It’s very popular amongst the swedes to own a vacation home. Your own little piece of paradise where you can escape the everyday life, the hustle and bustle and become one with nature. Sweden is a country of vast forests, serene lakes, open wide mountains and a beautiful coastal archipelago. Therefor when you’re looking to rent a cabin in Sweden you will have the choice to pick what kind of surroundings you want to experience with your cabin rental. You will also have the option to pick what kind of cabin you prefer, some guests want to experience the luxury life while others prefer the modest and simple life. Majority of the vacation home owners in Sweden stay or live in their cabin during weekends and during their summer vacation, it’s therefor very common to rent out the cabin during the time when they are not using it.
There’s a big variation of nature in Sweden therefor there’s also a cabin to rent for everyone’s need and taste. Sweden is a relatively flat country, with big forests, many lakes and an extensive coastal archipelago. You will find Sweden’s mountain region close to the border of Norway, and also in the northern part of the country. Popular both in the winter as well as in the summer are the many ski resorts in the mountain area of Sweden.
On the west coast of Sweden, and also the archipelago of Stockholm is where you will find an array of islands of all shapes and sizes, with quaint summer cabins usually with a dock or marina to keep a boat. The cabins there are a huge favorite amongst the tourists and is therefore very popular throughout the summer time. Along the countryside of Sweden you will find beautiful forests, an abundance of lakes and wide fields filled with a variety of wild flowers.
Wherever you choose to spend your vacation in Sweden, you will always find an astonishing beautiful nature with the availability of many activities for instance, fishing, canoeing, mountain climbing, long hikes, or just going for a road trip throughout the countryside.
Throughout the winter there’s many activities you can partake in, for instance go snowmobiling , dogsledding, go long-distance skating on frozen lakes rivers and oceans, or why not downhill skiing or maybe try cross country skiing. The further north you go in Sweden, the more snow you also will have, the northern parts of Sweden is also a great place to witness the northern lights.
To make it easier for our clients, we have divided the country into three parts, south Sweden, middle Sweden and northern Sweden, we have also divided the country into 25 provinces including Stockholm and Gothenburg.
Here’s the 25 provinces in alphabetical order: Blekinge, Bohuslän, Dalarna, Dalsland, Gotland, Gästrikland, Gothenburg, Halland, Hälsingland, Härjedalen, Jämtland, Lappland, Medelpad, Norrbotten, Närke, Skåne, Småland, Stockholm, Södermanland, Uppland, Västmanland, Värmland, Västerbotten, Västergötland, Ångermanland, Öland och Östergötland
You will find more information about each province when you either search for a cabin and you do the search through typing a specific province in the search field, or on the side where it says province descriptions.
Sweden is part of Scandinavia and located in the northern part of Europe. Sweden is the fifth largest country in Europe and the biggest of the Scandinavian countries with an area of 447000 km2. The population of Sweden is approximately 10 million people.
The capitol of Sweden is Stockholm with a population of 1,4 million. The second biggest city of Sweden is Göteborg with a population of 550 000. The biggest island of Sweden is Gotland and the biggest lake of Sweden is Vänern.
More facts about Sweden: Wiki
The right to public access is something that all swedes care deeply about and is also something quite unique. The purpose and meaning with the right of public access is so everyone will have access to nature in Sweden. What that means is that anyone can move freely on someone else’s land and forest without asking for permission to do so, for an example you can pick both berries and mushrooms in the forest around your rental cabin, and also swim in lakes and hike in the forest. You can go canoeing, surfing, go bike riding, mountain climb and go walking and hiking thanks to the right of public access in Sweden.
However the right of public access also requires consideration and caution, for instance it is not allowed to make campfires everywhere, for example you’re not allowed to make up a fire on rocks and/or cliffs because of the capability for them to crack of the heat from the fire, it’s also not allowed to destroy, litter, break branches off of trees or remove cultivated plants. You’re not allowed to walk across somebody’s lawn or garden and you cannot cross a planted field or plantation. You’re also not allowed to walk too close to someone’s house, if you do you can be charged with unlawful entry.
Sweden has fantastic opportunities for fishing, with a multitude of lakes and with a long stretch of coast, is what gives the whole of Sweden very good access to fishing. Many cabins are strategically built close to a lake or the ocean, most often it’s the proximity to water or nature that attracts to build a summer house or cabin. You don’t need a fishing license to fish in most lakes, rivers and oceans in Sweden, however some lakes and rivers can have planted fish and in that case a fishing permit may be required.
It’s very popular to fish far out in the wilderness especially in northern Sweden. crab fishing is very popular on the west coast, and is usually a big hit with the kids. Take note that fishing will be prohibited when the fish are spawning. Please contact the home owner or landlord for the cabin that you’re renting, to find out if any fishing permits are required for the lakes and rivers surrounding the area that the cabin is located in. For any additional information of fishing or other recreational things to partake in, please contact the tourist office of Sweden.
There’s more to Sweden than just fishing and nature, many of our cities have museums, a cozy downtown, shopping malls, restaurants and private owned specialty shops.
Sweden has many fun amusement parks and theme parks for children of all ages, you can read about some of them below:
Gröna Lund in Stockholm
Liseberg in Göteborg
Furuviksparken in Gästrikland
Skara Sommarland in Västergötland
Leksand Sommarland in Dalarna
Halmstad Äventyrsland in Halland
Ölands Djur & Nöjespark at Öland
Kneippbyn at Gotland
Kayaking during your vacation in Sweden. Kayaking is a fun activity for the whole family and can be either a peaceful or wet adventure. Several of our cabins offer kayaks for rent. Otherwise, kayaks are available for rent throughout all of Sweden. Here you can read about some of Sweden's most popular waters for kayaking.
In the category Cabins by the lake, we have added the cabins that have all Sweden's lakes nearby. Renting a cabin by a lake can have several benefits. Especially the proximity to swimming and fishing but also that it is very beautiful. All lakes look different and the nature varies greatly, some lakes have a shoreline of cliffs while others are lined with lush forest.
There is excellent fishing in many of the lakes in Sweden. It is popular to fish from either land, from a small dock or with a boat. There is often the possibility to either rent or borrow a boat at many of the cabins. You can - if possible - rent a boat from the owner of the cabin or somewhere nearby. Some cabins have a boat already included in the rent.
In some lakes in Sweden, game fish have been placed out in the lake so then a fishing license is required to fish. Check with the owner of the cabin about current rules, if the cabin owner does not know what applies, then you can usually find the required information at the tourist office nearby.
Since the lakes in Sweden are smaller and shallower than the ocean, they heat up faster to swim-friendly temperatures. This makes lakes extra attractive for all swim-hungry families on vacation in Sweden. Quite often there is either access to a sandy beach or a small dock by the lake. If you rent a cabin by a lake where there is no prepared swimming area, it is always possible to swim anyway, however, the bottom can be muddy and covered with twigs and reeds, but once you have reached the depths, the reward are well worth it.
If you click on our Filter under the search button, you can enter the distance to water to look for cabins with your desired distance to the lake.