A Tale of Three Cities

Connecting Sweden to Denmark

Connecting Sweden to Denmark

Credits: Janus Langhorn/imagebank.sweden.se

Nyhavn A 17th Century Waterfront

Nyhavn A 17th Century Waterfront

A Perfect Place To Sit & Relax

Gamla Stan

Gamla Stan

The Old Town Of Stockholm

Swedish Fika

Swedish Fika

'Kanelbullar' The Swedish Cinamon Bun

Traditional Cuisine

Traditional Cuisine

Traditional Cuisine

A Tale of Three Cities

A fast efficient Scandinavian rail network links the three contrasting cities of Copenhagen, Malmö and Stockholm. Let the train take the strain whilst indulging in the café culture of Copenhagen, which boasts world-renowned gastronomy, museums and year round entertainment. Immerse yourself in Malmö, and taking stock of Stockholm, ‘The Capital of Scandinavia’.

Day 1 Copenhagen

Fly to Copenhagen and self-transfer to the First Hotel TwentySeven for 2 nights. Centrally located, it is an ideal base for your stay whether you choose to explore on foot or public transport. Alternatively, live like a local and rent a bike at the reception. 100 years of history have been protected and combined with a contemporary, quirky and colourful palette. The enclosed courtyard is a relaxing and cosy place to relax after a day’s sightseeing.

Day 2 Copenhagen

Copenhagen is billed as the happiest capital city in the world and is home to distinct and innovative dining, from Michelin starred restaurants such as ‘Noma’, to informal bistro’s serving New Nordic cuisine, so be prepared to loosen your belts. Museums are scattered throughout the city and a visit to the tiny by iconic Little Mermaid is a must. Enjoy the laid-back atmosphere of Nyhavn and be charmed and thrilled by the 165 year-old Tivoli amusement park where, at night, thousands of coloured lights create a unique fairy-tale atmosphere.

Day 3 Malmö

Make your way to the train station for the short journey across the Öresund Bridge that links Denmark to Sweden. Thrust into the spotlight as the location for the Nordic Noir crime thriller ‘The Bridge’, the bridge is an engineering feat. The structure has the longest underwater tube tunnel and cable-stayed main span in the world. Your home for the next 2 nights is the Clarion Collection Temperance Hotel, located in the oldest and most charming part of the city. Back in the 1900’s the hotel and kitchen was originally built to provide the poor of the city with a healthy diet. The concept continues today with the hotel providing more fortunate guests with complimentary afternoon coffee & cake and a complimentary light evening supper.

Day 4 Malmö

Less crowded than its more famous neighbours but no less exciting with designer shops, beautiful scenery and delicious food. The Turning Torso and Modern Museet, represents the modern contemporary style that sits comfortably alongside the traditional areas such as Lilla Torg where you sit and watch the world go by.

Day 5 Stockholm

A high speed train propels you through endless forests and small villages to Stockholm in just 4½ hrs. Check into the First Hotel Reisen for 2 nights. Originally built in 1760, this cosy and charming ‘home from home’ has rooms with views of the Old Town alleys. It is in an ideal location in which to explore this picturesque city built on and surrounded by islands.

Day 6 Stockholm

There is something special in never being more than 5 minutes from the waterfront. Ferries scuttle between the cities islands, each with their own personality and attractions. Grand public buildings contrast with the cobbled streets of Gamla Stan (The Old Town). The Vasa Museum (entrance included), Stockholm’s open-air museum, Skansen and Östermalmshallen, the food hall brimming with delicacies are must do and must see activities.

Day 7 UK

It will be with some reluctance that you will head back to the airport in time for your return flight. Squeeze some extra time by taking a late afternoon or evening flight home.