8-Day Adventure

Walking Tours in both cities

Bike Tour in Stockholm

Canal Tour in Copenhagen

Immerse yourself in Scandinavian culture

According to the World Happiness Report 2024, Finland finishes (pun intended) in first place, while  Denmark and Sweden rank second and fourth, respectively. Rich in history and shared culture, Copenhagen and Stockholm are rife with unique experiences, allowing us to explore their Viking ancestry, admire their exaltation of intellect (as in the Nobel prize), and enjoy their contributions to modern music and theater.  (Mamma Mia!) We will have the opportunity to immerse ourselves in local neighborhoods on foot, on bicycle, and via boat.  Join us as we explore the capitals of these two nations to experience firsthand what makes their citizens so happy. Could it be that each city boasts at least 20 vegan restaurants / bakeries? We certainly know that makes us happy!

Why You’ll Love This Tour!

Biking and walking tours in Stockholm

ABBA museum!

Viking history

Canal tour in Copenhagen

Copenhill, an innovative power plant that houses an outdoor recreational facility, which will offer us the opportunity to hike and enjoy stunning panoramic views

Tivoli Gardens, a 19th-century amusement park, featuring one of the oldest operating wooden roller coasters in the world, along with gardens and restaurants

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Essential Info

Essential Info

Price

$5500 USD/per person

*A non-refundable deposit of 25% of the tour cost, along with a registration form, are required in order to join the tour. Your space is not guaranteed until both of these are received.


Dates

August 1st – 9th, 2025


Tour duration

8 nights/8 days


Group size

7-11 people


Included

  • 8 nights accommodations
  • 8 breakfasts
  • 7 lunches
  • 8 dinners
  • Sightseeing and activity admissions
  • Transportation between activities
  • All logistics are taken care of for you

Not included

  • Airfare
  • Travel insurance
  • Alcoholic beverages

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Travel insurance is highly recommended for any unexpected emergency expenses

About your guide

This tour will be led by Jenn Willett

Trip Overview

Our trip begins in Stockholm, where we will have a meet and greet on arrival day, followed by a visit to the ABBA museum.  We will spend three full days immersing ourselves in the cultural and historical landmarks of the city, exploring Viking ships, the Nobel Prize museum and a local, bustling flea market.  We will enjoy a smorgasbord (buffet) lunch and experience fika, a cozy state of existence where we embrace conviviality and comfort.  

After traveling to Copenhagen by train on Day 5 and partaking of our first dinner in this vibrant city, we will spend three days delving into all this city has to offer.  With the help of local guides, we will take walking tours of Christiania and historic sites, and a canal tour along the famous Nyhavn waterfront.  Our adventures will include some truly unique Copenhagen venues, including Tivoli Gardens, Copenhill, and the Round Tower.  

In both cities, we will have opportunities to experience unstructured time to explore additional areas of interest (like the Lego Flagship Store!) or merely relax and enjoy the local scene.  

On our final day, we will meet one last time for a group breakfast, departing with greater insights into why these two great nations are emblematic of a happy citizenry.

Itinerary


Day 1 (arrival day) of our multi-day tour of Stockholm begins energetically, as we meet up at our hotel (where you may leave your bags if your room is not yet ready) and head to the ABBA museum, immersing ourselves in the experience: according to the museum, we may walk in but we will dance out! As Super Troupers, we overcome any jet lag to enjoy our welcome dinner. Knowing Me, Knowing You, we shall sleep deeply and peacefully on our first night.

After enjoying breakfast at our hotel, on Day 2, we join an Old Town walking tour, granting us an immersive experience in local history and architecture. Following lunch, we visit the Nobel Museum, where we learn about Alfred Nobel and the impetus behind the creation of this prize that celebrates discoveries and contributions that benefit humankind. Following a brief period of free time, we reconvene for dinner.

Meals Included
Day 1: Dinner
Day 2: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 3, after breakfast, allows us to visit the affiliated museums Vasa and Vrak, where we encounter a preserved Viking ship and engage in the history of shipwrecks in the Baltic Sea. Following our museum-filled morning, we engage in fika, which is both a coffee and light meal break, as well as a state of mind prominent in Swedish culture. It’s a daily opportunity to take a break and share a cuppa and meal with friends and colleagues. Continuing to immerse ourselves in local activities, we visit the popular Hornstulls Marknad outdoor flea market. Here, you have the opportunity to search the stalls for items specific to Scandinavian design, second-hand objects, and antiques. The market has vendors offering vegan treats, to fulfill any mid-afternoon hunger pangs. Later in the evening, we regroup for dinner.

On Day 4, we embark upon a slow and leisurely biking tour of the city, permitting us ample opportunities to hear local lore from an experienced guide. The tour stops regularly for those wishing to photograph the scenery and architecture. With our stomachs rumbling from our cycling adventure, we enjoy a buffet lunch, after which you’ll have some free time to explore on your own. This is an opportunity to pick up snacks for the train ride to Copenhagen the next day. Stockholm has several vegan-friendly markets, such as Goodstore, where you may gather treats. To complete the day, you’ll have the opportunity to regale us with your free-time activities during our group dinner.

Meals Included
Day 3: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Day 4: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

On Day 5, we embark on a 5-ish hour scenic train ride from Stockholm to Copenhagen. We check into our new hotel and settle in, before meeting for our group dinner.

Day 6 of our trip begins with breakfast, before we head out for a walking tour encompassing the key landmarks within the city. After lunch, we visit the Round Tower. Built in the 17th century and located in the (current) city center, this landmark offers panoramic views of the area and is connected to the works of Hans Christian Andersen, who enjoyed the library space within the tower and incorporated references to the tower in some of his works. Following this full day, we meet for a group dinner.

Meals Included
Day 5: Breakfast and dinner
Day 6: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 7 of our trip begins with breakfast, before we join a walking tour of Freetown Christiania, a semi-autonomous, hippie-ish district within Copenhagen. Here, we experience a wealth of street art, vendors selling handmade crafts, and unique dwellings inhabited by folks considered to be non-conformist. (We vegans can relate, right?) Following lunch, we make our way over to Copenhill, a mixed–use facility housing the city’s power plant cunningly disguised beneath a ski slope and recreational area, where we have the opportunity to hike and participate in 5 different yard games, including cornhole and minigolf. Later, we have a group dinner followed by a lively evening at Tivoli Gardens, one of the oldest amusement parks in the world. Lit up beautifully at night, the park is a magical place where we can enjoy strolling the gardens, hop on a rollercoaster, or sit in a cafe and people-watch.

On Day 8, after breakfast, we sightsee by boat via a canal tour, exploring Copenhagen’s iconic landmarks, such as the Little Mermaid and Amalienborg Palace, departing from Nyhavn, the picturesque water-side neighborhood symbolic of the beauty of the city. After a group lunch, we have free-time to revisit places of interest, shop the famous Stroget street (where you can find famous Danish porcelain, stores dedicated to Scandinavian design concepts, and the flagship LEGO store!), or cozy up in a cafe to experience a bit of hygge, the Danish concept of warmth and comfort. Then, we reconvene for our farewell dinner.

Meals Included
Day 7: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Day 8: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Day 9: Breakfast

Good to Know

Amount of walking: 5-6 miles per day (approximate)

What’s Included: Hotel (based on single occupancy; no need to share a room unless you are traveling with a partner, family member, or friend); meals, as specified on each daily itinerary; all sightseeing and activities mentioned above; connections between the airport and hotel

Airport: Plan to fly into Stockholm (ARN) and out of Copenhagen (CPH)

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