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Nordic Cities - Exploring in Style

Copenhagen, Stockholm & Helsinki
 
Copenhagen, Stockholm and Helsinki are three of northern Europe’s most exciting cities. Featuring stylish 4-star hotels and an overnight Baltic Sea cruise in a superior cabin, this journey by first-class rail and boat takes in all three. We provide fascinating self-guided city walking tours to help you explore.
Nordic Cities - Exploring in Style. 7 nights
Nordic Cities - Exploring in Style. 7 nights
 

Holiday information

 

A deluxe touring holiday in northern Europe

It’s cooler up north, and the epic scenery, laid-back people and innovative approach to life in northern Europe all play their part in making this one of the most exciting corners of Europe to discover. There is no artificial divide between the urban and the rural here – nature is not kept at bay but welcomed into the city centres, where green spaces and waterfront districts abound. And despite the relaxed vibe, nothing stands still – Nordic architecture is imaginative, the cuisine ever-more-adventurous, and the commitment to the environment and clean living tireless.
To travel here, then, is to experience life at its contented best, and our ‘Exploring in Style’ version of this holiday does just what it suggests: with first-class train travel, a deluxe overnight ferry cabin, and stays at specially chosen, high-quality hotels, you journey in style and comfort between three of the finest cities that northern Europe has to offer. Copenhagen, the first of these Nordic capitals, oozes ‘cool’ from every pore, and is perhaps the most bike-friendly city in the world. Next comes elegant and stylish Stockholm, where you have time to enjoy the Swedish capital’s relaxed vibe before boarding an overnight Baltic Sea cruise ship, bound for Helsinki. A morning arrival the next day allows you almost two full days to explore Finland’s capital – an intoxicating blend of east and west, where the renowned Design District showcases trendsetting brands of great style and substance.
 
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Nordic cities in winter

Offering a markedly different experience, this holiday is also available in the winter months.

Winter touring holiday >
 

Itinerary

The key to Inntravel holidays is flexibility. You can start on the day of your choice, and are free to add extra nights.
  • Arrival in Copenhagen
    Night 1: at Hotel 71 Nyhavn (the first of two nights here).
    As your first night’s accommodation is on the day of travel, Day 1 is your first day of exploration.
     
  • Explore Copenhagen
    Copenhagen oozes ‘cool’ from every pore, and is regularly rated the world’s happiest city. There’s an enormous variety of things to see and do here: world-class galleries and museums, some of Europe’s best shopping along Strøget, and Tivoli Gardens – perhaps the world’s most tasteful amusement park. You could also spend half a day pedalling around the world’s most bike-friendly city, pausing at one of the cafés alongside the Nyhavn canal to sit and watch the world go by.
    Thinking man statue on the waterfront
    Cafés beside Nyhavn Canal
  • Copenhagen to Stockholm
    Today's rail journey (for which we reserve first-class seats) takes you over the Øresund Bridge (the  bridge of ‘Nordic noir’ fame) from Copenhagen to Malmö, then across the heart of southern Sweden to reach smart and sleek Stockholm. You stay for two nights at the Hotel Kungsträdgården right in the heart of the city. (Journey time: 5hrs 30mins)
  • Explore Stockholm
    The Swedish capital, a waterborne beauty spread over 14 islands, is a delight to explore on foot. Wander the medieval lanes of Gamla Stan, relax amid the wide-open green space of Djurgården, and take in some remarkable museums: Skansen was the world’s first open-air museum when it opened in 1891; the Vasamuseet is home to Sweden’s most famous – and fatally top-heavy – warship, Vasa; and the ABBA Museum is, well, just a whole lot of fun!
    Wander around the Old Town
    The Nordic museum
  • Explore Stockholm, then board the Tallink Silja
    See more of Stockholm, perhaps taking to the canals on a boat tour or visiting the island of Fjäderholmarna, before checking into your deluxe cabin on board the Tallink Silja cruise ship for an early-evening departure to Helsinki.
  • Arrival in Helsinki, then explore
    Having seen the Stockholm archipelago recede into the setting sun the previous evening, you awaken, revitalised, while gliding through the narrow gap between the islands of Suomenlinna, the remarkable, 18th-century sea fortress in the Bay of Helsinki. Your arrival in the Finnish capital just after breakfast means you have most of the day to explore this uber-fashionable city. You might decide to head first to the incredible, excavated Temppeliaukio (‘Rock Church’), or to take a stroll along the waterfront trail that begins by lovely Hietniemi Bay. 
  • Explore Helsinki
    You have one final, full day in Helsinki. Wander the Design District – bursting with boutiques, workshops and galleries – to admire the work of iconic producers like Iittala, Marimekko and Artek; and browse a traditional kauppahalli (market hall) to sample local specialities. In fact, foodies will be in heaven, what with the city’s ever-increasing array of sleek eateries, craft-beer bars, contemporary cafés and micro-distilleries. But this is also a place where cultures collide: Uspenski Cathedral, the largest Orthodox church in Western Europe, wouldn’t look out of place in central Moscow, and it’s perhaps this combination of enduring icons and modern, quirky charms that defines Helsinki’s unique allure.
    Explore the waterfront markets
    Suomenlinna 18th-century fortress
 

Accommodation

Chic and stylish, all three hotels are well located for exploring.
 

Extend your stay

 
Prices & travel options
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  • 7 nights: 01 April 2020 - 31 October 2020

    Start any day | End by latest date(s) shown above

    Starting Price Single room
    1 - 16 Apr 2020 £1495 £715
    17 - 30 Apr 2020 £1570 £705
    1 - 5 May 2020 £1695 £705
    6 May - 17 Jun 2020 £1775 £775
    18 Jun - 4 Aug 2020 £1875 £845
    5 Aug - 25 Sep 2020 £1775 £775
    26 Sep - 8 Oct 2020 £1695 £705
    9 - 19 Oct 2020 £1570 £705
    20 - 24 Oct 2020 £1495 £715
    3rd & 4th person discount £0
    Single traveller supplement £0

    Includes accommodation, meals, travel between hotels and any other services integral to the holiday as described, plus a detailed information pack, but no travel from the UK, nor any connecting travel from the airport unless stated below.

    Included travel: first class rail Copenhagen–Stockholm, overnight ferry with deluxe sea view cabin Stockholm–Helsinki

    Pay locally for taxis between airports, railway stations and ferry ports and your accommodation

    Book your flights through us and we'll find the best route and times to suit you. Please contact us to find out more about our flight booking service. We can also book connecting travel - see below.

  • Room upgrades (£ per person per night)

    71 Nyhavn, Copenhagen
    Executive deluxe: 01 Apr - 30 Apr 2020 £16
    Executive deluxe: 01 May - 31 Oct 2020 £9
    Executive deluxe with view: 01 Apr - 30 Apr 2020 £46
    Executive deluxe with view: 01 May - 08 Oct 2020 £68
    Executive deluxe with view: 09 Oct - 31 Oct 2020 £54
    Hotel Kungsträdgården, Stockholm
    'King': 01 Apr - 31 Oct 2020 £52
    Hotel Katajanokka, Helsinki
    Superior: 01 Apr - 10 May 2020 £16
    Superior: 11 May - 30 Sep 2020 £20
    Superior: 01 Oct - 31 Oct 2020 £16

    Extra nights (£ per person per night) in a double or single room

    71 Nyhavn, Copenhagen (B&B) Double room Single room
    01 Apr - 29 Apr 2020 £122 £227
    30 Apr - 08 Oct 2020 £182 £287
    09 Oct - 29 Oct 2020 £130 £228
    Upgrade your City Card in Copenhagen: add £26pp for a 48hr Card or £44pp for a 72hr Card.
    Hotel Kungsträdgården, Stockholm (B&B) Double room Single room
    01 Apr - 02 Apr 2020 £138 £168
    03 Apr - 19 Apr 2020 £125 £145
    20 Apr - 04 Jul 2020 £155 £170
    05 Jul - 09 Aug 2020 £140 £145
    10 Aug - 22 Oct 2020 £155 £170
    23 Oct - 31 Oct 2020 £125 £145
    Upgrade your City Card in Stockholm: add £26pp for a 48hr Card or £44pp for a 72hr Card.
    Hotel Katajanokka, Helsinki (B&B) Double room Single room
    01 Apr - 10 May 2020 £102 £196
    11 May - 30 Sep 2020 £126 £242
    01 Oct - 31 Oct 2020 £102 £196
  • RECOMMENDED AIRPORT(S):
    Copenhagen (return from Helsinki)

    Travelling from the UK

    Travelling from outside the UK

    If you are flying from outside Europe,  we recommend Copenhagen. To discuss onward connecting travel to the start of your holiday, please contact us.

    Outward route Airline
    Aberdeen - Copenhagen SAS 
    Aberdeen - Copenhagen (via Amsterdam Schiphol) KLM 
    Return route Airline
    Helsinki - Aberdeen (via Amsterdam Schiphol) KLM 
    Outward route Airline
    Birmingham - Copenhagen SAS 
    Birmingham - Copenhagen (via Amsterdam Schiphol) KLM 
    Return route Airline
    Helsinki - Birmingham (via Amsterdam Schiphol) KLM 
    Outward route Airline
    Bristol - Copenhagen easyJet 
    Return route Airline
    Helsinki - Bristol (via Amsterdam Schiphol) KLM 
    Outward route Airline
    Edinburgh - Copenhagen easyJet,  Norwegian,  Ryanair,  SAS 
    Return route Airline
    Helsinki - Edinburgh Finnair 
    Helsinki - Edinburgh (via Amsterdam Schiphol) KLM 
    Helsinki - Edinburgh (via Stockholm) SAS 
    Outward route Airline
    Glasgow - Copenhagen SAS 
    Return route Airline
    Helsinki - Glasgow (via Amsterdam Schiphol) KLM 
    Outward route Airline
    Leeds Bradford - Copenhagen (via Amsterdam Schiphol) KLM 
    Return route Airline
    Helsinki - Leeds Bradford (via Amsterdam Schiphol) KLM 
    Outward route Airline
    Gatwick - Copenhagen easyJet,  Norwegian 
    Return route Airline
    Helsinki - Gatwick Norwegian 
    Outward route Airline
    Heathrow - Copenhagen ,  SAS 
    Return route Airline
    Helsinki - Heathrow ,  Finnair 
    Outward route Airline
    Luton - Copenhagen Ryanair 
    Outward route Airline
    Stansted - Copenhagen Ryanair 
    Return route Airline
    Helsinki - Stansted (via Copenhagen) SAS 
    Outward route Airline
    Manchester - Copenhagen easyJet,  SAS 
    Return route Airline
    Helsinki - Manchester Finnair 
    Helsinki - Manchester (via Amsterdam Schiphol) KLM 
    Helsinki - Manchester (via Copenhagen) SAS 
    Helsinki - Manchester (via Stockholm) SAS 
    Outward route Airline
    Newcastle - Copenhagen SAS 
    Outward route Airline
    Norwich - Copenhagen (via Amsterdam Schiphol) KLM 
    Return route Airline
    Helsinki - Norwich (via Amsterdam Schiphol) KLM 
    Travelling from outside the UK

    If you are flying from outside Europe,  we recommend Copenhagen. To discuss onward connecting travel to the start of your holiday, please contact us.

    This list of flight options should be used as a guide only, and you should check each airline’s website for current routes, frequency and schedules. Not all flights operate daily, and may not run for the entire season. You should also heed the latest flight arrival time and earliest flight departure time, as it may not be possible to arrange connecting travel outside these times. Please do not book your flights until we have confirmed your accommodation to you. Alternatively, our expert reservations team will be happy to offer advice and to make flight bookings for you. We charge £35 per person for our flight booking service (£60 for India and Nepal). Your flights are then covered by our package-booking conditions, which give you greater protection in the event of delay or cancellation, as well as providing ATOL cover.

What is included
  • 7 nights
  • 7 breakfasts
  • city maps and notes for walking tours
  • detailed cultural information
  • 24-hour City Card in each city
  • first-class rail travel Copenhagen-Stockholm
  • Baltic Sea ferry (deluxe cabin) Stockholm-Helsinki
 
Reviews

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FAQs

If you have any questions relating to this or any other Inntravel holiday, our friendly travel experts will be happy to help.
  • The information that we send to you 2-3 weeks before your holiday includes practical information about each stage of your journey so that you can travel confidently from one hotel to another, recommendations for places to visit and eat out in each place, plus cultural information about the area. Where applicable, we also provide notes for a self-guided walking tour of most cities, and some large towns. Sample travel pack >
  • We can book a wide range of airlines and routes from the UK. As well as being more convenient for you to book all elements of your holiday together, it also means that we’ll accept liability for your travel arrangements, so if things go wrong, such as the airline going bust, we’ll make suitable alternative arrangements for you. For Europe and Morocco, there’s a £35 booking fee per person (£15 for children aged 2-11). For India and Nepal, the booking fee is £60 per person. More information on flights >
  • We can’t book flights that originate outside the UK, but if you wanted book your own flights to London (or elsewhere in the UK), we can make all onward travel arrangements (including flights) from there. Alternatively, if you are booking your own flights to an airport in continental Europe that’s appropriate for your holiday, we can book onward rail travel and/or taxis. More information about how we can tailor holidays for customers outside the UK >
  • Once you’ve decided on your exact itinerary (our travel experts will be happy to offer advice), you need to provide us with your party’s details, either by phone or via our booking form. At this point we also ask you to pay a deposit so that we can secure a room for you immediately on confirming availability with the hotel(s). If it turns out that we can’t secure the accommodation for the holiday you’ve requested, or offer an acceptable alternative, we’ll refund your deposit promptly and in full. After booking your accommodation and other key elements, we'll then book your travel (or you can do so if you’re making your own arrangements) and send you a Booking Confirmation and Invoice.
  • Yes, it’s something we insist on, even for holidays in the UK. The vast majority of holidays go smoothly, but when things go wrong, it can be expensive to put them right. Buying a new pair of walking boots after your suitcase is stolen mightn’t seem so bad, but the bill for being airlifted down from a mountain with a broken leg or flown home while still recovering from an illness or accident can cost tens of thousands of pounds.

    You don’t have to buy our policy (if you live outside Europe you’ll definitely need to make your own arrangements, as the policy is only for UK and EU residents), but you do need to make sure that you’re covered for medical emergencies and repatriation. We also recommend that you are covered for other eventualities, such as cancellation and loss of luggage and passports.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure you are in possession of the correct travel documents, with the correct validity. If you’re a UK citizen, you need a full British passport with at least six months' validity, but not a visa (if you are travelling after 31 October 2019, see the Brexit question below for more information). If you are a citizen of another country, you’ll need to check requirements with the national embassy or your own consulate.

    Current information regarding vaccinations and travel health advice can be found through the following NHS link: www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/advice/ You must make sure you have adequate insurance cover for illness, accidents and repatriation (see the insurance question). UK citizens should also obtain a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) by applying at a Post Office or at www.ehic.org.uk. The EHIC allows reciprocal health care but should not be seen as a substitute for travel insurance. EHICs may cease to be valid in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
  • The official languages of Denmark and Sweden are, respectively, Danish and Swedish. In Finland, the official languages are Finnish, Swedish and, in Lapland, Sami. The currencies you will need are Danish Kroner, Swedish Krona and Euros. Danish and Swedish time is GMT/UTC + 1, but Finnish time is GMT/UTC + 2. They all use Daylight Saving Time, so in summer Denmark and Sweden are on BST + 1, while Finland is on BST + 2.
  • Even in the event of a no-deal Brexit, it’s been confirmed that flights will continue as normal and that you won’t need a visa to go on holiday (the limit on stays is 90 days). What you will need if there’s no deal is a passport that is valid for at least 6 months beyond the date of your arrival (extra months added because you renewed your passport early do not count) and adequate travel insurance to cover you for accidents and illness in case reciprocal health deals are suspended. If you are driving while on holiday, you will probably need an International Driving Permit (plus a Green Card if you are taking your own car to Europe). More information >
  • The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) provides up-to-date, country-by-country travel advice, as well as information on security, local laws, passports and visas for UK citizens.
    If you live outside the UK, see our essential travel information page for a list of relevant websites.
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