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Kayaking in the Gothenburg Archipelago

The Adventure

Kayaking in the archipelago of Gothenburg and travelling through the Swedish countryside from east to west and its extraordinary landscapes on this carefully routed motoring holiday from Stockholm with one of our countryside motoring tours.

Overnights on the Road

are at some of Sweden’s finest Countryside Hotels ranging in style from renovated Manor House to fashionable Inn, from 13th century convent to Hunting Lodge and from Slot to Villa. Whilst each is different one from the other what they have in common is an historic ambiance, verdant setting and superb restaurant.

Our Plus

Carefully planned driving distances giving you time to enjoy some of Sweden’s prettiest landscapes, car hire with ‘no surprises’, that is with everything included, a copy of Fodor and the new Michelin Nordic Cities Guide and a concierge service to book restaurant tables for you in advance.

Double Bedroom at Hennickehammars Herrgård | ScanAdventures
Dining Room at Hennickehammars Herrgård | Holidays to Sweden
Light Snack at Hennickehammars Herrgård | Fly Drive Road Trips
Hennickehammars Herrgård | Sweden Summer Holdays | ScanAdventures

Hennickehammars Herrgård

Hennickehammars Manor is a place to fall in love with. Seeing the beautiful mansion dating back to the 1700s with its yellow wood facade, nestled in the forest next to the lake cannot be described as anything but fabulous. The location, environment, history, and the feeling takes hold of you in a very special way. The most important thing for the owner family Backman is to convey the feeling they have for Hennickehammar to you. And that you take with you a piece of Hennickehammar in your heart and soul when you leave.

Elite Plaza

on Birger Jarlsgatan just across from Humlegården and close to Stureplan the Elite Plaza is an eclectic design mix of original 19th century features and classy contemporary ones. Fabrics and furnishing in all the rooms have a snazzy feel to them pairing cerise and grey, primrose yellow and beige, turqoise and walnut. The bathrooms have vessels sinks, designer tiling and wet showers. There are 5 room categories with the standard category all being on the second floor and having double beds, private WC/shower, mini bar, hairdryer, safe, bathrobes & Penhaligon toiletries.

Exterior view of Hotel Lydmar Stockholm | Sweden Holidays
Medium size room at Hotel Lydmar Stockholm | ScanAdventures
Restaurant at Hotel Lydmar Stockholm | Holidays to Sweden
Night time view of Stockholm's Tegelvikshamn | Sweden holidays

Hotel Lydmar

Overlooking Salt Lake, the Lydmar has been remodelled by Swedish hotelier and serial entrepeneur Pelle Lydmar (Strandvägen 1, Eataly Stockholm and Archipelag Restaurant Fejan) and is owned by the Grand Hotel, whose Spa is just around the corner and available for our guests. The description boutique is perhaps over worked and a tad passé, but the architectural and design style here is best described as just that. The 47 rooms are all very different one from another with an eclectic mix of contemporary and classic fabrics, furnishings and Italian bed linen. Room amenities include flatscreen TV with international channels; minibar; free bottled water; Nespresso coffee machine with free capsules; bespoke bath products by Azzi. We like that the staff wear what they feel good in rather than a uniform, and take pride in knowing their city.

1st Day UK – Stockholm

fly to Stockholm’s Arlanda airport Scheduled SAS flight to Stockholm, high speed train transfer to city center and overnight at the Elite Plaza or Hotel Lydmar for 2 nights.

2nd Day Stockholm

once described by author Selma Lagerlöf as floating on water, the city with its intricate lattice of canals, hanseatic buildings piled up on Gamla Stan, futuristic Eriksson Globe and every architectural style in between is Scandi perfect. The Old Town is a must see as is the Vasa warship museum for a dose of maritime culture, and Vetakatten for the cinnamon bun to end all cinnamon buns. If you need some retail therapy Ostermalm is the designer label country and Södermalm the Camden Market of Stockholm.

3rd Day Stockholm - Filipstad

after breakfast collect your hire and drive out of town and west to the village of Filipstad by the top of Lake Vattern for 2 nights at Hennickehammars Herrgard, a Manor house standing in its own grounds bordered by the diminutive Lake Hemtjarn.

4th Day Filipstad

enjoy a country style breakfast and then just watch the day go by, drive up to the Klavaren valley, canoe out on the lake, forage for mushrooms, play a round of golf or whatever take your fancy.

5th Day Filipstad – Klädesholmen

drive down the western side of Lake Vattern, stopping off Trollhattan, where from Oskarsbron you can see the spectacular falls and then feast on a shrimp sarni from the Susscafeet. Continue out to the archipelago for a final night at the Salt & Sill Hotel, one of the Vest Sveridge’s destination restaurant hotels.

6th Day– Klädesholmen – Goteborg – UK

after breakfast drive into Goteborg for a quick look the city. Park at Heden and walk to Avenyn, through Vasa Stan to Haga up on Linnegatan ending up at Slottskogen. Take lunch at Saluhallen off Avenyn or Feskekyrkan off Linnegatan. Thereafter drive to Landvetter, drop off your hire car and return home.

What’s included in your ScanAdventure:

Return scheduled flight(s) from the UK to Stockholm/Gothenburg
All passenger service charges and airport departure taxes
Complimentary tea, coffee and soft drinks & pay on board food service
6 nights accommodation at hotels specified in itinerary
Lodging in twin room(s) with private WC/shower
Breakfast throughout 5 days
(5 x 24 hrs) Cat C car hire including unlimited mileage, collision damage waiver and theft protection insurances and all mandatory taxes Sweden Road Map, Michelin Nordic Cities Guide & Fodor Guide Book

Departure Dates & Prices:

From 10th of May to 16th of September
*£ 1549 per adult
*Guide prices are in part based on our mid-level contract air fares which are veriable in real time unlike our ground supplier contract costs which are generally fixed. We don’t do fancy lead in prices and the time you confirm your booking always use the lowest air fare available. This may mean the confirmed price of your holiday being slightly less or more than the guide price in which case a proportionate reduction-supplement will apply. Carpe Diem = the earlier you book the better, especially for public & school holidays.

Safaris included or available on request

Holidays to Sweden Bespoke | ScanAdventures

Holidays to Sweden by ScanAdventures are designed exclusively by our own Scandi Native Designers. No one Client's holiday is the same anymore than the Client is, so we tailor your trip to suit your personal passions. Our ICEHOTEL programmes keep clear of the madding crowds; tucked away at the top of the Gulf of Bothnia is Göran Widén's Pine Bay Lodge where you can literally 'hover over the ice'; the Lind family's Hotel Camp Ripan turns out astonishing Arctic grub; Nils Torbjorn Nutti is a 3rd generation reindeer herder; at Abisko you'll have the best chance of catching the Northern Lights there is and a stay at the Björkliden Mountain Resort brings you alpine skiing combinable with Yngve Bergqvist's celebrity ICE HOTEL.