City & Ski Breaks in Scandinavia

Andy Hemingway

Let’s face it, most people choose their ski holiday without giving a second thought to the city they’re flying to - it’s all about getting to and from the ski resort as quickly as possible.

And yet in Scandinavia it is these gateway cities, rather than the ski resorts, that are the most visited and chosen by tourists as destinations in their own right. By bypassing them, you’re really missing out.

Choose from beautiful Bergen, cosmopolitan Oslo, chic Stockholm and historic Trondheim, any of which will add another welcome dimension to your ski holiday, at not a lot of extra cost.

Four Reasons for a Scandinavia City Break

1. World Famous Experiences

Enjoy world famous sites, museums and architecture. A great way to really experience another side to Scandinavian culture.

2. A Convenient Break

These cities have been chosen for their excellent links to and from the skiing. You pass them on your way from airport to resort so why not break the journey, enjoy the city highlights and arrive at your next destination refreshed after a night’s sleep.

3. The Luxury of Choice

Adding a night or two opens up more flight times and more UK airports to choose from.

4. Incredible Value for Money

More flight choices mean we can select the very best value for you too. In many cases adding a city stay adds no more to the overall holiday cost due to the flight savings and in return you get a lot more holiday for your money.

Bergen, Norway

Bergen Winter

Bergen is in an iconic setting, surrounded by seven rounded peaks, lush forests, fjords and the ocean. It is best known for its colourful harbourside, the Bryggen, one of the most photographed areas of the city and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Best combined with: Myrkdalen, Fjords & Mountains Ski Safari

Oslo, Norway

Oslo Christmas Market © Susanne A. Finnes / VISITOSLO

As the cosmopolitan capital of Norway, Oslo has a vibrant café and bar culture complimented by world class museums and galleries. The city itself is a mix of old and new architecture and is compact enough to explore on foot. Alternatively you can make use of the excellent Oslo Pass - granting you free access to all public transport and also entry to over 30 museums and attractions.

Best combined with: Trysil, Ski & Spa Ski Safari

Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm Old Town © Jeppe Wikstrom Mediabank.VisitStockholm

Stockholm is Sweden's capital and home to no less than three UNESCO World Heritage sites. The scenery really sets Stockholm apart - built across 14 islands creating a landscape of waterways, parkland and architecture. The city has over 1000 restaurants and a diverse range of cuisine. It's a creative hub and bursting with heritage - boasting around 100 museums.

Best combined with: Åre, Åre and the Arctic Ski Safari

Trondheim, Norway

Trondheim Historic Buildings © Knuta Age Dahl

Trondheim was the Viking capital of Norway and has always been an important trading centre. It is no longer the capital, but retains its historic significance as the coronation place for Norway's kings and queens right through to the present day. Today Trondheim is a thriving university town with a strong music scene and home to Norway's national museum for music.

Best combined with: Åre, Åre and the Arctic Ski Safari

How Much?

1 night in Bergen & 6 nights in Geilo starts from just £599pp - even over half term.