Cities Direct

Helsinki, Stockholm & Oslo

Discover history, culture & natural diversity as you travel across Scandinavia

9 nights from £989 pp

Depart: UK Airports

Enjoy Helsinki's glorious art-nouveau buildings, Stockholm's beautiful waterfront and Oslo's top class museums and galleries...

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 £989pp is available in the low season from November through to March. April to October prices start from £1089pp. 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.

Your itinerary

Day 1

Fly to Helsinki. On arrival join the transfer to your hotel where you will spend 3 nights.

Day 2

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.

Day 3

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.

Day 4

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.

Day 5

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.

Day 6

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.

Day 7

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.

Day 8

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.

Day 9

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.

Day 10

Transfer by rail from Oslo to the airport for the return flight to the UK.

Your Holiday Price Includes

 Direct flights from UK airports to Helsinki returning from Oslo
 3 nights central 3* hotel sharing a twin/double room in Helsinki
 3 nights central 3* hotel sharing a twin/double room in Stockholm
 3 nights central 3* hotel sharing a twin/double room in Oslo
 Standard class rail travel from Stockholm to Oslo
 Return airport transfers
 UK Air Passenger Duty
 Airport Taxes
 Services of Our 24 hour duty manager
 Checked Baggage

Your Holiday Hotels

Our opinion… The Arthur offers comfortable accommodation, a cosy atmosphere and a fantastic location.

Location… The hotel is located close to the railway station in the very heart of Helsinki. The main sights, biggest department stores and theatres are just walking distance away.

Accommodation… The rooms are attractively decorated with simple modern furniture. Bathrooms are with shower only. All rooms come with connection for laptop, in-house movie, satellite television, mini bar & hairdryer.

Facilities… There is a restaurant serving lunch and dinner and a hotel bar. The hotel also has two saunas for hotel guests.

Transport… Close to the station and a one minute walk to the nearest bus stop.

2 Reviews

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.

4 Reviews

Our opinion… Affordable accommodation from which to explore Oslo.

Location… The hotel enjoys a central location, right in the heart of Oslo, within easy reach of Karl Johansgate, and the main shopping area.

Accommodation… The rooms are medium sized and tastefully furnished combining white linens and a bold accent colour. All rooms are en-suite and come with satellite television, radio, mini bar, in-house movie and hairdryer.

Facilities… The hotel only serves breakfast in an elegant dining room located on the first floor.

Transport… 2 minute walk to the nearest metro station (stortinget station), 1 km to the nearest station (oslo central station) and 1 minute walk to the nearest bus stop.

1 Reviews

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