Skiing in Sweden

Devotees of the Alps, your attention, please. Yes, the respective resorts of Switzerland, France, Austria and Italy represent a pretty attractive snowy smorgasbord, but don’t rule out the spiritual home of the smorgasbord itself – Sweden.

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Key Stats

Best Time To Visit

Nov - Jun

Flight from London London

2:15 hrs

Time Difference

GMT +1 hr

Why? Well, there's the fact that the season runs well into May thanks to the northerly longitude of the ski resorts and the extensive daylight hours as summer approaches. Then there are the slick hotels, the excellent (if expensive) nightlife, the delicious food, the slick service, the amazing array of alternative activities such as dog-sledding and, last but by no means least, the throngs of drop dead gorgeous young Swedes swanning around. The skiing's not bad either.

We at Original Travel particularly recommend two completely contrasting Swedish resorts - Riksgransen and Åre. Riksgransen is probably best suited to the skier who's bored of conventional piste skiing and wants a post-Alpine season hit, while Åre feels like stepping into a slick North American resort, but just a few hours travel time away from the UK.

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Where to stay

Brandon Lodge

Brandon Lodge

Overlooking a vast expanse of frozen sea, Brandon Lodge is a cosy and comfortable lodge in the heart of Swedish Lapland.

Pine Bay Lodge

Pine Bay Lodge

Pine Bay Lodge is a charming, homely lodge in the heart of Swedish Lapland, where guests can spend days indulging in a range of adventurous activities, and nights wrapped up warm and in search of the beautiful Aurora Borealis.

Lydmar Hotel

Lydmar Hotel

Once upon a time (that time being the 90’s) the Lydmar Hotel was achingly hip and trendy; so hip and trendy in fact, that it was destined to go the way of most of that decade’s fashions. However the Lydmar is back once again, and is an altogether more elegant affair this time round.

Bar at  Nobis Hotel, luxury hotel in Stockholm, Sweden

Nobis Hotel

Despite being housed in two historic 19th Century buildings in Norrmalmstorg, Nobis Hotel remains thoroughly modern.

Meeting room at Hotel J, luxury hotel in Stockholm, Sweden

Hotel J

Standing on the edge of Nacka Strand Marina and with a recurrent nautical theme throughout, Hotel J is Stockholm’s answer to Newport, Rhode Island.

Hotel Skeppsholmen, luxury hotel in Stockholm, Sweden

Hotel Skeppsholmen

The Hotel Skeppsholmen expertly combines a stylish modern design interior with a historic and beautiful 18th Century exterior.

Elite Plaza, luxury hotel in Sweden

Elite Plaza

The Elite Plaza is a design hotel in every sense – both part of the capital ‘d’ Design Hotel group, and beautifully designed, from the mosaic floor in the entrance hall to the immaculate new top floor with its 12 additional rooms.

Salt & Sill, luxury hotel in Sweden

Salt & Sill

The owners first established Salt & Sill as a restaurant, where 40% of Sweden’s herring comes from. Such was the demand for rooms at the popular eatery; they decided to add a hotel to their burgeoning success, and a floating one at that.

Villa Sjotorp, luxury hotel in Sweden

Villa Sjötorp

Villa Sjötorp began life as a private summer residence and still has an air of old school glamour about it. Owner Ellika has carefully hand-picked every item in the house, and her sharp attention to detail and careful restoration is apparent throughout.

Hotel Pigalle

Hotel Pigalle

A far cry from the monochrome minimalism of many Scandinavian design hotels, Hotel Pigalle channels a more bawdy fin de siècle bordello chic, and is hands down Gothenburg’s coolest boutique hotel.

Winter at Copperhill Mountain Lodge, luxury hotel in Sweden

Copperhill Mountain Lodge

The super-stylish Copperhill Mountain Lodge is the best hotel in Sweden’s most popular ski resort, Åre.

Ice Hotel

Ice Hotel

Every year, 60 artists are given 30,000 tonnes of snow and ice to play with on the banks of the Torne River and are tasked with building the latest incarnation of the Ice Hotel; unsurprisingly, the result is much more than your average igloo.

Treehotel

Treehotel

The Treehotel is a rare and ingenious concept consisting of, well, tree houses, and allows guests to experience the stunning surroundings from an opportune spot in Luleå.

Aurora Safari Camp, luxury hotel in Sweden

Aurora Safari Camp

Snow and camping aren’t usually natural bedfellows, but don’t worry, we haven't completely lost the plot. Aurora Safari camp offers a ‘glamping’ experience in the wilderness of Swedish Lapland and the Rane River Valley.

Abisko Mountain Lodge

Abisko Mountain Lodge

Located in the stunning Abisko National Park, Abisko Mountain Lodge is an archetypal mountain retreat in Northern Lapland.

sorbyn lodge

Sörbyn Lodge

Sörbyn Lodge is located on a stunning lake sheltered by towering pine trees. This cosy lodge offers warmth and comfort in between adrenaline-fuelled adventures.

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