From the West to the East
If your idea of a perfect vacation includes being exposed to other cultures and interacting with local people, then look no further than our east to West tour, this is Mid-Sweden at his best. From Arvika situated close to the Norwegian border to Gävle at the Baltic sea and all the beauty that is in between.
Åmål, Edsleskogs Wärdhus (2 nights)
The first accomodation in the tour is Edsleskogs Wärdhus situated in the province of Dalsland, West Sweden. The informal and cosy Guesthouse lays at the south end of Lake Edslan, your balcony and the terrace is only 25 meters away from the waterside. From your balcony and the terrace you have a mileswide view towards several nature reserves, green hills and crystal clear water. These surroundings invite you to make a hikingtour, to go out fishing and take your camera to take the most wonderful naturepictures. Inside there are ten rooms with their own shower / toilet unit and grand hall with great windows towards the water and comfortable coaches around the fireplace.
Arvika, Guesthouse Eleven (2 nights)
Sleep in one of the tastefully decorated bedrooms. Lots of on-spot activities. Plenty of nature, space and lakes: the province Värmland has more than 10,000! Dozens of them are within a half hour drive from Arika. You can make beautiful canoe trips in various places. There is also a canoe adventure included.
Or take a trip to Kongsvinger Fortress , the fortress is situated north-east of Oslo near the border with Sweden. The fortress towers high above the town and the River Glomma, and it is one of the most characteristic Baroque fortresses in Norway.
Bergby, Hedenstugan B&B Hotel (2 nights)
After a total renovation in 2013, a former epidemic hospital has been transformed into a countryside hotel, close to the forest and near the baltic coast you can enjoy real fresh seafood at “Trollharens Fisk” or “Axmarbrygga” restaurant and nothing is more exciting than discovering the country throughout beautiful landscapes while biking and hiking with your friends or family.
Head out from Bergby to the moose park in Ockelbo and get up close and personal with some of these noble creatures. Learn all about these magnificent animals while seeing them in their natural habitat.
Stockholm - Hotel J (2 nights)
After several days on the countryside, the next two days you will spend your time in the Stockholm archipelago in one of the Scandinavian style rooms. Take the boat directly from the hotel into the city. Pay a visit to the Abba museum or enjoy the old citycentre of Stockholm.
Askersund, Hotel PerOlofGården (2 nights)
The last accomodation in the tour is Hotel Per Olof Gården, despite being tucked away from the bustling city, Per Olof Gården is fully equipped with modern amenities creating a sense of balance between tranquility and modern comforts.
Summer times are dominated by the local outdoor and leisure possibilities or try out the garden labyrinth, the labyrinth consisting of a system of gravel paths separated by tall hedgerows, the labyrinths were popular in the castle gardens and large estates during the 1700s and 1800s.
Beside the labyrinth there is an amphitheater. The design allows seating blends into the hill. Both the audience and musicians can enjoy the fine acoustics welcome. During the summer season there are various performances and concerts.