Luxury Ski Lodges Sweden
With endless powder, the luxurious resorts of Sweden provide the perfect setting for a luxury ski holiday.
Luxury Ski Holidays in Sweden
With rolling hills and roaring rivers, Sweden is the very essence of untouched wilderness. If there’s one thing to tick off your bucket list, it’s a visit to Swedish Lapland.
From the spectacular Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) to the stunning scenery and fascinating Sami culture, Swedish Lapland is the ultimate playground for young and old. One of the most popular regions to visit in Swedish Lapland is Kiruna. Home to the Abisko National Park, Sweden’s highest mountain Kebnekaise and the ski resorts of Björkliden and Riksgränsen, Kiruna is the perfect destination for an active holiday.
Spanning from Skellefteå in the south to Kiruna in the north, the landscape is diverse, with rivers, lakes, forests and mountains. What’s more, the region has eight seasons, with skiing taking place from late autumn to mid-summer.
However, it’s not all about skiing and touring. Swedish Lapland offers a plethora of activities from reindeer herding and scenic snowshoe hikes to dog sledding, chasing the Northern Lights and spending the night in the original ICEHOTEL.
3 Chalets & Apartments in Sweden
Fjellborg Arctic Lodge
What the Press are Saying
" Located on the shores of frozen Lake Väkkärä, 100 miles above the Arctic Circle, this remote lodge is a beautiful place to try new adventures. Its proprietor, Kenth Fjellborg, is a legendary musher who will make sure you get behind a dog team. You might also reenergize in a wood-fired sauna, or try your hand at ice fishing, snowshoeing, and exploring the forests and lakes on a snowmobile—at night."
What the Press are Saying
"A romantically reimagined 19th-century pinewood cabin straight from The Chronicles of Narnia, it lies deep in forest off the Gulf of Bothnia with blankets of snow visible from every angle. Enjoy Nordic ski tours over frozen lakes, punctuated with a welcome outdoor barbecue (reindeer and cinnamon buns). Kick back later with long candlelit dinners of Kalix caviar and Arctic char, served with jugs of lingonberry and vodka cocktails and plenty of jazz."
The Villa at Copperhill Mountain Lodge
Leo Trippi's Highlight
This spectacular lodge enjoys incredible views and is ideal for corporate groups, sleeping up to 16 guests. The villa is incredibly spacious with modern design and multiple living spaces.
Luxury Lodges in Sweden
There are some outstanding places to stay in Swedish Lapland, from the famous ICEHOTEL and TreeHotel to several incredible luxury lodges. Notable luxury lodge rentals in Sweden that are available to rent include both Loggers Lodge and Fjellborg Arctic Lodge which offer an opportunity to connect with nature and enjoy numerous Arctic activities whilst being in the lap of luxury.
Situated high up on the Förberget near the Åre ski area with breathtaking views, the contemporary ski-in/ski-out property of Villa at Copperhill Mountain Lodge also provides the perfect base for skiers looking to spend as much time as possible on the slopes and is just a short drive from the heart of Åre village.
Skiing in Sweden
Lying on the edge of the Arctic Circle, it’s not surprising that Sweden has an abundance of snow throughout the winter. The ski season in Sweden is typically longer than many resorts in the Alps, with resorts opening from mid-November to the beginning of May. This makes Sweden a great option for a snow-sure holiday.
Much of the downhill skiing terrain across the country is a little more mellow in comparison to the Alps and the Dolomites, making it a great option for beginners, intermediates and families. Whilst Sweden does have some great resorts for downhill skiing, as with the other Nordic countries, cross country skiing is also very popular with many resorts offering large cross-country areas.
Ski resorts in Sweden
There are more than 100 ski resorts in Sweden with the majority based in the southern half of the country. Amongst the top resorts is Åre which has recently been crowned Sweden’s Best Ski Resort at the 2022 World Ski Awards. Åre is probably the most commercial of Sweden’s resorts with over 50 restaurants and bars and a charming village centre. The resort itself boasts 34 lifts and just over 90 km of downhill pistes, with access to some great backcountry terrain as well.
Another popular resort is Sälen, which consists of several large ski areas Kläppen, Lindvallen, Högfjället, Tandådalen, Hundfjället and Stöten – making it Northern Europe’s largest ski resort. With over 161 km of pistes across the five resorts, there is certainly enough terrain to allow you to ski somewhere new each day. These smaller resorts are certainly more suited to beginners and make a great option for a family ski holiday in Sweden.
How to have the perfect luxury ski holiday in Sweden
- Wake up to a traditional Swedish breakfast of coffee and smörgås, open sandwiches with delicious locally-sourced meats and cheeses
- Make your way to one of many local ski resorts, taking in the breathtaking scenery as you go
- Take lunch on the slopes and enjoy a hearty Swedish dish to warm you up ready for an afternoon spent skiing
- Return to your luxury Swedish lodge and relax in your traditional Swedish hot tub or sauna
Location & Map
Located west of the Baltic Sea and Gulf of Bothnia, Sweden forms the eastern part of the Scandinavian Peninsula with the Scandinavian mountain chain of Skanderna to the west, a range which separates Sweden from Norway. With four international airports, the main airport used by most airline carriers is Stockholm Arlanda just 40km north of the city. Other airports include Bromma, Goteborg Landvetter, Luleå, Skavsta and Västerås.