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Explore Sweden on one of our new, short Nordic City Breaks

For UK nationals and other Europeans, Sweden presents an opportunity to explore Scandinavia sooner rather than later.

Sweden has surprised its neighbours and most of the world by its approach to the COVID-19 pandemic. Rather than imposing legally binding restrictions and lockdowns, they have opted for voluntary ones with only a few legal measures in place, such as a ban on gatherings of more than 50 people. Furthermore, citizens of EU/EEA countries, UK, Switzerland, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican are allowed to travel to Sweden and face no quarantine requirements upon arrival. This has been a controversial approach, with both staunch supporters and critics, and yet, it seems that it has not translated to a significant new wave of cases.

In fact, out of 31 European countries included in the list provided by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), Sweden has the 10th lowest 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases per 100 000 inhabitants at the time of writing (mid-October).

Therefore, due to these facts and Sweden’s openness to travellers, we have introduced a new range of short Nordic City Breaks for those of you that are itching to visit Scandinavia as soon as possible – without the financial commitment of a long trip. The first three tours below focus on Stockholm, followed by a cherry on top: A chance to spend a white Christmas in a lovely, authentic boutique guesthouse in far northern Sweden!

Stockholm - Long Weekend (4 days) – A perfect long weekend getaway to Sweden

Day 1: Arrive Stockholm and enjoy the ambiance of this buzzing city
Day 2: Guided Tour of the Old Town and Vasa Museum before exploring further with your Stockholm City Card
Day 3: Stockholm walking food tour
Day 4: Departure Daymarie ullnert-shrimp sandwich-7939

Stockholm - Family Fun Long Weekend (4 days) - Long Weekend designed for active families in Stockholm with local, sustainable excursions.

Day 1: Arrive Stockholm and transfer to your hotel
Day 2: Kayaking city tour of central Stockholm with guide
Day 3: Candy Cane Making and local experiences
Day 4: Departure Daylieselotte van der meijs-jump in!-7240

Stockholm - Extravagant Long Weekend (4 days) – Long Weekend designed for luxury travellers in Stockholm with local, unique excursions.

Day 1: Arrive Stockholm and private transfer to your hotel then 'meet and greet' with local guide
Day 2: Live it up like royalty! City tour of the palaces and Vasa Museum.
Day 3: Sail the Stockholm Archipelago on board a luxury yacht.
Day 4: Departure DaySummer bar with a view

Festive Swedish Christmas Tour 2020 (5 days) – Secluded Boutique Winter Guesthouse in Sweden

Day 1: Arrive Kiruna, visit the ICEHOTEL with guided tour then drive to guesthouse above the Arctic Circle
Day 2: Ice-fishing and then warm up in the Sauna before cooking your catch
Day 3: Visit the Reindeers by Snowmobile
Day 4: Husky Safari and Festive Dinner
Day 5: Return to Kiruna Airport and departICEHOTEL

We also have several Swedish Lapland Short tours staying at the ICEHOTEL and the Arctic Bath Retreat. These Swedish lodges have limited availability now for Christmas.

Booking with Confidence: As always, we want you to be confident in booking with 50 Degrees North, and we will always have your best interest and safety in mind. In these times of uncertainty, we have put in place further measures to make booking with us easier and more flexible.ulf lundin-christmas market-3829

Image Credits: Ulf Lundin, Asaf Klinger, ICEHOTEL, Lieselotte van der Meijs, Visit Sweden, Visit Stockholm, Marie Ullner,

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