Editor’s Choice

Our Top 25 Unique Scandinavian Stays

8 March 2021

Pared down, laid back, and refreshingly free of bling or clutter, Scandi design breathes in harmony with its naturally awe-inspiring landscapes.  

Think fairytale, fir-strewn forests, glistening fjords, and the Northern Lights dancing across the clear night sky.

Keeping things simple, light, and fun is the order of the day in this famously relaxed part of the world… perhaps with the occasional touch of quirky style thrown in!

We’ve selected our top 25 Unique Scandinavian Stays, to help showcase that timelessly chic, effortlessly creative, and endlessly scenic Nordic way of life at its very best.

Author: Nina Jervis
Main image: River Eye Treehouse | Norway

Jumbostay

Stockholm, Stockholm County, Sweden
Jumbostay is a totally out-of-this-world hostel at Sweden's Stockholm Arlanda Airport, where guests can sleep in an original Boeing 747 and
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps: 1-4 per room
From
£40 pppn

Manshausen

Manshausen, Leinesfjord, Steigen, Norway
Start your Nordic adventure story on this breathtaking island resort, where the sea and the mountains combine in a spectacular backdrop for relaxation, contemplation and activity alike.
Bedrooms: 2 per cabin
Sleeps: 4
From
£425/night

ICEHOTEL

Jukkasjärvi, Norrbotten, Norrbotten County, Sweden
Indulge your senses at ICEHOTEL, the world's first and most exclusive hotel to be constructed from glistening ice and snow.
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps: Varies
From
£140/night warm room, £215/night cold room

Bergaliv

Vallsta, Gävleborg, Sweden
Experience the purity and simplicity of nature, surrounded by some of Sweden's most enchanting scenery, at Bergaliv Landscape Hotel - a peaceful mountainside sanctuary awaiting your arrival.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£350 /night

Treehotel

Harads, Norrbotten County, Sweden
An incredible experience waits in Swedish Lapland's treetops - the sensational architect-designed Treehotel, promising stunning design, breath-taking views and an unforgettable escape from life!
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps: Varies
From
£385 / night

The Arctic Hideaway

Sorvaer, Fleinvaer, Norway
Recharge your batteries and find your muse at the Arctic Hideaway, an exquisite cluster of houses on the remote Norwegian island of Fleinvær.
Bedrooms: 5
Sleeps: Up to 10
From
£180 / /son / night

River Eye Treehouse

Tessungdalen, Telemark, Norway
Experience the simple pleasures of natural Norway up close, from the pure comfort of a hand-built forest treehouse.
Bedrooms: Studio
Sleeps: 9
From
£170 / night

Kolarbyn Eco Lodge

Skinnskatteberg, Västmanland, Sweden
Welcome to "Sweden's most primitive hotel" - Kolarbyn Eco Lodge, a peaceful gathering of charcoal huts surrounded by lush spruce forest.
Bedrooms:
Sleeps: 2-5 per hut
From
£67 pppn

Näsets Marcusgård

Furudal, Dalarna, Sweden
A quirky and historic farm in the calming Swedish countryside, with colourful, ever-changing seasons, and a relaxed pace of life.
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps: Varies
From
£100 / night

THEKRANE

Copenhagen, Denmark
Scandi Noir in its most unique and luxurious form - a private, soul-enriching Danish retreat set in a former coal crane.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£1,069 / night

Lovtag

Hadsund, Himmerland, Denmark
Forest paths lead you to an idyllic Danish treetop hotel where you'll discover sustainable, architect-designed cabins infused with hygge.
Bedrooms: Open plan
Sleeps: 2-4 per cabin
From
£225 / night

Arctic Fox Igloos

Ranua, Lapland, Finland
View the clear night sky (and possibly the Northern Lights) with a breath-taking stay in a glinting glass igloo on the edge of the Arctic Circle.
Bedrooms: 1 per igloo
Sleeps:
From
£380 / night

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