The Royal Tour
Malmö to Stockholm
Where: This tour will take you to many of our most beautiful and fairy tale-like castles, palaces and manors, and you get to stay in some of them. Some of them are now Countryside Hotels’ magnificent castles and impressive manors in the south and east of Sweden.
Start and stop: Malmö/Stockholm
How to get there: You can opt to fly to Malmö, rent a car there and then fly out of Stockholm. Or drive your own car.
A millennium of royal history has left Skåne with an impressive legacy of historic buildings. Many of these impressive buildings, once reserved for the nobility alone, are now open to the public as museums or just for a stroll in the castle park. We recommend you spend some time just driving along the winding roads, soaking in the beauty of the landscape and stopping as you please at the many fascinating castles, like Sofiero Castle, which was voted “Best Park in Europe 2010” and used to be the Royal Family’s summer home.
Stay at: Idala Manor.
Driving time from Malmö Airport: 30 min.
The history of the legendary Kalmar Castle stretches back over 800 years, with it serving as protection from both pirates and the Danes. It is now a popular landmark and destination.
Stay at: Möckelsnäs Manor.
Drive from previous night’s hotel: 2.5 hours.
The fairy tale-like Läckö Castle is a magnificent castle on the shores of Lake Vänern, and was built in the 13th century. If you want to explore the city of Gothenburg, you are now just one hour away.
Stay at: Bjertorp Castle.
Drive from previous night’s hotel: 4 hours.
Day 4 to 6 – Collection of Palaces
For natural reasons, most palaces, castles and manors are largely concentrated around the areas surrounding the Royal Capital: Lake Mälaren, Uppland & Stockholm. Drive along the areas as you please, pick one of our hotels that tickles your imagination to stay at and spend some time in the Royal Capital to visit the homes of the Royal Family, including the palaces of Drottningholm, Haga and Stockholm.
Mälarslott is a collection of palaces around Lake Mälaren (download a map from our website). The Royal Court’s own website has a guide to the Royal Palaces.
Driving time from the previous night’s hotel: 3-5 hours. Driving time to Stockholm Arlanda Airport is 20-60 minutes