers guided fishing tours in the northern part of the Oslo Fjord. The trips include gas, guiding and lessons on how to catch more fish.
Day 8: Oslo: Dive into Nordic History
After breakfast take your private transfer to Bygdøy to explore the history of Nordic explorers in Kontiki and Fram museums. The 3 hour tour includes entrance fees to both museums (no meals).
Start your exploration day in Kontiki museum which exhibits Thor Heyerdahl’s one of history’s most famous explorer’s expeditions, the original Kon-Tiki raft, and the papyrus boat Ra II. Explore how he crossed the Pacific Ocean on the balsawood raft Kon-Tiki in 1947 and how he was also responsible for important archeological excavations on the Galapagos Islands, Easter Island and in Túcume.
After lunch familiar to Fram Museum which is the home of world’s strongest polar vessels. At the Fram Museum, you can come on board the ship and see how the crew and their dogs managed to survive in the coldest and most dangerous places on earth - the Arctic and the Antarctic. The museum also has a polar simulator where you can experience both the cold and the dangers of polar expeditions over a hundred years ago.
Day 9: Goodbye Oslo
Enjoy your last day in Oslo and take a private transfer to the airport for your departing flight.
Transportation: Private transfers, trains, boat/ferry and local flights.
Included in price:
- Deluxe accommodation in shared double/twin room with private facilities
- Daily breakfast
- Private airport and port transfers
- Private sightseeing programs including entrance fees plus guides and vehicles as required
- Overnight ferry from Copenhagen to Oslo
- 24-hour emergency service
- Taxes and service fees
Not included in price
- Flight Stockholm to Copenhagen including taxes and International Flights
New attractions are opening all the time in these destinations - ask us for advice about tickets should be pre-purchased before you depart.
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Image credits: kavalenkava, Shutterstock.