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Camping, Kristinehamn, Värmland
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Accommodation

Camping in Sweden

Bring your caravan or motorhome to more than four hundred and fifty National Swedish Campsite Association campsites in Sweden. Drive or pitch under the midnight sun in Swedish Lapland, camp in a giant forest, or beside countless lakes anywhere in the country and beachside in the south, east and west.

The seasons

In Sweden the spring season is from March/April to May, the summer season is from June to August, the autumn season from September to October/November and the winter season from November/December to March/February. 

This varies slightly of course because Sweden is such a big country and in the far north you are inside the Arctic Circle. Because of the Gulf Stream, Sweden enjoys a mild climate generally, with summer temperatures of +20C around the country. So Sweden really isn’t as cold as you might think. The peak season for camping in Sweden is June and July and most of the country enjoys around twenty hours of daylight in the summer months. And yes, in the far north there are periods when the sun does not set in the summer months and you could be enjoying your favourite tipple under the midnight sun. Come autumn the mercury starts dropping, so make sure the heating in your caravan or motorhome is working!

What can you expect?

Sweden is a big country with big nature and big city experiences – the choice is yours. You have the last remaining true wilderness of Swedish Lapland – a vast area of glaciers, mountains, Arctic plains, tundra and wildlife. On the west coast you can combine the buzz of city life in Gothenburg with the Bohuslän coast and archipelago; famous for its coastal fishing villages, sparkling islands, as well as world-class lobster, prawns, oysters and mussels. Or how about Sweden’s most southerly region Skånefamous for its farmland plains, and the city of Malmö, linked to Copenhagen by the magnificent Öresund Bridge – the setting for ‘The Bridge’ Nordic-noir television series.

Wherever your destination is in Sweden you will find a high-quality camping site.

SCR Swedish Camping info

The National Swedish Campsite Association has more than 400 campsites in Sweden as members. The campsites are all over Sweden and offer more than 75,000 camping pitches and 9,000 cottages and cabins. 

To stay at a SCR Swedish Camping associated campsite you will need a Camping Key Europe, which is a card that connects campsites all over Europe. You can buy the card online at camping.se. The card is then valid a year from the day you buy it. You may also buy the card at a campsite and the card is then valid until the end of the year.

You do not have to check in to buy the card and it is valid until the end of the year. The card enables quicker check in and check out. A number of special offers are also associated with the card, for example discounts on ferries to and from Sweden. The card also includes an accident and liability insurance for you and your family during your stay at the campsite. Some Swedish camping sites also accept Camping Card International, CCI.