Departures from UK airports are available throughout the year. Flight schedules vary between airports and seasons so please contact us for details of flights operating from your local airport. If there are no direct flights operating from your local airport, we may be able to offer you an indirect flight through Copenhagen or Amsterdam. The lead-in price from £1189pp is available in the low season from November through to March. April to October prices start from £1259pp. The price is based on two people sharing a twin/double room and may vary depending on choice of departure date and airport. All holidays are tailor-made with extra nights, single rooms and hotel upgrades available at a supplement.
Fly to Helsinki. On arrival join the transfer to your hotel where you will spend 3 nights.
Helsinki: One of Europes most modern and forward thinking capitals, this young city became Finland's capital in 1812. Being located on a peninsula, wherever you go you won't be far from the sea. Take the ferry over to Suomenlinna (Castle of Finland) an 18th century fort and UNESCO World Heritage site built on six islands opposite Helsinki city centre. Originally commissioned by the Swedes to deter Russian attacks, it is no longer used by the military and today has an open air theatre, museum, various restaurants and craft stores.
Helsinki: The oldest part of Helsinki is around Senate Square dominated by four main buildings, Helsinki Cathedral, the University of Helsinki, the Government Palace and the National library of Finland. Designed to encourage links between religious, political, commercial and scientific powers, this unique and beautiful square is the centre for culture, arts and is home to many festivals and concerts.
Join the transfer from your hotel to the airport for the flight from Helsinki to Stockholm. (The flight takes approximately 1 hour.) On arrival in Stockholm join the transfer to your hotel where you will spend 3 nights.
Stockholm: Set against a sparkling harbour-side backdrop, Gamla Stan is Stockholm's picturesque and atmospheric Old Town. Amidst the centuries-old cobbled streets and beautiful squares, you’ll find many of the city’s most important buildings and monuments including the Houses of Parliament, City Hall, Cathedral and the Royal Palace, where the colourful Changing of the Guard ceremony provides the ultimate in Swedish pomp and tradition.
Stockholm: For a break from the city life, you could take to the water and enjoy an hour's boat ride across the archipelago to the island of Lovön. Here you will find Drottningholm Palace, the official royal residence of the Swedish monarchy and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built in the 17th century, this is one of Sweden’s best preserved royal palaces and well worth a visit, not least for its stunning architectural detail, but for the 18th-century Court Theatre and Chinese Palace (Kina Slott), that stand in its magnificent grounds.
Make your own way to the railway station for the journey by rail to Oslo. (Depart 1106 arrive 1610) On arrival make your own way to your hotel where you will spend 3 nights.
Oslo: One of the most popular attractions is the Vigelandsparken Sculpture Park. Entry is free and it shows 212 sculptures by Gustav Vigeland, including a 14-metre high sculpture, consisting of 121 human figures.
Oslo: If art is your thing, then a visit to the National Gallery (Nasjonalgalleriet) is a must. The gallery is renowned for its magnificent collection of Norwegian artworks, in particular works from the 19th-century National Romantic Period as well as those by Edvard Munch, with pride of place going to his most recognisable masterpiece, The Scream.
Transfer by rail from Oslo to the airport for the return flight to the UK.
Our opinion… Lovely location next to a leafy part but still very central within Stockholm.
Location… In the heart of Stockholm, less than ten minutes on foot to the Central Station and ten minutes to the life and shopping of Stureplan, the hotel is situated in a quiet square overlooking a pleasant green.
Accommodation... The rooms are equipped with double beds or twin beds and bathroom with shower. Room facilities include TV, phone, hairdryer and free wireless internet access. All rooms are non-smoking
Facilities… The hotel has a breakfast room, lobby bar and mini gym.
Transport… 5 minute walk to the nearest metro. 1km from Central Station.
Our opinion… The Bondeheimen has been welcoming guests with norwegian tradition and hospitality since its opening in 1913.
Location… This hotel enjoys a central location within walking distance of all of Oslo's major tourist attractions.
Accommodation… The hotel has 127 well-appointed rooms of all sizes, most of them recently decorated with new furniture, exciting colours and design. The rooms provide the guests with all the facilities they would expect to find in a modern and urban hotel.
Facilities… The restaurant serves traditional Norwegian food in a warm atmosphere.
Transport… There are transport links - bus/ tram and taxi directly outside of the hotel. Oslo central station is 1km away.