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Guided Walking : Europe

Sweden & Finland: Stockholm to Helsinki

Easy Terrain: 3-6 miles daily

Sweden & Finland: Stockholm to Helsinki Map

Summer is the perfect time to visit Sweden and Finland. During the period of “white nights,” when the sun barely dips below the horizon, the great capital cities of Stockholm and Helsinki blossom, flaunting their exceptional natural settings astride the Baltic’s islands and inlets. Based at luxurious, centrally located hotels, discover the best of Nordic history, culture, and nature as you stroll through the vibrant streets and urban parkland of these two sophisticated cities. On day trips into the surrounding countryside, follow in the footsteps of ancient Swedes among Sigtuna’s colorful timber houses, walk through the forested expanses of Nuuksio National Park, and explore the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Drottningholm and Suomenlinna. You’ll sense the intimate connection to nature that is so central to Swedish and Finnish culture, as you walk beautifully maintained waterside paths and dine on wild-caught and foraged foods from the Nordic land and sea. Complementing your daily walking excursions are ferry trips among leafy green islands, and an unforgettable overnight cruise across the Baltic Sea.


Tour Highlights:
  • Explore the Finnish sea fortress of Suomenlinna and the Swedish royal gardens of Drottningholm, both UNESCO World Heritage sites.
  • Ferry across picturesque channels to the urban island oases of Djurgården and Långholmen, and soak up Swedish history while wandering the medieval lanes of Sigtuna and Gamla Stan.
  • Sample reindeer, herring, lingonberries, and other flavors of the far north in atmospheric, top-of-the-line restaurants.
Flight + Tour Combo

10 days, 9 nights

FROM $6,798 USD

per person, double occupancy

Tour extension available
Tallinn, Estonia
2 nights $498*

Tour Only

7 days, 6 nights

FROM $5,598 USD

per person, double occupancy



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Your Tour Includes:

  • All meals except one lunch and one dinner
  • Local wine and/or beer with dinner
  • Exceptional boutique accommodations
  • Local Guide(s) with you 24/7

Flight + Tour Combo Includes:

  • All tour inclusions
  • International round-trip airfare
  • Pre- and post-tour night accommodations
  • Overseas airport transfers
  • Breakfasts
  • Business-class upgrades available

Itinerary & Accommodations

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Day 1

Join your Country Walkers Sweden & Finland: Stockholm to Helsinki tour

3-4 miles, easy and 1-2 miles, easy

Your Country Walkers representative meets you at the Hotel Skeppsholmen at 9:00 a.m. in the lobby. After a brief introduction to the group, your adventure begins.

This morning, wander pretty waterside paths with fine archipelago views on Djurgården island. Afterwards, ferry across to Gamla Stan, Stockholm’s gorgeous medieval center, with its museums, narrow streets, and colorful facades. Tonight, enjoy elegant harborside dining overlooking the city’s rooftops.

Accommodation: Hotel Skeppsholmen, Stockholm

Located on an island in the heart of Stockholm’s urban archipelago, the Hotel Skeppsholmen occupies a beautifully renovated 17th century building. Its peaceful yet central location is within walking distance of all of central Stockholm. The hotel seamlessly combines contemporary Swedish design within a historic context and offers upscale locally sourced cuisine in its restaurant and terrace dining areas.

Day 2

Transfer to Sigtuna. Walk from Sigtuna to Viby to Venngarn Castle

4-7 miles, easy

Explore the verdant countryside around Sigtuna, Sweden’s oldest town. From the ruined 13th-century Dominican monastery, follow country roads past colorful clapboard houses to the historic farming village of Viby. Later, stop for lunch among the 17th-century gardens of Wenngarn Castle.

Accommodation: Hotel Skeppsholmen, Stockholm

Located on an island in the heart of Stockholm’s urban archipelago, the Hotel Skeppsholmen occupies a beautifully renovated 17th century building. Its peaceful yet central location is within walking distance of all of central Stockholm. The hotel seamlessly combines contemporary Swedish design within a historic context and offers upscale locally sourced cuisine in its restaurant and terrace dining areas.

Day 3

Walk on Långholmen Island. Boat ride to Vaxholm Island, short walk

3-5 miles, easy

Today, visit the former “prison island” of Långholmen, nowadays a waterside oasis with walking paths, boat slips, and lovely gardens. This afternoon, ferry to the island village of Vaxholm, feasting on famous local herring and views of the historic fortress.

Accommodation: Hotel Skeppsholmen, Stockholm

Located on an island in the heart of Stockholm’s urban archipelago, the Hotel Skeppsholmen occupies a beautifully renovated 17th century building. Its peaceful yet central location is within walking distance of all of central Stockholm. The hotel seamlessly combines contemporary Swedish design within a historic context and offers upscale locally sourced cuisine in its restaurant and terrace dining areas.

Day 4

Boat ride to Drottningholm Palace, walk of grounds and optional visits of buildings. Transfer to ferry terminal for overnight ferry to Helsinki.

6 miles, easy

Boat ride to Drottningholm Palace, walk of grounds and optional visits of buildings. Transfer to ferry terminal for overnight ferry to Helsinki.

Accommodation: Tallink-Silja Ferry

The Tallink-Silja Line ferry boats plying the Baltic Sea between Stockholm and Helsinki are large passenger and vehicle ferries able to transport approximately 2,800 passengers and 395 cars. This overnight journey departs Stockholm at around 4:45 pm and arrives in Helsinki at 10:00 am. The two ferries were both built in the early 1990s and are over 600 feet long with 13 decks. On-board amenities include a range of restaurants, cafés, and bars, a Tax Free Superstore, and evening entertainment and casino. Your Commodore seaview cabins have a television, complimentary refreshments, and private bath. These cabins also have a separate Commodore Lounge with bar, sauna, and complimentary afternoon coffee and tea.

Day 5

Helsinki Green Walk

3-4 miles, easy

Dock in Helsinki’s historic port, framed by its striking 19th-century churches and market hall. Discover the city’s varied charms on an urban “green walk,” weaving through waterfront gardens and nature preserves, with views to the port, islands, and passing ships.

Accommodation: Hotel Kamp, Helsinki

This grand historic hotel in the center of Helsinki is within easy walking distance of the city’s port area, museums, and design center. Plush, spacious rooms are done up in classic décor. The restaurant and elegant old-world lobby bar are longstanding local favorites.

Day 6

Nuuksio National Park

3-5 miles, easy

Get a taste of Finland’s wilderness on a hike through Nuuksio National Park, followed by a traditional lunch of wild and foraged foods. Afterwards, ferry through Helsinki’s island-dotted harbor for a farewell dinner at the magnificent sea fortress of Suomenlinna.

Accommodation: Hotel Kamp, Helsinki

This grand historic hotel in the center of Helsinki is within easy walking distance of the city’s port area, museums, and design center. Plush, spacious rooms are done up in classic décor. The restaurant and elegant old-world lobby bar are longstanding local favorites.

Day 7

Your Country Walkers Sweden & Finland: Stockholm to Helsinki tour concludes

Näkemiin! After breakfast, bid farewell to your group as your Country Walkers Sweden & Finland: Stockholm to Helsinki tour concludes. Explore Helsinki on your own or prepare for onward travels.

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Flight

Fly from USA to Stockholm, Sweden

Begin your adventure by departing from a convenient gateway city in the United States or Canada. Spend the first night aloft.

Arrival

Arrive in Stockholm, Sweden

Upon your arrival at Stockholm’s Arlanda Airport, a representative holding a Country Walkers sign meets you as you exit the baggage-claim area. After an included transfer to your hotel, you’re free to spend the rest of the day exploring at your leisure.

Accommodation: Hotel Skeppsholmen, Stockholm

Located on an island in the heart of Stockholm’s urban archipelago, the Hotel Skeppsholmen occupies a beautifully renovated 17th century building. Its peaceful yet central location is within walking distance of all of central Stockholm. The hotel seamlessly combines contemporary Swedish design within a historic context and offers upscale locally sourced cuisine in its restaurant and terrace dining areas.

Day 1

Join your Country Walkers Sweden & Finland: Stockholm to Helsinki tour

Breakfast is included at your hotel.

Your Country Walkers representative meets you at the Hotel Skeppsholmen at 9:00 a.m. in the lobby. After a brief introduction to the group, your adventure begins.

This morning, wander pretty waterside paths with fine archipelago views on Djurgården island. Afterwards, ferry across to Gamla Stan, Stockholm’s gorgeous medieval center, with its museums, narrow streets, and colorful facades. Tonight, enjoy elegant harborside dining overlooking the city’s rooftops.

Accommodation: Hotel Skeppsholmen, Stockholm

Located on an island in the heart of Stockholm’s urban archipelago, the Hotel Skeppsholmen occupies a beautifully renovated 17th century building. Its peaceful yet central location is within walking distance of all of central Stockholm. The hotel seamlessly combines contemporary Swedish design within a historic context and offers upscale locally sourced cuisine in its restaurant and terrace dining areas.

Day 2

Transfer to Sigtuna. Walk from Sigtuna to Viby to Venngarn Castle

4-7 miles, easy

Explore the verdant countryside around Sigtuna, Sweden’s oldest town. From the ruined 13th-century Dominican monastery, follow country roads past colorful clapboard houses to the historic farming village of Viby. Later, stop for lunch among the 17th-century gardens of Wenngarn Castle.

Accommodation: Hotel Skeppsholmen, Stockholm

Located on an island in the heart of Stockholm’s urban archipelago, the Hotel Skeppsholmen occupies a beautifully renovated 17th century building. Its peaceful yet central location is within walking distance of all of central Stockholm. The hotel seamlessly combines contemporary Swedish design within a historic context and offers upscale locally sourced cuisine in its restaurant and terrace dining areas.

Day 3

Walk on Långholmen Island. Boat ride to Vaxholm Island, short walk

3-5 miles, easy

Today, visit the former “prison island” of Långholmen, nowadays a waterside oasis with walking paths, boat slips, and lovely gardens. This afternoon, ferry to the island village of Vaxholm, feasting on famous local herring and views of the historic fortress.

Accommodation: Hotel Skeppsholmen, Stockholm

Located on an island in the heart of Stockholm’s urban archipelago, the Hotel Skeppsholmen occupies a beautifully renovated 17th century building. Its peaceful yet central location is within walking distance of all of central Stockholm. The hotel seamlessly combines contemporary Swedish design within a historic context and offers upscale locally sourced cuisine in its restaurant and terrace dining areas.

Day 4

Boat ride to Drottningholm Palace, walk of grounds and optional visits of buildings. Transfer to ferry terminal for overnight ferry to Helsinki.

6 miles, easy

Boat ride to Drottningholm Palace, walk of grounds and optional visits of buildings. Transfer to ferry terminal for overnight ferry to Helsinki.

Accommodation: Tallink-Silja Ferry

The Tallink-Silja Line ferry boats plying the Baltic Sea between Stockholm and Helsinki are large passenger and vehicle ferries able to transport approximately 2,800 passengers and 395 cars. This overnight journey departs Stockholm at around 4:45 pm and arrives in Helsinki at 10:00 am. The two ferries were both built in the early 1990s and are over 600 feet long with 13 decks. On-board amenities include a range of restaurants, cafés, and bars, a Tax Free Superstore, and evening entertainment and casino. Your Commodore seaview cabins have a television, complimentary refreshments, and private bath. These cabins also have a separate Commodore Lounge with bar, sauna, and complimentary afternoon coffee and tea.

Day 5

Helsinki Green Walk

3-4 miles, easy

Dock in Helsinki’s historic port, framed by its striking 19th-century churches and market hall. Discover the city’s varied charms on an urban “green walk,” weaving through waterfront gardens and nature preserves, with views to the port, islands, and passing ships.

Accommodation: Hotel Kamp, Helsinki

This grand historic hotel in the center of Helsinki is within easy walking distance of the city’s port area, museums, and design center. Plush, spacious rooms are done up in classic décor. The restaurant and elegant old-world lobby bar are longstanding local favorites.

Day 6

Nuuksio National Park

3-5 miles, easy

Get a taste of Finland’s wilderness on a hike through Nuuksio National Park, followed by a traditional lunch of wild and foraged foods. Afterwards, ferry through Helsinki’s island-dotted harbor for a farewell dinner at the magnificent sea fortress of Suomenlinna.

Accommodation: Hotel Kamp, Helsinki

This grand historic hotel in the center of Helsinki is within easy walking distance of the city’s port area, museums, and design center. Plush, spacious rooms are done up in classic décor. The restaurant and elegant old-world lobby bar are longstanding local favorites.

Day 7

Your Country Walkers Sweden & Finland: Stockholm to Helsinki tour concludes

After breakfast, bid farewell to your group as your Country Walkers Sweden & Finland: Stockholm to Helsinki tour concludes. Explore Helsinki on your own or prepare for onward travels.

Accommodation: Hotel Kamp, Helsinki

This grand historic hotel in the center of Helsinki is within easy walking distance of the city’s port area, museums, and design center. Plush, spacious rooms are done up in classic décor. The restaurant and elegant old-world lobby bar are longstanding local favorites.

Departure

Näkemiin! This morning after breakfast, a small-group complimentary transfer is provided to Helsinki-Vantaa Airport based on your departure time. Your guides will confirm the transfer time while on tour.

Add a Tour Extension to Your Flight + Tour Combo
Post-Tour Extension: Tallinn, Estonia

2 nights from only $498*

  • Two nights at the Hotel Telegraaf
  • One-way journey on Tallink Shuttle ferry between Helsinki, Finland and Tallinn, Estonia
  • Small-group ferry terminal, airport, and hotel transfers
  • Two breakfasts

For those guests reserving our Flight + Tour Combo, you may wish to further extend your time in the Nordic countries and explore independently with an additional two nights in Tallin, Estonia. A two-hour ferry ride in the comfortable Business Lounge of the Tallink Shuttle whisks you across the Gulf of Finland to Tallinn, one of Europe’s most appealing and least-visited capital cities. From your 5-star hotel in the heart of the medieval walled town, you’re ideally positioned to explore the cobblestoned streets and varied architecture of Tallinn’s old city, recognized as one of the best preserved Hanseatic town centers in the world.

Single Supplement: $298

*Please note that some hotel city taxes may need to be paid locally.

Tour Extension Available

Tallinn, Estonia
2 nights from only $498*

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Guides

Guides

Our guides' experience, dedication, and enthusiasm make them ideal ambassadors for your destination. They chart the course, finesse the details, and speak the language (English, as well as the local language). They also possess a truly rare skill, knowing when to let serendipity and inspiration take the lead.

Tina Karneus
Tina Karnéus

Born in Stockholm and having lived in many different parts of the city since she was a teenager, Tina Karnéus was thrilled to become a professional guide for her home city in 2016. She holds a degree in Cultural Studies from the University of Stockholm, speaks multiple languages, and has a wealth of experience working on international festivals and other similar projects. Communication is a thread that runs through all things she does in life. When not guiding, you will find Tina enjoying the great range of cultural events Stockholm has to offer, spending time outdoors (no matter the weather), and working as a public relations officer at the Botkyrka Multicultural Centre. 

Barbro Ryden
Barbro Rydén

Barbro Rydén has a background in interior design, living and working for years in California before moving back to her hometown of Stockholm. Upon her return, she put her talents toward teaching at the University of Arts, Crafts, and Design and worked with many local hotels and restaurants. A career change in 2008 resulted in Barbro opening the Hunduddens Dog Training Center, a place where people who love dogs can come together as a community and learn new skills. Barbro takes her talent for dog training to Japan annually and loves sharing her knowledge of all things Swedish with her Japanese clients as well as all visitors to her native Sweden.

Tobias Ornrud
Tobias Örnrud

Tobias Örnrud refers to himself as a ‘big, Swedish Viking” and is proud to be a professional guide in what he considers the most beautiful city in the world-Stockholm! Also lucky enough to lead groups in Africa and Australia, he finds exploring the world a “fantastic privilege”. If he wasn’t so happy being a guide, Tobias would take a turn at being a gardener or perhaps an environmental educator, as he makes it a goal in life to teach people how live more sustainably. 

Anu Ruohomäki
Anu Ruohomäki

Based in Helsinki, Anu Ruohomäki is an ecologist and environmental educator who is passionate about wild food and urban farming. A lifelong nature enthusiast who loves spending time in the outdoors, Anu finds Helsinki to be the perfect place to live given it’s a region which offers an abundance of green spaces to explore. Anu loves exploring her home city with our guests, a place which she considers to be incomparable to all other world capitals.

Marina - North American Walking Tour Guide
Marina Meerburg

Born and raised in Stockholm, Marina Meerburg first started working as a guide at an Austrian ski resort after graduating from the Stockholm School of Economics. It was at that resort that she met her husband, the two of them eventually moving to Stowe, Vermont. Marina continues to guide when not working as a freelance translator or a ski instructor at Stowe Mountain Resort. She is an avid outdoor and exercise enthusiast and enjoys hiking the mountains with her dog every morning. She is also a certified Nordic Walking instructor and is passionate about sharing with guests the beauty and treasures of the Green Mountain State as well as the history, culture, and natural beauty of her Scandinavian birthplace.

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