“It’s everywhere for the love of it all – in the north (wilderness, foaming rivers, high alpine peaks and plains in Swedish Lapland), south (rolling countryside and beaches that never end), east (coastline and magical archipelagoes) and west (coastline and giant lakes). Even in Sweden’s big cities; Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö, Sweden’s nature is literally on your doorstep.” – Visit Sweden’s website
Sweden eco resorts and lodges are located within wilderness, perched on alpine mountains, set within rolling countryside, and along beaches. Sweden eco resorts and lodges include Kolarbyn Ecolodge in Skinnskatteberg, Fabriken Furillen on Gotland, Fjällnäs in Malmagen, Treehotel in Harads, and Urnatur Skogseremitage in Ödeshög.
Referred to as “Sweden’s most primitive hotel”, Kolarbyn Ecolodge is a simple mud and wood hut retreat. There are no electricity and no showers and no car is required to get you here. Public transportation is recommended. Guests cut their own fire wood and wash their own dishes at the nearby spring. Many people may finds this accommodation stay challenging.
Fabriken Furillen is located on Swedish island Gotland in the Baltic Sea. It is still relatively sparse of tourists. The land is made up from limestone, and includes isolated beaches. The resort is eco-friendly. The island offers a myriad of wildlife activities. The menu includes fresh seafood and ingredients from the resort’s farm.
Fjällnäs is located in the Swedish highlands. The resort was built by local craftsmen with sustainable materials. Environmentally-safe heating and insulation are the standards here. “Only by coming so close to this total wilderness, can you truly understand its primitive power, its savage beauty. It is a strange and rare landscape, created by the movements of the ice sheet nine thousand years ago. In some places the panoramic views stretch for at least 200 kilometres in every direction. And with more than 60 mountain peaks, more than 300 kilometres of prepared Nordic ski trails, and countless marked hiking tracks, you will never have to cover the same ground twice.” – Fjallnas’ website
Treehotel. “We build our treerooms in the natural forest while hardly affecting the surroundings. We choose material and construction techniques that make as little environmental impact as possible. We build on live trees without destroying the tree and we do not chop down any trees or damage nature while building. Mostly we use local construction companies.” – Treehotel’s website
Urnatur. “We want our little farm Sjögetorp to be a living organic farm, with animals grazing the natural ancient pastures. We keep the old breed “pälsfår”, a kind of sheep with the most beautiful skins and tasty meat. Without the sheep we could not maintain the rich biodiversity of this place. To favour the endangered species that belong to our meadows, we are making hay with the scythe in late July as in old times so the seeds can sow back in again. We like to use local traditional materials and techniques. Therefore Håkan has built about 3 km of beautiful traditional “gärdesgård” fences that border our pastures and fields. They are made of spruce, sprucetwigs and juniper. Thanks to working with tourism we can afford to put some extra time on nature conservation. A win-win situation for both nature, our guests and us.” – Håkan Strotz and Ulrika Krynitz (Owners), Urnatur
Nature activities at Sweden eco resorts and lodges include trekking, whitewater rafting, ice climbing and alpine and cross-country skiing.
Regardless of which Sweden eco resorts and lodges you choose, you’ll be staying in a natural setting and this is what we love most about these accommodations.