Historic trip to Sweden

A historic trip to Sweden from Stockholm to Stockholm

Discover Sweden’s rich history through a historic journey through the countryside. At Countryside Hotels you will find a range of unique hotels located in historic buildings and farms around the country. Join us on a journey through time and experience Sweden’s cultural heritage, from the Viking Age to the Middle Ages and up to modern times.

On this page you will find inspiration for your next historical trip, including tips on places to visit and activities to do along the way. Let us take you on an unforgettable journey through Sweden’s fascinating history.

Where: The tour takes you to interesting places from a historical perspective and during your stay you stay in our wonderful gems in central Sweden.
Start and stop: Stockholm
Directions: You can choose to fly to and from Stockholm and rent a car there, or drive your own car.
Hotel bookings: Countryside Hotels hotel page

Activity booking and more information: Below you will find the organizer’s own website with contact information. Or ask the hotel for help.

DAY 1 & 2 – Stockholm – The Capital of Scandinavia

Discover Stockholm’s rich cultural heritage by visiting the city’s many museums and attractions. One of the most popular excursion destinations is the open-air museum Skansen, where you can experience Swedish history and culture by walking among historic buildings and meeting animals from the Swedish countryside.

The Vasa Museum is also one of the city’s main attractions, where you can admire the magnificent 17th-century ship Vasa and learn about its dramatic fate. For those interested in natural history, the Natural History Museum is a must-visit, with an impressive collection of Swedish and international plants, animals and minerals.

Stay at: Fredriksborgs Hotel
Driving distance from the airport: 20-60 min

Hotellpaket och weekendpaket på Fredriksborg Hotell
Hotellrum på Tällbergsgårdens Hotell​

Day 3 & 4 – Dalarna – recommended by the New York Times!

Drive 2-3 hours northwest to Dalarna, which The New York Times recommends as one of the “best places to see in 2012”. As you know, this landscape is also home to our great Swedish painters: Carl Larsson and Anders Zorn. Their homes are now open to the public and serve as museums and galleries for the artist’s work.

The whole area around Lake Siljan is full of craft shops and art galleries, and this is the place to be during national holidays such as Midsummer and Christmas, for that genuinely traditional celebration. The stunningly beautiful nature of this region comes as an added bonus!

Stay at: Tällbergsgårdens Hotel or Fryksås Hotel & Gestgifveri.
Driving distance from previous night’s hotel: 2-3.5 hours

DAY 5-6 – Tradition, heritage and culture

In Hälsingland, a few hours’ drive east across Sweden, you will find the centuries-old, proud farmhouses “Hälsingegårdarna”. Many of them are open to the public and serve as museums of the region’s fascinating history and culture. Also, don’t miss visiting as many country churches as you can and manage in this fantastically beautiful landscape.

Stay at: Hotel Järvsöbaden
Driving distance from the previous night’s hotel: 4 hours

Semestra i Sverige och bo på Hotell Järvsöbaden
Ett av Gimo Herrgårds hotellrum

DAY 7 & 8 – Walloon mills

Welcome to beautiful Roslagen! Walloon mills is a collective name for a number of mills in northern Uppland, created in the 17th century when the financier Louis De Geer imported Belgian labor, Walloons from Wallonia in Belgium. The Upland Walloon mills are fantastic places that are well worth a visit. To experience the beautiful natural area of ​​Roslagen, we recommend a drive along the coast and, of course, a visit to the historic city of Uppsala.

Stay at: Gimo Manor
Driving distance from the previous night’s hotel: 1-2 hours

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