Stockholm – Waxholm – Sandhamn – Gotland – Copenhagen
A wonderful week in Scandinavia.
Combine the hectic life in Stockholm and Copenhagen with som relaxing days in between.
Enjoy the busy city life AND look forward to stunning scenery, fascinating islands, fresh air, natural pearls, the Nordic light, green nature reserves, all in the Baltic Sea.
We welcome children and teenagers as well as parents and grandparents. This package on the luxury yacht S/Y Sunny Hill is unique.
We suggest the itinerary below, but feel free to choose whatever you want. We are here to tailoring the week of your life.
Day 1 The old Town of Stockholm
Arrive at Arlanda airport Stockholm , only 30 minutes away from “The Capital of Scandinavia”.
S/Y Sunny Hill and her crew will wait for you at the dock close to the Royal Castle.
Stockholm, one of the most beautiful capitals in the world, is built on 14 islands connected by 57 bridges. The stunning old buildings, the greenery, the fresh air and the proximity to the water are distinctive traits of this city. The Royal National City Park, (the first National City Park in the world), is a green space that breathes for the city, and a constant presence in the crush.
In the early evening have a cool dinner at the famous Riche Restaurant, or even better, dine onboard. Sweden is known for it’s fantastic herring, you should try it!
Later on at the same night, you should dress up and visit the famous Stocholm Opera or would you rather go to a popconsert in the spectacular Globen?
Day 2 See the Royal Castles – Sail to Waxholm
Wake up and have a lovely breakfast onboard.
We recommend to visit the stunning Stockholm Royal Palace before taking off. The Palace is the King of Sweden’s official residence, and it is dated back to the thirteenth century. The new palace was built between 1697-1754, and according to the original drawings in Roman Baroque style. With more than 600 rooms, the palace is one of the largest residential castles in Europe. A number of museums are located within the walls, such as the Treasury, Gustav III’s Museum of Antiquities, the Royal Armoury and the Royal Chapel. The changing of the guard is a treat to watch.
The next stop or at least the next sceenery should be Drottningeholm Castle.
The Royal Wedding of the Swedish Princess Madeleine and her american financier Chris O’Neill found place at Drottningeholm the summer of 2013. A truly beautiful event which was seen worldwide on TV.
Enjoy lunch on top deck, while sailing towards the charming “city” of Vaxholm.
The Vaxholm isles (64 all toghether!) are located in the middle of the Stockholm archipelago. The name Vaxholm comes from the Vaxholm Castle, which was constructed in 1549 on an islet with the equal name (on the inlet to Stockholm) for defense purposes, by King Gustav Vasa.
During the 19th century, it hardly expanded. In the 1880s, it became a popular spa town, and many wooded summer houses were built by people from Stockholm. Despite the small number of inhabitants, (which as of 2010 total was 4,857) and the enormous number of islets, the usage of “city” is somehow confusing. But for historical reasons it has always been like this.
Drop the ancor and go for a walk. The small, red wooded houses and narrow roads gives the town a distinctive appearance. You will fall in love!
Stay at anchor for the night and have dinner onboard. Our great chef is waiting!
We promise you will have a good night sleep – the spot is calm and quiet.
Day 3 – sailing the archipelago to Sandhamn
Enjoy early breakfast while sailing the magnifisent Stockholm archipelago towards Sandhamn.
Sandhamn (Swedish for “Sand Harbour”) is a small settlement in the central-peripheral part of the Stockholm Archipelago, approximately 50 km (30 miles) east of Stockholm.
One of the most important natural ports in the archipelago with easy access to the Swedish capital, Sandhamn has been popular for pleasure boating since the late 19th century. It is known for its tavern, its clubhouse, and its harbour.
While the settlement only has a hundred permanent inhabitants, the number of residents increases to 2-3.000 during the summer. Sandhamn receives an additional 100.000 visitors annually, an anormous amount – but it’s worth it!
Explore Sandhamn! Walk the characteristic gravel alleys, have a beer at the local pub or buy local art work from up-coming swedish artists.
“Sandhamn, a place of natural beauty, surrounded on three sides by water and on the fourth by the sea”. By August Strindberg in 1873, and it still holds today. The unique thing about Sandhamn is that it consists of sand and more sand, interrupted by thinly distributed outcrops of ancient stone. Child-friendly sandy beaches lie within walking distance wherever you turn on the island.
Stay at anchor and enjoy the bright summer night in the jacuzzi on top deck.
Day 4 – Cruise towards, and explore the island of Gotland
Cruise to theisland of Gotland; the largest island both in Sweden and in the Baltic Sea.
It is located about 90 km east of the Swedish mainland and about 130 km from the Baltic States, where Latvia being the nearest.
Gotland is known for its stacks and rugged landscape. Some call it “limestone-Hawaii” jokingly, but the island is also known for its sandy beaches and more than one hundred nature reserves.
On the north side you should visit Fårö.
Fårø is the place where Ingmar Bergman sought inspiration and tranquility and the place that has come to be most strongly associated with his oeuvre. He lived and worked here for nearly 50 years and this is where he made some of his best known films. In films such as Through a Glass Darkly, Persona, Scenes from a Marriage and Shame he has used the barren landscape of Fårö as middle-class holiday resort, as a refuge, as a war zone and as a backdrop for marital strife.
It’s time for a bike ride or to play golf….or you may prefer to stay onboard the yacht and go for a refreshing swim before lunch.
Cruise slowly towards the World Heritage City of Visby on the west coast of the island.
The Hanseatic City of Visby has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1995. The city wall that surrounds the inner city and all the church ruins that have survived, have become a hallmark of Visby’s cityscape. The largest of the ruin is called St. Karin church ruin. The characteristic city wall is 3.5 km long, has more than 50 towers and is surrounded by moats. Originally it was built as a protection against foreign enemies, but also against their own country.
Gotland’s 10,000 years of history have left extraordinarily rich remains and bear witness to an island culture that is distinctly its own. Experience Gotland’s history on your own or in a group, in Visby or out in the country, as a participant or as an observer. All round the year, festivals, lectures, walks, stage performances and music help keep the history alive, entertaining and informative.
If you have children on board, you should definetly visit the fun and fantastic Summerland and Waterland Kneippbyn! Only a small ride south of Visby. Summerland features more than 50 activities, including the original Villekulla Cottage from the Pippi Longstocking movies. You will find the Pippi Theatre with all the well-known characters as well. Waterland has 7 heated pools and 17 waterslides. Go for it!
Enjoy another gourmet-dinner onboard this eveing. Our chef cant’t wait to spoil you all. Feel the fresh air and enjoy the Northern light.
Day 5 – Cruising Visby – Øland – Copenhagen
An early start from Visby heading south and you will wake up for breakfast ancerred up outside the island of Øland. Close by you will find the charming city of Borgholm, and you may see the characteristic windmills, stacks or even the sheeps from the yacht.
After breakfast, you have to go on. This is the day for cruising. Soon you will sail under the enourmous bridge called Ølandsbroen. Do some spectacular photoshoots!
The calm and fantastic cruising goes on, and you are about to leave Sweden. The goal for this evening is Denmark and the Bornholm Island. We can «promise» wonderful sunshine; Bornholm is known for “the most sunny days” in this country!
You will probably drop the ancer outside the small city of Allinge-Sandvig this evening. Experience the pleasant streets in the old town with handsome half-timbered houses and beautiful gardens. A lovely place, you should go for a walk before dinner.
Day 6 – Copenhagen next!
Leave Bornholm and «The Bright Green Island» the next morning and cruise towards the Capital of Denmark!
Arrive the fantastic Copenhagen and stay at the dock down town facing the marvellous Opera House. The city is all yours for 24 hours!!
Copenhagen has it all. You ask for it – Copenhagen has it!
Again we recommend our fantastic chef onboard, but IF you should have a dinner ashore, do a reservation at “NOMA”. Noma is a two Michelin star restaurant run by chef René Redzepi, and it is known for its spectacular Nordic food.
Explore the City. See the Amalienborg Castle, feel the athmosfere in Nyhamn, have fun in Tivoli or go to the Opera.
Day 7 – Copenhagen
The Copenhagen Tivoli
Tivoli is a must for all children and those who like to play. Tivoli is located just a few minutes walk from City Hall, and with the Copenhagen Central Station as its nearest neighbor it is easy to find.
In 2013 Tivoli Gardens presented a new 600 m2 Tycho Brahe area with three new rides, one of them being the 4G ride Aquila, live music is on the program every day, fireworks every Saturday and international artists like Sting and Suede plays live on the open air stage.
Copenhagen’s largest shopping area is centered on Europe’s longest pedestrian shopping street, Strøget, and the streets that surround it. Strøget is Denmark’s premier shopping street. It has something for everyone, from the bargain clothes in H&M, to the department store, Illum, and the exclusive silver, porcelain and glassware at Amager Torv. Strøget is also a popular venue for street performers.
The Danish pastry is known world wide, and so is the typical dish “smørrebrød” – ask our chef – you will not regret.
Day 8 – time to leave
The captain and his crew have been happy to spoil you onboard S/Y Sunny Hill. Cruising Scandinavia is something else. The calm and quiet atmosphere onboard combined with sightseeing and shopping ashore is a unique possibility for both families and couples.
Our fantastic crew provide complete hospitality to onboard guests and are eager to ensure client satisfaction.
Welcome onboard and welcome back!