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10 popular destinations in the Nordics

What’s on the agenda – a big city weekend, a trip with your other half or a little me time? Or maybe you need some handy hints on work travel, or where to head for on your family holiday? The Nordic countries has a range of hotels to offer in more than 100 destinations. We’ll tell you a little about 10 of the most popular ones here.

Preikestolen, Stavanger

The famous Predikestolen in Stavanger

1. Shopping, cafés and nightlife

No matter what you enjoy, you’re sure to find it in Stockholm. In Södermalm, you can head for the colourful Hornstull with its restaurants and rock clubs, or you can wander over to the trendy SoFo with its bars, bohemian cafés and vintage style. Wander around Gamla Stan and stop for coffee and cake in a mediaeval vaulted cellar, or discover the many shops and eateries in Östermalm. View our best Stockholm tips.

StockholmA winter’s day on the streets of Stockholm

2. Fjords, countryside and metropolis

Have you ever wandered along Havnepromenaden in Oslo? You can follow the Akerselva river via cafés and bars all the way up to lake Maridalsvannet if you like. Munch your way around the food courts at Vippa and Mathallen, or take a look at the stylish Tjuvholmen by the sea. You’ll find delicious drinks and brilliant atmosphere at the many nightspots in Youngstorget, for instance.

Barcode by the Oslo FjordBarcode by the Oslo Fjord

3. Sandwiches and cobblestones

Some 10 million people visit Copenhagen every year, and we can certainly see why. You can get anything your heart desires here – herring and schnapps at Nyhavn, street food at Papirøen – or head for Vesterbro for shows and shopping. Our two hotels in the heart of the city are the perfect place to be based in wonderful, wonderful Copenhagen.

Bikes on the streets of CopenhagenBikes on the streets of Copenhagen

4. In the home of the sauna

One of the European capitals that’s truly come into its own over the past few years is Helsinki. The city has become a popular place to visit, with design, art and exciting restaurants all waiting for you. You can also enjoy Finnish saunas morning and evening at our stylish, Finnish hotels. Take a look!

Sauna in HelsinkiSauna in Helsinki

5. The Paris of the North

There’s something truly exotic about Tromsø. This cosy town offers hotels, great restaurants and popular bars in each and every street, and there’s some incredible countryside right on the doorstep. You can see the magical Midnight Sun in summer, or in winter drive a dogsled across the plains. And if you’re lucky, you’ll even get to see the Northern Lights dancing across the night sky.

Tromsø seen from StorsteinenTromsø seen from Storsteinen

6. Between the seven mountains

In the western town of Bergen, you simply have to see Ulriken, Fløyen and Fisketorget at least once in your life. You can spend hours at Bryggen and wandering through the many streets in the town, which are home to some historical timber buildings, restaurants and bars. Ready for six exciting experiences in Bergen?

Clarion Hotel Admiral, BergenGreat evenings at Bryggen and the Clarion Hotel Admiral in Bergen

7. Old Nidaros

The town is pretty compact, so you can get a lot done in a day in Trondheim. Walk along the Nidelven river and through the old town of Bakklandet, and take a break at a café on the banks of the river. See the spectacular Nidaros Cathedral, or go shopping, have a bite to eat and just enjoy being in Solsiden. Get to know Trondheim here.

Sunset at the Nidelva river in TrondheimSunset at the Nidelva river in Trondheim

8. Stunning views and colours

Besides world-famous natural attractions such as Kjeragbolten, Preikestolen and the beaches of Jæren, the town of Stavanger is well worth a trip. There are some beautiful little shops here, and a separate street where all the timber houses are painted in a delightful explosion of colours – and there are all kinds of great places to eat here, too. Would do you like to visit Stavanger? Here are five reasons to why you should.

Fargegaten in Stavanger. Photograph: Bobo OlssonFargegaten in Stavanger. Photograph: Bobo Olsson

9. Music, food and Liseberg

The charming port city of Gothenburg has lots of shops, eateries and bars to choose from, and you certainly won’t be disappointed if fish and shellfish are your thing. You’ll also find the Liseberg amusement park here, and every summer the city plays host to Way Out West, one of the biggest music festivals in Sweden.

Evening skies in GothenburgEvening skies in Gothenburg

10. Street food and falafel

Just across the bridge from Copenhagen is the Southern Swedish city of Malmö. Have a walk round Folkets park or head for the Lilla torg watering hole – and don’t forget to taste the city’s famous falafel! You’ll find loads of good street food and exciting restaurants around Möllevångstorget.

Bastard restaurant in MalmöBastard restaurant in Malmö. Photograph: Bobo Olsson


Three chains and a treasure chest

Nordic Choice Hotels has more than 180 hotels over three chains in the Nordic region and Baltic states – Comfort Hotel®, Quality Hotel™ and Clarion Hotel®. Wondering what the features of the various hotels are? Find your favourite chain.

There are also 20 or so independent hotels to choose from. Each of these is unique, and the hotels are actually worth visiting as destinations in themselves thanks to their design, their location or lovely big spa facilities, to name but a few examples. You’ll find these hotels in urban settings, by the sea or in the mountains. Would you like to find out more about spa facilities, skiing and luxury at any of these hotels? Take a peek inside the treasure chest.

Copperhill Mountain LodgeCopperhill Mountain Lodge

Norefjell Ski & SpaNorefjell Ski & Spa

Pool at YasuragiYasuragi

10 popular Nordic destinations

All our destinations can be found on our website, along with information on each individual hotel. Keep reading if you’d like inspiration for trips to the Nordic capitals and other favourite Norwegian and Swedish destinations. Bon voyage!

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