Sweden activity holiday, Stockholm countryside

“Paddle, cycle and hike your way around the Sormland countryside and lakes close to Stockholm on a week-long self guided multi-activity trip.”


Stockholm | Sörmland | Marviken lake system | Gripsholm Castle | Royal Tullgarn Palace | Trosa | Mariefred | steamboat ride on Lake Mälaren |

Description of Sweden activity holiday, Stockholm countryside

Spend a week on a self guided adventure holiday in Sweden where you’ll find an array of adventure activities and cultural sightseeing amongst the exceptional countryside of Sormland.

As you’d hope from an activity & adventure holiday, Sweden has some fantastic landscapes to put you through your paces with cycling routes, canoeing tours and hiking trails taking place within a wide range of peaceful and naturally beautiful rural scenery.

Aside from the wonderful natural scenes you’ll also come into contact with many of the palaces and castles to be found in Sormland with time spent in the seaside towns of Mariefred and Trosa the perfect accompaniment to an adventure holiday in Sweden.

What you can expect from your Sweden adventure holiday:

Cycle tours around lakes and through pine forests and rural hillsides
Canoeing trips through the Marviken Lake District
Hiking trails through forests and around vast lakes
Cultural sightseeing at Gripsholm Castle and Royal Tullgarn Palace
Rest and relaxation as you stroll around the coastal towns of Trosa and Mariefred
Stay overnight in a tent at the side of a lake
Take a trip across Lake Malaren on a traditional steamboat
Start and finish your Sweden adventure holiday in Stockholm


Four nights en-suite in a local hotel
One night in a local B&B with shared facilities
One night at a lakeside campsite

Price will include:

Hire of bike and canoe, steamboat ticket, tent and camp equipment, meals as shown in itinerary, luggage transfer, private transport, intro meeting, trip notes and map, and 24hr emergency support.

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Responsible tourism

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we screen every trip so you can travel knowing your holiday will help support conservation and local people.

All our trips are about enjoying and experiencing the natural and cultural beauty of the region, in a respectful and considerate way. Our trips are only run with small groups, most often from two people to four people, to ensure that impact on the environment is a minimum at all times, and the most personal and rich experience can be had by all.

We are a member of the Svenska Ekoturismföreningen (Swedish Ecotourism Association) which works towards an improved tourism which protects and takes responsibility for our delicate natural and cultural environment. Our company beliefs reflect this vision.

As our trips are self-guided, we make extra efforts to provide travellers with as much information about the local area as possible, including information about bird, animal and plantlife as well as historical and cultural information. This ensures that, even without a guide, we can inform travellers about the region. With additional knowledge, travellers can go one step further to protecting the environment.

We take responsibility of ensuring that rubbish is handled accordingly. both in the countryside and in the office, with a developed sorting system. Use of paper is spared with all marketing made online to avoid the production of own brochures. Travellers are encouraged to recycle as much literature as possible that they are provided with at the start of the trip.

The Impacts of this Trip

We wholeheartedly support the local economy - our guests want to experience the genuine region in which they are travelling, and our aim is to let it be seen and enjoyed.

Encounters with the locals is a fundamental aspect of our trips, and we therefore make all efforts to use suppliers from the area. With this aim in mind, we ensure all meals are provided from local suppliers with a commitment to using local produce. Where meals are not provided, we encourage travellers to visit locally-owned restaurants, take extra day trips, etc.
We prefer to use accommodation that is smaller and more personal which allows an insight into the local community. Where possible, we use local suppliers (e.g. boat and canoe suppliers). Our aim is always to promote and support the local community.

Our trips are designed so that travellers pass by cultural and historical sites en route, and information is provided about these sites. Travellers are encouraged to visit or take guided tours, and all opening times of sites, shops, facilities are indicated to allow the traveller the opportunity to maximise their visit.

We have also supported the local community by providing translation services of local websites to help encourage tourism from abroad.

Our trips would quite simply not be the same without the support of the local community.


16 Reviews of Sweden activity holiday, Stockholm countryside

4.5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed on 03 Sep 2019 by

Fantastic way to see the area and lovely places to stay. Read full review

Reviewed on 10 Aug 2019 by

The canoeing across the beautiful lakes was the most memorable part of the holiday. Read full review

Reviewed on 20 Jul 2019 by

First time to Sweden - loved the Vasa Museum, loved how clean and beautiful the country is. The mixed activities worked really well - Canoe was probbaly the highlight but hiking in a thunderstorm close second! Read full review

Reviewed on 24 Aug 2018 by

Fantastic - the variety was incredible - from Stockholm to mariefred then down to Gniesta via a nights wild camping and then on to Troisa - fabulous activities and great hospitality especially at the Stattshotel in Troisa - we loved it all and in the future will be looking to explore further north in Sweden. Read full review

Reviewed on 24 Aug 2018 by

First class and that is down to a combination of Carmen and the beauty of Sweden. I cannot recommend this adventure highly enough. Read full review

Reviewed on 07 Aug 2018 by

Great introduction to Stockholm and the surrounding area. Read full review

Reviewed on 30 Jul 2018 by

Go to Sweden! It’s so spacious and empty compared to the usual European destinations. Read full review

Reviewed on 22 Jul 2018 by

A real experience-packed itinerary - beautiful countryside, friendly people and delicious food - we had a heatwave so the trekking was seriously hard work but the cycling and kayaking thoroughly enjoyable. Read full review

Reviewed on 08 Jul 2018 by

A great way to see a country and meet local people and get an understanding of Swedish way of life. Read full review

Reviewed on 03 Sep 2018 by

Amazing, a very good idea to explore Swedish country Read full review

Reviewed on 11 Aug 2017 by

Jumping in the lake for a cool off after a long day canoeing was the best. Had a great holiday. After busy days there was always a great place to stay and good food to eat. It was well planned and thought through and Carmen smoothed it all along nicely. Read full review

Reviewed on 05 Aug 2017 by

The day canoeing and camping it really felt like a wilderness adventure even though you are really not far from Stockholm.. We were lucky with the weather. Read full review

Reviewed on 30 Oct 2016 by

The week of touring Sweden's countryside on our own with some support was amazing, breath-taking and so enjoyable! Read full review

Reviewed on 15 Aug 2016 by

It was fantastic - a really good way of seeing a country and having fun at the same time. And perfectly organised. Read full review

Reviewed on 10 Aug 2015 by

Very highly rated, if you are active and want a well planned mix of cycling, kayaking and walking in the depths of the Swedish countryside then go for it. A good holiday for families with teenagers Read full review

Reviewed on 04 Sep 2014 by

Very enjoyable, the operator (Carmen) couldn't have done more, from the moment I started organising it 'til we left Sweden. Read full review

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