Experience contemporary Scandi lifestyle and food with art historian Dr Anne Anderson who will trace the origin of modern design to the clean, cool lines of classic Nordic interiors. The island of Södermalm, gritty setting for Nordic Noir classic The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, attracted an influx of creatives to become SoFo, one of Vogue’s “coolest street-style neighbourhoods” lined with design shops and cafes. In contrast, historic museums on the island of Djurgården exhibit Scandanavian art in elegant mansions. Discover modern Scandi design at ArkDes and view Nordic art in Sven Harry's Art Museum. Råsunda Filmstaden, established in 1920 as the world’s first film studio attracted legendary director Ingmar Bergman as well as actresses Ingred Bergman and Greta Garbo.
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Fly from London (regional connections available) to Stockholm and take a walking food tour across this city of islands to sample Nordic cuisine in bars, cafes and restaurants. Stay 4 nights at the stylish Miss Clara hotel (or similar). This art nouveau former school retains many features after a contemporary renovation. (D)
A peaceful day on the leafy island of Djurgården, which has been royal land since the 15th century. Prins Eugen’s Waldemarsudde, an elegant mansion, was the residence of the artist prince in the early 20th century when he painted there and amassed a collection of contemporary works now displayed in the gallery and gardens. The Thiel Gallery, another former home of an art collector, contains works by Edvard Munch and Carl Larsson. Discover all aspects of the famed Scandi lifestyle in the Nordic Museum, which includes a 1940s apartment. Evening informal lecture and dinner. (B, D)
Museet exhibits a fine collection of modern art, including Marcel Duchamp, Andy Warhol and Pablo Picasso. A behind-the-scenes tour of ArkDes, the Architecture and Design Museum, reveals the main elements of Scandinavian design and architecture. Continue to the Fotografiska Museum and into the Södermalm district with your own local SoFo guide to
discover the shops and cafes that have transformed the area. (B)
Visit the City Hall, which hosts the Nobel Prize banquet. Continue to Sven Harry's Art Museum, known for the rooftop replica of the collector’s former 18th-century home. The rest of this bright modern space exhibits contempory works. Nearby, the landmark glass Bonniers Konsthall arts space displays a changing programme of Swedish and international art. Afternoon at leisure to explore the city. (B)
Visit Råsunda Filmstaden, the first purpose-built film studio, and discover the classic works of Ingmar Bergman. After lunch, transfer to the airport for your flight to London. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
A collection of expertaccompanied tours focusing on creativity in its many forms. No prior knowledge of the subject matter is required.
This tour is fully escorted throughout by a lecturer who has specialist knowledge of the destination and its culture.
Based in 4-star accommodation. Please visit this tour on our website to see details of the hotels included.
This tour involves some long walks over uneven ground and therefore requires a good level of fitness.
Please note that the exclusive and individual nature of private visits means that they are subject to confirmation nearer the time of departure. Also churches, private houses and other buildings often have fluid opening times. If any visits have to be re-arranged, please be assured that we will seek alternatives of equal interest.
Dr Anne Anderson is an art historian, broadcaster, writer and lecturer with the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Arts Society. Her specialisms include the aesthetic movement, arts and crafts, art nouveau, art deco and modernism. She has curated two national exhibitions and led tours across Scandinavia.
A member of the Design Hotels collection, the Miss Clara by Noble offers retro art noveau designed luxurious accommodation in the heart of Stockholm. The hotel is housed in an early 20th century building, which was formerly a school and is ideally located close to the shopping street of Drottninggatan. Guestrooms feature parquet flooring, dark wooden furniture and clear white linens. The hotel's restaurant offers an excellent range of Swedish and international cuisine in a comfortable and informal atmosphere.
Features: 92 rooms & suites, 1 restaurant, 1 bar, fitness centre, sauna, Wi-Fi.
Room amenities: Air conditioning, minibar, safe, television,...
Regional air connections are available from within the UK. Please contact your travel consultant for current prices from your nearest city.
We can also arrange flights from overseas, simply give us a call to find out more.
If you choose to take the tour without flights arranged through Cox & Kings, please contact one of our travel consultants prior to booking the flights to ensure that you are aware of the tour timings and all the implications of not booking through us. We strongly advise you not to book flights independently of Cox & Kings if significant charges would apply in case of cancellation.
Flight details may be subject to change prior to departure.
This tour can be booked / reserved online by clicking on one of the coloured links below.
SWD2018: 4 Nights