How to copy the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge royal tour of Sweden and Norway

Here’s how you can follow in Kate and William’s footsteps and see the best of Stockholm and Oslo.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took a four-day trip to Sweden and Norway in 2018.

Their royal tour itinerary packed a whole host of activities into a whistle-stop tour of Stockholm and Oslo.

Here’s how to copy their trip.

Day one: Ice skating in Vasaparken, Stockholm

Kicking things off in Sweden, the first stop for the royals was to Vasaparken – a large park with an outdoor ice skating rink where the couple will be watching a bandy ice hockey event.

After the game, the Duke and Duchess met the players and learned more about this Swedish sport.

You might not get the chance to watch a match but between November and March the ice rink is open for public ice skating between 8am and 9pm on weekdays and 10am to 9pm on weekends.

If ice skating isn’t your thing, opt for a stroll around the park instead.

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Visit the Royal Palace

Sweden has its own royal family too and Kate and William were at the Royal Palace for a luncheon hosted by King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia, as well as other royal guests including Crown Princess Victoria and her husband Prince Daniel.

While you probably can’t count on the royal treatment, you can pay the palace a visit for 160 SEK (around £14) for an adult ticket.

There are occasions when the palace is closed to the public; you can check for more information and read about the Swedish royal family at the official Royal Court website.

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Explore the Nobel Museum

From the palace, it’s quick walk to the Nobel Museum so you can literally follow in the royal couple’s footsteps.

Here they found out about the 120-year history of the prizes and met a number of Nobel laureates.

Visit here to find out all about some of the great achievements of the Nobel prize winners. Tickets are 120 SEK (around £10.75).

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Learn about architecture at ArkDes

Next on the Duke and Duchess’s itinerary was another museum visit - ArkDes is a museum dedicated to architecture and design.

The museum is closed on Mondays but is free to visit.

Then Kate and William attended a black tie dinner at the British embassy with Swedish A-listers including Stellan Skarsgård, Alicia Vikander and members of the royal family.

Unfortunately, that’s one activity you won’t be able to recreate.

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Day two: Shop at NK

Day two of the tour got underway with the royal couple visiting the Karolinska Institute alongside Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel to learn about Swedish work into mental health and children’s wellbeing, before they visited a school.

Next, they opened an interactive exhibition of British design and fashion brands operating in Sweden at one of the country’s leading department stores, NK.

For a spot of retail therapy, head to NK in the Norrmalm district of the Swedish capital.

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Stroll around Haga Park

Kate and William then had tea with Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel at their private residence, Haga Palace.

You won’t be able to look around the palace but you can explore the park in which it’s located.

Haga Park is one of Sweden's most-visited recreation areas and boasts many historical buildings.

You can’t have tea in the palace, but you can try a cuppa from the Copper Tent. The Copper Tent was built in 1787 to house stables and lodgement for the guards but now houses a museum, restaurant and café.

See Stockholm by boat

Stockholm is a city made up of an archipelago of islands and weather permitting, the Duke and Duchess headed to their final event in Sweden by boat.

The view from the water is the best way to see the Swedish capital so why not try a hop-on, hop-off pass to get around the city by boat?

Find out more about seeing Stockholm from the wayer from excursions specialist Stromma.

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Take in the views from Fotografiska

Hopping off the boat, the royal couple ended their trip to Sweden at Fotografiska – a breathtaking photography museum boasting the best views across the city thanks to its panoramic windows.

Tickets cost 145 SEK for adults (roughly £13) though you can’t pay with cash, it’s card-only here.

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Day three: Visit Oslo’s royal palace

Kate and William started day three with a quick flight from Stockholm to Oslo before joining the Norwegian royals for a luncheon.

The Duke and Duchess spent much of day three exploring the palace gardens before having dinner at the palace.

You can visit Norway’s Royal Palace to but there are some caveats.

The palace is only open to the public during the summer and you have to explore only via a guided tour. Find out how to book a tour at the Royal house of Norway's website.

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Day four: Have a Skam-themed scan of the city

The final day of the tour saw the royal couple touring Hartvig Nissen School which provides the filming location for popular Norwegian show, Skam.

They met the cast and crew of the drama.

If you fancy a slice of the action, try a Skam-themed tour of Oslo. Find out more at Skam Safari.

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See the snow at Holmenkollen

The last trip on this royal tour was to the snowy hills of Holmenkollen.

This was the venue for the 1952 Oslo Winter Olympic Games.

Kate and William paid a visit to the Holmenkollen ski jump and museum in their final engagement before returning to London.

For 140 NOK (£12.80) you too can travel to the top of the ski jump, discover more about Norway's national sport and take in the snowy scenes from the observation deck.

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