If you prefer the great outdoors to come complete with creature comforts such as proper beds, luxury linen, wood-fired stoves and breakfast delivered to your door, glamping could be the thing for you. Glamping - "'glamorous camping" - is a relatively new concept in Sweden but a few places have hopped on the trend in recent years, providing luxurious accommodation in canvas bell tents in beautiful natural surroundings. Whether you fancy a lake view in the Sörmland countryside or a seafront position in the Stockholm archipelago, our guide will lead you to the best places to spend the night under the stars without having to wrestle with tent poles or soggy sandwiches.
The best glamping spots around Stockholm
In this guide
Stockholm's best glamping sites
- Igloo Escape – Surrounded by the archipelago
- Fejan Canvas Hotel – On the edge of the open sea
- Svartsö Logi – Sleep to the sounds of the sea
- Aktiv Skärgård – High standard and comfort factor
- Sund Nergården – Lakeside idyll
- Island Lodge – World-class island luxury
- Sälstationen – A natural oasis on Gålö
- Gyllene Brunnen – Rural luxury
- Idöborg – Magnificent sea views
- Nämdö glamping – Champagne camping
- Marholmens glamping – Floating tents
- Myssjö gård – Off-grid glamping on sustainable island farm
Stockholm's best glamping sites
Surrounded by the archipelago
Leave your everyday life and the big city behind you and head for Bullandö Marina, where you can book glamping in beautiful archipelago surroundings with Igloo Escape. Their igloos have all-round panoramic windows, meaning you can enjoy both sunsets and sunrises. For dinner you can grill on your terrace, or head for the marina restaurant. There's also a sauna nearby and if you're feeling adventurous you can rent kayaks and SUPs.
On the edge of the open sea
Six canvas tents (Number 4 is larger, perfect for families), complete with wood-burning stoves, sit on platforms looking out over the outer archipelago. A breakfast basket is brought to your tent in the morning. This summer season 2022, guests are provided with dinner ingredients which they can cook themselves on a Muurikka griddle pan by their tent.
Sleep to the sounds of the sea
Take the ferry out to Svartsö, a 1,5-2 hr boat ride from Nybrokajen and, after a five-course dinner at Svartsö Krog, you can bed down in one of four sea-facing canvas tents. Each tent is cosily equipped with thick duvets, heaters, fur rugs and atmospheric lanterns. Wake up to a breakfast basket left outside your tent.
High standard and comfort factor
Travel out to the stunning island of Utö for a cosy overnight stay in Aktiv Skärgårds luxurious seaside glamping tents. Their popular glamping accommodation premiered in spring 2020 and at the time of writing they have four tents, each sleeping up to four. The tents are 20m² with generous wooden decks. As well as beds made up with hotel-grade linen, soft towels and drinking water, breakfast is also included in the price - choose to have it delivered to your tent or walk up to Utö Värdshus for the breakfast buffet. Combine your stay with some kayaking or other fun activity - there's a wide range to choose from.
As well as seven hotel rooms, this charming bed and breakfast outside Trosa has three glamping tents open in the summer months. The tents have outdoor wooden decks overlooking Lake Sillen. The price includes a pre-dinner drink, three-course dinner and breakfast buffet, along with access to the hot tub and floating sauna.
World-class island luxury
Seven specially-designed tents on a private island outside Vaxholm provide an exclusive archipelago experience perfect for small groups and corporate events. Gourmet meals are served in a separate dining tent, safari-style, and there's a hot tub and floating sauna guests can use. Activities including firewalking, seal safaris and sea kayaking can also be arranged.
A natural oasis on Gålö
Sälstationen, "the seal station", on the island of Gålö in the archipelago has a fascinating history and beautiful natural surroundings. In summer 2020 they added a comfortable 20 square metre glamping tent to the cabin accommodation options. The private wooden deck in front of the tent has views over the seal enclosures and the waters of Långgarnsfjärden. The tent has two beds and space for two extra beds. Enjoy the baskets full of vegetarian goodies for breakfast and dinner (which you cook yourself on a Muurikka griddle pan), and spend your days cycling or stand-up paddleboarding around the island.
Gyllene Brunnen, near Enköping an hour outside Stockholm, is a wedding venue and glamping spot in the heart of the countryside. The farm has five comfy canvas tents set up in a meadow, with shared bathroom facilities in a separate building. Gather a group of friends (minimum 6) and experience the delights of the great outdoors complete with creature comforts.
Magnificent sea views
Idöborg's tent-like glamping cabins have magnificent views of the sea and the sunset, and the beach just a few metres away. The privately owned archipelago island is located only an hour's boat ride from central Stockholm, and as well as accommodation, it offers a summer restaurant, relaxation in a wood-burning sauna and activities such as kayaking. The glamping cabins are set up from May to October, and the stay includes a three-course dinner, breakfast buffet and sauna.
Sleep in spacious, tastefully decorated canvas tents with sea views on the archipelago island of Nämdö. The package price includes a three-course dinner at Nämdö Bistro & Champagnebar, a breakfast basket delivered to your tent and access to a wood-fired sauna.
Spend the night in a tent on a floating jetty on an island in the Roslagen archipelago, just an hour north of Stockholm. There are three "floating tents" and one on land, all equipped with queen-size beds and heaters for chilly nights. After a dip in the sea or an explore in the canoe, head up to the hotel's restaurant for a three-course dinner; breakfast is served in a basket to your tent in the morning.
Off-grid glamping on sustainable island farm
Leave the city behind and go completely off grid on Myssjö, a lake island only accessible by raft or boat. Spend the night in the lake-view family-size safari tent, or try out one of their hammock tents, suspended among the treetops. Bring your own food and cook for yourself in the farm's outdoor kitchen.