Workation in Sweden – a natural thing
Niehku Mountain Villa, Swedish Lapland
Niehku Mountain Villa has received a UNESCO Prix Versaille for best hotel interior, and the outdoor setting is just as impressive. Located in Riksgränsen, above the Arctic Circle, the hotel offers ski tours under the midnight sun as well as hiking tours in areas rarely visited by people. You can also go mountain biking, fishing and kayaking. Or – if you’re really into challenging yourself – why not end your workation by climbing Sweden’s highest mountain, Kebnekaise.
Head as far out on the coast of Västerbotten as you can reach, and you’ll find the old fishing village of Järnäsklubb. This is the home of Lotshuset, a three-bedroom private guesthouse with understated luxury in breath-taking nature. If your prime wish after closing your laptop is to enjoy the silence and slow down at a remote getaway, Lotshuset is the destination for you.
Sweden’s oldest mountain hotel is located in Tänndalen and consists of several 19th century wooden houses with vast areas of unspoiled nature right on their doorstep. In this area, nature is divided into no less than eight seasons – all with their own draw. Hike through the colourful autumn landscape, listen to the silence of the frosty winter, or stay up all night in the summer, watching the sun do the same.
Bergaliv is the place to visit to really unwind from the outside world. The minimalistic cabin, located in the dense forests of Hälsingland, is built over two floors. The first floor is where you’ll find your sleeping accommodation while the upper floor is an open terrace with panoramic views stretching along the Ljusnan River Valley. The perfect place to meditate after a day’s remote work.
Siggesta Gård, Stockholm archipelago
The functioning farm of Siggesta Gård is located in the Stockholm archipelago, a mere 50-minute bus ride from the city centre. The elegantly renovated rooms are surrounded by nature offering mountain biking, trail walking, themed mini-golf and SUP-rental. The farm is home to alpacas, chickens, goats and horses and you might even get the opportunity to join a feeding session.
Downtown Camper by Scandic, Stockholm
If you’re more of an urban explorer, Downtown Camper in central Stockholm is the ideal base. The lush hotel lobby is a popular spot for remote workers and holidaymakers alike. Hotel guests are offered bikes, kayaks and skateboards for loan. Also, don’t miss the wellness area on the top floor – complete with a sauna shaped like a bird’s nest and an outside pool offering a bird’s eye view of Stockholm’s rooftops.
Swedish Country Living, West Sweden
Swedish Country Living in Dalsland is precisely what it sounds like. The accommodation ranges from larger farmhouses with free wifi to smaller cabins free from electricity and running water, for a more sustainable way to get close to nature. Here, you’ll be surrounded by pristine forest, many lakes and grazing sheep. Possible activities include hiking, kayaking and fishing.
Thorskogs Grand Manor House, Bohuslän
Thorskogs Grand Manor House (Thorskogs Slott) is located north of Gothenburg and suitable for those who wish to have a royal touch to their workation. The elegant historic manor boasts a 18th century English-style parkland, dotted with rare trees and shrubs. A stone’s throw away, you’ll find Svartedalen’s nature reserve with several walking trails. A golf course and a number of lakes, perfect for a swim or a canoe trip, are also nearby.
Salt & Sill, West Sweden
Salt & Sill is Sweden’s first floating hotel and located on the islet Klädesholmen in the pristine archipelago of the west coast. All rooms have their own entrance, wifi and access to an outdoor seating area – some rooms even have their own sea ladder right outside the door. The hotel offers water-themed activities like boat tours and shellfish fishing. At Salt & Sill, you can rest assure the sound of gentle lapping waves will rock you to sleep.
Ästad Vingård, Halland
Ever dreamt of living on a vineyard? Ästad Vingård, tucked away in a beech forest on a nature reserve in Halland, is one of Sweden’s largest vineyards. When you’re done working for the day you can either cool down with a cold bath or warm up in the underwater sauna at ‘Sinnenas Spa’ (Spa of the Senses). You can also learn more about the organic grapes on a guided vineyard tour, or set off on a hike along any of the trails that are scattered around the vineyard.
Nature Shelter Hotel, Skåne
Nature Shelter Hotel is a newly opened urban hotel right by Skåneleden Trail in the southern part of Sweden. The surrounding forest and many lakes offer a variety of possible adventures, such as hiking, biking, fishing and kayaking. During autumn, the number of berries and mushrooms make the place a forager’s dream. Nature Shelter Hotel is a part of STF – the Swedish Tourist Federation.
Eriksberg Hotel & Nature Reserve, Blekinge
Eriksberg Hotel & Nature Reserve is the Nordic region’s largest game reserve and one of Blekinge’s biggest draws. European bison, deer, wild boar and moufflon roam freely and a guided walking safari allow you to literally follow in these mighty creatures’ footsteps. Eriksberg offers a variety of accommodation, where the newly built ‘SynVillan’ – The Illusion Villa – gives you a chance to watch the animals eat through a glass slab in the floor.